Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ellen - JustRite Birdhouse Notebook

Designer: Ellen Taylor
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2011
Keywords: DOLCE, JustRite
Category: All Occasion, 3D
Stamps: All Stamps byJustRite~ Birdhouses Set, Just Because Set, Tag Making Kit
Ink: Stazon Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger's Distress Ink- Pine Needles, Markers
Embellishments: Kaiser Rhinestones, White Ribbon, Sakura Glaze Pen
Tools: Spellbinders-Lacey Ovals, Labels Eighteen, Circles-, Score Tape, Sponge Dauber, Water Pen, Acrylic Block (to pick up the ink) and a 4 X 6 Notebook , Just Rite 3 1/4” dia wooden stamper
Paper: Green, Brown, White, Cosmo Cricket-Odds and Ends Remnants

I love to make practical things and since my memory has gone the wayside, I always keep a notebook in my purse. These JustRite Birdhouse stamps were just the right size to embellish the front of a notebook! Very versatile stamps! I stamped the image in Black Stazon (so the ink won't run when I water color) and water colored the image with marker, by scribbling on an acrylic block and picking up the ink with a water pen. I layered the image on a couple of complimentary Spellbinders Dies. I threaded some ribbon through the holes in the Lacey Oval. I cut my sentiment out the the Spellbinders die that comes in the Tag making set. Sponged everything in Memento Rich Cocoa, except the Green is sponged with Ranger's Pine Needles. This was finished off with some Kaiser Rhinestones. Whenever I create something that needs to be sturdy, I always use Score Tape. I find it is the best to keep my projects together.


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful,Ellen! Your coloring is fabulous on the birdhouse. What a great idea to decorate a notebook for your purse; I think I need one of these, too! :-)

Anonymous said...

I just love your creation. Great use of colors and design. Super card. Over and out, dahling.

Stamp Muse said...

Memory gone by the wayside? NO. Do not even take me there.

Your notebook is absolutely beautiful!