Over at Paper Artsy Jo Myhill has been creating some stunning projects using the most exciting techniques. Please click HERE and be prepared to have your socks knocked off by the vivid use of colour and the wonderful textures of her creations. I really wanted to join in the fun, but - once again - I had a busy week with my daughter's twentieth birthday and lots to sort out and arrange with my mum's house sale. Now that the Autumn Term is well and truly under way I'm busy tutoring too! However, I recently learned how to make little notebooks using canvas boards and Coptic stitching. I have already created one for my daughter and one for myself so I decided to use something I'd learned from Jo to decorate one for my collection of possible Christmas gifts and I would like to enter this for Jo's Paper Artsy Challenge.
I started with the image transfer. I used a vintage photo of two gypsy girls that I had downloaded. I used Satin Glaze to transfer this onto yellow cotton. I then die-cut it into an oval and mounted it onto a slightly larger oval painted with Fresco Butternut, Smoked Paprika and Blood Orange and edged with Wendy Vecchi's Archival ink in Potting Shed.
The back of my notebook was painted in the same colour scheme and decorated with tissue napkin images and script from a Paper Artsy Mini.