Back to Front by Tracey Fairgrieve

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Hello creative Friends

Today's post is all about creating using some of those That's Crafty!
elements previously decorated for other projects that remained unused.

Some may remember that back in October I created a little note book, I only realised
the other day that the back of it was a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated.

Here's what I created using some of those pre decorated elements.


Layering up cogs and gears left over from my Jewellery Hanger project I glued them down 
using multi purpose glue adding extra textured sand paste and over painted to blend in.

The fabulous midnight blue paint is perfect for adding shadow beneath those cogs.


With the over hanging cogs trimmed to size it gives a more streamlined look.
Reassembled using the mini book rings the adapted pencil still slots in perfectly.


I'm now thinking it's a shame to have this as the back as it's so tactile! 

The possibility of having two mini notebooks is now calling me as I find 
the first note book invaluable and carry it around everywhere with me.

Thank you for sharing a moment of your day,
I look forward to sharing more of mine with you all very soon.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

You can revist the Note Book HERE
and the Jewellery Hanger HERE
both previous That's Crafty! projects.

That's Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty! Surfaces Greyboard Panels
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Glue
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bit n Pieces Greyboard Large Cogs
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bit n Pieces Greyboard Small Cogs
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! Texture Sand Paste
Crop-A-Dile
Mini Book Rings

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24 comments

  1. Wow Tracey! This is a really stunning rusty creation with amazing texture and colour. A real shame to put it on the back too and think you should make it the cover of another notebook.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thanks Fliss, I think I may just have to make a couple of backs. The problem is they then will become black canvas's it's a never ending circle hee hee xx

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  2. Great rust effect Tracey, this looks fabulous
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you very much Amanda, it's very addictive rusting xx

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  3. Fantastic texture and rust effect. So beautiful - love it❣

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  4. WOW-- what fantastic rust project - UNIQUE!

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    1. Glad you like it Susi Thank you very much xx

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  5. Oh, I am loving the background you created on your little notebook, I do love rust and the cogs look fabulous on top. The pencil looks great too! It definitely is a shame that it is the back of the notebook... Anne x

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    1. Isn't it amazing how rust can make you feel?? Glad I could put those elements to good use, such a shame to hide them away xx

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  6. Oh my gosh Tracey! This is absolutely incredible!!! I am crazy over the pencil and rusty details. I totally love this!

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    1. Really happy you like it Autumn, it's such a handy notebook and replacing the paper is so easy. Glad you like the pencil, you should know how much I love to play with these things by now :D xx

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  7. This is fabulous Tracey, no way should this go to the back! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, i'm rethinking it all as they multiple in my head by the hour haa haa!! xx

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  8. Totally fabulous - your rusty notebook is an absolute treat - fantastic grungy rust effects.
    Alison x

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    1. So kind thank you very much Alison, i'm just pleased people like it as much as I do xx

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  9. No way should that be a back Tracey as it’s far too stunning for that!! It should be the star of the show!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. I'm torn of what to do, one side can be for notes and the other for thoughts as those cogs turn around in my head hee hee. Happy you like it Donna Thank you so much xx

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  10. Dear Tracey , this is amazingly beautiful, wow the rust effect,- looks soo real, lovely lady, and ,as Donna say, this should never be the back, it deserves the light and the applause of being seen ,always . Hugs to you, xx

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    1. Thank you very very much Dorthe, it's good to know you like it xx

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  11. Tracey, it has a lovely Steampunk feel to it but yes, a pity it is on the rear of the notebook!
    Couldn't agree more, notebooks are so useful for notations and thumbnail sketches. Maybe we will see another notebook from you soon.
    Lynne xx

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    1. Thank you Lynne, the wheels are already in motion or should I say cogs hee hee xx

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  12. Lovely rusty stuff Tracey, gorgeous xXx

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