Friday, February 3, 2023

My 2023 " Remember The Now" Notebook

Hi my friends, I'm back with the second post of the day, can you tell I've been having lots of fun with the new Distress colour Lost Shadow. Because my memory is not as sharp as it once was I now have to rely on lots of aide memoires, the calendar on my phone, the calendar on my laptop,the calendar on the cubbyhole wall and just to cover all the bases, my trusty black notebook which I decided to decorate with a little Tim holtz goodness. Another chance to play with Lost Shadow, Distress Black HeavyStock and a favourite Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil along with Blossom and Alphanumeric Bulletin Thinlits from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Everyday 2023 release.

I trimmed Distress Black HeavyStock (I'm in love with this cardstock by the way) to create 2 - A2 panels. I sprayed Lost Shadow Distress Oxide ink through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flourish Layering Stencil on the first panel, turned the stencil over, spritzed lightly with water and pressed on to the second panel. I forgot to take a photo of the second panel which I used for the notebook and you can see the effect in the photo above.
I coloured A2 panels of Distress Watercolor card by smooshing ink pads on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat and spritzed with water. I used Lost Shadow Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink for the panel on the left and a mix of Lost Shadow Distress Ink, Distress Oxide ink and Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink for the other two panels.
I die-cut the flower layers and flower centre from the coloured panels using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Blossom Thinlits. I discarded the base layer of the flower and fixed the top layers in place on the background using Distress Collage Medium.
I tapped a Distress Embossing ink pad over the flower centres and around the edges of the Idea-ology Quote Chip, sprinkled with Lost Shadow Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set.
I matted the panel on to Distress Watercolor card, trimmed to leave a small border, fixed to the front of the notebook using Distress Collage Medium. I peeled most of the layers from the back of the Idea-ology Quote Chip before fixing it in place because I didn't want it to be too dimensional on an item which will be used everyday and therefore, handled a lot. 
To finish I die-cut the numbers from the left over coloured card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bulletin, using the solids and outlines and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I added splatters of Wild Honey Distress Paint to the background and splatters of Lost Shadow Distress Paint to the flowers.

Have fun with whatever you are making
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Just had to pop over from your Instagram post! Thank you for the step by step instructions. Loved this so much that my shopping cart is full!


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