Monday, 15 August 2011

My little book of important people...

Howdy doody!
Something a bit different today...
an altered address book!!

The whole idea of this actually came from the stamp.... YEP, another one that I HAD to have, but then wasn't sure how to use... She actually has a book, and some scissors on the stamp, but I cut them off (it didnt hurt... honest!)
SO, I kept thinking.... book, and people... and eventually.... THIS happened...
I took the 'book' idea and cut a load of strips from an old book... 
(being careful to omit any swear words... titter!)
stuck them all over the front of an existing address book I had...
I added a couple of bits of fabric at the opening...
The super gorgeous stamp is obviously one of the new gorjuss girls... I got her from Bunny Zoes 
She's coloured with promarkers....
NOW the title.... 
I had the INGENIUS idea of trying to find all the words I wanted, within the same book I used to cover the front... Do you know how long it takes to find the word 'BOOK' inside a book??? you'd think it would be easy... right? NOPE!!! suggestion.... don't bother....LOL!!!
anyway, I got there in the end!
I added a strip of Kraft up the edge, cut with a binder punch, and plopped on some ranger enamel accents in black.
Tied some ribbon around the end, and added a star and key charm...
et voila!
Hope you like it, I have to say it was so much fun to make, and looks much better than it did before!!
I think I've got the urge to alter EVERYTHING now.... 
;)
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges...

Allsorts - Anything but a card
Just us girls - Alter a notebook
Papercutz - turquoise, red, white and black
Crafty purple frog - Anything but a card
7kids college fund - Anything but a card

Thanks for visiting today!!!
Paula xxxxx

20 comments:

louise said...

Gorgeous creation I love the idea and how it turned out,just fab.
Hugs Louise xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Ohhhh I love it. Great colours on the Gorjuss girl. Love the boots.
mwah
Trace

Emma said...

Beautiful Paula.
Hugs Emma x

Mary J said...

Fantastic, Paula! Really love this and adore the use of the paper! Bet this is already filled up!

Maria Therese said...

Oh I love it sweetie ♥♥

Debs M said...

great idea, it's gorgeous x

Kylie said...

Fantastic book Paula. Love how you've put it all together and so happy you found the word 'book' in the end :)

Hugs, xoxo

Riet said...

So gorgeous Paula.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh! This is one luscious collage project! I adore your word strips and admire your dedication for finding all the words you needed for your title! SO fun! Thanks for playing with Just Us GIrls this week!

Anne-Marie said...

What a great creation....love it all...every bit...ha!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fab, I love it. I adore that stamp, another for the wish list. Such a great image to use with that book. Marianne x

Mona E said...

WOOOOWWWWW!!! I am absolutely impressed. This is a fantastic altreation! Love that cute image and your colouring is fab. So great to tell us what you did, step by step. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! Sorry to be eligible for 7KCF Challenge prize you need to use an image carried by 7KCF.
Please join us again!

Debs said...

Gorgeous creation - love the image and fab idea for the cover.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

This is such a fun project hun! I love the book cover...just so cleverly done... might have to stash that idea onto my to do list! ;) Just gorgeous in total!
Hugs, 007.
..:: xXx ::..

tiggertastic said...

this is the best creation i have seen all day - what a delight, adore the backing paper and your colouring is wow wee so cool.

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Andrea M said...

Paula, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW!!! What a stunning altered notebook!!! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful job with the challenge! I love your image and what you did with it for this altered notebook. Thanks for playing along with just us girls.

Fleur said...

WOWZER ~ This is gorgeous, I love it so much. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Latinacreativa said...

This is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the colouring, and the title is superb! I'm a new follower.-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com