Monday, January 14, 2019

Simon Says - Recycle Something

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decided to recycle a pile of Corrugated Packaging which arrived with a Christmas delivery to decorate an Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal

I die cut the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Wrapped Journal Die from Sizzix Matboard and painted the outside spines and inside of the Journal with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint
I cut the corrugated packaging into manageable pieces and highlighted the corrugations with White Gesso using a mini round blending tool
I fixed the panels to both sides of the journal using Distress Collage Medium Matte and trimmed off any excess.
I applied Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle randomly on the outside panels of the journal using a palette knife and also on to a scrap of corrugated packaging that I painted with Worn Lipstick Distress Paint and White Gesso. I scribbled Ground Espresso Distress Crayon over the crackle once it had dried, rubbed it in to the detail with my finger and removed the excess with a slightly damp cloth.
I used Idea-ology Ephemera Expediton, Thrift Shop, Snippets and Botanical Layers and Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves die cut from SSS #120 Ultra White card to create a collage on the front of the journal, all fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. 
I coloured a section of corrugated packaging with Worn Lipstick Distress Paint and White Gesso, applied a coat of Distress Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint and once it had dried, die cut 3 of the smallest flowers from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia BigZ die.
I fixed two of the flowers to the cover and added an Idea-ology Dapper Fastener to the third flower.
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to both sides of the journal and used Ground Espresso Distress Crayon to darken up the edges of the corrugated panels and the painted spine sections. I threaded the elastic through the spine of the journal to hold the signatures (inserts) in place, added a loop of elastic and an Idea-ology Dapper Fastener to the front cover to use as a closure.
I coloured the smaller inner leaf sections from the Outline Clustered Leaves die with Peeled Paint Distress Paint and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. WOW Kath this is fabulous! I do love to use corrugated card too! Hope Buddy is well.
    Linda xxx

  2. Kath this is brilliant, really love the use of corrugated card always a hit, fabulous creation.xx

  3. I love this journal, the cover is beautiful!

  4. Wow Kath what a fabulous project you have created recycling has really turned your journal into something so beautiful xx

  5. Oh my goodness Kath! this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I need to get me this wrapped journal die!! the whole design of this is stunning!! Beautiful recycling!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  6. What delicious texture and dimension, Kath ... it's positively touchable! Anita :)

  7. Apologies for my lateness. I do love that journal die and you have used it so beautifully Kath, the corrugated card looks amazing and your decorations, as always, are just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Look at you rockin' the cardboard! You have such a talent for elevating the ordinary. I love how this turned out!

  9. KAth... love love love your journal, so elegant and so rustic at the same time! Stunning project! Barbara

  10. Really cool journal with the cardboard, Kath! Love the texture and how you built your nature design. Those flowers are awesome! Maura

  11. Oh yeah! We all love the corrugated cardboards and I love the way you transformed into this fabulous cover. The colors you chose are so warm and cozy. Love the way you composed everything on the top. Hugs, Macarena.

  12. How cool with a corrugated journal cover Kath! I bet it feels wonderful to the touch too. Gorgeous!!

  13. Wow... this is such a stunning journal, Kath. The texture you created and all the details on this project are so beautiful! :)


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