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Saturday, 1 March 2014

March challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

Good morning blogland!

Is it just me, or did February fly by rather too quickly? There were some gorgeous entries over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and all in all I think we can call the first challenge a success!

This month we have a brand new challenge, and the theme as always is anything goes, provided of course it is altered art (please, no cards!).

For my DT project I did something a little different...

I've been admiring all these beautiful journals I've seen in the land of blog, some art journals, some for jotting down random thoughts, and others that double as a planner. So I thought, hey... Let's grab a nice journal, and alter it!

So that's exactly what I did...




I used some gorgeous DCWV paper that my mum got me for Christmas. I have a real weakness for bookprint papers, and there are several in the pad, but this one was my favourite. I also cut some other elements from the pad to act as frames/mats for the "sentiment" (Grace Taylor letter stickers) and the image, which was a rub-on. I used a few Kaisercraft sentiments and finally finished it off with some flowers (WOC and Papermania blooms)

Spine:



And the back:


The notebook itself was gorgeous to begin with... It's A5 with a (faux) leather cover, and has a couple of pockets in the back that will be great for keeping things like stickers and such in.

The prize this month is this gorgeous money box:


So what are you waiting for? Go take a look at the stunning makes by the rest of the DT, then go and create! I can't wait to see what entries we will have this month!

Have an excellent day!

Sammy-x

19 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a stunner Sammy, can you possibly bear to write in it though?! I know I couldn't!! xx

Jane Savage said...

This is outstanding, Sammy. It has a real authentic look to it. Your attention to detail is amazing. Just beautiful. xx

Hope you got my email. Having a few internet issues at the moment! :(

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello, I am on the hop from The Crafting Cafe facebook page. Your creations are gorgeous. Vee xx

Tracey T said...

What a lovely project - love the vintage feel. Hugs, Tracey x

Sandie said...

Fabulous journal cover Sammy...loving the vintage style...xx

Kay Dalton said...

hi hun just hopping by , i love love love this, and im thinking maybe ill join in the next challenge :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Hi Sammy! Finally finished and posted my project so I here to check out your latest project. You certainly didn't disappoint. what a terrific job you did on the altered journal. My DW loves them. I wouldn't mind having one like this to add to my 10 or so journals.

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Sammy. Your design is wonderful, I love the papers and gorgeous detailing too.
Sue xx

Samantha K said...

This is stunning Sammy, really love the look of this. The whole layout is beautiful and looks so special xx

Moira Gray said...

Lovely work, love the colours and embellishments.

Moira xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fab, love the papers and those gorgeous flowers

Amanda Curtin said...

Hello from the Crafting Cafe blog hop! Beautiful work. x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning sammy, love the idea of this design.xx

downrightcrafty said...

stunning vintage creation such detail so gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Debbie Fisher said...

Amazing what a gorgeous creation love this, now following xxx

Barbara said...

Absolutely beautiful.....love the colour, the papers and the fab embellishments.......I'm so glad I popped by from Crafting Cafe blog hop xx

Kat W said...

Oh wow, you will get so much pleasure from using this stunning notebook! I am a sucker for bookprint paper too and it's the perfect backdrop for your pretty vintage elements :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

cotnob said...

I love your altered journal Sammy, gorgeous papers and lovely details.
Pauline
x

Lozzy T said...

Me again Sammy, had to say your notebook is absolutely stunning, love the vintage look with the gorgeous papers and your design..Hugs Lozzy xx