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Thursday 1 May 2014

Handmade leather like notebook - D

It is time for the May challenge over at Altered Eclectics and I felt a little stuck for ideas so decided to surf  the You tube tutorials. I come across one on making kraft card look and feel like leather.  Hmmmm so out came the craft card lol.  I spritzed it with water mixed with glycerine several times and scrunching the card along the way.  I then wiped distress inks over the creases and run it through bigshot in a butterfly and script embossing folder.  It needed to dry for a while so I cut several pieces of paper for the inside pages. When the card was dry I lined the inside of cover with some scrap material - this got the ink treatment also.  I used various inks and rubs over the embossed area until I was completely satisfied with it.  I covered the inside and outside with modpodge to seal it and shine.  I then sewed the paper inside the book and voila - all complete and now sitting in my handbag for future notes to self lol.

Sorry for overload of pics but that is how it is lol.......

Thank you for taking the time to pop on over to see my lil ol notebook and hope to see you over at Altered Eclectics this month

Hugz always

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  1. Unique and absolutely beautiful Elaine! Please don't forget to link back to our challenge blog. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. So beautiful! Love the metal look and the gorgeous butterfly. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

  3. fabulous leather effect -must try this
    carol x

  4. So beautiful. Love the leather look. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creation. Hugs Anna-Karin

  5. Beautiful colors and textures! Awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

  6. Great project!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back again next week for our Mother's Day challenge!!!

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  8. Wow...lovely piece of unique!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Things With Wings" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  9. lovely!!! thanks for joining us at inky challenge!!


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Hugz Elaine xx


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