Chill out

There's a very nice challenge at SSS Monday Challenge blog
we called it CHILL OUT so you know, let's chill and join us!

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Chill out... I absolutely love this word.
From the chill out music to a chill out at the beach.
But there is more, I love the chill out while doing something I love:
listen to music, reading, taking a long bath, walking in the forest, 
crafting, dancing, listen to the rain while I fall asleep, etc.
There are a lot of things making me happy and calm and comfortable. 
I chill out when I have time for myself doing whatever I want. 

Today I come up with a recipe notebook cover. What's of chill out here? 
I finally made something for myself to can enjoy time spent on cooking. 
I was planning to do it for a long time now and finally I had a day for myself, with music, candles, wine and the sound of the rain outside. 
Amazing time spent on crafting for myself! 
Let's take a look...

It's a canvas based cover which I trimmed and sewed first.
Then I covered all the surface with gesso (the canvas sheet 
was primed originally but I prefered to give it a thin layer of gesso 
to be sure my paints and sprays work properly). Let it dry. 

I smeared the surface with Distress Paints: Antique Linen, 
Tumbled Glass and Ground Espresso in the end. 
After that I besprinkled it with Ground Espresso Distress Spray.
I stamped the Vintage Vanity stamp with Archival Jet Black.

The Word Play letters (thanks, Sandra!) were covered 
with White Gesso, painted with Carmin Red Ecoline 
and adhered to the canvas with Mod Podge.
(przepisy means recipes in Polish) 

The vintage lady was cut out from Prima Paintables sheet 
and adhered with Mod Podge as well. 

Then I mixed the Transparent Texture Paste with a bit of 
After the dots were dry I painted them with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon 
as well as the siluette of the lady and the shadows of the letters. 
Finally I covered all the surface with Mod Podge to secure the medias. 

Here's the inside close up.
I really love the effect and love my new recipe book cover a lot! 

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13 komentarzy:

  1. Gorgeous book Macarena! I love the whole design of this!! absolutely fabulous!! a perfect place to save your special recipes :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. What a beautiful project to bring lots of good feelings

  3. I'm in love with all the fine texture on your book cover, Macarena! Love the whole design and how you put everything together so perfectly.

    Cathie ♥

  4. This is such a beautifully unique piece! I love how the red is so bold against that luxurious background. It looks vintage and modern at the same time and those polka dots are amazing!

  5. Gorgeous! I love the Vintage images and grungy treatment.

  6. I love this Macarena! It has a wonderful vintage feel and I imagine opening it and finding all of your family recipes that have been handed down! hugs, Maura

  7. Cześć Macarena :-)
    to jest wyjątkowo piękna okładka na przepiśnik! Zdjęcia pokazujące szczegóły pracy po prostu powalają! Wspaniała praca i dziękuję za zdradzenie szczegółów.
    Pozdrawiam z Jastrzębie-Zdroju,

  8. Wow.. the book cover is amazing! Macarena. I love the beautiful colors and great texture. :)

  9. wow your cover is amazing Macaena...love the texture...the beautiful images you used and that red lettering is stunning...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

  10. Amazing project Marzena! Love love love the colors, absolutely stunning! BArbara

  11. This is amazing, Marzena! Love it so much! The red is really popping! Love all the stitching! Gorgeous!! Hugs, Sandra

  12. This is such a beautiful and elegant piece of work, Marzena and I love the colours you've used, they are just stunning! Gorgeous!! <3

  13. Such a beautiful book Marzena! I love the textures you created and the red. The circles are wonderful too.