Friday, June 6, 2014

Challenge - Popsicle Journal and pen

Hello everyone and Happy Friday-

Today, I am here to show you my take on the Design Team challenge. Here is the challenge:  Show us how to use LB Stencils/Masks and Canvas to portray what kind of outdoor fun you will have this month.  When, I had to boys so we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. One of our favorite things to do is hike and sketch.  So much of my inspiration comes from nature. So the butterfly stencil/mask and butterfly (flutter)  canvas pieces were a natural choice.My first project is a journal to take along hiking.  I keep in the theme of outdoor fun and make a popsicle journal. I did laminate the covers to make it a little more sturdy. 

Then, I thought it would be fun to make a pencil that matched PLUS I still needed to use the canvas piece. I gessoed the canvas butterfly twice. I wanted it nice and hard. Next, I colored the butterfly up all pretty. Then, I used a scrabble tile (that I collaged on)  in the middle of the butterfly then used E6000 to attach it to the butterfly. I hand sewed a circle of elastic and used E6000 again to attach the butterfly to the elastic. I did this so that I could easily move the butterfly from pencil to pen. 

So, there you have it my take on the Design team challenge for the month of June! Hope you enjoyed it :)

Kim H


  1. Wow, you did a ton of work on this. How beautiful.

  2. super cute hiking journal book.. love the use of butterfly images..