Tuesday, October 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Altered Legal Pad



Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 9 Altered Legal Pad Oct 25
Pam
Patty
Carol
Dawn M



Welcome to our "Altered Legal Pad" hop for Day 9. I purchased my book out of the dollar bins at Michael's. I spray painted the cover with white and then distress edged with tea dye distressin in. My image is from Mark's Finest Papers called Christmas in the Country. I did this church in brown shadings and made the windows look like stained glass. The following tools were used to create this project:

Spellbinders- Nestabilities Large Oval and Scalloped Oval. Snowflake 2.
Cuttlebug - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart - Holly punch around the page, Branch Punch
Rhinestones, Glitter, Snow Writer, and Stickles

Be sure to check back the rest of the week as we still have more great projects.

16 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the MS leaf punch around the focal image, makes me feel like I've trudged through the woods to find this lovely church and the holly around the edges is great. Another wonderful project :)

Valchen said...

What a wonderful pad - I like the image very much and the designer papers you used!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous carol.

greetings karin

Chrissy said...

This is so beautiful Carol...look at all those punched leaves, they look so Christmasy and so pretty. Love the snowflakes and gorgeous image.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--I knew that your altered legal pad would blow everyone away but--WOW!!!!!! This is incredible. The church is colored perfectly! And I love all the MS ferns around the bottom of the oval! This is really beautiful! One of your best works yet! TFS

Winnie and Patty said...

PS--I hope you're feeling better!!!!! I'll try to call you later in the week.
Patty

Lois said...

Drop dead gorgeous!

Pam said...

Now this is a wow. Your coloring detail on the church is absolutely beautiful....all your embellies, wow and this is just plain fabulous.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous journal for the holidays!! I love your beautifully adorned church, Carol! Such amazing work!

Kym Weber said...

OMG! This is absolutely amazing! Just stunning! Gorgeous image and beautiful embellishments! Fabulous idea!

Designing with Debbie said...

Carol as always what a beautiful creation. I love how you colored the church. Stunning work.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is beautifully embellished!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!!! This is absolutely Gorgeous! Sooo much detail!!!

Benzi said...

Beautiful! Love the color you painted the church and your stained glass is awesome.

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving all the dimension on this one....fab holiday pad

Colleen Dietrich said...

That was smart to spray the book with white paint first. I'd still be trying to figure out a way to cover the front with paper, but the spiral bound thing would be getting in my way!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, wintry scene.