Hello my dears! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and as you may or may not know, it is absolutely my favorite holiday-that's-not-really-a-holiday.
I just love love and I don't care who knows.
I decided to use that as the theme for my first gift in the 2013 Pay it Forward Creative Challenge.
At the top of my list of things I love is, of course, writing. I am partial to Moleskine for jotting down notes, so I picked up a package of plain softbound journals and decided to decorate them in a Valentine-y fashion.
Here is the result:
Ha! Just kidding. As usual, I got busy with a paint brush before figuring out what I was going to do and things got weird from there. Obviously I thought glitter would make it better. It did not.
After reevaluating my skills, I decided the simpler, the better. With a thin coat of glue, I made a little glitter heart on the second notebook (as pictured at the top of the post).
The third notebook, inspired by Cupid's arrows (so cheesy!) I painted on a big red chevron, using a bit of washi tape as guidelines. Don't scold me for wasting pretty washi tape, it was the perfect width for my needs.
Et voila! Two simple but pretty notebooks.
(As for the first attempt, I am keeping it on top of my desk, as a glittery reminder that less is always more. )
Now get out of here and go write someone (or something) a love note.
Dear Gruyère Cheese,
You complete me.
All my love,
-Moleskine Cahier Pocket Ruled Notebook (Set of 3) in Kraft Brown
-Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Tartan Red and Wedding Cake
-Martha Stewart Fine Glitter in Smoky Quartz