Friday, March 11, 2011

Going Green with TAC

It's Going Green week on TAC" Savvy Projects Blog so here is my first project going green .... I did both color green and refurbish an item for being green. Angela Kelly has a really cool recycling technique to kick off the week!  Go check it out.  There will be a different designer featured everyday this week.

I made 14 altered notebooks that I found at Michael's.  They were soft covered so I added a heavier card stock on both the outside (front and back) and a pocket or slide on the inside to add thickness. I decorated the covers, added an attached bookmark on the back cover (ribbon) and stamped many of the inside pages to match the covers. I love the way this one came out.  The words are from the set 'Treasure Found' and the flower is from 'Blossoms and Blessings'.  I used nesties to cut the frame.


I used Copic markers to color the image and glitter pens to accent it.


Here is another green one made the same way.  These words are from the set 'Sunshine' and the background image is from the set 'Damask Backgrounder'. 


Here is a close up of the image.  I stamped the inside pages (some of them at least) with the small damask image.

These and many more will be on sale this Saturday at St Pasqual's Spring Craft Show on Wilson Mills Road. It is always a larger show with lots of great artist.

Today I think we had about 12-14" of snow from overnight until about two today.  It is so so deep out there.  I do hope the weather clears and people will be able to come to the show.  I have been preparing for it for months but it will not go to waste since I will have Farmer's Markets starting in April and May if we get snowed out.  But if you can .... get out of the house and come visit me ... I have  a lot of new things to show you!

10 comments:

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Nice Rita. I really like the frame. I guess it is a Spellbinders die. They are pretty books...for your craft fair?

Angela K said...

Very nice books Rita, I love to make journals like these. I hope that your craft fair goes great even with the snow! Thanks for joining in the "Green" fun!

Chelsea said...

Awesome notebooks Rita!

Debra Miller said...

Love the frame - very pretty notebooks Rita.

StampinCarol said...

Great frame! Love the books! I have a stack of comp. books somewhere...

Risa said...

Wow! Rita, you are a busy chick! I always buy those cool things at the dollar spot, but get tired after making just one or two. Your notebooks are beautiful and I LOVE how they have an attached book mark!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the altered notebooks, what a beautiful job you have done. Love all the extras.

Chris said...

Lovely! Those framed flowers and leaves are perfect!

Sonia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL I love the altered notebook look so pretty.
-Sony

Seleise said...

what fantastic notebooks!! I hope the craft fair goes well!