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Saturday, February 21, 2015

DSC #128 - What's in you Bag - 20 February, 2015

Our sponsor this week is 
Stitchy Bear

You will find lots of wonderful artists at Stitchy Bear, I chose an image from Ken Benner Designs called "Grey Elephant"

This week's challenge was a new one for me, "What's in your bag" have a look in your handbag, craftbag etc and find something that could do with a facelift.

I chose my dull dark blue diary.  Grey Elephant had to become Blue (my favourite colour)  I have coloured the image digitally, adding a title, and printed onto canvas photo paper.  You can see from the photo below, that the image is darker on one side of the paper than the other, I chose the darker image to work with.

I took off the vinyl cover and found I had a good cardboard cover to work with, using Modge Podge I attached the image around the book. One side at a time, to allow for drying, after it had dried I added some ribbon, flowers and gems, I then modge podged over the entire cover to give it some protection, after all it has to last until the end of the year.  I've already found it easier to locate in my bag.  My diary is now my Elephants Never Forget Book, lets hope that helps me to remember things.


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx


Lovely creation ! This is image and sentiment are funny!
Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Zoechaos said...

What fun, the frying made me chuckle but knew what you meant!. Thank you for sharing your altered diary with us at Altered Eclectics XOXO Zoe

Cathy P said...

Love the way you have designed this card with the huge elephant wrapping around to the back, Cass! Thanks for playing along with our Spots and Dots Challenge at Creative Knockouts. Hope to see you again! Cathy DT member

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cover Cass :-) such a cute elephant, your new cover is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

cass said...

Hehe Zoe, thanks, it's now drying, better than frying some canvas!

Anonymous said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts and good luck!
- Jessa

Scrappy Scatty said...

such a sweet card
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love the unique way you placed the image! Cute card! Thank you for joining the fun at THE PAPER SHELTER. I hope you will play with us again!

Denise Pustelniak said...

How brilliant! Now your diary is perfect!

Vannessa said...

Such a fabulous project and your sentiment is just perfect! Thanks for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa

Lynne Mizera said...

What a great way to make sure you can always find your diary... and sooo CUTE! Thank you for joining us this month over at Altered Eclectics!