Monday, November 13, 2017

My Other Creations: Notebook using Dina Wakley's Scribbly Circles Stamp and Crate Paper's Carousel Collection

Our challenge theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is to incorporate stitching- real or faux.  Apparently I like making notebooks because I ended up with one yet again!

I started out with a notebook I had in my stash that I wanted to revamp.  I gathered some pieces of patterned paper (the whimsical Carousel collection from Crate paper) and some Jane Davenport Washi tape.  My daughter's name starts with an E, so that letter is always among my faves!

I glued the patterned paper squares onto my cover, then added a lattice panel cut with a Kaiser die.  I smeared acrylic paint here and there, then I added some Washi tape girls down the side.

I thought I had too many focal points going on, so I toned down both my images with some white paint.  I added some Brusho crystals for some splatters of more intense color and let some of the color drip down the page.  I also stamped a sentiment (Impression Obsession stamp) over the letter E.

I added a frame component and stitched it on.  I also stitched some vertical lines here and there.  I glued some striped tents to the bottom corner of the notebook and bumped up the color with more paint.

I added some black into the mix and stamped around the edges of the cover with Dina Wakley's Scribbly Circles.  I filled some of the circles in with black paint.  Then I dug into my random word stash and decided on, "Remember beautiful things."

And of course, I fed my tab obsession by adding a few of those on the side.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you incorporate stitching into your projects this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!