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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

New Beginings....

Good morning , how are you today and do you have any snow?

I thought today I would share an altered book with you...I have to say I really enjoyed making this...and it is a real piece of art to treasure...

Here it is from the base.

 

And a close up...

I decided to create this as the new Challenge over at the Sweet Lilac Blog is new Beginings.....

So I thought I would start a new chapter.....and turn over a new page...( see what I did there!!!!)

I started with an old book....let's face it we all have them...

And used red liner tape to secure the pages....

 

Added some distressing....

And created the basic shape...

Then some stamping....

And some lace from Sweet Lilac...

A tag....

And some flowers.....then some leaves...

And embellishments...

And a butterfly from Clarity..

And this is what I had..

 

I used glue gel to secure all the flowers and leaves..

Thank you for looking in today and I would love to know what you think.....

Also why not enter the Sweet Lilac Challenge ...you could win a hamper of the gorgeous flowers...

 

http://sweetlilacflowers.blogspot.co.uk

I am off now as I have a basket full of washing and ironing to do....

Have a good day and call in soon...

Hugs,

Jo. xxx

 

 

10 comments:

  1. Morning Jo, Snow just about gone here, just bits left, but boy is it cold.
    Sorry I was unable to come and play on your last Lindal class.
    Gorgeous book alter, very different, great idea with an old hard back book. debbiex

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    1. We did miss you ...but we kept Angie busy to make up for it....lol...hope you are well and catch up soon....xxx

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  2. This is beautiful, so elegant ,Jo it caught my eye as soon as it came up on Facebook. I have recently been trying my hand at a form of book folding, every so often it's good to try something different isn't it? crafty hugs annie x

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    1. Thanks Annie, and yes I made this just after having flu and it took my mind off everything...I really enjoyed just playing...hugs back...xxx

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  3. So in love with this ,hope you don't mind I must try
    Martine xxx

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    1. Bless you Martine, I would love you to make one and look forward to seeing it...xxx

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  4. Fab hun, the flowers and lace look gorgeous too, just a bit of a problem the challenge isn't up on SL, lol
    hugs Liz xx

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  5. Wow so different, yet beautiful! Love all the colours and layers you have used. Xx

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  6. this is brilliant Jo. love all the distressing going on, hugs xx

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  7. It's lovely to do something a bit different. Very pretty, Jo xx

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