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.