Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Pencil Note Book

I recently bought some new stamps from Happy Daze

With all the snow we have had today, it was enough to drive anyone stir crazy so  I braved the snow storm and had a play in my studio.

I just couldn't decide what to do once there - so I made a chunky notebook.
The pencils look very 3D in real life.

The rubber stamp is just the right size for a notebook

I stamped it directly onto thick mountboard, then spent quite a long time colouring it.
I coloured the grungeboard lettering with a promarker over copper.
It gives the letters a nice red lustre look to them


The back cover was coloured with all those of the pencils on the front,
then I stamped over it with five Tim Holtz mini stamps.

I used A4 computer paper which I cut up to fit.
It's great as notepaper, and with the mountboard as covers
they make great presents and at a reasonable cost too!
And each one is an original of course!

15 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous book Lottie, I totally agree with you about how lifelike those pencils look!
x

alcoholinky said...

ha - I too thought those pencils were real on first look. lovely Lottie.

Sally H said...

Stunning! Love it!

Glennis said...

Fabulous Lottie

Dotpat said...

Love your note book Lottie, they look like real pencils

Cath Wilson said...

Oh no - not ANOTHER stamp I NEED?????? I like that one. Lovely book, Lottie - I use copy paper for mine, too and occasionally print lines on it.

Paula said...

wonderful work lottie

Hels said...

Gorgeous book Lottie, I have got the pencils stamp...and it does look fab the way you have coloured it! Love it x

Createology said...

I love your new notebook. The pencils look so real and your colors are perfect. Keep creating...

stampdiva said...

That is such a great stamp. Makes such a perfect notebook cover. Lynne M x

Createology said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. I truly like your new banner. Very elegant and artful which is just the way I imagine you. Keep creating...

sam21ski said...

What a lovely keep sake xxxx

hazel said...

I love your notebook, the image is great, I like the way you've coloured the pencils, so lifelike. xxx Hazel.

yasmindeboo said...

Your notebook is just perfect; that stamp with the pencil image is gorgeous and i love the added embellishment in red.

KAT said...

The pencils really make me laugh! What a great image and reminds me of being in school!