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


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

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

  3. Kaunis on todellakin. Kauniit herkät värit!

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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