Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Library Challenge - Readers Choice

Good morning fellow crafters!  Today I'm playing along with The Library Craft Challenge blog where the current theme is extra fun.  It's Readers Choice week which means we get to choose our own inspiration book. 

As you know, I'm a huge reader and have currently finished 87 novels in 2019.  (My goal is 125 but I'm not sure I'm gonna make it.)  That said, it wasn't hard for me to choose a cover.  Intrigued?

One of my favorite books of 2018 was this one by none other than the awesome Taylor Jenkins Reid.  I've read several of her novels and they are all fantastic.  For today's inspiration I chose The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

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Isn't this an awesome cover?  

A quick synopsis....This is the fictional story of an aging Hollywood starlet who enlists the help of a young reporter to write her life story.  It is chocked full of Hollywood glitz, glam, trust, shame, sex, friendship, happiness, lie, tabloids and betrayals.  Evelyn has lived it all without regrets.  The author will have you believing it's all real, it's that good! 

On to my card....

"Evelyn" was stamped with an image from one of Hero Arts Monthly kits.  They're basically paper dolls where you can add in different faces, arms, shoes, etc.  I loved this kit the moment they sneaked it unfortunately it is no longer available.  

I created an ink blended background using Distress Inks by Ranger and added in some score lines to simulate a paneled wall.  The floor is from a set made by the Ink Blot Shop called Get Grounded.  I use it ALL the time.  

The sentiment is from an MFT set called A Toast to You.  Evelyn does love her gimlets.  :-)

Soooo...if you haven't read Seven Husbands, you must.  Another one of her MUST reads is Daisy Jones and The Six.  It's another fictional tale about a fictional 60s rock band.  The best band that never existed but you'll have a hard time believing that while reading.  

Thanks so much for spending some time with me.  Hope to see you all on the crafty side......




  1. I know about Daisy Jones but have yet to read it; didn't know about this one but it sounds like my kind of read, and the card you made with it as inspiration is fabulous! Seems you caught the cover and the character!

  2. This looks like a shoe-in for the win to me, Jules! It's spot on! Now I'm off to buy a book and a gin-tastic stamp set!! Hic! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Oh yes! I am a big Daisy Jones fan! One of the best books I've read this year - maybe any year. So I really must add this book to my (very long) t-read list. Your take on the cover is fabulous - I love the strong colours and touch of shine. Thanks for joining The Library.