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!