Well, kind of altered. Maybe more like covered. A few weeks ago one of my girlfriends started looking for wedding things – ideas for centerpieces, dresses, etc. – and she mentioned wanting a notebook to keep notes in. I’ve had a few moleskine (love them!) notebooks for a little while and wanted to cover one so I said I would and send it to her. Her colors were going to be a teal and chocolate brown. I wasn’t sure I could get the teal right, but I tried!
I used a few different Stampin’ Up stamps and paper, and sparkly rhinestone things from A Muse. From the picture it looks like a lot of teal – but really it all blended very well. I used a few quotes (my favorite stamps are quotes) as well as the Doodle Alphabet stamp set for spelling out “Julie”. The two eyelets hold vellum onto the paper under them and can swing out so you can read the quote. Of course you can see it a lot better in person as well.
The chocolate brown paper was a lot of fun to do – I just used versamark ink for the stamp and didn’t put any embossing powder or such on it. I just stamped and then dried with with my heat gun. It just makes the mark stand out and looks so good!
The space in the middle is for a date – I’m not sure for 2007 or the full date or what. They have a tentative date right now, I think.
When I talked to her last she said the notebook was too nice to use and she hadn’t written in it yet! That made me laugh although I know how she feels. I just love how this came out – it took a couple to a few hours and after I was done stamping, figuring the layout took quite a bit! I’m happy with how it looks and so is Julie and her Mom so I figure it’s a good job.
I’ve done quite a few cards lately too – it feels really good to be back into crafting!
[tags]Stampin’ Up, moleskine notebook, altered items[/tags]