Saturday, June 19, 2010

WMSC3 Saturday Sketch Challenge

To see my card for the Saturday Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge please scroll down to the post below!

Can you believe it's already the 3rd week of the Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch Chellenges!?! Be sure to check out who won from last week and the deets for this weeks challenge over at the challenge blog. Are you ready for the next one?!?! Well - here it is!

Since I'm a list maker - I love making or altering notebooks to keep in my purse or on my work table. Today I altered a little 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Composition Notebook (you know - the kind with the black and white fronts?!) They have them at CVS and Staples.

I used the sketch for the design on the front cover. I suggested this sentiment to Claire when she told the DT she was going to design a Tea Stamp set - so I've been dying to use it on a project!! I used both Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea Sentiments on this project.

I wanted to share a few pictures of how I put this together. The ribbon actually extends beyond the top so it can be used as a bookmark.

The ribbon is 11". Below you can see how I put Scor Tape on the lower section of the ribbon (about 5 1/2") just make sure the untaped part of the ribbon will fold over into the notebook and have at least 1/2" extend out the bottom (see my first pic above).

I folded a little bit around onto the bottom inside of the front cover to hold it in place before I adhered the inside DP. I had the tape long enough to adhere to the front cover but not past the top edge.

Here you see the ribbon/bookmark sticking up and the inside of the front cover panel completely covering the little ribbon piece on the bottom. I also stamped this fun stamp "Soothe Away the Day"image. (The white leaf is part of the DP - it looks pretty doesn't it!?)

And here is what I stamped on the inside of the back cover.

These are the measurements for the panels in case you would like to try this on the same size notebook.

3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Composition Notebook

Outside covers - cut 2 - 2 7/8" x 4 1/2"

Strip for front cover - cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Inside Covers - cut 2 - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

1 1/2" x 2 1/2 piece for sentiment

1 1/2" x 1" piece for tea cups

Ribbon - 11"

So get your sketch card created and add it to Mr. Linky over at the WMS Challenge blog ! ETA: the Deadline is Thursday 6/24 11:59 PM EST.

If you load your card on Splitcoast or other galleries please use WMSC3 in your keywords.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments

Paper: Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad, Composition Notebook

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: corner rounder, ribbon Aqua Mist- PTI, Scor Tape, Petite Oval Nestabilities, Copic G82


Laurel said...

Beautiful project!

Sharli said...

What a great project - I love the ribbon marker and appreciate that you explained it (for simple people like me!) It's embarrassing sometimes how I try to imitate what I see and go about it all backwards! LOL I love the colors, the sentiments are perfect (congrats on that!!) This is VERY useful and pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love your projects! My GF wants to make one of these on Wednesday. I will be back to CASE!

Bonnie said...

I am definitely in love with this set Julia - very cool project!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a magnificent project, Julia!! Love that DP and thanks for showing how you put it together! Would love to try one sometime.

Bonnie McLain said...

Love this Julia... great idea.. I am a list maker too.. sometimes I even find them so I can use them.. this would help with that situation... great idea... I just might make a couple. Love the paper too.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a great notebook/journal Julia! Love your choice of DP :)

maryr917 said...

I love the altered book julia-thanks for the step by step-I have never made anything like this-love how you worked the sketch

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely way to use the sketch, and your colours are gorgeous, and great to see all of that stamping in there!

Laura said...

Julia, Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how you made the lovely composition book journal. I have a few to make and I'm glad to learn how you added the ribbon "bookmark". Great idea! Your journal is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much!!