Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Stitching

It's my turn to choose the theme of the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge, and I've chosen:

'Stitching'
(Real or faux)

The prize for this challenge is three rolls of ribbon:

I've made myself a 'back to school' notebook (I'm a music teacher) to help me plan for the new academic year ahead. The plain notebook came from Hobbycraft - I picked up a load of these in the sale after last Christmas...I knew they'd come in handy eventually! The image is 'Toot the Flute' by Penny Black, which I coloured using watercolour pencils, and the music backgrounds are Hero Arts stamps. I blended some 'Old Paper' Distress Ink over the white card to 'age' it a little. The papers are from the 'Recollections' pad by Michaels...I distressed the edges of everything using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink, and my distressing tool, before adding my faux stitching my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


I decorated the back to match (but used a different music stamp):


I'm also entering this notebook into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Great project Helen and a great theme too!! xx

Hazel said...

Great idea and perfect for our challenge over at MAWT - thanks for joining us. Hazel L. x

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!! Love the papers and stitching!! Gorgeous!!! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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auntbeespickles said...

Hi Helen, oh girl - this is so so cute! The image is just adorable and love how you colored it. Then decorating a notebook - fabulous!! Great creativity! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink "anything goes" challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
Hugs, Sarah T

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous notebook with such a cute character. Loving the music theme.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous is your card and your chosen image is beautiful x

Sоnia said...

Such a wonderful project with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy Challenge, good luck xxx Sonia

Lisa S. said...

This is a fabulous notebook! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

tiziana biagioli said...

I love cats and the stitching is so perfect for me ... I wish you luck.
Thank you played with Wag's Whiskers

Helene Siermans said...

Wonderful project! It looks amazing! Love the colour combo and the distressed edges.

Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles this month. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
Nick

Beth Brovold said...

What a FANTASTIC idea Helen!! Beautifully done...that image is so cute!!! It must have taken you forever!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Pets of Favourite Animal!!
Beth F&F DT

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous notebook. Love this image and design. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

Samantha said...

Fabulous Helen love that it's a on cat playing a flute and you will be using it too! great idea, thanks for playing TTT challenge hugs me x

Lynne Walker said...

Lovely Helen love all the co ordinating papers under your musician pussycat
thanbks for joining incywincy
Lynne DT

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

that's a fabulous note book! Love the layout and of course the great image!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

that's a fabulous note book! Love the layout and of course the great image!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

craftybunny said...

Now,I just love this!Great paper choices and lovely colouring on the cute image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Jo said...

Love this book Helen, a fab make. The distressed edges & faux stitching look great! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this month & good luck!I'm your newest follower too - hope that's ok!
hugs Jo x
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Elaine Stark said...

A lovely decorative notebook, it will be a pleasure to use. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Del said...

Great card. Love the colours and how you have continued the theme to the inside. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun. Hope to see you again xx

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous Helen. Love that little notebook. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely project! Love the colors! Thanks for playing at Open Minded Crafting! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

Wildfire said...

Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! :)

Petya DT