Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Chipbird journal

You may or may not have noticed from the pink logo on the left that I am now a member of a Design Team! Shocking, eh?

The Design Team is over on In Love With Stamping and I have to come up with several projects every month for six months. How very scary.

One of the first challenges was to produce something using the colour combination Old Olive (hurray!), Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue and either Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

So, as I needed a last-minute gift (is there any other kind with me?), I made this journal.

To get the chipboard bird this lovely Bordering Blue, I first inked it with Whisper White craft ink all over, then heat set it. Next I inked it with Bordering Blue ink - to do this, it's safer to use a brayer, just in case the craft ink isn't fully dry. You don't want it to contaminate your Bordering Blue ink pad! (Ask me how I know.) The wing used the same method but Brocade Blue ink and the bird's eye is simply inked with a black marker.

Next I took a gamble and pressed the whole lot into my Versamark pad. To be honest, my Versamark is so old and grubby that it doesn't matter but it didn't seem to make it any worse. Then I used clear embossing powder to give it this lovely sheen. I used several layers - if you work quickly you can sprinkle new powder on before the previous layer has set and it saves having to add new Versamark.

To make the journal itself, I used this method mainly because, by the time I'd added all my layers, the cover wouldn't fit in my Bind-it-All!

Why not check out the other Design Team creations in the gallery, here?

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, textured Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa (inside)
Paper: Spiced Cider
Ink: Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon - Old Olive, 1/5" Grosgrain ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write journaller, clear embossing powder, heat gun, So Tweet Chipboard

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