22 November 2011

An Altered Notebook

Good Evening or Morning to you, whichever part of the world you're from... It is  late Tuesday evening in South Africa and I have just completed altering a notebook for a colleague who asked me to make one for her daughter.  As usual there is always a time limit and she needs this by Friday, so inbetween DT commitments and other orders, I managed to put this together.  Hope Mom and Daughter like it!

The brief was that I use pink and red.  We aim to please and I was fortunate to find this last piece of pink designer paper with cherries on them...shew!  The rest just followed.  It's the first time I'm using King Tilda... she's actually adorable, thanks so much to my dear friend for stamping her for me!  Not quite sure what the notebook is going to be used for i.e. Notes or a Diary, hence the stamped sentiments.  I quite like using the little wooden stamps, lends a little bit of grunginess to the whole shabby look... even if you smudge it a bit or the letters are not quite straight, it just adds to the uniqueness of the handmade project.

Tilda has been coloured with Copics and her crown was coloured in with Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks. They have a beautiful shimmer to them. I used a glittery gold gel pen to ink around the crown just to add some definition.

I had some beautiful red stars in a small jar and these came in quite handy. Love the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis border punch, which I use far too seldom.

That's it for me.  Must hit the sack to catch a few zzzzzzzz's before work tomorrow.  Thanks so much for popping by, your visits and comments really make my day ;)..... hugs Sharon x


jimlynn said...

I know she'll like it! Love the touch of those stars too. So pretty and useful!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous creation. Love the sweet image and the papers and details look so pretty.
Lyndsey xx

Denise Marzec said...

Great notebook! I love the ribbon treatment in the corner. :)

dolcreations said...

For having such a short period of time to make this, it is gorgeous! Love the pink!

ursula Uphof said...

Love it, all the detail you brought in is great.

hannelie said...

It's lovely Sharon!
Thanks for popping in earlier, I appreciate it so much. And for congratulating me on being chosen for the IDIC DT!
Have a great day!

Cheryl said...

oh this is one super note book hun,just love that ribbon,hugs cherylxxxx

Marika said...

Good Morning

How beautiful and red and pink, who would of have thought that it will look so good togheter. I love the colour combination. And your colouring of the beautiful Tilda is awsome as always.

Have a great day,

Catherine said...

This is so so sweet Sharon ! You've done a fantastic job as always ! Hope you are well my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Riet said...

Wat prachtig gemaakt Sharon,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier.

Liefs Riet.

Elle said...

She is going to LOVE this! I know I do.

cathylynn said...

Sharon you did a fabulous job on this altered notebook. I'm sure your friend and her daughter will treasure this beauty!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

Wonderful keepsake Sharon, Beautiful DP and punched border and of course your sweet Tilda, Delightful notebook! Great job!
Hugs Julie P

Francy said...

Oh I love the alteration of this block notes. The stamp is beautiful.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is really awesome, Sharon! What a fun book to have to keep either notes or a journal! I LOVE this Tilda and she looks adorable on the front! Wonderful embellishments and design!
hugs, Sharon

Lins said...

Hi sweetie,

you did such a great job, it's a pleasure to take notes in such a beautiful notebook!
You colored king Tilda so sweet. I think mother and daughter will be very pleased :-)

Big hugs,

Lins x

chilli pip said...

Am sure your friends were thrilled with this . Pink and red look so good together.

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sharon. WOW, you are just so talented. This is so pretty. Love the colours and design. You put gorgeous details on it, and I am sure the recipient will LOVE IT. Happy crafting sweetie.
Love Sandra xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet design on the cover and it's a fabulous idea to alter this book Sharon. Thank you for sharing :-)