Tuesday, November 15

A covered writing pad

I've just finished revamping this over sized notepad.  It's quite nice paper really and could be used for writing letters in an elegant hand with a beautiful fountain pen, but I don't have a fountain pen or elegant hand-writing so that rules me out!
I kind of imagined Simply Sassy 'Love a Latte' was sat outside a Paris cafe sipping her drink on a bright Autumn day, with leaves blowing around her feet whilst she watches the world go by.  I've coloured her with Copics.  The background is made with a Tim Holtz stamp using one of my favourite techniques, inking over with Distress Ink and then splattering with water.  I've used Antique Linen for the base colour and then gone over the top in Pumice Stone with a template made using a cloud punch.
The pad has been covered with DCWV cardstock.  The rest of the embellishments are:
Papermania sticky ribbon.
An off-cut from a Cosmo Cricket sheet.
Accessorise sticker.

Challenges:
Saturated Canary #4 - Autumn colours
Let's Ink It Up - Favourite technique
Try It On Tuesday - Wish you were here

** Kate **

14 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

It's great - really good idea. Wouldn't it be lovely to be sitting at a Paris cafe watching the world go by right now!

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a wonderful idea for a gift.. love the image and the Paris setting
Lisa x

Alison said...

What a great idea..looks fab!
Alison xx

Kath said...

Oh, that's lovely, Kate. good luck with your craft event.

SuzanneK said...

Fab project Kate, will come in very handy no doubt. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

SuzanneK said...

Fab project Kate, will come in very handy no doubt. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

SuzanneK said...

Fab project Kate, will come in very handy no doubt. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Meggymay said...

Super alteration, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

Gez said...

Wow! Very clever and so beautiful! Gez.xx

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous project...thanks for joining us at TIOT this week...hugs Nikki xx

Carisa said...

fabulous!!!

Thanks for joining Saturated Canary Challenges this week! :D

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie, thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary this week ♥ Pops x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card love the background!

Thank you for joining us at Lets Ink it Up!
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Hugs
Tamara

Angela Weimer said...

Fabulous idea and great image. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a great day. Angela