Happy Valentines Day to you all. I hope what ever you do today that you will have a truly great day!
I have had sometime to be a little bit creative lately. Last Friday for some reason was not a good day, so i spent a little bit of time creating for someone else. The process was very healing and I felt a lot better doing something for me (getting creative) and doing something for someone else (making something to give away).
Here is what I made. A good friend of ours is just getting into keeping a journal so I bought a hard back exercise book (they have been on special for the school stationery) and decorated it. She was blown away by it when I gave it to her the following day.
I cover the front and back covers separately which left the spine showing the exercise book red colour. To hide this I used some of my paint (luckily I had some cream coloured paint left) and carefully painted the spine. It made a huge difference to the look of the journal.
I also layered some flowers and attached them with liquid white glue to the front of the journal. When the glue was dry I attached some bling using my I-Rock. While I had the I-Rock tool out I added some bling swirls using the Swirl I-Rock Template.
I have purchased some extra hard back exercise books as I think these covered journals make fantastic gifts. Remember to take advantage of any sales you see.
I added some rub-ons. Now this was a challenges as the bottle is shaped and the rub-ons did not lie flat. But when doing something like this one just has to be patient and take ones time.
I added a piece of ribbon. Next I layered some flowers and added a cute little bling brad. To attach the flowers to the bottle (hiding the join in the ribbon) I just used some foam tape.
I think I will use this to decorate my craft room once I get to really tidy it up again (sigh)