Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Friday Giveaway Winner!

YAY! It's Friday!

Today is the day I announce the winner of my giveaway so it's a Happy Friday!!

There was a short list of folks who joined in (and Jan you are one - I did say the winner could be near or FAR!) so I made a list and cut each name into a slip of paper...

...folded each one and put them into a pretty bowl...

...then swirled them around and around before I picked a slip...with my camera in one hand all the while:

And who is the winner??

I think she will like the way I collaged the cover of the notebook; I did the collage this morning before I went about picking a giveaway winner:

I added a little scrap to the back and the label was made using a great stamp owned by my friend Diana -  I made quite a few stampings and couldn't wait to use them on a book I've created or altered so this is the first labeled book. Thanks to Diana for the loan of her stamp!

The stamp actually reads "Hand Crafted Book Limited Edition (black space) of (blank space) so you can write in the number of books in a series you are creating

Diana was also kind enough to loan me a few of her beautiful tree and leaf stamps which I was also playing with this morning as I began to make some additions/alterations to my TREES journal, until I realized that I had not taken photos of the journal as it currently looks! I will share some pages over the weekend and I'll be sure to NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE to my journal until you have seen what it looks like now. Here is the very first page/exercise that was created:

vintage paper ephemera, molding paste and spray inks - many thanks to my dear boyfriend for buying my own set of spray inks!

Here's a detail shot:

I'll share more pages in the days to come so be sure to stay tuned...

Congratulations to the giveaway winner, Tinniegirl! I'll check to see if I have your current address and your goodies will go out next week =-)

What have you created today? What will you create tomorrow? I'd love to hear about it!


Kathryn Hansen said...

wow...your journal looks so cool now!! love that texture!!

The Creative Beast said...

Thanks Kat! I'm really loving the effects of using molding paste and will be playing with that more in the future =-)

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Oooh, how exciting. I haven't won a giveaway in ages. How lucky am I? Thanks Monica.