Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Yay for journals and challenges!!
I made this journal for the Sugar Bowl's Challenge #21. I must say again how cute the stamps are from this company. If I could afford all the stamps I wanted - that would be HEAVEN! Anyhow! This challenge was a sketch and to do a winter/Christmas theme. I used the holiday papers and the snuggly teddy bears for some holiday love... in the form of a holiday journal!!
The paper is flocked/velvety - from Me & My Big Ideas, the holiday papers are from DCWV - a Christmas stack I have. Of course, the image is from Sugar Nellie (one by leanne ellis). I will admit I squirrelled around with the sketch, but I think it is still recognizable! I put my image horizontal instead of vertical, used one little piece of ribbon on the "tag" instead of two - though I did add in the two velvet brads for a fun touch. I also flocked the little bit of stuffing on the girly bear's head. (At least I think that's supposed to be stuffing. My husband disagrees and says it is the knot from her head scarf. What do you think?) Oh, the christmassy papers also have glitter in them even though my photography leaves a lot to be desired. I added the love heart that I trimmed as a sentiment. I used a fun green ribbon/fiber (it kind of seems like both to me) with a cute heart charm on it for the built in book mark.
I hope that includes all the details, AND I also hope that I win this challenge. I've never won a Sugar Nellie challenge before, and they are giving away an awesome and amazing amount of stamps this time and I realllllly reallly could use a pick me up.