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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

ALTERED COMPOSITION BOOK

Hello, family!!!    I hope all's well in blogland!  Bet no one expected to see me back so soon with a project, huh?  Two projects in 2 days!!!  Well, I told you I was on a mission... lol!!!

As I said yesterday I was finishing up a project and so I did, and it's my project share for today.  I've been wanting to alter a composition book I've had for a while as a gift for someone special but I've just recently gotten the time.  Now that it's done my problem is that I'm so excited about it I'm not sure I'll be able to hold it until Christmas -- sometimes I think I get more excited about giving a special gift than the person who's to receive it and I want to give it immediately, lol!  Anyway, here it is:


(Click on pictures for a closer look)



At the last minute I decided to do a little something to the inside page and decided a pocket would be nice:

 
I didn't realize how dried my ink pad was until I stamped the "Remember the Moments" but that's okay because to me it gives it a kind of weathered, antique look.


I followed through with the lace on the back of the book to give it too a finished look (at least, that's my opinion... lol!):



You probably can't see all the detail but, along with the painting and crackling, I put a lot of love into this book and I'm happy with how it came out.


My last few months have been so hectic that "wow", surprisingly nothing time-robbing has come up yet which means I have more available time so...  YEP!  I'm off to craft and visit!!!  Heeee-heeee, can you tell I'm in my element right now?!!!

I'll be seeing you...

Hugs

33 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So creative and beautiful!!!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh, this is fabulous -so beautiful, delicate and shabby chic - I LOVE IT! I'm going to scrap lift this idea for a person I am doing a swap with - she lives in Japan! She loves lace...you did a splendid job with covering it on the back and making it extra special. I love those feathers - Audrey, YOU are AMAZING! Thank you for the inspiration!! :-)

Beebeebabs said...

She's Back - absolutely beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Audrey!! What a gorgeous composition book!! Not only is the cover spectacular, but the inside and back are as well!! This is just fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karon said...

This is so pretty. Love the use of the lace and beads and what a fabulous fan. TFS

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Audrey!!! LOVE all the beautiful embellishing you did!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful book. I love all the details, the edge, the fan, the lace...it all goes so well together! Yay you are back!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Wow, this is really stunning! I love it.

Susie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous notebook!Too pretty to use! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Myrna said...

Audrey
It is breathtaking.
I know what you mean when you can hardly contain yourself and end up giving the gift before the occasion.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments.
It is friends like you that make blogging worthwhile.
Myrna

Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey this one is so stunning.Love the fan which you made and the way you added pearls to it ..you are indeed the queen of altered projects!

Norma said...

Hello sweet friend:) OMG! I've missed you and I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while:) You always amaze me with with all your beautiful altered projects. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!!
Hugs,
Norma

Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful. love it my friend. hugs

lovemypaper said...

Very beautiful notebook!

Treva said...

Its beautiful!

Nana Donna said...

Gorgeous Audrey I love the whole look. So glad you are back to crafting
Hugs

lisa808 said...

So, so beautiful!

Amber Holder said...

This came out so pretty! It has such great dimension and elegance. I would be too scared to use it and would display it in a stand instead! *LOL* I get really paranoid about ruining pretty things :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Hola! I am glad to see you back!!!! Love, love your project! Very fancy and elegant.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Audrey this is lovely, as always. I love the choice of colors. It's a light feminine touch.

girlia said...

very nice

danita k said...

How awesome is this??? I love everything about it!!! You are on talented lady, my friend.

Sonya said...

Absolutely stunning book! Gorgeous!

DIANA L. said...

Oh my goodness, this is too pretty to use. I love the color choice. The feather is stunning. So glad you are back.

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love that fan too! Just beautiful!!!!

Stephanie said...

Audrey this is gorgeous, so elegant. What a treasure.

Melin said...

Another beautiful creation! I love all the details. Shabby Chic elegance!!! Thank you for sharing and so glad you are back!
-Melin
Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com
Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, so nice seeing you back creating again! Missed you as you are a special lady with so much talent. Love you altered book.... so fancy I don't think I would use it.... JUST ADMIRE IT! Seriously I would have to keep that for VERY SPECIAL occasions.... BEAUTIFUL!
Welcome back my friend.

MsJay said...

Luv you altered book. Great colors too. TFS

Helena Davis-Brown said...

I love the color you chose for this. I forgot what pretty things you make.

A Creative Operation said...

Very nice, I love it!

A Creative Operation said...

Very nice, I love it!

Ayushi Juneja said...

Beautiful altered project!! Love it!! :)