Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Altered book cover for Sunday Stampers challenge

I have a book that's ostensibly for jotting down ideas. I say that 'cos I've only used it a few times - must be a while since I've had an idea LOL. I do get them occasionally! Anyways I decided to jazz the cover up a bit for my offering for the SS challenge over at Hels place There's some fab stuff on her blog so do pay a visit ;) As usual my attempt didn't go without hitch. I started on the front cover and as it had warped I left it under some weighty books. While it was there I decided I wasn't really happy with it so had another go, but I forgot the front cover was still under the books and ended up altering the back cover - heyho. It doesn't really matter though does it! Anyway here is front cover before altering and the back cover after :) My photos are often wonky because of the angle I hold the camera - this is 'cos I'm holding the camera so I don't get my or the camera's shadow on the piccy but if I put the item in a different place the colour isn't so true. That's my excuse anyway! Back to the cover - I cut the butterflies and 'Dream' on my Robo, and the flourish is a Grungeboard element. I've coloured them with Jacquard Lumiere paint. I've used Jennie's dotty background stamp and a text stamp on the background. I've also used a combination of Moon Glow and Crafty Notions shimmer sprays - there may even be a hint of my own concoction a la Tim Holtz ;) - over the background. :)

4 comments:

craftytrog said...

Love the colours on this Anne! It's totally gorgeous! xx

Juls~ said...

Love your altered journal! Here's a way I use mine, when I pay my bills! I write all my notes in it like balance, pmnt info, etc. But afterwards, I'm ready to tear it out, along with my hair!

And, like u, I write down website info, ideas, on occasion to - although my *Favorites* button usually takes care of that. Sometimes I just like writing!

=:-O

Juls~

Linda Elbourne said...

This is totally beautiful ... love it X

Hels said...

Cor, am loving what you have made hun...thanks for joining in with the challenge again xx