Friday, August 13, 2010
An Altered Book for Summer 2010
To the left you can see the front and back covers which also include stamped, colored and glittered images, ribbon tapes, a tag, and other embellishments.
"The Way Life Should Be" postcard photo reminds me of the log cabin where I grew up and adventures this summer in the Moosehead Lake area.
The righthand page is a salute to the local Farmers' Market in Winthrop where I buy vegetables from Farmer Kev that we don't grow in our own garden and I also buy the best homemade soft pretzels I've ever had.
The corrugated paper pin and three dimensional paper flowers blend nicely with the background on the righthand page.
The page on the right features a stamped and watercolor image from Memory Box and a popped up pear inside a rhinestone circle.
Little Red Riding Hood shows up often. I have a large collection of books, framed prints, and other collectibles.
The other page has another stamped Memory Box image on a watercolored background. The written quote: Sorry to appear insistent, but I must have my trinkets. This is the last chance." I found this on a postcard at RockPaperScissors.
Purple lupine are one of my favorite roadside flowers and love the color of them with the colors in the page's paper.
The page on the right includes a card front that I created using tissue paper, glimmer mist, stamped images, stamped paper flowers, and a clockface. I also used glimmer mist to color the fabric trim I added to this page. These are some of my favorite colors.
Cat and streetlight are stamped in black on a watercolored background. Love the colors in the 3-D Prima rose.
right: I kept the inside back cover page which included the book pocket. I made a tag to insert into the pocket.
This is a book I go back to every day, to page through, to add little items to, to journal in. It is an on-going work that I won't finish until the last day of summer.