Haven't had much time for blogging lately as we have been hounded with snowstorms for a couple of weeks, and with the kids home there is less time to craft and scan the net! Oh well. I'm here now!!
This is a notebook I have whipped up for my son to give to his friend as a birthday gift. Nine years old is a hard age to shop for, so we decided upon a notebook and pen so he can write stories etc. Hence the 9 on the cover!
I have to say, that my daughter came up with the brilliant idea of the cowboy roping the number. I absolutely love how it came out!
Papers, ink and stamp set Bronc Buster from Stampin' Up. I have distressed the background with different shades of brown and carried that over to the pocket. The number nine is a chipboard piece that I heat embossed with silver.
The tag on the pocket, and the horseshoe star was my first attempt at the faux metal technique I found here. I love how well it came out, and it was fun! Clean-up: not so fun.
I have entered this into the following challenges:
Stamp with Fun #95 - blue/brown
Creative Card Crew - for men
CRAFT Challenge #86 - sports
Allsorts Challenge #87 - male/boy
Paper Sundaes - distressing
Cards for men - let's party
Woodware USA - anything goes
Dude Time Doodles - anything but a card