Friday, May 17, 2019

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #114

Happy Friday! :o)

Today is my fourth guest spot on the Your Next Stamp Blog and it's time for a new Fun Friday Challenge!! :o)

The challenge theme for this fortnight is #114 - School's Out for Summer (anything School or Summer related).

Challenge prize for one random winner is a Your Next Stamp gift certificate to the store. Challenge ends on May 30th, 2019, 12 AM (midnight), EST.

Also, if you leave a comment on the Your Next Stamp Blog, Instagram and Facebook, you could win a Your Next Stamp stamp set of your choice.

Check the Your Next Stamp Challenge #114 blog post for all the details about the challenge and giveaways. :o)

And here is my take on the challenge: Rainbow Science Notebook. :o)

To make this notebook I used stamps from two Your Next Stamp stamp sets: 'Perfect Chemistry' and 'Periodically Nerdy'. LOVE!!!! :o)

I made this notebook for myself. I went with Physics theme, same as did on a card that I made last year (here). :o)

I used a super funny professor, who likes just like famous Physicist Albert Einstein, and went with Physic's theme: White Light Refraction.

Image source: 
© Encyclopedia Britannica 

Going through glass prism, white light refracts. A beam of white light splits into its component wavelengths, those that form the rainbow

If you want to find a bit more about refraction and rainbow, just follow these links:

How I made this notebook...

bound a notebook, using white printing paper, white cardstock covers, rainbow selection of patterned papers, embroidery thread and needle. I used Coptic Stitch for binding. I learned the particular stitch from a great YouTube tutorial by Sea LemonHow to Make a Sketchbook/DIY Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial. Check out her channel, she has awesome bookbinding tutorials. :o)

I selected letters from Periodic Table of Elements which form word 'Notebook', stamped them on various patterned papers, fussy cut letters, traced edges with a black marker and glued them directly on the notebook front cover. I also used element 'Mg' which stands for my initials. :o)

I stamped the professor on a watercolor paper and colored him in a watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut him, traced edges with black marker and softened him with a stylus ball on a soft working mat.

Then I stamped the professor on a white cardstock paper, fussy cut him, colored with a grey marker, traced edges with the black marker and glued watercolored professor over him. I did this to make the image thicker, to pop out on the cover. I wanted to use 3-D foam for the professor, so I stamped him once again directly on the cover and colored him with the black marker. I did this to create extra shade under the image. But I didn't like it, so I glued watercolored professor over him and my notebook was finished. :o)

I love how my notebook turned out!!! :o)

Measurements (covers): 146 mm x 89 mm(5 3/4" x 3 1/2")

List of supplies:
  • Your Next Stamp 'Perfect Chemistry' stamp set
  • Your Next Stamp 'Periodically Nerdy' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • white printing paper A4
  • various patterned papers
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Spun Sugar
    • Festive Berries
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Salty Ocean
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
    • Tea Dye
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Light Grey 68/94
  • 100% cotton crochet embroidery thread (TULIPAN no. 15, white)
  • UHU liquid glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • water
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • crafting needle (for piercing holes)
  • needle (for sewing)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • eraser

I hope you'll like my take on the challenge and get inspired. To see other DT members' and GDT creations and for your chance to win the challenge prize, stop by Your Next Stamp blog. :o)

I'm linking my notebook to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #341 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: May Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 20 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.
    4) Uniko, Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



    1. This copic stitched
      book is so cute! Great
      Carla from Utah

    2. Oh my!!!! Mika, this is WONDERFUL!!! Such clever idea and so well realized with all these colours and the periodic table letters! Stunninmg!! Amazing binding too!!! Your notebook is just delightful and so fun! Love, love, LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

    3. Fabulous, thanks for sharing with us at DIGI CHOOSDAY this week.
      Julie DT x

    4. What a clever project! I love the use of the periodic table to resemble Scrabble letters. The use of patterned papers for the periodic table is perfect - beautiful colors and a bit of texture from the patterns. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

      sue n.

    5. Oh this is amazing, love it! Thanks so much for playing at Uniko, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

    6. Oh WOW! Ths is amazing .... I love it. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

    7. What a fab idea, love periodic table lettering too.
      Thanks for sharing with us at Uniko. :)

    8. Wowee! Aren't you clever with the notebook. It's fabulous. Real fun stamp set too. Thanks for joining the Uniko challenge x

    9. I do love this little notebook. Thank you for joining in with the Uniko challenge xx



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