Friday, August 14, 2015

Sherry Baldy Besties + Frosted Designs = Cutest Journal EVER

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited to show you a project that I did for the monthly Frosted Designs challenge. This month we were to incorporate something metallic into our project and I'll tell you about that in a moment.

The prize sponsor this month is Sherry Baldy and her 'Besties" are just adorable. 

So, without further ado, here is the finished project.

 I began this project with a wood covered journal that I picked up at Michael's a while back for $1. Yup... I got a couple of them.

I applied gesso to the front and back of the journal covers and used acrylic paints and stencils to add a texture looking background. 

I used a scrap paper 'scrap' that matched and added it to the inside edges of both the front and the back covers as seen below.

I printed out an adorable digi stamp from Sherry Baldy and colored it with my Copic markers to match the journal cover! Is she cute as all get out or what?

You will not believe what I added to this to incorporate the 'metallic' element.

Most of you know I just bought a home in Florida and was down there at the beginning of August. One of the many things I had to do was add chain pull to the ceiling fans as they were mounted in the center of cathedral ceilings and were way higher than my reach ( I'm 5' 3" on a feeling tall day). 

And, any one who knows mixed media artists knows that they save EVERYTHING as a possible use in their art.  Truth!!! So, of course, I threw the leftover pieces of chain pull in my suitcase and brought it home. 

When it was time to add a metallic element to this journal, I pulled out the pieces and framed this cute girl with it. Nothing wasted by THIS artist.. ha ha.

I love her! 

Please check out Sherry Baldi's digi stamps in her Etsy Shop as they are so much fun to color and would look so cute on your craft projects!

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