Saturday 14 February 2015

Handmade Midori/Fauxdori notebook.

Ho everyone! I hope you all have a nice Valentine day spend with OH or friend or family! Just wanted to share with you my recent love for notebook making. I am obsessed! As it goes there is also a new challenge on Facebook group for all the Oddballers and a little birdie told me there will be a new DT call coming soon so stay tuned!

Here are some photos of my recent project for Anything goes challenge, click here to enter the group!

I used this amazing digi stamp from Lizzy Love's Etsy store, you can find it here .  I printed her out on a heavy cardstock ensuring she was positioned in the right corner. Afterwards I scored the lines for the Midori size notebook.  I painted the image with my promarkers and sharpies and added highlights with white posca pen. 

Next step was to colour the background and I used my watercolours to do so. Before they dried out I used a baby wipe to bled the colours together and allowed to dry. Mixed black with some white and added some darker shading so the images could stand out a little.  Using colourful pens did some writing in the background and a uneven border. Do not like using a ruler to do this as I love this messy uneven look.

Used similar method for the back and the flap. Then I adhered 2 small magnets to close the notebook together and attached the bakers twine pom pom for the page marker before glueing scrapbook paper to the back . Added the lines to the background of the paper and cut the heavy cardstock pages to the back. Used a heavy duty stapler to bind it all together. At the end added red and black washi tape on the layer of double sided tape to keep the washi together and cover the staples.

I would like to enter the project to the following challenges:

TCP Tuesday: The cats pajamas - Anything goes.
Simon Says Stamp - Red + Pink
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - How I love thee
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Use a stamp or digi for February
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentines

Thanks for watching !


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Such a fabulous project! So artistic and creative! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. This is way cool! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. This is utterly gorgeous! Love it! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, "Use a Digi Stamp or image" and for applying to be on our DT. We will be in touch! Denyse

  5. Very creative - love the colors especially. Thanks for submitting to The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

  6. Nice image and coloring. Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  7. What a fun, cute Valentines notebook! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  8. I love how you used mixed media along with coloring an image. Very creative. What a sweet notebook! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!