Friday, October 1, 2010
Tiddly Inks Challenge #23 - Crackle or Glaze
Happy Friday!! Today I'm bringing you a creation based on this weeks awesome Tiddly Inks challenge. We were challenged to use Glaze or Crackle in our projects in anyway.
I recently picked up the GORGEOUS new image Door Of Dreams , Flutterflies (which come in a fantastic set of 3 - all 3 different sizes!!), and Key (it comes with the paper but I only used the Key for this project).
For those of you who do not know, I'm a Journal and Notebook Junkie. I can't explain it...I use one for a bit and then put it away and pick up another and round and round I go! I never use one until it's totally done and then move on. I wish I could but it's not how I am wired.
Anyway - I've had this spiral bound, 5 subject notebook for sometime and it's my "journal" of sorts for now so I wanted to really gorgeous it up!! And I was feeling in a whimsical and romantic mood when I chose my colors.
I started by covering the cover, which has a curvy shape on the right - hence the raspberry paper peeking out from inside, with a pretty light blue slightly patterned paper from SU!. I then added another contrasting "school style" paper as a strip along the bottom. I love any DP that looks like notebook paper, graph paper, ledger paper, etc.
I then started working on my door. I printed it out on PTI white cardstock - the heaviest that I've found in the industry - it's simply the best. I glued the printed stock onto a piece of thin cardboard knowing how heavy the glaze can be. I then set to coloring it with my Copic and Prismacolor markers, gold paint pen and my white gel pen to add some extra distressing on the door frame. I then printed the door again on a piece of blueish/greenish designer paper and paper pieced the door panels for some added dimensional love. I pulled in a bit of the raspberry due to the color of the notebook paper edges so it would match properly. I then coated the entire door in Mod Podge and set it aside to dry.
I then attached it to the notebook along with the Flutterflies and Key.
Now..the door. (my favorite!) Using my Exacto knife I cut around the door so that it would open. I had to be very delicate at first to make sure that I didn't damage the glaze or image underneath. But it's really sturdy.
I truly love how this came out and I hope you do as well!
Please come play over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!! It's a super fab place to be!!!