Saturday, August 4, 2007

While Waiting For My Dinner To Arrive

I thought that I'd post a couple of notebooks that I altered to add to my goodie box. The goodie box comes to workshops with me and my hostess gets to pick something from it for her hostess gift. The winner of the door prize also gets to pick something from it as their prize. And finally, for every workshop/party that is booked at the workshop, the hostess gets another choice. The goodie box contains a few different things: cardstock samples, pre-made cards & envelopes, stamps and now these altered notebooks.

This first notebook is covered with the retired Sassy designer series paper, the Daily Notes sentiment (from Office Accoutrement - Spring Mini) was inked up using Only Orange, Pink Passion and Green Galore markers, stamped on Whisper White and punched out using the 1-1/4" RD punch. It was matted on a 1-3/8" RD piece of Green Galore, attached to some Apple Green grosgrain ribbon using some pink brads (non SU). It's also popped up on a couple of dimensionals to keep it still. AND there is some BLING attached to the centre of the flower (althought it's pretty hard to see in this photo).
I then applied a coat of mod podge to all the covers (front, back and insides - these are also covered) to give it some protection.

Again I've used the retired Sassy DSP. The word 'notes' is Pink Passion cardstock that has been die cut with my Cuttlebug and Olivia alphabet dies. I added some Pink & Orange stiched ribbon and there is some more BLING on the top of the 'N'. I adhered the letters using the Sakura Quickie Glue pen. I've seen lots of mentions of this little gem by girls in the US but I've never seen them here until just the other day. At $3.95 I figured I didn't have a lot to lose to try it out. It's like a gel pen but with glue inside. It was really good to adhere the letters as they are quite fine in some spots and the glue rolled out easily and gave a nice coverage (without oozing out from underneath). I am really hopeless with any type of glue so I was pleased with the results.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Office Accoutrement
Ink: Only Orange, Pink Passion, Green Galore Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Green Galore
Accessories: Sassy DSP (retired), Apple Green grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals
Non SU Accessories: Notebooks, Cuttlebug, Olivia Alphabet Dies, pink brads, pink/orange stitched ribbon, Sakura Quickie Glue pen, Mod Podge, Foam Brush, self adhesive gems (can't find them to get the name, sorry)

Here's Some More.....

recent workshop projects. This first one uses the new Scribble (a.k.a. Doodle) jumbo wheel from the Spring Mini Catalogue. The Spring Mini runs from August 1 through to November 30, 2007. For those of you on my mailing list, your mini will be out to you shortly. If you're not on my mailing list and would like a copy, drop me an email with your details and I'll send you one out.

Just a funny note, all of the U.S. 'Doodle' sets are known as 'Scribble' here in Australia due to the 'other' meaning doodle has here, LOL!

The card base is Tempting Turquoise and has been stamped with the Linen background using T/Turquoise. I used Basic Black for the Scribble image (on Whisper White) and coloured it using Wonderful Watercolour Crayons - Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise and my aquabrush. I did start with the Blender pen, however that made the ink run a little. I tried it with the aquabrush filled with water and no smudging. Go figure. I thought if anything was going to make the ink run, it would have been the aquabrush rather than the blender pen!

I made the scalloped border (Pixie Pink) using my corner rounder with the guard removed. When you take off the guard, it allows the paper to go all the way in, and you get the scalloped effect. I then punched a hole in each scallop using my 1/16" hand punch for extra effect. A bow made out of black/white gingham ribbon finished it off.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Scribble (Spring Mini)
Ink: Basic Black, WWC - Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle, Corner Rounder, 1/16" hand punch, Black/White gingham ribbon, aquabrush, dimensionals.

This 2nd card uses a tracing of the On Board Accents chipboard. Why a tracing I hear you ask. Well for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the workshop was a large one and I didn't have enough to go around and secondly, since we only have Classic inks here in Australia, I like to give the chipboard a coat of white before sponging the colour on. I feel it gives it a more intense colour. Down side to adding a white coat is that it takes FOREVER to dry! To get around this, I made tracings of the star on heavy duty (350 gsm) white cardstock and cut out. Then I sponged on So Saffron, pierced holes all around the outside edge using the piercing tool & template and used my white gel pen to give a faux stitching effect.

The card base is Bordering Blue, the patterned paper is from the Pool Party series and was also faux stitched. Happy Birthday sentiment is from It's Your Birthday set and is stamped using Bordering Blue ink (and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig). I mounted the star onto the card using dimensionals.

Makes a great card for a boy (or man). I should also say that the sketch was inspired from 'Sketch This: Cards' blog.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Ink: So Saffron, Bordering Blue
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, 350 gsm White
Accessories: Pool Party DSP, Crafters Tool Kit or Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, sponges, dimensionals, SAMJ