Saturday, 17 February 2018

PBSC February - Anything Goes (Or Use Some Scraps)...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
'Use Some Scraps'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I used some scraps of papers to decorate a notebook (from Hobbycraft) to give to my Mum for Mother's Day next month. The papers are from the 'Indie Chic - Nutmeg' pad by My Mind's Eye, and the 'Recollections - Charming' pad by Michaels...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I stamped the 'Birthday Bears' and Bear Blank 1' on to a scrap of white card...the kind of strip you get when you trim an A4 piece of card down to make a square card...then coloured them using watercolour pencils. I carefully cut them out, added some handwritten lettering, then added them to the front of the notebook. 

I decorate the back to match...but in a mirror image:

I'm also entering this notebook into the following challenges:


Jo said...

Fabulous & a great way to use up some scraps! x

Babs Watson said...

Beautiful note book your mum will simple love it.
Hugs Babs x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Helen
Gorgeous note book
Lovely papers
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue from Oregon said...

This is very cool Helen-Love that it will be so useful too! Great 'scraps'! ♥ Sue Kment

Michelle said...

Gorgeous this notebook. I love the little bears.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Super cute ! Your altered notebook is grogeous , your coloring wonderful and blue brown palette is one of my favorite! Great work! Thanks for joining us this week with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Lori Turner said...

What a pretty notebook, Helen! I love all the layers you have here - thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo