Monday, May 23, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Notebook Cover Re-do using Tim Holtz's Ephemera Snippets Number Strips and Media Marks 2 Stamp Set

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme for this week is "anything but a card."  I revamped the cover of a notebook.  Wah-la!

I started by slapping some dark paint down on a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper that I'd cut to the size of the cover of a small notebook I had.  Then I stenciled some circles on with white paint.

I added some color with more acrylic paint.  I got out some paper number strips, added color to those, and glued them onto my notebook cover.

I needed more color, so I added some pinks and reds and some black and white patterned paper.  But then I felt like it was a little TOO crazy-- as if someone puked out a bunch of colored stuff onto this page.

I'm not going to lie.  What came next was an exercise in frustration and almost trashing this whole thing about five times.  But I toned it down with white paint, sewed the cover onto my notebook, then stamped a bit of a floral branch using Tim Holtz's Media Marks 2 stamp set.  I ripped some things off, then glued them back on, then fiddled and fussed and this is what it ended up like.

I turned to Dina Wakley's Ledger Paper (again -- I love it) and cut out the sentiment "We will try.  Again" and glued that down.

This baby was finally finished.  Here's a picture of it next to a pen to help show the scale.

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

What will you make this week that isn't a card?  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.