July 22, 2009

Inspire (notebook)

Hello, there! Sorry for the late post. I was out, 'cause yesterday (July 20th) was national holiday in Japan.
I made a notebook cover on Sunday for joining the 2Peas' Thinking Inking Class Week 5 by Jennifer McGuire, and for the Hero Arts 'website' challenge(July 13th - 19th).

こんばんは。日本の皆様 - 特にお友達- は呆れているかと思いますが・・・。家事や仕事も忙しいのですが、遊んでいます、夜中に・・・(笑)。米国とは、かなりの時差がある事と、日常のするべき事が終わると午後11時をまわってしまうのですねぇ・・。

The both had awesome entries! Check them up? I sure think there are a lot of things to learn.
Here are the direct links:
2Peas  Thinking Inking Class Week 5
HA  website challenge

Well, this is my notebook, 'Inspire'
I was so inspired from the card at the HA Techniques Article section:
Many Enhance your projects with a bit of flair! by Shari Carroll .
I've been adoring the design at the bottom most.

So I tried to make like that image to use a piece of Tim Holtz fragment using Rubs-on resisting technique that I learned from Jennifer's Thinking Inking class week5 part 3 at 2Peas.
After my image was finished, I decided to make it for my notebook cover.

This is a closeup photo around a oval fragment.
  I used the rub-ons resist technique - I used Basic Grey Periphery rub-on - in part 2 video, and tapping ink applicator on a purple color HA button and colored on paper flowers in part 3.
And I also colored a ribbon with silver and pearl alcohol inks. This was my first attempt to resisit by rub-on. It was so much fun!

stamp used:
HA SE: Artistic Windows / S5041 (The manuscript stamp on a paper flower.)
HA Clear design Friends / CL351
     (I use only the word 'inspire' from the sentiment 'You inspire me')

Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Basic Grey & DCWV glossy pp

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black
Ranger Alcohol Ink / Gold, Copper, Pearl, Silver, Stonewash, Slate, Denim,
Ranger Distress Ink / Antique Linen

HA button, Basic Grey rub-ons, ribbon, thread, Prima paper flower, Quickutz chipboard, Spellbinders Nestability die

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. tomoさんお久しぶり~。

  2. Hi, Tomo! Your notebook is just STUNNING! I love the soft colors of the background. It really makes the embellishment you've created pop! The fragment you made with the rub-on and alcohol inks is positively gorgeous! Love it!

    By the way, I've nominated you for The Circle of Friends Blog Award as part of my first blogoversary celebration. I appreciate your frequent visits and comments! It means so much! :-)

  3. This is so elegant and beautiful, Tomo! Love it!

  4. Naokoさん。コメントありがとう! ゴメンネ、情けない事にメールを書けなかったの。またまた涙が出て。(この件をあんまり書くとダメだね。)

    Inspire the next. by ○○○ (←企業名だから伏せておきましょう! 笑)と、チビたちは言うだろうなぁ・・・あはは。

  5. Hi, Diana and Vanessa!
    Thanks so much for your visiting again!
    Always love to read all your comments, and really appreciate you! :)

    Love, Tomo

  6. Hi, Anne! Thanks so much for your visiting and mentioning about the award!
    'The Circle of Friends Blog Award'. You are so sweet! That's great planning!
    Happy Anniversary, Anne!!!


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