Recently I picked up a couple of notebooks at Michael's for $0.66 (not too shabby, eh?). I thought that they would be good to alter for the challenge at Truly Scrumptious. For this challenge we can make anything...as long as it's not a card. LOL. Altered notebooks seemed like a fun alterantive, so away I went. I had never altered a notebook before, but I figured that even if it was a total disaster, I'd only be out $0.66 and an afternoon. I used really different color schemes for the two notebooks. On the first one, I went with soft pastels, and on the second one I used the colors of the notebook itself.
This image is from a stamp line at Sugar Nellie drawn by Elisabeth Bell. These are some of my favorite stamps. I think they're so sweet. If you want some for yourself, they're available over at Funky Kits. I wanted to keep the overall look soft, so I set aside my prismacolor markers and I used my prismacolor pencils. The papers are from from DCVW Nana's nursery stack. I've been hoarding this paper because I like it so much, but I finally talked myself into cutting them...*gasp.* I kept every little scrap. LOL :)
I decorated the inside using the same papers.
And the back, since I had to hide the original cover for the notebook.
For the second notebook, I used a deeper color palette of purple and green. Since I used the same colors that are on the notebook, I didn't have to be as careful about hiding the original cover. YAY! The images are from Whiff of Joy, another stamp company that carries a line of stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell. I just love her images. I tend to get hooked on certain artists--have you noticed?! LOL. I used my Prismacolor pencils for the coloring on this one too.
If you noticed the giant amphersand on the front of notebook, you probably guessed that I decorated the back of this notebook too. LOL. hee, hee. My sister is always complaining that illustrators give girls blond hair while their beaus are brunettes. As a brunette dating a blonde, she finds this particularly annoying. I reversed this trend on this notebook as a little shout-out to her. Hi Lola! ;)
Thanks for looking!