Smart Samantha Altered Notebook ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.
Our "Theme" this month is Back-to-School.

When I saw the NEW Smart Samantha I knew she would be perfect for a Back-to-School project. I wasn't sure what I would use her for, so I just got my Copic Markers out and colored her.

I always make something school-related for my nieces birthday. So this year I decided to alter a 5" x 7" Notebook, and turned it into a Home-Work Notebook.

Once I decided on my project, I fussy cut Smart Samantha and put her on the side. I found an awesome sketch over at Moving Along with The Times Challenge Blog, and then proceeded to pull all of my material out.

(1) 5" x 7" Office Max Notebook
AMS School Lined & Navy Petite Polka Dot cardstock
My New Favorite Things Die's
A good old fashioned hole punch.
SRM Express Yourself #42025 High School Stickers
SRM We've Got Your Border #57004 Thank You Stickers

To get the School Lined cardstock to go thru the edge of the Spiral, I lined up the paper and added some pencil marks, used a ruler to get the depth, and then proceeded to use a hole punch on the marks. Score-Tape was used to apply the School Lined cardstock with Tombow Multi-Liquid Clear Glue on the spiraled edge.
To create the walkway I used a MFT Retro Squares Die as a my template, applied Distress Ink with a dauber, and then used more Distress Ink to create the sky background.

 The 4 stickers going down the right side from the SRM H.S. set are perfect to provide encouragement for a young lady. After layering all the pieces together I added the SRM Border Sticker along the top and bottom of the Notebook, and then added the Home-Work sticker which was added to some School Lined cardstock and cut down to size.

Here's a closer look at Smart Samantha

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Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Scrap (part of layers)
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink 


Anita said…
I love this. Your coloring is amazing. Hugs.
June Houck said…
Amazing coloring and I love the use of your SRM high school stickers. I am so glad you played along with us at The SRM Challenge :)
Craft buddy said…
Fantastic use of the sketch, that Samantha image is adorable. Great way to get into the back-to-school mindset! xJessie
Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh WOW I love what you have done with the sketch on MAWTT its brilliant, What a great wee notebook, Im sure your niece will love it, Thank you for playing along with my sketch this fortnight on MAWTT, Love Hazel (Didos) xx
Ginger said…
Your coloring is excellent! I love how you decorated the notebook! Great job! I might have to try this myself!
Shelly said…
This is soooo CUTE!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at The SRM Challenge!
Lesley Croghan said…
Wow, Ruza! What a darling notebook you created! I love it!