Sunday, 3 March 2013

Edgars Ruined City Notepad

Something a wee bit different this week, I spotted a pack of little pads in my local pound shop and thought they might be fun to decorate.
My first attempt is using my favourite stamp at the moment Edgar from Visible Image.

I must admit I am quite obsessed with Edgar!  I find my imagination runs wild when  stamp him.  I imagine he lives in a city once opulent and decadent but now ruined and rusted yet still sadly beautiful.  This is what I was hoping to convey in my decoration of my notebook. Sigh, Im getting carried away again....
I coloured Edgar with distress markers, using them on watercolour paper is wonderful, you can dilute them, layer them and blend them with ease.  My backing paper is K and co, I cut strips out and used them to make "patches" tying in hopefully with my ruined city theme.

I coloured a Tim Holtz bird cage diecut using my markers to try to create a rusted, mossy feel. I used some vintage buttons to three corners. I inherited my great aunt Margarets button box when she passed away a few years ago. I have decided to start using them but only in projects I am keeping, I hope she would approve.

You will notice here the chubby fingers of my "craft assistant" my one year old who decided to assist me here by nicking and flinging across the room my notebook just as I was taking a photo of the buttons! I finished off with an uneven border of cosmic shimmer black pearl hopefully looking like rivets.

I should probably use my notebook for something glamorous or arty as I spent so long making it but I will most likely use it for shopping lists at least I will look arty as I go round Lidl!

I will enter my wee book in the following challenges

Cards by Lady anything goes using a stamp
Natalie and Amy challenge diecuts
One crazy stamper anything goes
Crafty embelies wings challenge
Stampin with the dragon anything goes challenge
Rhedd and rosie anything goes challenge


Unknown said...

Great card & a really fab image xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a great notebook. I love the large birdcage and that make image is brilliant. I especially love the dots around the edge of the cover.
Love this project.

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Zoe said...

Love this notebook, xxx

jane stillman said...

A brilliant project, I like the way you have done the patches, and Edgar is coloured brilliantly too

Linda Simpson said...

Fantastic notebook cover and loving all the great details.

Linda xxx

Marie Richardson said...

WOW I love this notebook hun youve done a great job decorating it, I love the image so many uses for him :)
Thanks for taking part in our challenge over at Crafty-Emblies
Marie (DT member)

Unknown said...

Those buttons are such a perfect touch and I LOVE that stamp too I might have to add him to my ever growing collection :D Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

P.S. If you would like to go on a crafty weekend or a day break there are still spaces on the one I run yearly in October. For more information CLICK HERE

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Great project you have made, love the image you have used and you have coloured it so nicely, making it a great altered note book. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Kim Slade-Fuller said...

Beautiful Card, very creative! tfs, hugs, Kim Crafty Emblies DT Member :)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous make, love the image and colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog.

Moira DT

Zoe said...

Hello again! I have already left a comment, I'm just revisiting to thank you for playing Rhedd and Rosie's very first challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Kathryn said...

Such a fabby project x thank for joining us at Crafty Emblies this month x
Kath (DTM)

lady jasmine crafts said...

Fantastic notebook thank you for joining us at rhedd and rosie xxx

Mandy Ashley said...

Great notebook! Love your colour tones & image. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving your comment :)

Mandy :)

Tina said...

what great work, love it! Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd and Rosies first challenge this week. Hugs Tina x

Angela said...

Wonderufl project! Nice colour choice and the birdcage is fab!

Thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge with us.

Angela (DT)

Donna said...

Love the distressed look of your notebook. Great image and coloring. And wonderful embellishments to finish it off!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, it looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!