Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone! 
Barb Best here - today I decided to do something a little different.
 As I was digging through  my 'stash' I found this chipboard book.
 I love to alter things so I grabbed some of my double sided Graphic 45 paper 
and went to work. 
I covered each page with paper, then I cut around the edges and sanded 
with some sandpaper to distress it a little.
 For the cover I cut a square of red paper and stamped my favorite stamp
 'Sad Puppy' in black ink on the red paper. 
I colored him with my Prismascolor colored pencils.
 I just love how the dark colors make the other colors just pop! 

After I got done coloring and adding accents with a black glaze pen, I layered onto two different papers. I then adhered it to the front of the card. 
Then I took the stamp 'It's a dogs life' and masked the image. 
I stamped the first two words above the puppy.
 I then masked again and stamped the last two words under the puppy. 

I then enhanced the words with a glaze pen.
 I took a chipboard tag and colored it with Distress Ink. 
I wrote Harley's name with a Signo pen.
 I then added a layer of Glossy Accents to the tag. 
I added ribbons to the ring. 

This makes a cute little book to spotlight a cherished pet or 
what ever you choose to do with it!
 I will use this book to put photos of my dog Harley,
 who passed away last summer.
 A nice way to remember a special dog. 
Thanks for looking! 


  1. absolutely adorable.

    i went to school with a barbara best way back when. are you from or in NY???

  2. Barb, this if fantastic!!! And what a great way to remember your pet!