Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am a list maker

I am a list maker, I love the whole writing down things that need to be done, then crossing them off one by one.

It fills me with such a sense of accomplishment to look down at a list that is close to being finished, I can say- look how much I've gotten done!

And true to my listmaker heart- I love pretty books filled with nothing but lined blank paper just waiting for me to write a list on each wonderfully empty blank page. So I am sharing a pretty little notebook I have made for myself and my listmaking habits!

Of course, I love sharing fun techniques, so I want to share this masking tape technique with you. It's a fun and easy way to dress up your plain chipboard shapes.

First I took this gcd studios oval chipboard, and covered it with torn bits of masking tape. Layer as much as you'd like, I tore off the straight edges so that there weren't any telltale spots of flat.

 Then I got my ChipArt Tools out, and debossed this bird chipboard shape with my Vintage Floral stamp. I actually painted the bird first, then debossed it, and added blue highlights with a Sharpie Pen.

When I was finished taping the whole chipboard tag, I inked it well with some dye based lime green ink. I also inked my bird, and ran extra paper towel over both to absorb extra ink.

I then used Ava collection papers to cover the front of the book,
adding in a scalloped piece on the cover, then cutting a rectangle, rounding the corners and matting with a mini scallop, along with a strip of Artsy Urban Postcard paper. I added my chipboard oval, then adhered my chipboard bird to that.

I fancied the bird up a bit, with some yellow pearls and a small flower. I added white buttons and another flower, plus ruffled another strip of paper and adhered that to the front of the book.

I hope you like my notebook!

Have a terrific day!


Ashleigh said...

Maybe if I made a cute little notebook like this, I'd be able to keep better track of my to-do lists!

Kathy Martin said...

Woweeeeeee! What a cheerful notebook to carry around! :)