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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Studio 12 journal

Hello blog land, it's my turn for the Studio 12 project over at  today.

I lost one of my fur babies 2 weeks ago and the support I received from everyone was amazing, the girls at Polka Doodles being no exception, and the fabulous Nikky Hall sent me a huge bar of chocolate and the very funny Pets With Tourette's book to cheer me up, so I thought in return I would make her a little something and this is it:
It started life as an A5 blank note book ready for you to add your own mark to, I bought it from Hobbycraft, but you could do it with any cheap note book. Everything I have used on it can be found on the Studio 12 CD-rom...Picknix Collection 1 I added the sentiment over the paper then printed out the paper and embellishments onto some printable canvas. I distressed everything using a Tim Holtz distress ink pad. I glued the background in place leaving a bit overlapping the cover so I could fray it a bit to give it a more distressed look. Then I added all the other bits as a 2nd layer so it was more tactile rather than flat. I inked up the bottom of a tin can and pressed it onto the cover so it looks like a cup of coffee has been placed on it. I added some faux stitching around the letters which spell out Nikky's Bits N Bobs. I put the faux lace in place to hang over the edge of the cover, and the tape measure isn't glued all the way down so it can curl up and look more real. I used the same paper on the back of the book too. I just hope Nikky gets some use out of it. I do myself one every year and find it very useful.


  1. gorgeous effect on this journal! I've got a couple of notebooks that I've kept meaning to play about with - you've inspired me to get on with it!
    Kim x

  2. Sorry to hear about your loss,Anjie. Your transformation of a plain note book is amazing. Love all the elements you used.
    Michaela xx