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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cowgirl Journal

There are so many linky parties and challenges this week so I'm trying to keep up. :) I'm going to share another repurposed project with you. I bought a couple of canvas covered books for $2.00 each and dug into my stash again. The book had holes already drilled with ribbon running through it so that was a bonus when I started putting everything together.

My mother gave me a necklace and earrings that she received as a gift years ago and would NEVER wear. :) Really Mom? Why not?
 My scraps of leather, Helmar 450 Glue, chain from the necklace, Versa color ink , swirly stamp and away I went........
Rubbing the gold across the leather left a pretty sheen that you can't see that well here.
I stamped the swirls randomly. Loving this stamp. I just can't remember who made it!
The chain from the necklace worked perfectly weaving through the holes in the book.
Here you can see where I ran my leather through my Cuttlebug. You must wet you leather really well in order to get the embossing to stay. AND.... it has to be thin, soft leather to fit through. But I love the look of this tooled leather without the work.


Lynn Stevens said...

What an Awesome journal. Great idea running the leather through the cuttlebug!
Hugs Lynn

Lynne Moncrieff said...

One word STUNNING!!!!
These are just too fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great project. It's absolutely gorgeous. Talk about thinking outside the box, you've got it nailed.

Love it!



What a BEAUTIFUL blog you have here! Thank you for joining us for the first "Cowgirl Up!" linky party! We'd love to see you again next Tuesday!