Monday, April 23, 2018

My Other Creations: Scrap Tag Notebooks

Flower Power is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  A few months ago, I enjoyed making some scrap tag notebooks so much that I decided to make some more.  Can you spot Tim Holtz's wildflower shapes in the background?
I started by cutting six tags of various sizes out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I used my favorite go-to tag die set: the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tag Collection.  I folded each tag in half using a scoring board and glued on some patterned paper scraps.  The reason I made a fold line was so that I could see what the cover area would end up being when they were folded in half.

Next I added white paint through stencils for some background texture.

I smeared on various colors of acrylic paint and also added some stamping once the paint dried.

I toned it down with white paint.  I stenciled more white dots on top of the paint with Altenew's Halftone stencil and smeared some more white paint onto different areas.

Next I cut die shapes to use on the covers.  I cut lots of circles and loops and some flowers and outlined the flowers with a black pen.

Here are close-up's of some of the flower elements in place:

I sewed scrap paper inside of each tag using a sewing machine.  I added some words to the front as well as some stamped scraps. I edged out my notebook covers with black paint and black oil pastel crayons smeared a bit.  A paper clip keeps each one closed up nicely.

Here are some supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your flower power projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.