Thursday, July 31, 2014

Altered Composition Notebook

Typography Notebook


I'm back with an entry for the the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge which is hosted by Linda Ledbetter. This is the 7th challenge and it follows the techniques taught by Tim Holtz in his latest Compendium of Curiosities III book. You can visit Tim's blog here and get your own autographed copy if you'd like to join in. It's never too late!

This technique-Painted Industrial-can be found on pg. 46 and it's fabulous for creating a metal look on your projects. The bonus is that it's effortless to do and can be used in so many ways. 

Here are a few close ups.

I used mine as a bookplate of sorts. The ephemera is from G45's Typography collection and Studio g alphas were used to spell out my name.

Love how it looks like real metal. :)

Inside front cover with pocket.

More ephemera from G45 on my first page. 

Back cover

Inside back cover with pocket.


I'll use this notebook for creative writing, typography and practicing new fonts for journaling. I used papers from Jenni Bowlin's Red and Black collection to cover, ephemera from G45's Typography collection and washi tape by Tim Holtz and Prima. 



This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.
Inspiration Emporium $50 Gift Certificate
Wow, what a fabulous prize!

They are also offering participants an online discount and you'll find the code on Linda's blog.


Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic day, wherever you are!!

Lisa xx


11 comments:

Regina Easter said...

oooooooo aweeeeeeee i love this

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you altered the composition book and the inside as well! FAB use of metal, Lisa!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fab project Lisa! Your project is fantastic! Love all the texture! You really rocked the industrial look!

Pia S said...

A nice treat for yourself! The metallic look is fantastic, and I like how you teamed it up with that retro image.

Marjie Kemper said...

I love altered comp books! Yours is terrific... such wonderful texture and I love the custom name plate. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Lisa!

Candy C said...

Lisa...this is such a great notebook! Love your design. You did a nice job with your painted industrial panel that you've added to the center of your cover. Thanks for sharing this lovely notebook with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Julia Aston said...

This is wonderful Lisa! love the embossing folder you used framing the vintage little reader on the front - what a lovely place to keep your notes!

Anita Houston said...

What a great transformation on this notebook! Great technique too! Glad you played along!

Asha said...

What an amazing makeover! You have such an eye for vintage, Lisa. Your project look so natural, never forced. Every detail, every bit of distressing is just perfect! A beautiful gift for yourself... a well earned one too!
hugs, Asha

Shirley said...

How creative and what an inspiration! You will love using this journal! I really like the DPs you used, the book label, and the embossed background too!

Shirley said...

Oh my, the tag is lovely~!~! Great BG wit the swirls, the fussy cut leaves, seahorse, sand dollar, starfish, and that sand technique is awesome. Had to see how you and Tim did it too!

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