Shabby Day Book

Morning everyone

I hope you are all well.

Not sure what is happening in our garden this morning.  It’s a really mild today.  The birds are singing their little heads off in the olive grove next door.  They think it’s spring.  So I am thinking what a lovely day its going to be.  I walked up the garden to let the chickens out and their was a hawk sitting on the fence just waiting for its prey.  It promptly flew off when I got too close.  I let the hooligans (the chicks) out of the pen and I could hear a fox barking up the mountain.  In the day time!  I have just been sitting outside with a cuppa on guard because I think he is coming closer.  My little safe haven is turning into a predators play ground!

Today I would like to share a little day book I made a while back.

Florence LangleyTree shabby Day Book 012AWMsm

I call them day books but some times they last a day, or a week or even a month.  A bit of a small journal/scrap book.  I got so fed up with writing thoughts and ideas on bits of paper and then loosing them so started making these instead.  Really just something to write in when I have a coffee in the morning.

Florence Langley Shabby Day BookcpSM005AWMxsm

To make the focal piece I dabbed some ink on a Gelli Plate and spritzed it with water and then swished a piece of thick card onto it picking up the diluted ink.
I then stamped the tree using Distress Ink and very, very lightly spritzed it with water to create the foliage and to soften the image.

Stamps used: Crafty Individuals Listen To The Trees (A4 Set) CI 450

Thank you to my lovely friends who left comments on my last post.
They are always appreciated.

Take care
Happy Stamping
Florence x

PS.  Check out Crafty Individuals blog HERE for a chance to win the new stamps on their blog giveaway.

12 thoughts

  1. I LOVE this, Florence! You’ve inspired me to make my own day book. The tree is beautiful and I really love how you tore the edges of the paper. Hope the hooligans are safe and sound :)Tracy xo


  2. Distress ink and sprayed water… genius idea for foliage! (I’m writing this down…). Love the simplicity of the design, such beautiful stamps. I just realised this one is actually a mirror image of the one I own (CI-209) but I’m guessing in a much bigger size (I do wish I could see the individual image sizes on the CI website).
    Have a crafty weekend!


    1. Hi Ms Craftyfield, Lovely to hear from you. The tree stamp I used for this is from the new A4 Set. Which is on offer at the moment. I had quick look at it and it is slightly larger than the similar (209) stamps on the A6 set they sell. This tree is 9.5 cm x 6.5 cm approx. Ooo! Check out the CI blog as they are having a blog giveaway with a chance to win the new stamps.
      Hope this helps.
      Hugs Flo xx


  3. Thank you everyone for calling in and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Flo x
    P.S. Thanks everyone. The hooligans are safe at the moment! 🙂 x


  4. Simple but so effective… I love this too Flo, really a great idea to create such a beautiful little notebook for writing on your ideas with a good cuppa.
    and you are lucky to have chickens and chicks in your garden! The scene must be lovely, I imagine it!! 😀 xxx


  5. Stunning stamping – and looking so good against the subtle inky background – love, love this one! You’re not helping with my willpower on those tree stamps.
    Alison x


  6. Flo I can just picture you sitting there with your cuppa with a big stick in your hands ready to scare of the villains, brings back such happy memories of my visit to you. On to the delicious day book this also reminds me of your garden and how beautiful it is too. I can see in my minds eye these beautifull daybooks scattered about the house and grounds how delightful.




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