Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hopes & Dreams Journal ~ MMSC3



Welcome to week #3 of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! I'm so glad you've stopped by and I hope what I have to share will inspire you to play along with us this week. :) We really have fun visiting your galleries and blogs when you play along! It' SO inspiring to see how everyone interprets each new sketch challenge. Thank you for being a part of it with us!
This week I decided to try using the sketch not on a card, but on a journal. One of my very good friends, Denise, whom I've known for over half my life has inspired me with her lovely little gallery of these altered books. This is just an example of how a sketch can be used in more ways than one. Have fun! Think outside of the box and show us what you can do! :)
Supplies: Journal from $1 bin at Michael's, SU stamps, SU watercolor pencils & inks, Shimmer Mist~iridescent gold, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, rhinestones, glitter, silk flowers, Core-dinations card stock, and machine stitching


15 comments:

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love your item of the altered notebook. Any thing goes at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! Your details on here are amazing, your sewing, ribbon. dew drops. Thank you Michelle for being on the design team!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your take on the sketch for this weeks challenge is just outstanding! I especially like your embossing of the papers with the basket weave. The color combinations is also very eye catching! Lovely!

martha velasco prieto. said...

its a beautiful notebook,love the flower and the ribbon!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful journal Michelle!!! Love your sewing,flowers, ribbon, dewdrops, colors and details!

Carolyn said...

Your creations are always so beautiful, Michelle!! This one is no exception. Every tiny detail is just perfect!!

Carolyn, MMDT member
http://creativecardcorner.blogspot.com/

True :) said...

What a pretty journal Michelle! I think you and Denise have inspired me to try my hand at it too! :)

Sue McMahon said...

It's so awesome that you used the sketch on soemthing other than a card! I LOVE this journal! Great job!

Sue
http://mcmahonfive.blogspot.com/
MMDT Member

Mary said...

Michelle,
This is just beautiful. Love it.

My Paper Adventures said...

LOVE your altered journal!! The colors are beautifully combined as well as your embellishments!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

WOW! Michelle, Like all the angles you photographed this one to show all the dimension! SO glad to inspire you, as YOU inspire me TOO!
... Glad you and your "art" are in my life to brighten my day!

Sonya said...

Seems like a few MMDT members had journals on their mind! You have done a fabulous job with yours . . . so soft and pretty, perfect for a young girl to write all of her wishes & dreams in! I LOVE it! Great take on this weeks sketch :)

Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
http://thepinkpaperpenguin.blogspot.com
Designer for Midnight Madness

Shawne said...

Beautiful layering, sewing and texture and as always your colors are so inspiring and great together!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your journal is such an eye catcher!! Beautiful detail work and nice thinking out of the box on the challenge!!

Linda Coughlin said...

Wow, lovely journal, Michelle. It looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Nice to see you branching out and trying something new!

Abby said...

Hi Michellle, awesome job on the journal! You should consider posting a tutorial on how to make one.