Monday, 27 April 2009

My new Sketch Book.

I have had this book for just over a week and had always planned to decorate it and keep drawings of card sketches in it. When I saw that High Hopes had 'think outside the card' as their challenge this week I knew it was time to get on with it, even though it was 10pm last night! (I eventually got to bed just after midnight- bad move!) I decided to use the BasicGrey sketch for this cover as I was having trouble parting with this paper and now I won't have to because this is for me! The paper is from a 12 by 12 piece of Eva paper and some of the plainer papers and the letters are theirs also. I made the felt flowers and the leaf swirl with my Sizzix. The ribbons were in my stash and I was glad I had so much because I was surprised how much it took!

Cupcake Craft have a rather tricky embellishment challenge- use 5 embellishments but flowers only count as 1 however many you use and the same goes for ribbons, brads etc. Here goes, I think I have got this,- flowers, ribbon, brads, leaves and letters?!

20 comments:

brenda said...

Wow that looks fantastic. Yes, making sure there's enough embellies are a prob on this weeks CC challenge.

Brenda x

Dawn said...

Beautiful - great idea

Caryn said...

hee, hee - I think I may be pushing you all a wee bit this week with my challenege - I found it hard myself after I'd decided on it!! You did a great job getting all the different embellies on there - your book looks fab.

Thanks for joining in.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous! Lovin' all those ribbons!

Ida / Little said...

Great job on tricky challenge! :) The book looks beautiful, and the idea of making one is great! Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week :)

Ida

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, I love your sketch book. I adore this BG paper, I've got it too and like to look at it from time to time LOL! You did brilliantly with the challenge, don't know why you were so worried. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa M. said...

Very good job! And yep, you got all the embellishments on there! Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!

Sue said...

Great idea, love it even more that you get to keep your favourite papers by covering your book with them ha ha!!! I must try that, it looks fab! Happy Crafting Sue xx

CraftyC said...

A lovely piece. Thanks for taking part in the CCC!
Clairex

Liza said...

You have done a fantastic job altering this book. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

willow said...

Beautiful I love it
maz

Tammy said...

Great job combining all those challenges and I can't wait to see all those sketches you come up with. Thanks for playing at CCC

Stephanie said...

Very cute book, thanks for playing along with us at CCC this week.

Christine said...

Love your take on this challenge & the BG paper is rather nice I have it myself lovely book.

Chtistine xx

Rica said...

What a great idea, I always plan to remember great sketches then immediately forget them - even my own (lol).
Gorgeous colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

Kelly said...

I love your take on the challenge! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Your sketch book is a great idea and you did a lovely job with your design and embellishments!
Blessings,
Sarah

Heike said...

What a great idea and I love the colours.
Hugs Heike

Kr├╝mel said...

A great idea to create a sketch book for our challenge!
Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Chris said...

Your book for sketches is fabulous Alison, such a great idea and so nice that you don;t have to part with your paper LOL! Love how you interpreted the sketch. Glad you could join us at BG this week. Chris x