Monday, November 27, 2017

My Other Creations: Mini Notebooks using Dina Wakley's Funky Faces Stamps

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is Star Light, Star Bright.  I love revamping little notebooks to give as gifts for the holidays, so I made two notebooks with a star theme.

I started by smearing Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through a circle stencil onto Strathmore Mixed media paper.  Then I got out my watercolors and painted around the circles.

Next I smeared some acrylic paint onto my panels.

I put a small notebook onto each panel and traced around it.  I cut the panels to size and glued them on the top of the notebooks.  Then I cut some house shapes out of text paper using Tim Holtz's Artful Dwellings die.  I used the positive house cut-out shape on the pink and yellow cover and used the negative cut-out house shape on the purple cover.  I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and Dina Wakley's Funky Faces and Scribbly Circles stamp sets to stamp some shapes and circles onto my covers.  I made some of the areas darker using a black Sharpie.

I'm kind of addicted to Brusho crystals lately, so I sprinkled some along the edges of my notebooks and spritzed them with water.  When that dried, I used another Dina Wakley star stamp set to stamp out the "shine" sentiment, which I cut and glued on.  I cut stars with a Simon Says Stamp die and outlined them using the black Sharpie.  I glued them onto my houses.

I also added some lattice shapes (cut on the Big Shot) that I outlined in black and lined up along the edges of my notebooks.  At the bottom, I added the word "star," which came from a die by My Favorite Things.  I don't think you can read the word that great, but I liked the writing as a decorative element.

I truly believe you can never have too many notebooks...at least, I hope that's the case!  I always enjoy making them.  These are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


How will you be inspired by stars this week?  I can't wait to see your creations.  Be sure to upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!

13 comments:

  1. what cute notebooks! I love how you covered these, so artsy and awesome! I am sure whoever receives one of these will love it! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. such wonderful notebooks Andrea, love how you used both negative and positive die cuts of that wonderful textured page you created. I agree, one can never have too many note books :) Thank you so much for all the love you left on my blog , big hugs and thanks a lot !!

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  3. You are the queen of creating the most awesome notebooks, Andrea! I marvel at the colors you are always able to achieve with such vibrancy. I wish I could mix colors like that without everything turning brown. These are so pretty!

    Cathie ♥

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  4. You are a queen of extravagance in your crafting. The mix of fresh and vibrant colors against the deep and bold black is just awesome. Textures, patternes, shapes, all this is so different but you make them match so good! Lovely! Hugs, Marzena

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  5. Another awesome project! These covers are so colourful and amazing!

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  6. These just make me smile, Andrea! The colors are brilliant, and love the wonky faces! Words are always a wonderful feature and love how you went tiny with the star. Maura

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  7. Such beautiful notebooks! They are such wonderful Christmas presents with their colourful designs and pretty stars - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

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  8. As someone who LOVES all stationery products, these notebooks really do appeal to me and I love the design and the colours you've used...they look absolutely amazing Andrea!

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  9. These notebooks are so beautiful! Love the fabulous colors and patterns you created, Andrea. :)

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  10. you really are the queen of taking plain notebooks and turning them into mini works of art with your amazing talent for colour and texture...hugs kath xxx

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  11. I always amazed by your projects! the backgrounds you create are stunning, your use of colors fabulous! Love so much your creativity! BArbara

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  12. These are so pretty, Andrea! The bright colors are amazing, love the graphic feel of it! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. I so so so love these notebooks!! I want one!!!! xx

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