Monday, August 17, 2015

Picture This...

I am not really what sure what to say about the fact that  it has been three years since I have last posted anything...ANYTHING! Life happens I suppose, my card making is nearly non existent, I do scrap and create altered items thanks be to the county fair and my love contributing to it. Speaking of loves, books photography and my children are on my tops (after my hubby of course!). There are so many fun pictures I want to display in a special way and I have more books that I will not reread again so I thought why not create a frame from a book, this book.

Really not to appealing to look at without the fun cover I admit so I got out my stash and got to work. I glued all the outer pages together along with the back cover to create stability. I splattered, stamped ( Close To Heart Stamp Sets),  scraped on and off layers and layers of acrylic paints til I was satisfied. Cutting out the window was no easy feat but I got it done and used layers of ribbon to cover up mishaps from the blade and to give dimension to this normally flat surfaced object. Like all of you, I have a huge stash of embellishments just waiting patiently to find that perfect placement. I even came upon some alphabet 
rubons to my delight. Here is the end result:

My daughter used to come home with huge bouquets of dandelions, it was the sweetest gesture ever. Sadly my little girl is no longer little but she still makes me bouquets at 14 of my prized flowers but I love the gesture all the same. She also passionately reads books which makes my heart even happier...

Here is a side detail of the book newly titled "MY GIRL".

 Finally here is the back of my new frame, I am really happy with this project.
Thanks for stopping bye! 

I thought I might due some challenge searching so I popped over to Paper Playful her are a few challenges I found:

Altered Eclectics has an altered objects challenge but no cards or Atcs
The Artistic Stamper anything goes with rubber stamping
Rhedd's Creative Spirit anything goes mixed media
Words 2 Scrap By Calling all book lovers
Frosted Designs Metal/ metallic
We Love To Create Anything MixedMedia/Creative/Inky