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

12 comments:

BobbisTreasure said...

What a fabulous take on the Calling All Book Lovers challenge! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us, and hope you play along again soon.

Roxy said...

Cool, love this!

Sybrina K said...

Oh my gosh, Beth... You sure did choose an amazing project to start back with your blogging! What a great up-cycling idea and such a lovely way to capture memories of your daughter's childhood. Thanks so much for playing along with our book-inspired Words 2 Scrap By challenge. :)

Debs Smith said...

Welcome back to crafting Beth and what a splash you have made. Fabulous altered book thanks for joining us at the Artistic Stamper

Nan Bourdeu said...

How moving and touching for a mom to see this tribute to our children's lovely gifts of the heart. I love that you made the book a frame...unique! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

Sandra Wright said...

This is just so cool..I love it,not just the alteration, but for the uniqueness, I've never seen a book turned in to a photo frame and yours is stunning.
You have certainly inspired me to have a go...
Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Sue said...

What a great comeback! I love the altered book cover and thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful frame and unique design. Love the details techniques. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Frosted Designs!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

such stunning art and gorgeous photo hun. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautifully altered book, lovely colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper this month.

Rupa S said...

Great alteration and play of colors.A unique book cover!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa (Dt)

Anne S said...

I just saw your post over at Words 2 Scrap By. This is just so lovely in both creativity and memories. Thank you for coming back to your blog!