Do You Have Petal Power?

Hello everyone, I guess your asking yourself what is petal power?  Guess what I was wondering the same thing.  I thought it was a cute title so I decided to go with it.  LOL, LOL!!!

No for real, petal power is when a flowers petal stand out from the rest of the flower.  What do you think?

Well my notebook today, has petal power.  The petals are so vibrant and rich, I just love it.

Papertrey Ink’s  Make It Monday #167 Challenge is DIY Notebooks!  Yes, notebooks.  So cute and irrepressible.  I couldn’t wait to participate.

Take a look at my Mini Notebook with tear out pages:

Mini Notebook

Mini Notebook side

This mini notebook was so easy to make, I just love it.

Here’s how:

1.  I cut all of my card stock and back chip board to 2-3/4 by 4-1/4.

2. I stamped “read this” sentiment from PTI’s Clip Tips on all of my colored card stock inside my notebook.

3. I stamped my flowers, butterflies and hello sentiment on my front cover.

4. I attached a piece of pattern paper to the top of the cover and to the back of the book with glue.  The pattern paper will hold all of my pages together.

5. I added double-side adhesive to the middle of the pattern paper.

6. I made sure all of the pages of my books were attached to the adhesive.

7. Then I used my hand to crease the front and back of the book.  All of the inside pages should be adhered to the double-sided tape.

WALA, your book is made and ready to use! The double-sided tape allows you to tear the pages out of the book and put it back.

Isn’t that amazing!

Supplies used:

Bazzill Basics 180-piece "Olivia Premium Cardstock KitLife is Beautiful Stamp SetOopsie Daisy Stamp SetClip Tips Stamp SetBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsOnyx VersafinePure Poppy InkSummer SunriseWet PaintStudio Calico Papper Pad Snippets 6x6

Please let me know what you think of my Mini Notebook!

~Kymona

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Watercolor Splats

Did I tell you that I’m soooo excited about Water-coloring!!!  Well, just in case you missed it, I’m soooo excited about Water-coloring!!!!!

My water-coloring class starts next week and I can’t wait.  So in the meantime, I’m practicing using my watercolors.  I’m also waiting from my order to come in with some different types of watercolors for this class.  What class you ask, its my Online Card Class called Watercolor for card makers.  I want to learn everything there is to know about how to use water-coloring on my cards.  I also want my 7-year-old daughter to learn all about water-coloring as well. She’s taking the class with me, lol.

Today’s card is for Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #161: Watercolor Splats challenge.  What a great way to practice water-coloring!!! I Love It.

So, watercolor splats are a fun twist that lets you use droplets of water to do all of the work for you.  I used Papertrey dye ink’s to pull of this effect.  My order of ink’s came in today which was perfect for this card.  The colors are amazing and they do dry fast.

Take a look:

You are My...Watercolor Splats

To create these watercolor splats, I used my sponge daubers to apply the ink to my paper.  I love the textured look the sponge daubers created on my paper.

After applying each color of ink, I used my Artist’s Loft #4 paint brush soaked with water and touched my paper with the tip of the brush.  I didn’t press hard at all.

Once the water landed on the paper, the ink started to move all by itself.  To create bigger circles, I just added more water to the center of the circle.  It was fun to watch.

I can’t wait for my 8 year daughter to create her card with these splats.  She is going to be amazed.  I’ll post her card when she is done.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtiePTI Summer Sunrise InkPTI Berry Sorbet InkPTI Tropical Teal Sponage DaubersPTI Phrase Play #1 DiePTI Phrase Play #1 Mini Stamp SetWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperStamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Please leave a comment below, letting me know what you think!!  I would love to hear from you.

-Kymona