High Class

Notebooks are one of my favourite gifts to send and receive, whether mini sized for handbags or larger sketchbook size. I like that something practical can be tailor-made to suit the person you are making the gift for and after all, everyone uses notebooks.
The stamp used is Crafty Individuals CI-285, a beautiful, generous sized stamp.
This stamped so beautifully onto stained fabric, a defined image which is not always the result when stamping directly onto fabric. As this is quite a large stamp I decided to keep embellishments to a minimum adding some dyed lace, measuring tape tied into a bow and a MOP button. To form the notebook I covered recycled greyboard with canvas which I painted with emulsion paint in my absolute favourite colour, Camisole Pink.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beverly G
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:31:44

    Very stylish, very subtle, wonderful.


  2. Evelyn in Oregon
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:36:14

    Oh this is beautiful! (I bought a BIA two or three years ago and have never tried it!) The fabric images are so soft.


  3. Annette G
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:41:29

    Beautiful notebook, love the lushness of it. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x


  4. Jingle
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:46:23

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!


  5. Karen McAlpine
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:52:34

    Lovely! Did you make the note book with a Zutter? Or is it a purchased one. I am inspired to make some of these. Thanks so much for another great idea!


  6. craftytrog
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 21:01:44

    Beautiful! I love the tape measure bow Lynne! xx


  7. JeanFB
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 21:12:15

    Beautiful – love the stamping on the softly colored canvas!


  8. Lucy Edmondson
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 21:47:25

    This is gorgeous! I am never far from my notebook,

    Lucy x


  9. Shelly Schmidt
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 23:09:50

    Love the images and the measuring tape ribbon.


  10. Marie
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 05:57:50

    Lovely notebook,Lynne! The tape measure is such a nice touch.
    Have a great weekend.


  11. Julie Forest
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 06:47:30

    Hi, Lynne! What a beautiful notebook! Love the measuring tape bow!! 🙂


  12. Ira
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 09:01:44

    Very pretty notebook Lynne, love that measuring tape!


  13. Sharon
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 09:38:33

    This is a great decorated notebook – I love to decorate notebooks too – much better than a plain boring covered book isn’t it!!


  14. Dot Arnott
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 10:49:23

    You are so right Lynne, everybody needs a notebook. I got a nice one from my son for my birthday, too big for a handbag though, and definitely not as feminine. Great job.



  15. 2amscrapper
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 15:16:42

    that is a great paint color. the image stamped beautifully onto fabric, the fabric making this notebook so sophisticated!


  16. Chris
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 16:17:09

    Beautiful book, Lynne. So soft and feminine. Fab tape measure bow. 🙂

    Chris x


  17. trisha too
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 18:27:42

    So pretty–you’re right, that stamp doesn’t need a bunch of extras. It’s one that can definitely stand pretty much on its own, and you showed that perfectly!


  18. Susan Allan
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 20:59:33

    Love the subtle way you have coloured the fabric. It is a beautiful front to any notebook. I don’t think you can have too many books to write or draw in!

    Have a lovely evening
    Sue xx


  19. Martina
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 07:48:50

    What a lovely notebook, Lynne! Fantastic piece of art!


  20. Jack
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 09:53:37

    Love your notebook, so much more elegant that the one I made myself recently (torn scraps of paper held together with a bulldog clip, lol). xx


  21. michele
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 05:40:33

    i love this, it is perfect. thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog. you are one of my inspirations so it means a lot! xo


  22. Hazel
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 08:26:59

    Gorgeous notebook, I love the image.
    xxx Hazel.


  23. Penny
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 22:34:33

    The stamp looks wonderful stamped onto fabric – great effect for your cover!


  24. AJ
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 11:21:16

    Love your creation… great idea, cool look from the measuring tape.


  25. gio
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 14:46:20

    Love this cover, it’s so stylish!


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