Monday, January 10, 2011

Smeared Ink Monday!!

Good Monday Morning!!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I know we did!  Very relaxing, productive, full of yoga, zen and harmony.  My kind of weekend!

Today I share with you my 2011 journal cover.  The gals and I on the Smeared Ink forum have been doing 10 minutes a day of journaling.  I am not going to be sharing my journaling pages however I am thrilled to share my cover!

The notebook is not huge - I think it's roughly 6x9".  I love my Nymphs set from Smeared Ink especially this one image. 

I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I then blended them using a paper stump.  I took my Quickie Glue Pen and traced many of the lines and coated them with my superfine Stampendous gold glitter.  I trimmed her out and added her to the rest of my collage"y" looking cover.  I used scraps of paper and fabric that were lying on my craft table.  I then used a couple of rub-ons that I've been searching for an excuse to use.  Once I put the rub-on's on, I grabbed my sanding block and distressed them quite a bit.

I used black, glittery stickers to spell out 2011 and added an acrylic clip on the right hand side, embellished with white, grosgrain ribbon.

I LOVE my journal but I love it even more now that it has a gorgeous new cover!!

I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

3 comments:

~Lady B~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous cover, hon! Been slackin' on the journaling and need to catch up on the forum. LOVE this! Sounds like you had a fab weekend! xxD

Carol said...

Fabulous!I love the colors