Well while I was wide awake I had little time to myself. When I had time, I fell asleep.... can you believe it..LOL!! Nevermind it may be late as I prepare this post but I am here now and I have decided to make things a little different.
Before I talk to you about the winner of our Almost White Challenge, I would like to show you all the entries once more.
What a collective of talent and array of ideas.These are all so lovely and are all truly winners; however, one has to be chosen, so I have made a decision to let you chose the winner! Yes that's right YOU vote naming your top three and I will do the rest.
Just EMAIL me your TOP THREE and I will post the winner tomorrow. I will leave the vote open until 10pm tonight, so please try and vote even if you have entered yourself, but please DO NOT vote for yourself.
My final SPECIAL SURPRISE IS:-
If I receive more than 15 votes I will put up a 2ND prize!!
So now it's up to you, get your votes in as soon as possible and lets see if we can win a prize for a second winner too.
Before I go I have the finished Notebook to show you at last. I do hope you like my creation, it was a bit of a fight to finish it as I was unsure what to do for the best; I didn't want anything too fussy but I wanted to make it a little special. I think I got there in the end, see what you think.
First I used my new Memory box swirl die and then started cutting some up to make a bigger swirl.
I cut away the same piece at the bottom of two diecuts, one at an angle and one straight cut.
Then I attached them to the top diecut and glued a reversed one to the bottom (The paper arrows show their positioning). To be able to reverse the diecut I put each one under a piece of baking parchment and rubbed over firmly with a bone folder. This flattened them so they looked alike.
This is how it looked before I started painting and attaching mica flakes etc.
I used Martha Stewart multi purpose metallic paint on the letters and then sprinkled over silver Mica Flakes for texture and glitz (the paint holds the mica really well). I love the way they came out, I just wish the picture did them justice.
I finished off with some Spellbinders Sprockets diecuts in silver and black textured card, some keyhole brads and some stamped wings from the Creative Expressions Steampunk Dreams stamp plate. I used the rest of the stamp on a card that I will show you in a day or two.
I'm so sorry for the extended post today, I seem to have been uploading photos for hours! But thank you for taking the time to view them all, I truly appreciate it. Bless you.
I hope you all have a wonderful day today.
Best wishes Linda xx