Hope you all had a great weekend and welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! This week, we challenge you to "Make A Plan"!
As you all know, planners are all the rage these days and we'd love to see your crafty planner pages! But this challenge can be taken many more ways and you can share a project about plans you've made, you could get a jump on holiday crafting, art journal a dream or hope for the future ~ whatever you decide we hope you'll play along!
For my project this week, I decided it was time that this stationery addict (who owns more Filofaxes, diaries and notebooks than I care to admit) to make my own planner and that's exactly what I did using one of Tim Holtz's worn covers as my base!
I started by applying Broken China Distress Ink through the Honeycomb Layering Stencil and adding it to random areas of my inside covers. I then added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink through the Splatters Layering stencil to give a more worn and vintage appearance. Finally, I watered down some Gesso and flicked this across the cover. Heat dry or let the paint dry naturally before moving onto the next stage.
I then took one of the decorative frames from the Industrious Sticker pack and cut an oval of a co-ordinating paper from the stash and cut this slightly larger than the aperture of the frame. I attached the oval of paper to the back of the frame and then using foam pads, mounted the frame onto the cover.
I crackled one of the glass vials using a coat of Glue N' Seal, allowing that to dry and then applying a coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Once the crackles have appeared, I tied some twine around the bottle neck and added a vial label to the bottle and used a Remnant Rub for the wording ~ "words".
I created some handmade paper blooms using the Tiny Tattered Florals die and each flower was coloured with a spritzing of Fossilised Amber Distress Spray Stain. Heat dry the flowers before attaching them to stamens and placing them into the crackled glass bottle, with some dried grass.
Attach the bottle of flowers to the centre of the frame using Glossy Accents which holds it securely into place.
Next, I painted the "Seen & Noted" Alpha Part using Stormy Sky and Picket Fence Distress Paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats and then placed this underneath the bottle.
Finally, I added a Faucet Knob to the cover....
...and used a Philosophy Tag, together with a Tim Holtz word stick from my stash and attached them to the bow using a swivel clasp.
Now all that's left is for me to fill my planner with pages and I started by using some of Tim's Pocket Cards, inserted into page pockets and will gradually add more, including a diary, photos and a note section, building up my custom made planner!
I really hope you've enjoyed this project and love the finished planner!
As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead