Monday, 15 August 2011

The Colours of summer

Despite planning to spend time making Christmas cards I got distracted by a few of the challenges around and ended up altering a notebook with some very hot sunny colours – SD532620
After a coating of Spun Sugar Distress stain I used a Tim Holtz mask and Distress inks on the background paper – moving the mask and layering the colours till I was happy. My intention was then to add a few delicate sprays of Cosmic Shimmer (Lava Red) but thanks to a clogged nozzle ended up with blobs – I decided they looked like ink splots though which fits so I didn’t have too much of a paddy!   I stamped over with Judikins Italian script stamp (love this stamp!) .SD532618
Then used baby wipes I had mopped up my ink with to make flowers (with the help of the Tattered Floral Die), added a Nestie label, some tissue tape and glassine paper flourishes and there we have it. Trouble is once I’ve altered a notebook I don’t like to use it so this will probably join a couple of others on the shelf looking pretty !
I’m entering this at -
Paper Take Weekly – grow your own flowers
The Stamp Man – Summer Colours
Allsorts – anything but a card
Just Us Girls – Alter a Notebook
Gingersnaps Spicy Supply – Baby Wipes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Make your own flowers
Paper creations ink - Show us your flowers

Right then – where are those snowman stamps….xx


  1. Oooh, lovely Esther! Those colours look fab, and your flowers are great! Maria x

  2. I love it and wouldnt have notice the red! It looks great. I have a few altered notebooks on my shelf too. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Kim

  3. Glad you got distracted Esther otherwise we would not haver seen this gorgeous altered book. Definitely hot and sunny colours and those flowers are just perfect for the front.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  4. Fabulous notebook Esther - love the colours and the flowers. I've got a few sprays with clogged nozzles, it takes me longer to unclog them than it does to make the card.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Esther... I love your altered notebook! Sorry you got side tracked from you Christmas Cards; but it looks like you had alot of fun making this notebook! I love the flowers!!! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  6. beautiful ! the flowers look so soft and pretty, what a great effect
    Today i have a 24 hour only freebie of christmas images, if you would like it, please drop by and grab it asap as it will be gone tomorrow (UK am time ) Hope you like it
    have a wonderful day
    hugs June x

  7. Had to think hard there for a mo Esther - Summer ?

    I got forced into the Christmas regime like you, but its oh so easy to bounce back out to flowers and inks. And just look at this lovely creation.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.B x

  8. Gorgeous book and I love your flowers!
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Big hugs

  9. Woo, Esther, it is beautiful... thanks for playing with us at the Stampman this time

  10. What a stunning altered notebook! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

  11. Oh Esther this is so pretty .
    The flowers are just gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Wow this is pretty! Love all the distress inks! Nice job and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  13. omg this is absolutely fabulous Esther, I'm glad you got distracted from your Xmas cards, otherwise we wouldn;t have seen this gorgeous creation, love everything about it
    thanks for joining the PCI FLOWER-challenge

  14. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to

    see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us at Pap

    er Creations Ink

  15. This is stunning, Esther - I love how you the unintended ink spots became part of the design! Thanks for playing the Gingersnaps challenge :)

  16. What a lovely altered notebook. I can see why you wouldn't want to use it or give it away! Please visit my blog for a little Puddin N pie....

  17. This is gorgeous Esther. I love the bright colours and making effect and that's very clever use of baby wipes to make the flowers.
    I know what you mean about not wanting to use the notebook too!
    Thanks for joining in with the Fashionable Stamping Handmade Flowers challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  18. SO pretty, Esther!

    Congratulations on being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!



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