New Year, New Pad.... by Amanda Pink


Happy New Year Everyone!
Welcome to my first Thursday weekly post for 2019.

I always like to start the New Year with a new Note/Sketch pad so as Santa forgot to leave me one under the tree this year, oops I mean last year, I have made one of my own to share with you today. 

I needed both a back and front cover so created a masterboard using Alcohol ink Yupo® white paper and alcohol inks. Yupo® is a smooth synthetic, non porous, water resistant surface making it ideal for use with Alcohol inks.
I used 8 colours and simply dripped drops of the ink onto the Yupo®, to form pools of colour. Such a simple yet cool technique that creates amazing results - especially if you choose your colours well and know when to stop!

I then cut my masterboard in half and adhered each of the 2 pieces to one of the sides of 2 That's Crafty! White/Greyboard postcards whilst the other sides of the postcards were covered with black cardstock.
I then sandwiched a paper pad between the two postcard covers and adhered them all together across the top with a strip of black embossed cardstock 

I added a quote chip that I treated with acrylic paint 

and created a focal feature which is the sum of a few parts - 
a few circle die cuts of varying sizes,
a That's Crafty! ATCoin that I treated with acrylic paint and stencilled using crackle paint with a That's Crafty! Dinky stencil and an alcohol inked butterfly embellished with a piece of Ideology.
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection - Flutter.  Other butterfly stamps will work on. See the range of Butterfly stamps That's Crafty! carry here 
White Highlighter Pen
Extras from my stash: Black Cardstock, Embossing Folder - Dots, Tim Holtz Ideology - Quote Chips, Paper Pad, Gem Beads

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe my creativity has offered you some inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by
Wishing you all a great week and hope to see you here again next.... same time, same place
Until then
Take care

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  1. Gorgeous Amanda, those colours really lift the spirits. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. A beautiful, bright start to a new year.

  3. So amazing Amanda, looks gorgeous, and love the butterfly "watch" . Hugs, Dorthe xo

  4. Naughty Santa! But just look at this stunning book you've created, there was obviously method in his madness! Love it x

  5. What a fabulous colourful start to your Crafty year, great make
    Amanda x

  6. Wow Amanda, you definitely chose your colours well and stopped at exactly the right point because this cover is stunning! It is vibrant and really cheers up a very dull day! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. This is really striking Amanda. The vibrant colours really pop against the black and the butterfly embellishment is simply stunning.
    Fliss xx

  8. Quite the inspirational piece, Amanda! Not just for us today, but for yourself anytime you pick it up or even glance at it on your work table. While the colors here are vibrant and the focal piece is perfect, I think the real beauty of this project is its functionality. I guess I am just a sucker for functional art and you have given that to me today. Mwah!

  9. Wow, so cool - I thought those crackled dots were sequins to start with, glowing with reflected colour. What an amazing notebook cover.
    Alison x

  10. Thanks so much for your kind words Alison, Kay, Anne, Amanda, Fliss, Tracy, Toni, Dorthe, Carol and Pearl . Much appreciated x


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