Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Retro notebook. By Zuzu.


Last week, I was inspired by this months challenge them of "circles", and had a wee go at making some circle tags. They turned out better than I expected and I rather loved them. I even put them on my blog.(here they are in case you missed them)...


Inspired by this retro look, I wanted to make something a bit more permanent or useful that i could keep, (as once I use the tags as gift tags, they are gone,)  so I altered the front of one of the little notebooks.


I used an outdoor sealer over it all so it would stand up to going out and about in my bag, as, with this weather we have been having, nothing stays dry for long.


For the largest circles, I cut out some paper circles and used them as a mask when adding all the layers of stamps, paint and ink, to my notebook. when i was done with the other layers, I painted my large circles with white paint. let it dry then did a little 'over stamping'.
as a finishing touch, I added some "chit chat" stickers.

Supplies used:

Stamps
Large sequin waste HERE
The retro looking border , the splat, the large dots and the grunge circles can all be found HERE


Other supplies

Notebook HERE
paint dabber (snow cap) HERE
Chit Chat stickers HERE

12 comments:

Helen said...

Fabulous, really love this retro look and the colour too.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is just wonderful, you have totally capture the whole Retro vibe, from the colours to your stamping...superb work...Mel :)

Von said...

Love these a lot !

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, Retro is decidedly NOT my style, but I really admire how you have captured it, colours and all and it looks fabulous together with the tags!

Trish Latimer said...

Fab colours Z, love all the messy painty-ness too! T xxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

thank you :)

Z x

Artyjen said...

They are so retro....a great look and thanks for sharing ;)
xoxo Sioux

Brenna said...

totally dig those cool cat tags Z. and the notebook. (want it or one like it so get ready for the text lol)

craftytrog said...

Fabulous artwork Zuzu, a great arty retro look! xox

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous love the design and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very nice retro look.

Greetings Janny

Marjie Kemper said...

Really love all your over-stamping and layering. The black on that splat and circle/border stamp is fantastic against your other colors!