I was very lucky to be asked to be GDT at Smeared and Smudged for this month http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/. Why not pop over and play along, there is also lots of other challenges you could join in with. As GDT I get to pick the challenge which is going to be Alter a Book
There is no theme for the book so you can alter it to suit yourself. I do hope that you will play along with me this month. I have a sample to share with you of the Altered Book I have made for this challenge. I used an old children's story book. Here are some pictures.
I covered the book with black paper added some metal corners ( these are all thre same colour even though in the picture one look's gold ). The image is from As Death and coloured with promarkers. I made the clasp from black card and added the keyhole and key. To finish the front I added the bookplate and wrote the word Love to insert into it.
On the inside I used another image from As Death also coloured with promarkers. I used a sentiment from the same set. The other words used, sorry, I cant remember who's they are. To finish the first page I added some chipboard dies which I coloured red and outlined in gold. I joined the pages of the book with brads and then cut out the square. The inside pages were painted with white paint. I added some metal flower charms around the square hole. The heart is from Quoth the Raven. I stamped it 3 times to layer it. I then dipped it into my melting pot.
Close up of the first page
Close up of the last page.
I hope that you like my challenge and will play along with me
I will enter my book into the following challengers:-
Hugs Jane xxx