Friday, 14 January 2011

Challenge Me A Challenge

There is still a couple of days to enter for my two candy stashes which you'll find here....or click on link in my sidebar. If you are already a follower, you only have to leave a comment on the candy post - what could be easier....though extra entries are available.

The last time I covered a notebook, it was with Winnie-the-Pooh wrapping paper. That was about 12 years or so ago, a little into my Pooh obsession, I was 40 when I 'discovered' the dear little fella lol. I've covered this for the challenge on DZ Doodles and this lovely young lady was a freebie to go along with can still get her here for a few days more I think. 

I rarely use gold, it's my usual practice to colour gold stickers with acetate pens, but liked the idea of it for this. I edged everything around with my new gold pro-marker pen (now you know why I went gold all of a sudden don't you lol); and also stencilled a few inspirational words on my backing paper. I considered giving my image a nice gold belt but was afraid of throwing her too far back into the eighties lol.

I coloured my paper lace and the edges of the flowers with a gold shimmer ink pad. The poor rose at the centre looks sadly squashed from the scanner, I know, but  rest assured it popped back up again once released.

As I was making a notebook to keep track of my challenges (upgrade on the reporters notebook), I decided to put brown in with the pink, to keep in line with my blog make over. 

Paper Lace .. Ace Catalogue
Colourants .. Promarkers
Rose .. Ebay
Ribbons, and daily type flower .. Stash.
Flowered paper .. 12 x 12 stash
Card stocks .. stash 
Stickers .. Craft Creations & Imag-e-nation
Striped paper .. Basic Grey 12 x 12
Notebook ... Wilko's 

I'd like to enter the following challenges ..
DZ Doodles Challenge - Something for your Desk
Creative Cowgirls Challenge - Something new (gold promarker)
PollyCraft Challenge - New things (gold Promarker)  Not used for a while (Gold Stickers)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central  - Flower Power
Sassy Studio Design - Use something 1yr or older (papers, card, big flower, ribbons)


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great notebook Linda! Love the pink and brown. Have that image and was wondering what to do with her. Her colored her beautifully! The flower and ribbon are nice touches!

Dorcas said...

Great job, Lin! I love the notebook and how you've decorated it and you're so right, we need a logical way of keeping up with all the challenges!
I like your highlighting on her dress. :-)

Annemaritta said...

What? A notebook? Keep trace on challenges? Hehee, I have pieces of paper about everywhere and of course I bin them before double and triple checking.

Nice job and really excellent outcome.

Regan said...

What a great idea to keep track of the challenges you like to participate in! And such a pretty way to do so as well! I love all the ribbons along the notebook spine! Just delightful! :)

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a very beautiful notebook and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Cindy2 said...

This is a great journal cover. Love the image, very grown up. Thanks so much for sharing at the SSCC. C2

Bianca said...

What a pritty notebook! I also love the lady on the stamp! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

downrightcrafty said...

oh lovely creation and so much texture thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

KristensCreations said...

Very nice image Lin. Your colors work together beautifully. I also like the use of flower and ribbons. I've not been brave enough to enter any challenges yet, but I like the idea of keeping track of them once I do. :)

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beautiful notebook! All of the colours blend so well together, and the overall design works perfectly with the image. Thanks for playing with us this week at DZ Doodles, and hopefully we'll see you again with the next challenge. Good luck!
Joyce xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Very, very beautiful! You will use it a lot :-)

Annette22 said...

what a fantastic card thanks alot for joining us at the Fairy Tale

hugs Annette

Marianne said...

Very beautiful notebook! Very usefull and pretty too!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge,

dj1952 said...

Your notebook is gorgeous!!!! I love the colors and the flowers. You did an awesome job with your layout. I like your ideal of the journal for the challenges. I use the dollar calendars with the column for each day. Hugs, dj

Poppet said...

Great project Lindy, I have a notebook for my challenges (still don't have enough time to do them though) but it isn't a good looking as this. The colours you have chosen are fab and the image reminds me of me in the eighties. Loving all the ribbons on the spine they add real interest and texture.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Laura said...

WOW! Looks amazing! I love the gold accents and the image is really nice! Great project!

rosalien said...

What a awesome project! I love this colorcombination and all those ribbons you attached to the album. All fits so wel together.Fantastic job. :))
Thanks for joining the DZDoodles Challenge.

Hugs, Rosalien

Sara said...

very nice, thanks for playing along with SSD!

darling Ho said...

What a pretty book!
Thanks for joining us at FTC, hope to see you again.:)
~hugs~darling Ho~

Priyanka said...

so simple and elegant, another fab work.

PokSa said...

Your notebook is fantastic. I like your image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

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