But basically it’s “One part planner plus one part art journal and one part weekly challenge”. Take a diary and add journal pages or make your planner from scratch. Every week there’s a challenge, for example this week is, April 26, 2014 - Week 18 Challenge - Add an inspiring quote to guide your week. I saw this project on Facebook or Darcy mentioned it, can’t remember! Anyway we, and many other people, are doing it, and it’s not too late to start. I used a Moleskine Large 2014 Planner.
In preparation for this long weekend. I gessoed the covers taking care to mask the elastic and covering the pages with silicon paper to keep them clean.
|Covers gessoed ready to start decorating|
|1½ inch strips of cardstock, folded in half = ¾inch high tab|
I trimmed the ends using my my Tab punch from Stampin Up (I managed to get this fab punch on ebay in the states before it got a ridiculous price). The other punch that is good for this is the McGill punch but it too is no longer available. You could use the envelope board punch but you’d have to do arithmetic to position the curve!!
|The Stampin up Tab punch|
|trimming the ends to make the tab curves|
The final tabs are approx. 2inches long.
|Set with dates, months and some holidays|
|the magnetic stamp handle|
|a couple of alphabets|
|testing on plain paper, I finally chose the bottom one|
All the tabs were distressed with Frayed Burlap using a dauber.
|stamped and distressed|
|love the fact that they're not perfectly aligned!|
I haven’t decided if I’m going to use clear sticky vinyl or gell medium to stiffen them and make them resistant.
|a Seawhite notebook cut to size for the pages|
Hopefully this weekend I'll get time and peace to get the covers finished so I can then get the pages started. Here is a glimpse of colours and ideas going around in my head. I really like the Journal page Darcy did for PaperArtsy using the Ellen Vargo Stamps
|Think I'm going to base the design on what Darcy did with the Ellen Vargo Stamps|
|Stamping on book pages and using Promarkers|