Friday, August 1, 2014

Anything goes! August Challenge - Crafts Galore Encore

You're not going to want to miss this!! It's an anything goes challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! Create a project any way you like and post up to 3 of your creations this month to win $12 gift certificate to Di's Digi Store, our August sponsor.

I recently became Copic certified on standard and intermediate levels so I put my new skills to work on this cute journal for my 9 year old daughter. School starts soon and I will give this to her on her first day of 4th grade. 

I am obsessed with the rag doll stamps and dies by Clear and Simple Stamps! Meet Chloe. I am an avid collector of these stamps but until I took the certifications, I was not comfortable creating scenes and coloring them. Well, I put pen to paper in this project in a big way! Here's how it all started...

I cut a panel of Neenah solar white approx. 6.5" x 4.25" and used 9 stamps, Memento inks and a mask of Chloe (made from an 'all over sticky' post it note) to create this scene. Only the cloud stamps is by Recollections. All others are by Clear and Simple Stamps. 

After coloring the scene I decided to use the panel to decorate a soft-cover journal from the dollar store. I found one the perfect size and framed it with American Crafts glitter ribbon to give the panel a matted look. To unify my project, I stamped Chloe inside the back cover. My daughter might choose to color her or leave her uncolored. We'll see...

The journal was striped and designed on the front and back. I left the back cover design there. Here's some close ups of Chole and the journal. My stamping was a little sparse on her eyes so I added some Uniball signo white pen to simulate eyeballs. Due to the masking, I also had to draw in a bit here and there (with .3 Copic Multiliner) for the swing surrounding Chloe. I rather like how it came out. Don't you????

Grass - YG61, 63, 67
Sky - B0000, 00, 02
Hello and clouds - C1
Dress - R81, 83, 85
Heart - RV09
Flower - R20, 29
Rag doll - E11,13,15
Tire swing - C1, 5, 7
Branch - E25, 29
Hair - E21, 35, 37, 79
0.3 black multiline
0 Colorless blender

Clear and simple stamps:
Rag doll Chloe: love
Rag doll scenes 1: grass, trees
Rag doll scenes 3: tire swing
Rag doll Carlie hello: hello, sunshine, sun
Little critters: tree branch

Mask created with all over sticky post it note for Chloe 
Uniball Signo white pen for the eyes
Memento ink - cottage ivy, Bahama blue, dandelion, rich cocoa, tuxedo black
Clouds - Recollections fun borders
Scotch ATG adhesive
American Crafts Glitter Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your entries in this month's ATG challenge! My daughter asked for a panel just like this to color. Once she's completed it, I will post it on the blog as well. Stay tuned!!




  1. Such a cute card! Thanks for your comments on my blog! I started following you on Bloglovin.

    1. Thanks, You're welcome and welcome to my blog!! Grateful you're here.


  2. Hi La-Vie, a fabulous altered book cover. Love the image and the lovely colours.

    Hugs Erin x

  3. Great job coloring I love the scene!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  4. This is so adorable!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at My Creative Time~Designers Challenge!

  5. What a fab project La-Vie, your colouring is fantastic and all those ribbons are gorgeous xx

  6. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  7. Love your Journal La-Vie, your colouring is really coming on well and the ribbons are so cheerful. I love all the little details too! Denyse xxx

  8. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe!

  9. Beautiful creation. Love the whole compilation of it x

  10. Adorable, thanks for playing along with our challenge at MCT! Lee-Ann :)

  11. Fab project. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

  12. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  13. Great project. Love how you used the ribbons. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  14. Fantastic project! I love that image!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  15. A fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  16. This is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE how you color and that image is so CUTE ~ Thanks for joining us over at My Creative Time!

  17. Love your book it came out really cute and thanks for joining in the challenge this month at RRR with us...

  18. Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  19. Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  20. What a super sweet journal! Your coloring is superb and that ribbon treatment is AWESOME! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Please come play again! Your work is delightful! :)

  21. This is such a cute altered notebook! I love all the ribbons running down the side! Your coloring is fabulous, too. Thanks so much for joining the Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hope to see you again soon!

  22. What a fabulous scene! It all looks as if it belongs together, well done! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x


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