Just Us Girls #97 - Technique Challenge: Alter a Notebook
Happy Saturday! We have a birthday to celebrate this week at Just Us Girls! Pam is having a birthday on Tuesday and we'd like to wish her a very happy birthday! Please stop byher blog and leave a birthday wish for her!
The Just Us Girls technique challenge this week is brought to us by our wonderful Maria. She is challenging us to alter a notebook. I love altering notebooks and have done many. I usually alter the composition notebooks (both the large and small sizes), but I had these Moleskine blank pocket journals I purchased at Borders a while ago to alter. I tried a Tim Holtz style of design on this...not sure I like the outcome! What do you think?
I started with these stamps from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 line called Botanical Art. The flower, butterfly, and sentiment are from this set. It looked a little bare, so I added the dragon fly from PTI's Happy Trails and the splatters from PTI's Grunge Me. The closure is a brad and an elastic band I got at my LSS. I love this type of closure. I don't know if you can see it, but I stamped SU's retired cheesecloth stamp over the entire cover in Versamark for some texture.
I don't know if I overdid it or not...did you ever hear Coco Chanel's advice that you should always take off the last thing you put on so you don't over accessorize? That's what I was thinking as I was adding more images! LOL!!
The JUGs girls definitely didn't over accessorize! Stop by the JUGs blog and their personal blogs to leave them some love!