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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Smash* Cover complete!

Well you can't fail to notice that I've been bitten by the Smash* journal bug, I'm so addicted already, anyway as you know I've been doing up the pages in my Blue Retro book but I'd not really finished the cover as I wanted. To be honest I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but then I was colouring away the other day (see my last post!) and thought ' Why not put a favourite character on the front, coloured to suit the colour of the book so that's what I did, I finished it off last night when I added the ric-rac ribbon, put my character on and added some stickers of words that relate to my journal to go with the stamped sentiments.

As you can see I'd already put my name in chipboard silver letters and had stuck the buttons on. 

I coloured 'Boobie' (I love colouring her in) who is one of Krista's amazing characters from Saturated Canary and then I added the gorgeous blue Prima rose, she already had a rose in her hair so I thought it worked a treat! Who knows I may highlight some of the embossing but right now I'm happy as it is.

Anyway I'm going to enter this into the 'Anything Goes' challenge 19 over at Saturated Canary Challenge blog - it just shows how versatile these images are, as they lend themselves to so many uses.  Different characters are already popping up on the pages of my book.

Thanks for looking, take care Zo xx


sandee said...

Excellent cover! You do such a fantastic job with your coloring, I'm always impressed when I see how light and delicate the blending is! Glad to hear you got my ATC :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow your book looks amazing , you've done a brilliant job. Love this image and love your colouring
Hugs Emma xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this looks fabulous hun, I've not seen these books before and lovin the SC image too :)

Cottage Remnant said...

Great Job on the soft look.


sue - aka bearhouse said...

I love how you have decorated your cover. the image is gorgeous and I love the colours you have used


June Nelson said...

Brilliant cover Zoe and your colouring is gorgeous darlin huggies June xx

May said...

Zoe, this is fabulous love this cover.. the colours & design! the image is coloured just perfect.. Simply Brillant.. Hugs May x x

Loopylou. said...

ooooh Zo!!!
a smash and a SC image are just such a perfect match hun and this is just superb, I love the way you have decorated your book with her, it makes it your own.
thank you so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Neesie said...

Zo the journal looks fantastic....she is so cute.
I love the colours and you've coloured her brilliantly.
Have a great weekend ;D

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply stunning sweetie hugs Pops x x x

Dannii said...

This is brilliant! love the flower you have added, superb colouring in. Overall fabulous. x

toni said...

Hi Zoe hope you've had a good jubilee week. I've not done much crafting this week,apart from the 'feathers' session. Your smash book looks fabulous! You're filling it up with lots of lovely stuff and your colouring skills are amazing. Thankyou for the very kind comments you regularly leave on my blog. They are very much apreciated! Have a happy week toni xxx

Emma said...

I think you've made a fabulous job on this and you should be very proud...GORGEOUS!!
Love Emma xxx

Ravenous Rae said...

Your Smash cover is great!! You did an awesome job - I love the girl and the buttons on the side!

Wendy Fraser said...

Looks brilliant, love the flower in her hair xx

kyla said...

Fabulous colouring technique, love her hair and jeans.