Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summertime fun

I bought a notebook to decorate. I love little notebooks, small thin ones to jot down little notes when on the way. This one is very summery, a sweet little number. Something to keep in my apron pocket when going round the garden.



I may have made it overly complicated... The background is four different colors - Nile green, sand, white and pale blue acrylics, smeared about with a palette knife.


Then I stamped with a harlequin background stamp (pale turq) and twice with a swirly Crafty Individuals stamp, in blue and pink.


Next came the flowers. The stamp CI-226 has pretty flowers but they are laid out in both directions, so you can't really stamp the whole sheet and be done. Instead, I stamped the sheet once on tissue , a second time on pale blue paper, then some individual flowers on a paper which I had painted yellow and pink.

I cut out the individual flowers and arranged them pleasingly. The label was meant to have a title of some sort, but really, what could I write on it that wouldn't sound corny? *Notebook*? Kind of obvious, is it not? Until I can think of something smart I'll just leave it blank.


Entering this into
Crafty Individuals July *mini* challenge.
Anything but Cute: #15 Summertime fun
Moo-mania: Summer

14 comments:

  1. Sweet notebook, and it is very nice and summery! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

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  2. This is most definitely a sweet notebook, adorable.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. Kaunis on todellakin. Kauniit herkät värit!

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  4. Fabulous notebook Alice. Lovely effect with stamping on the different papers. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

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  5. This is such a beautiful notebook! I love it! Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    oxo Susi

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  6. A very sweet notebook, indeed! My eyeebrows raised a little when I thought of carrying it out in my garden, because if I'm out there, it means my hands are dirty! I rarely get to admire, just work! I had a good laugh at your thoughts on labeling it a notebook! Thank you so much for joining our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute at Anything But Cute with this beauty. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  7. The flower stamp you used is certainly a beauty and I really do like the background you created, the whole cover has a wonderfully summery feel to it! Thank so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne DT xx

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  8. you've decorated this little notebooks so beautifully! xo

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  9. Well, it was worth all the effort you put into this little notebook. It turned out beautifully. Your background is lovely and the zinnias are so pretty. You did a great job. genie

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  10. I too love having these little books and yours is exquisite! A beautifully altered project, and so useful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Anything But Cute & our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs, Autumn

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