Sunday, August 24, 2008

Altering a Book for the first time





My dear friend Gerrie told me about a challenge to really put me "out of my box" with a group we are in at http://www.next-generation-stampers.com/ so I had to give it a try. Starting with a board book, we have to do step by step directions posted by the hostess Trish. I am very happy with the way my first 2 pages came out and I'm getting ready to start on the next set. I'm a little behind but hope to catch up this week. I am really learning to do different things that I normally wouldnt' have thought of doing with paints, etc. After coloring the pages, we had to find a photo in a magazine and put that on, add some slices of paint, then pick a letter and put on the book, then we had to find a quote that started with that letter. Lastly adding an image to do with that letter and I have always dreamt of going to Paris so thought the stamped image was fitting, ending it with 3 metal embellishments.


4 comments:

Little grasshoper said...

It's great! I really like this idea.
I've been reading you for a while but never wrote because of the linguistic barrier. I'm a Spanish girl doing a degree in English so reading you is a pleasure and a task at the same time :D
take care!

AlteredByMe said...

DeAnna great job on the altered book spread. I would never have guessed this was your first try!

arlene

christina d said...

I love both of your books. You've given me lots of ideas!

saffiertje said...

looks great for the first time....
I love to alter books especially the cardboard books for baby's... Soon a mini cardbook will be 0n my blog...