Thursday, 28 August 2014

Back to school - MilkCoffee DT

Good morning bloggers!

I did a rather silly thing over the weekend... I went and sprained my wrist! It appears to be a grade 2 sprain, and should hopefully clear up on it's own some time in the near future, but in the meantime, I'm somewhat helpless, as I can't use the hand at all, and it's my right hand... The one I use.

What terribly dangerous activity was I performing when I injured myself in this way? Well, I was stamping! Such a vicious and dangerous hobby we all have!

Anyways, enough of that, it's time for a new challenge at MilkCoffee, and the theme is Back to School.
Rather apt, as my kids go back next week. In fact, my baby will be starting high school! Oh boy do I feel old!

Instead of a card, I opted to decorate a notebook. I took a lot of inspiration from the fabulous Lou, who recently posted up a rather stunning notebook of her own. I strongly suggest you go take a peek!

I decided to use the lovely "Alicia goes to School" for mine.

I started off with some lined paper that was already old and yellowing so perfect to use. I added some faux stitching, and then layered a large piece of Hessian on top, followed by some Prima papers and TH ticket.  I finished off with some tape measure ribbon from Hobbycraft, and a vintage button-type embellishment I found in The Works.
Some inking here and there with Scattered Straw distress ink, and some more faux stitching, and finally the MilkCoffee image, coloured with Promarkers.

I'm really enjoying the new way of colouring I've been playing with recently, as I think the effects are subtler than before.

And there she is! And now it's your turn. I know you want to come play! ;-)

Have a great day everyone, and if you're planning on doing any stamping, be careful! lol.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly - Back to School
Oldie but a goodie: Anything but a card (the lined paper is probably about a decade old, most of the other stuff around a year!)



Desire Fourie said...

Such a stunning little notebook, perfect for school. Love the little chalkboard. Hope that wrist heals soon, take it easy.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

brenda said...

Love the combination of image, rule and other elements Sammy.

Poor hand, but I can identify that this hobby, or is that addiction of our can be 'dangerous'., one put my shoulder out trying to get a good impression from a less that decent quality stamp.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Who knew stamping was so dangerous. Hope that heals soon. Gorgeous sweet notebook, love the layers and details x

Sarah said...

There was me thinking crafting was only dangerous to your purse!! You poor thing! Love the notebook xx

Jane Savage said...

Get better soon, Sammy that will teach you to indulge in 'extreme stamping'!! :)
Such a gorgeous notebook! Fabulous detailing and colouring! xx

Helen said...

This is stunning, love it. Hope your wrist feels better soon. I know how you feel...I'm suffering with a frozen shoulder at the moment and it's my dominant side too.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Back to school' challenge.

Hugs Helen P (DT) x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous notebook Sammy, I love the image and all of your layers.
I hope your wrist soon heals.

Pia S said...

What a great combination of textures and different elements! You can be sure if this notebook should get lost it will come back to the owner, there's no two alike when decorated like this. Very sweet!

Sue said...

Fab notebook Sammy and hope your wrist gets better soon huggles Sue xx

Jacee said...

What a fabulous notebook, love the colours you've used, super work, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kat W said...

Oh no, I never knew stamping could be so dangerous :-( I do hope your wrist mends soon.
I keep meaning to do more altered stuff and always find inspiration on your blog... just need to put it into practice!
The hessian on your notebook is fab - such a lovely texture and the image is really sweet :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful design and love the colour and the image
hugs Kate xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sammy this is one gorgeous creation...hope you heal soon.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Pamellia said...

What a fantastic project, dangerous, but fantastic! I really love the touch of burlap and your image is really sweet! The faux stitching is the perfect tough for this! Love it! :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Cutest image. Great coloring. Love seeing burlap used in different ways. Makes a nice mat background. Great embellishing Sammy. Bravo. - Jim

mixamatoasties said...

That's fabulous Sammy I love it!

Susan x