I bought a pack of 5 shopping list pads at my local 99p shop with the aim of customising the covers to make stocking fillers for this Christmas.
I simply cut lightweight card to size, decorated it and stuck it to the existing cover. I used electrical and parcel tape to cover the black tape at the top.
Left: Stamps from Lynne Perrella 004. I inked the stamps using a layer Adirondack Pitch Black dye ink followed by Adirondack Cranberry. I coloured over the top with Barn Door, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans and Antique Linen Distress Stains. I used the Pitch Black again with the script stamp.
Right: When I make background papers with stencils and paint or ink I like to flip the stencil over and stamp again for a reverse effect. I keep pressing the stencil down randomly until all the ink is used up and then re-spray where there are any gaps. You never know quite what you are going to end up with. I used That Special Touch Leaves mask with Eco Green Butternut and Eggplant acrylic paints. The bird and circle are Sizzix dies.