Sunday, November 18, 2018

Beauty Surround US Notepad Cover

It's 'More Inspiration' time on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog  today.  The theme is 'anything goes,' with optional 'anything but a card' theme.  Hop on over to check out the design team's inspiration.  I decided to make a notepad cover for my project....
For the flower, I used an old Penny Black sunflower stamp from my stash.  I embossed it in black onto natural linen card stock.  
For coloring, I used Arteza Real Brush Markers. 
I used the   Arteza Waterbrushes for blending and moving the colors.  For the distressed edges, I used distress inks with a sponge applicator.  

I layered the panel onto a black textured card stock panel, then onto a green textured card stock panel the size of the front of the notepad. 

I scored the panel along the top, where the bound part of the notepad is, so that it can open and close easily.  I used strong tape to attach the cover to the top, bound part of the notepad. I added a bit of black and white gingham ribbon along the top by the binding.

The verse (another older Penny Black stamp), some black jewels and a touch of glitter add the finishing touches to my project today.  
These make quick, easy gifts.  I think I may re-purpose some of my cards and use some of my colored pieces to make a few for Christmas gifts.  They make a nice add-on, or stocking stuffers.  Also, a great idea for the hard-working staff at church.  Add a covered matching pencil, or pen, and Voila!  

There you have it...A 'noteworthy' gift.  Sorry....had to do it!

I am adding my project to these challenges today....

Penny Black At Allsorts - Make somebody smile 
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craft Stop Make It Take It - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Playing dress-up
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping in at my blog today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.  



  1. Hi Lynda
    Fabulous notebook... brilliant idea ... why didn't I think of that...
    Hugs zsylvie x

  2. Great project! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge. kReN@afourthlife on the CCC DT

  3. Oh, Lynda, this is fabulous! Thank you for joining in the fun at The Daily Marker :)

  4. Beautiful notebook. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely notepad project with us at Crafty Calendar Challenges. Donna - DT Member


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