Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pink Diary


After seeing the sketch book cover from Elaine Wainwright on the PA blog,view here I decided to cover my A5 diary I received at Christmas and didn't really like. This was another first for me and wasn't too sure where to start.

It was a shinny cover so decided to use copy paper and a mix of red & pink Fresco's to make a paper base large enough.

I then took a deep breath and a lot of glue to cover the book using both sheets.

I then started building all my layers with spray paint, stencils and stamps. (forgot to take a photo of this stage). I wanted the main image to stand out so I made a rough square using Nougat and stamped the image over the top.

 I needed to blend some of the nougat paint back into the design, some went over with more pink and stamps. Finished by adding colour to the main image and some embellishments,  Kinda wish I had used less black ink but happy with the results.

To protect the edges one the spine of the book I threaded ribbon down and tied in a bow

Thanking for looking and please leave a nice comments.



  1. wow this is great, what a fabulous way to transform the book cover.

  2. Think that you did a good job Jules and mission accomplished with a practical piece of work. Lovely.

  3. Ooh, fab altered book cover - beautiful layers of colour and stamping, and I love the tinted image on the central paler panel.
    Alison x

  4. This is really pretty. I love that Lynne Perrella stamp and you have coloured it beautifully. This will be such an inspiring sketch book to have. I love it. Julie Ann xx

  5. what a great idea - looks fantastic x

  6. This is gorgeous, and I like the black ink, it looks great with the pink xx

  7. That is gorgeous, love the combination of black & pink.

  8. You will like your diary much more with this cover. Beautiful work!