Thursday, 10 September 2020

Squirrel Journal

The challenge today at As You Like It Challenge is to use your favourite stencil. I don't actually have many stencils, but when I use them I do really like the effect of them for backgrounds. I have a cloud one, but I recently bought this brick backgrounds one from Dies to Die For that I really like because it's so adaptable for any image.  I've tried to give a bit of shading behind my image and then used the brick stencil to give some texture to the backdrop.  I used 2 different ink pads when I was blending the bricks.

I've made the journal from scratch, printing a diary for 2021 as well as some stickers (reminders for birthdays, hair/vet/doctor appointments and other notable events). I also added some pages for fun things like books to read, movies to watch, things to do when bored, craft-stash shipping tracker (probably should have dedicated several pages to that in hindsight!).  

I used my Zutter machine to bind it together and added an elastic wrap to hold it closed.  Now that I've done the hard work and figured out how to make it (all the planning and design of the pages took hours), I might make another one!  Decorating the outside was the fun part, and it's probably going to be more of a desk diary because I've littered it with flowers, so it may not be practical to carry around in a handbag!

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Acorns: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot


Happy crafting


Elaine Stark said...

An adorable image and pretty colours. Elaine

Fikreta said...

its so adorable!

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