jueves, 7 de enero de 2016

Notebook, Shabby chic style

This notebook was a present for my cousin, Sara, who lived in Spain years ago. Now she is in USA and cames here only a few weeks per year, on Summer and Christmas time. Sara is always helping me to find my scrap tools: I buy them in the USA where she lives, and she collects all my parcels with my stamps, dies, embossing folders, non-stick scissors and so on, and bring them to me on her holidays in Spain. Isn't she lovely? So I had to make for her a beautiful present, because I feel so thankful about her cares with my scrap tools.

I made a shabby chic notebook, I wasn't very sure about this style would fits her, but anyway, I did my best and I tried to make something beautiful, sooo beautiful, with some mixed media touches and lots of flowers.

I also atached some metallic charms to the binding, as well as ribbon and laces.

Some lace on the cover, pearls, flowers, pinecones, and a beautiful diecut with some roses and  a vintage birdcage, instead of a sentiment or a coloured digi. I love this diecut.

I covered the edges and the flowers with some white gesso. A golden elastic band keeps closed the notebook.

The back is simple, in order to be able to write inside the pages.

Inside, I have used a stack of sheets from Scrapiniec. I also inserted some decorated papers between the sheets, to make it more funny.

I hope you have enjoyed the photographs, and that this notebook inspires you to make something similar for your friends. With all my love, Sara.


Crafty Ribbons challenge blog, #141. Anything but a card. 
Anything but cute, #9. Mixed media card or project using something new. The vintage birdcage diecut is from a new pack or vintage diecuts that I bought a day before.
Craft Rocket Challenges, #6.Happy Anything.

11 comentarios:

  1. Love your gorgeous shabby chic notebook! I am sure Sara will treasure it! I love all the details you put into it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  2. I think your Cousin Sara will be absolutely delighted with this new notebook Cristina, it is gorgeous! You have definitely captured the shabby chic look with your wonderful layering, the beautiful flowers and lace - I could just sit and admire this all day!

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne DT xx

  3. Gorgeous I am so glad I got to see this TFS Craft Rocket Challenges .Lis

  4. Such detail! What a wonderful project and I love the layering. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  5. Stunning!!! Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. what a beautiful creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  7. Beautiful shabby notebook! Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DTx

  8. How pretty and what a perfect gift for your cousin I am sure she will treasure it, I know I would! Cxx

  9. This is beautiful!!I love the soft tones and the lovely flowers and laces! Such a delicate and feminine appeal to it! Shabby chic goodness! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. This is beautiful, thanks for joining in our anything but a card challenge
    Hugs Kelly


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