Friday, September 16, 2011

Butterflies & More Butterflies

Whew! I finally finished up a report for work before I have to pick up the kiddies. Woo hoo! So, I got to have a lunch longer than 3 minutes, watch last night's Project Runway, and write a blog post. Yeah! I'm joining up with Unity's Friends With Flair this week with my new composition book:


I started with a cheap composition book I bought at Office Max for $.50, but it had an ugly cover. I used my Distress Inks to splatter ink the front and then stamped the butterflies. Even though I'm not typically a butterfly kind of gal, I love this "Grow Your Wings" Itty Bitty from Unity. Here's a close-up of the butterfly with the sentiment:


The front was really busy, so I decided to keep the back simpler. I covered the back with a textured Bazzill and covered the book binding with some washi tapes. Here's the back:


I can't wait to use my book for card sketches and card ideas. While I typically keep my ideas sorted in an Excel spreadsheet, I want to have something I can take with me while I'm out and about. Plus, I'll use it to organize all of my sketches floating around. Time to get organized!

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great weekend!

30 comments:

  1. So cool girl! What a fabulous way to dress up a composition book!

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  2. this is way cool... I love it... great color choices..

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  3. Amazing book Jocelyn! Your background is fabulous and those butterflies are the perfect choice, they look like they are flying accross the cover!

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  4. Love the splattered cover. (I like thing in hand too.

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  5. LOVE this, Jocelyn! The contrast of the yellow with the black butterflies is just stunning!! Coming over for Turkey Day tomorrow? Hope its warmer than the last two days!

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  6. I love your comp book! But, I'm one that loves butterflies :-)

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  7. Love the covef and those butterflies!

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  8. Oh I knew there was something I was supposed to watch last night, dang. Your book is lovely. Great yellow accents.

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  9. Hi Jocelyn! This is a great idea!! Makes a big difference on a plain book, isn't it? Have a wonderful day!

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  10. This is awesome! What a great journal. Love how you did up the cover (so colorful!), and using washi tape to cover the binding was an inspired idea. Way to go!

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  11. Beautiful! Love the tape and the splashes! Great idea!

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  12. I love decorating composition books. Yours is adorable!

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  13. Oooh, I ♥ that splattered background! And then the cascade of black butterflies on top, perfect.
    Thanks for your kind thoughts over on my blog, too!

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  14. Super fun book.... great idea for jotting down ideas and sketches!!
    Robin

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  15. Ooh, love the pretty splattery colors contrasted with the butterflies! The binding is great, too.

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  16. Really awesome book! I love the splattering with the black butterflies fluttering up, gives it great depth and movement!

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  17. So pretty! I love the black butterflies agains the bright colors :)

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  18. Love the spatter and the washi tape! And the butterflies and sentiment are perfect for an inspiration book!

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  19. i love how you stamped and masked off that butterfly. just wonderful.

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  20. This is super cool. I have a stack of books waiting to be prettified. You really keep a spreadsheet of ideas?? wow. I was proud of muself for jotting ideas and sketches in a book. Look at you!

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  21. Another great project!! I bought one of these too & have been meaning to decorate! I love the splatters & black butterflies - such great contrast!! I'm sure it'll keep you inspired!!

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  22. Oh, I love it! I've altered books before but never thought to cover the boring binding. Tapes would be perfect :) Mwah!

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  23. I love it Jocelyn... its super cute!!!.... you did well with the splatter and distressed!! I love those butteflies stamping...awesome... hugs...xoxo

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  24. Gorgeous! I love how your transformed such a boring comp book into a masterpiece. :)

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