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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

altered book cover

Here is my altered book cover for ReadySteadyStamp,since I started this there is a note to say it does not have to be a book cover but I had already started it so carried on as I was enjoying making it.There was a long list of ingredients of which had to choose five: OK I have used 1.dry embossing/embossed metal with Sizix embossing plate,coloured it with 2.alcohol inks-Expresso(Brown)& lettuce(green) Used Cream card stock for the cover.3.used distress inks on the cream card(shabby shutters and brushed corduroy)4.paint-hinges are painted with leaf green acrylic paint and then 5.embossed with verdigris embossing powder.6.the book is a rectangle as is the embossed metal plate 7.Heart is metal embellishment as is the padlock and key and 8.its fairly masculine I think. Did not have anything to make a coat of arms, the stamp of the Prince of Wales feathers is from an english tea cube stamp stamped on a nestabilities label. The actual book is a very tatty old book which has lots of important(to me) craft information in ,was in need of a face lift.
Don't know when I last enjoyed myself as much making this ! The difference in colour in the pictures is that one is a scan and one a photo, the darker one is the photo and more true to the colours. The metal heart by the way is an old belt clasp out of my "will come in useful one day" box!


  1. your altered book is amazing!!! I really love it. I'm glad you enjoyed taking part in our challenge.

  2. Joan, this is amazing, I really LOVE it.
    Love D.

  3. Wow!!!!I love it!!!!!!!!!!
    Elle est de toute beauté!!!bizz

  4. Joan this is fantastic!!! I'm going to attempt it myself soon...... you're an inspiration. Thanks for sharing it and you must continue yu're blogging!!

  5. Wow Joan! I have to say my jaw dropped when I saw your finished cover! It's absolutely stunning.

  6. OMG! Your altered book is fantastic!


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