Friday, March 27, 2009

Color Challenge Altered Notebook

I decided to do my friend Theresa's color challenge on StampTV but didn't want to make a card. The challenge was to use the colors Lavendar lace and Old Olive. I love making altered notebooks so that is what I made:

I bought these notebooks at Michael's quite a while ago in their dollar bin. They are perfect for me to alter because the SU spiral punch aligns perfectly on the spiral binding to be able to add your designer paper all the way to the edge of the cover. I used the Floral Frenzy green digital paper for the Old Olive color and used the pretty pink flowered digital paper from the Peachy Keen collection at GinaK Designs..

I wanted to use the Take Flight Butterflies again, (I don't think I will ever get tired of coloring them), and because the color challenge was lavendar and green those are the colors that I used to color the 'flies. I changed up the coloring a little because no two butterflies are exactly alike. I used the gradiant copic technique to color the butterflies because it gives a nice smooth transition between colors. Instead of using my blender pen to lighten certain areas I used my lightest pink which acts basically the same as the blender pen by taking away the darker color but leaves a pink tone and not white.

I cut out the butterflies, yep even the antenna, and placed them on my cover. I stamped the sentiments from Take Flight on vellum and cut them out and adhered them to the cover between the butterflies.

I used my stardust glitter pen to outline the butterflies veins and it looks beautiful IRL just doesn't photograph as nice as it should. IRL they all look as nicely colored as the top butterfly because it is highlighted with glitter pen as well but the angle doesn't show it.

I added tiny half pearls under each sentiment and one tiny half pearl at the top right corner. I also added a half pearl to each hole left by the threading water scallop punch. I tied pieces of brown, green, white, purple and pink ribbon to each spiral and my little altered notebook is done. I love using these myself and giving them as gifts, my granddaughter's love them.

Thanks Theresa for a great challenge and now I have a pretty notebook to use, added bonus!

Have a good day,



Shar said...

Beautiful notebook! I love how you varied the blues and greens on the butterflies. Very pretty!

Patti J said...

Cathy, I really like this! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing...

Lynn Stevens said...

how did I miss this one/ its beautiful!!