Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Shh, don't tell anyone I'm here...



I told Paul I was just checking my emails, but was overcome by the urge to blog! I have two last projects from before Christmas, and the other project requires a slide-show, so here is my notebook swap piece. This was a bit of a long-winded swap for various reasons, but worth waiting for when I saw all of the entries. Everyone started with two pieces of semi-opaque polypropylene, 3" x 5", and altered them however they wanted. Mine uses Paint Dabbers and Glimmer mist, and has images stamped on the front and back of each cover- the dark blue colour is showing through from the back.

Colour: Paint Dabbers, Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink, Stickles
Stamp: Elusive Images
Other: Embelliscrap butterfly, metal tape and cuttlebug folder, charm, ribbon selvedge, Bind-it-all

When I put the colour down, I started by spraying with Glimmer Mist, then painted over it with a Paint Dabber. Note to anyone else that tries this: seal it with spray varnish between the two mediums- the Glimmer Mist is not a stable surface and the paint flakes off! It took me three coats of paint before I thought to do this :D

If you want to see the rest of the notebooks, check out the UK Stampers Cyberblog

10 comments:

Vicky said...

That was sneaky of you!! I'm sure he didn't notice!:-) I like the glimmer on this and the butterfly of course!

Sid said...

Lovely book Hazel, I think the colour showing through adds deepth to the piece !

Phree said...

Love your notebook. Seems like a good idea to make one for keeping notes about stuff that inspires us.

Lorraine said...

I was the lucky recipient of this piece and it is marvellous in real life too! It was a great swap and thanks again for hosting it.

IsaNorris said...

{tip-toeing quietly}
this is beautiful hazel...
great idea!
{tip-toeing out quietly... do you think your hubby heard me}
isa xxx

Claireabelle said...

Wow, its just brilliant Hazel! Love the effects on the covers
x

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful notebook Hazel, love the fact that stuff shows through the polyprop!

sam21ski said...

Lovely notebook Hazel

craftytrog said...

It's fabulous Hazel! Lucky Lorraine!

My name is CINDY...... said...

This looks really nice, and I suspect the photos don't fo it justice and it is even better in real life. What a great idea, a notebook swap.