Friday, 19 November 2010

Unregrettable Pirate Life - Altered Notebook

It's time for another challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers and this time we have a sketch for you to follow. 
The prize this week is these three fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps. I really hope that you'll be joining us.


I decided that I'd use the sketch to alter a notebook for my daughter. My friend had picked up a pile of these horrible notebooks and her boys flatly refused to use them, so she was chucking them out! Being the horder that I am, I rescued them and have transformed this one into something slightly prettier!


I started off by prising open the wire to release the front and back cover. I then covered them with Pirate Princess papers from Rusty Pickle and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. The panels were matted and layered onto to some silver cardstock from The Papermill.


I stamped the image Unregrettable Pirate Life from Sweet Pea Stamps with Memento ink and then coloured it with Promarkers. The image was then spritzed with Glimmer Mist and given a generous coating of Stickles and Glossy Accents. It was then matted onto the silver cardstock which was distressed with a distressing tool and inks. The sentiment was computer generated and cut out using Nesties. Again the edges were inked with Black Soot. The notebook was then reassembled, prettied up with ribbons and gems et voila the finished product!


Thanks for stopping by and I'll look forward to seeing your entries.

Claire

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Distressing
A Crafty Little Place - Alter It
Let's Ink It Up - Recycle

23 comments:

  1. Wow - love it - pink paper with skulls on whatever next lol!
    Hugs,
    Debbbie x

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  2. Wow, this is fantastic, so gorgeous x

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  3. Wow lovely - what a massive improvement lol!!!! Looks fantastic.

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  4. Stunning, the pirate girl is amazing :)

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  5. Awesome! Your daughter will love it. Love the pinks.

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  6. Gorgeous project! Your daughter is going to love this!

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  7. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  8. Fabulous altering hun - love it!

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  9. Gorgeous notebook Claire, I love the colours and that stamp is one of my favourites :-)
    thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

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  10. Wow, amazing notebook!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this month! Good Luck.
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  11. Fabulous project and so beautiful.Love the papers,they're just perfect.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

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  12. It looks fantastic! Great colors and that image is such a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

    Smiles!
    Gwen DTC@ACLP

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  13. Oh wow who could believe that something so (dare I say ugly) could be transformed into something sooo pretty, one very lucky daughter. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink it Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  14. Great make, love the colours and the little skull paper

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  15. Wow wow wow! This is so gorgeous I am loving the glitter I am going to have to have a go at a note book :D
    Thank you for inspiring me.

    Hugs

    Amy x

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  16. Love it!!! Pink & Girly but not soft &frilly!!!
    Any teenage girl would love it I'm sure! Certainly much better than it was!!!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  17. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

    Greetings,
    Katja (DDSB-DT)

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  18. Oh wow! That is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
    Hugs,
    julie

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  19. This is so pretty Claire! I love the image you used, it works perfectly with the papers. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge at ACLP this week! ♥
    ~*Joni ACLP DT

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  20. Beautiful card !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

    I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
    I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
    http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

    All the best to you, Jóna

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  21. very pretty notebook! my daughter would love all the pink! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up this month!

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