Hi everyone! Monday has rolled around once again, and that means it’s time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week’s theme is Movies, Songs or Books.
For this challenge, I was thinking books, or more specifically, notebooks. I am definitely a notebook girl. I always like to keep one near at hand by my computer to jot down assignments, design ideas, color combinations, or whatever comes into my head . Over time, they become a journal of sorts to me that I like to look back on. I’d be lost without my notebooks. And in perfect timing, I was just needing a new one.
I had an inexpensive notebook on hand that I wanted to give a more personal touch by changing the original look to one that felt more like me. I first covered both the front and back covers with torn pieces of Vintage Dictionary Pages decoupaged with a mixture of liquid glue and white paint. Once the glue was dry, I added color with spray inks to create a natural background scene of sky and grass. Then came a tree cardstock sticker and another light wash of white paint.
Tied some rustic twine around the notebook and hung a White Scalloped Tag dressed up with Steampunk Victoriana Rubbings from a simple bow. Added a few more of the rubbings to the cover along with a sweet little flower fairy I found from The Graphics Fairy.
The flower fairies come from a 1910 children’s book. Karen has shared many adorable ones from this book on her website. I had a hard time choosing, so I added another of my favorites to the back cover.
Simple, messy, and fun! And now ready for more random thoughts and notes.
Hope you’ll play along with us this week at The Kraft Journal. All of our followers who participant in our challenges for the month of August have a chance to be featured on our “Feature Me Fridays” posts as well as be entered to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher! The more challenges you enter this month, the more chances you have to win!
Sharing today’s project with The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday. Thank you, Karen!
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