Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School Notebook

I have a non-card project today! It's a little covered notebook that I've had in my things-to-alter box forever:

I wanted to play in the In Style Stamps Wednesday Challenge, but the theme is Back to School and I didn't have any suitable images from In Style. Then I thought maybe I could alter the Mellie image by covering up her birthday cake with some apples and it worked!

I stamped a bunch of apples from The Greeting Farm's Wishing Tree set, colored with Copics and cut them out. I colored Mellie with Copics and then glued all the apples over the cake. It's like she has an apple for each of her new teachers!

I finished off the front with a piece of paper taken from the book and punched with the notebook paper punch, a bit of patterned paper, ribbon and a couple buttons. BTW - the notebook is about 3.25" wide and 4.5" tall.

Other challenges: I hope you like it and TFL!


  1. Maureen,

    This card is so beautiful! Lovely colours!

    Saskia :)

  2. That is a beautiful notebook Maureen - you did a great job X

  3. What a cute idea! I like how you used a piece of the paper from the notebook as part of your design!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  4. you always color your copics really nice! i've been following your blog and finally decided to make a blog! i love the soft pencil digi images that you use...i bought a few but just tried one so far!

  5. Congratulations on winning the Instyle challenge!

  6. Very, very cool how you swapped the apples for the cake! Love your coloring 'n shading expertise with the copics. And that double button embellie is so, so cute!

  7. Oh my goodness, Maureen, this is so adorable. That image is so cute and I love all that you did to make this. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

  8. what a cute idea! Nice job on the copic creations challenge!


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