Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY Sketch Book

What a fun quick project this was. Right up my alley!!!

I made this for my husband for his birthday. He loves to do wood working but just doesn't have the time right now. He commented awhile back about how he has all these ideas of things to carve but when he actually sits down to do it, nothing comes to mind. So I thought maybe a sketch book might be nice to have around so when those ideas come to mind, he can sketch them out and refer back to them later.

I got this Studio Calico Journal Kit form the craft store and went to town!! So fun and easy!

The FabRips were really neat. I used it as the binding. The gal at the store recommended butting a strip in the middle of the book as well for extra support.

First thing I did was I sprayed the cover and back with Mister Huey's Passport spray ink.

once that was dry, I clipped the whole thing together, front cover, paper, and back cover and added the binding.

Then it was time to embellish!! My favorite part!
I used Echo Park Note To Self. Thought that would be perfect for this.

Not the best pic but oh well. I really like how the whole thing turned out. Chris liked it too :)

Thanx for stopping by and have a great day!!!