Friday, July 24, 2009
Ladies Ink challenge
The ladies of Ladies, Ink., a blog group I belong to, issued a challenge that is due by the end of the month to make anything but a card.
When I was at the Easter Seals garage sale, I found these notebooks for 75 cents each. They are made for your purse or whatever and have a metal front which is kind of cool. I wasn’t sure what I would do with them, but I bought 2 anyway.
Like most of us, I see sketches that I want to try, then forget where I saw them and spend hours that I could be stamping hunting for the sketch. So, I decided to print them off and put them in this notebook that I could just flip through.
I decided the metal front needed some decorating and decided that would be a good project for the Ladies, Ink challenge.
I used scraps of paper from a My Minds Eye paper pack, some Tim Holtz distressed ink, ribbon I found in my basket that I have no idea where it came from, a flourish stamp that I found at Pat Catans and some wood beads I found at Big Lots. I added some thickers that I need to figure out how to get to accept ink, but for now, this is my sketchbook. I glued all of my paper down using mod podge, then put a couple of thin layers of mod podge over the paper before adding my letters and beads.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!
CS and DP:
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