This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the theme is your Distressed/Sanded projects. I just about got my entry ready on time for this one, its been a busy week. I started off with a cheap €1 A5 notebook. I peeled off the holographic blue foil it was covered with and painted it chocolate brown, then crackle glazed it and topped it with ivory paint. When this was all dry I took some 7gypsies paper and sanded and distressed it and part covered the note book. I used lots of stamps, tissue tape, distress inks, embossing and Tim Holtz bits and pieces on this project. The recipient is in her final year of a zoology degree so I snuck in some dragonflies, birds and ladybugs to make it more personal to her. Thanks for stopping by
The front cover, personalised for Faye. Spot the cute little ladybug – she loves them! I love the book corners. I had to reclaim them from a card I had made previously as they are the only 2 I have.
You can just make out the sanding and distressing on the paper and the paint job in this shot.
Some lovely metal foliage pieces to jazz up the spine a bit.
Inside I edged the cover with tissue tape to hide the mess from peeling off the original foil covering! I added a pocket with some more 7gypsies paper and added a tag for some more interest. The field notes piece was in my stash (no idea from where!) but it suited perfectly as they do a lot of field work on her course.
I added a ribbon for marking her place in the book.
I kept the back cover quite simple as I wanted the distressed paint job to be visible. I just added a bit more sanded and distressed 7gypsies paper, some stamping and a tag. I like the quote on the tag, it quite suits her personality!
I covered the spine with dictionary tissue tape. I love the effect it gives!
If you made down it this far then thanks so much for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!