Monday, June 4, 2018

My Other Creations: Notebooks using Paper Artsy Stamps

"All Things Bright and Beautiful" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme.  We're also featuring Paper Artsy products.  I made these two brightly-colored notebooks to fill the bill.


I started by stamping alphabet letters onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.   I heat-embossed them white, then sponged Distress Oxide over them.

I spritzed some water on the surface, then colored different parts of the page with Mermaid Markers.  I also sprinkled on some Infusions color stain.

I cut the panel up and used it as patterned paper for the background of my notebooks.  The tall notebook is a Prima Traveler's Journal that I painted white and built layers up on.  I also added some stamping.

The thing I love about revamped notebooks is that they are artistic and useful.  And when I re-do just the cover of a pre-made book, it is a project that doesn't overwhelm me.  It's do-able and I'm all about do-able craftiness.



Here's the smaller notebook with the cover sewn on.


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

I can't wait to see your interpretation of our theme 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.

12 comments:

  1. Let me put my sunglasses on! ha ha, just kidding...love the bright colors, almost neon, but oh, so beautifully balanced with the black. These are wonderful little notebooks, Andrea! You really have a magic touch making these beauties! hugs, Maura

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  2. Wow! Love these zingy colours and this is such a good idea! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. More notebooks! Yeah! Lovely colors as always and I love the strong addition of black you add. The white embossed letters are lovely and still visible from beneath of the rest of crazy colors! Hugs, Marzena

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  4. I agree with Maura! This project is an explosion of colors and I love so much bright colors! fabulous work ! Barbara

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  5. I just love the layers of colors and details that I see here.

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  6. I love your take on do-able crafting and as always I'm blown away by your use of colour and adding texture and detail without the bulk, hugs kath xxx

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  7. Wow... I love all the beautiful and bright colors on this project, Andrea. The patterns and texture you created are fantastic! :)

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  8. This is another stunning project, Andrea! The explosion of colour is just amazing and I always love how vibrant your colour palette is, it blows me away week after week! :)

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  9. These are awesome! You did a magnificent job achieving depth with the layers of color, imagery and text. Blessings!

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  10. Beautiful, vibrant and so pretty! You inspire me!

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  11. Such pretty projects, Andrea! Love all the bright and beautiful colors! And so fun to see Infusions added, can't live without it anymore! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. as always, perfect combination of colors stamps and ideas! Love everything you create!

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