Paper Crafting

Altered Moleskins front, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

I love to keep a little notebook in my bag to jot down ideas, do quick sketches in and simply to keep track of all the little bits of information that comes my way. The small Moleskine cahiers are perfect for this purpose, not too big and lightweight. However, I'm not fond of the plain black or craft paper covers, so yesterday I spent some delightful time, cutting and pasting and altering two of them.
Altered Moleskins back
For both of them, I used old wallpaper scraps from Karla Nathan and my favorite scrapping paper with a lovely almost irridescent sheen and a leathery texture. For the one on the left, I backed some paper lace from One Hundred Wishes with bits of torn mulberry paper in shades of rose and green to give it interest. For the one on the right, I used some lovely chiyogami paper and a sweet bunny sticker from From Japan with Love. The little bunny cutouts are from a QuicKutz template.
Altered Moleskins inside
For the inside, I used pink origami paper and a different chiyogami paper. Now there are two more lovely little books to use that fit my personality and tastes much better than plain ol' black!


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