When I saw the Light & Bright Tuesday Trigger picture on the Moxie Fab blog, I immediately knew I wanted to play along! The colors are so fresh, bold & fun!
Aren't these itty bitty composition books, only 4 1/2" x 3 1/4", cute?? I had so much fun making an altered journal for myself last month, and I thought it would be nice to have a mini version that would be small enough to fit into a purse for those creative random thoughts on the go!
The colors in the inspiration photo are what drew me in, so I reached for them in cardstock, ribbon & paints. The Bermuda Bay cardstock was embossed with one of Tim's fabulous texture fades and then painted over with a yellow pearlescent paint, for the 'Light & Bright' element from the inspiration pic.
I used the same yellow pearlescent paint to put a top coat on the painted yellow 'K' grungeboard (more crafty goodness from uber creator Tim Holtz!), and one more place. I painted yellow pearlescent paint all over the wide pink grosgrain ribbon! I have never tried putting those paints onto ribbon or fabric before, but a whole new shimmery world just opened up and I like it.
I tried my best to capture the fantastic shimmer, shine & sparkle all over this little mini composition book. All the areas that look like a camera's flash is putting a white-light look to it are indeed that shimmer, lit up not by any flash at all, but the sun. (All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.)
It's a simple, sparkly little book that is making me all smile happy right about now. And I wore that smile the whole time I made it because I got a chance to get crafty AND because I had my little Princess sitting across from me with recycled colorful tissue paper, a glue stick in her hand, and many Little Mermaid songs escaping her lips.
What's making you smile today?
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay (retired) - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder: Dot Matrix of the Dot Matrix & Gridlock Set - Alterations by Tim Holtz
Embellishments: 'K' Grungeboard - Tim Holtz; Wide pink grosgrain - Stash