Sunday, 11 July 2010

Creative Craft World - Summer holiday challenge

This fortnights challenge at Creative Craft World was choosen by Mel and she wanted us to think outside the box and make something different to our usual cards and scrapbook pages with a summer holiday theme. We have a super prize for you this time of 4 packs of promarkers, Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter up for grabs.
We were lucky enough to get some of the Echo Park Sweet Summertime to work with, the colours are fab so summery and bright. I have used Daisy from sugar nellie as the my image she has been coloured with promarkers with a tiny bit of stickles added to the flowers. I then stuck her to the front cover of a cheap notebook form Wilkinson. I then cut a circle aperture into the Echo Park paper and puches out some flowers, leaves, swirls and a butterfly from matching bazill and stuck these around the aperture. The flowers each have a tiny flat backed pearl added to them and some stickles on each petal, the butterfly has some tiny gems down the middle and stickles on the embossed part of the wings. I then place the aperture over Daisy and stuck it to the front page of the notebook.
I have used a Fun in the Sun Stripe Sunrise ribbon from Crafty Ribbons which I cut down and tied around the spiral bind.
To answer a question in the comments this is how I removed the cover, I took the cover off the binding by gently prising the spiral apart and slipping the front and back covers off. After i had covered them I then punched holes through the paper so the spiral could go back through then sliped them back onto the spiral and gently squeezed it back together.

Don't forget to stop by and see the other DT's work as there are some fantastic projects to inspire you.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 91 - Apertures
Sir Stampalot Challenges - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
The Creative Cottage - challenge 18 - No cards allowed

23 comments:

Rainmac said...

This is gorgeous, lovely summery colours, what a fab idea xxx

Sarah A said...

You already know I LOVE this creation of yours but seeing all the different photo's makes it even more beautiful!

Sarah x

Happy Days said...

Stunning creation, I love it. Can I please ask, did you remove the cover to get the papers on or is there some magical method involved? x

alee81 said...

oh i would love to use this notebook, gorgeous x

Mad-Frog said...

Love the colours, really lovely notebook

The Wife said...

Jenny, that is really smashing and I love the paper you've used. The pinky rust flowers give it an extra lift.

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous creation. This is just one example of why I didn't accept the GDT spot I was offered, I'm not capable of thinking outside the box LOL!!!

Rusty said...

Wow this really is pretty x

Chocolate Orange said...

Absolutely stunning.. I do love this stamp of Daisy too ..
Choccy xx

Addams said...

Thats beautiful. It looks so bright and colourful

Jane said...

This is great...a perfect gift idea!! Great colour choice...love oranges XX

flourgirl said...

Absoloutely stunning! One of my favourite images too, she is sooo pretty xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous work, love the ribbons and the brill image. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
Pinky

Tracy said...

this is just so pretty, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, Tracy x

Diane said...

I love this journal it is stunning

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a really beautiful notebook Jenny. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is adoreable - I love the aperture and the DP x
Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

brenda said...

Hi there

What a lovely notebook and such gorgeous summery colours.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challegne this month and good luck.

B x

Tracy said...

Very creative note book, Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing your Summery design with us at Sir stampalot!

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Lovely image and the colours are so fab. I love it!

PepPop said...

Fantastic work - love it. What a brilliant way to decorate a notebook. Jaqui x