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.