Sep 15, 2016

Altered Composition Book and Giveaway Winner

It's inspiration time and today I have a fun back to school project to share with you.  I couldn't resist picking up this composition book in the back to school bargains and turning it into an altered journal.  I thought the beautiful black spine would compliment Graciellie Design's Christmas Carols Digital Paper Pack beautifully.  I cropped the images using Microsoft Paint, to exclude the Christmas portions.  I overlaid the amazing lily image from the Words of Hope Set onto the text and printed.  I highlighted the image by shading with colored pencils around it.


This month's stamps are tremendous and I have really enjoyed working with the floral images, particularly when converting them into chalkboard art.  Now onto our giveaway winner...  Biggest congratulations to one of my amazing followers, the fabulously creative Tee of The Altered Paper!!!  Visit Gracie's Blog and click the contact page at the top to claim your prize.  


My biggest tip with this post (do see my previous posts for all of my other tips) is to crop the portion of an image and size it perfectly before printing.  It will save you a ton of ink and a ton of cutting!  :)  If you love to decoupage, digital papers will be your new best friend.  The ability to print in color onto thin, but large paper is tremendous.  I feel certain that I will use some of this paper as giftwrap this holiday season.  Make sure to visit Graciellie Design on Etsy to view all of the fabulous paper collections.

I'm sharing my composition book with:
Scrappy Land: Anything Goes (I used a Sizzix Die)

34 comments:

Joi at RR said...

How lovely Autumn. I have never used a digital printing like this. It sure looks wonderfully handy. You made a plain old comp book look a coffee table conversation piece! Love it!! Xj.

Redanne said...

Wow Autumn, what a gorgeous notebook cover! The backing paper is stunning and I love how you added the beautiful flower in the chalkboard, it looks amazing! I think the notebook is almost too beautiful to use.... Hugs, Anne xx

PS - congratulations to Tee too!

Marty Fishman said...

What a great idea to use a composition book as a journal! Love Gracie's Christmas paper but haven't had a chance to play with my set yet. Love what you've done here with the flower and embellishments :-)

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Autumn!! What a gorgeous notebook!! I love how you've used Gracie's image!! The colors and details are spectacular!! I love, love this my friend!! Wow!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, Autumn, what a stunning cover! So vintage, so elegant and so beautifuly designed! It looks fabulous with soft colors and all those awesome elements! I really love your fantastic style, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Ammaris Art said...

So beautiful! I love it :)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving the toned down colour scheme! Sometimes my eyes get tired of bright colours and I yearn for something more subtle and subdued. I naturally tend to go for stronger colours, but I would love to learn to rein them in!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Autumn, what a beautiful cover for a composition book. Such a wonderful way to make a special gift from a simple yet wonderful composition book. I love that they still sell them. They were always the best! You've made such a beautiful work of art, and I agree that digital images are so wonderful and so easy to resize, etc. Beautifully done, and I need to visit Gracie's blog and Etsy shop again. Been too long! Hugs, sweet friend!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegan project. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

zandra said...

So, pretty and love all the layers. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Maxine D said...

Love this cover Autumn - the limited colour palette and the wonderful digi images combine to make a wonderful cover.'
Blessings
Maxine

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Stunning project! Beautiful colors and design! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again. Hugs Beatriz DT

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Stunning cover Autumn! Coffee and Cream at their bests! Thanks bunches for sharing your piece with us at TIOT this time.
Crafty hugs from Lula

Helen Wallace said...

Elegant and gorgeous. I love everything about this lovely cover. The layering and detailed elements combine for this superb piece. TFS

Paper Profusion said...

Love your design and all the beautiful elements and layers Autumn. This seems too good to use! Happy Weekend. Nicola x

Janis Lewis said...

Lovely. Thanks for playing at Sunny Day Crafting.
~DT Janis

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Autumn, lots of fabulous details and lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Marina said...

What a beautiful and unexpected colour combo and such gorgeous layering on this. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful papers and colours Autumn, you have real knack for putting together these digital elements into s wonderful design. I love how you used the coloured crayons to bring out the lilies. Have a great weekend xxx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Lovely creation, love the colours, the layers and your beautiful design. Have missed a lot here because of my shoulder injury, but am going to take a good look now. Have a nice weekend!

Pawsitively Creative said...

What a bargain and beautiful to boot! You amaze me with all of the digi stuff and this is no exception. Awesome sauce use of the chalkboard and the flower image is stunning. Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Karen P said...

Beautiful art! Lovely use of colours, everything once again is beautiful Karen x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Autumn, this is a beautiful book cover, love the backing paper and those gorgeous embellishments, just perfect for our challenge at TioT.
Thanks for sharing.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous decorated book and love the papers,layers and image
Carol x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is the most amazingly beautiful note book! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Samra Leshinski said...

Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Rae Ann said...

Love this color scheme. You combined the elements beautifully! Such an elegant journal cover!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Favorite Stamp or Image challenge.

butterfly said...

Subtle and elegant - great tips for working with the digi images too. A lovely altered book.
Alison x

trulyjewellery said...

Ooooh wow, simply gorgeous, very elegant design. Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

Nancy said...

Gorgeous work Autumn! I love everything about it!
Thanks for joining our Digi Choosday Challenge at Polkadoodles! :o)

Mimi said...

So pretty!!! You really are an excellent spokesperson for Graciellie... ever digi you touch turns to gold!

tanya miller said...

Such a pretty make. Love all the layers. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge. We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck with being chosen xx (DT)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so striking, Autumn! Love the monochromatic details, and your layers are phenomenal!

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