Wow, the snow has been crazy here on Long Island and now that it's starting to melt it's all a huge mess! I am so ready for the spring-which is was inspired this set that I created for this weeks Limelight design.
I started by altering a plain lined notebook with a piece of paper from Imaginisce. I used some luscious purple silk ribbon which matched wonderfully with the purple Prism cardstock I used to mat all of my images. The images are all from the set Sweet Violets. I used the larger image for both the center of the journal and the bookmark and the smaller image for the plant marker. All are stamped on Flourishes white card stock and colored with Copic markers. On both larger images I used a touch of purple and green Stickels for a tiny bit of sparkle and depth and shaded around the images with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. They were all cut out using Nestabilities dies and inked around the edges with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.
Here is a close up of the front cover. The dp has a faded script design running across it giving it an aged feel. I stamped and cutout an additional leaf and used it and buttons to adorn a computer generate label I made for the journal. You can also see some of the sparkle at this angle.
This is the plant marker I created. I used a craft stick that I stamped violets onto. I knew that bag of craft sticks would come in handy some day! I'd better start making more markers...
And finally I created a bookmark to keep my place in my journal just in case my dirty fingerprints don't show me the way ;) Again I used that luxurious silk ribbon! Ooh, I love this stuff! It makes the most stunning bows too!
Grouped together this makes a wonderful gift set...and I have a wonderful neighbor this would be perfect for, unless of course I keep it for myself, lol! Have a great weekend!