Sunday, October 28, 2012

Plan Z

Hi there Bloglanders

Yes, yes, yes - I did say I'll show my new notebook cover over the weekend BUT everything did not work out as planned.  First up, I wanted to use The Play Date Cafe colors of the week.  I find that if I use inspiration from a sketch, I tend to broaden  my horizons. Otherwise I'll probably begin and end with black and purple. 

I had the perfect piece of minty fabric which I wanted for a book cover as well as a stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  This is where plan A went wrong.  I didn't have any Staz on ink to stamp with so all my stamping wiped off.  Then I decided to do my leather angel without the stamping and now he looks dull and un-inspiring. See for yourself:

So I ditched the leather and the angel and tried other trim:

Still not what I was looking for so I swopped the colors around and now my book looks like this:

I'm still not sure that plan Z is the best I can do but I've decided to call it a day and relax by sewing a tassel and some beads onto a keyring.  The beads are out anyway - I can just as well use them and actually, I like the color scheme much better on the tassel than on the book.

There you have it - my attempts to make inspiration work for me!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please come back to play!


1 comment:

  1. awesome projects! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!