Wednesday, August 15, 2012

School Days

Welcome to the June Artistic Outpost Blog Hop!   Today the Artistic Outpost Design Team  is sharing projects for school days! .

I started from this cute notebook. It had chipboard cover and bottom:

I covered the surface with Gaffer's Tape from 7 Gypsies.  I added a touch of color with Ranger Distress Ink Peacock Feathers.  I added a slight smudging of white acrylic paint. 

I stamped the sweet image from the Favorite Book and colored with the distress inks and shaded with color pencils.  I stamped the house frame from the Whimsical Melange using StazOn and cut out using detail scissors.   The letters are from the Secretary Pool and are stamped and cut out.  I added a ring for the pencils.

To see all the other fabulous projects from the design team:

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. just wonderful Suzz. A great altered note book. Such a vintage look

  2. Gorgeous Suzz, love the gaffer tape in the background and the wash of acrylic is perfect. Great use of the AO images, very creative. Love READ placed on the side and the pencil is perfect. Tracy x

  3. I love your background! Its gorgeous! And that cute little vintage child is the perfect the color scheme as well.

  4. Terrific color palette, so fresh and inviting but still retains that vintage feel. That image is just too cute and you did an awesome job coloring it. Absolutely charming notebook - sensational contribution to the hop!


  5. Great project! Love the background and how you combined the distress inks and pencils to color the main image.

  6. What a fabulous use for all these sets...they are all perfect! You do know how to put together a theme...,wow!!! Love the pencil as well, and gorgeous coloration Suzz!

  7. Love the blue with the white 'wash' over it Sue and that image really is sweet. Fabulous altered notebook!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Fab transformation of the notebook into a beautiful vintage book! Love the mixed media feel and wonderful coloring!

  9. The addition of the house on this is perfect around your adorable reader.

  10. This is such a fabulous project. I LOVE it.. Yummy layers my friend.


  11. I was immediately drawn by the color...the peacock is not a standard "distress" color, but it is fabulous! What an absolutely darling creation! I love having your posts pop up in my e-mail!

  12. Sweet n' artsy with a touch of grunge, love it.

  13. I absolutely love this... what a beautiful use of the stamps, and the colours and textures are so delicious! Wonderful stuff...
    Alison x


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