6/9/09

Altered Book









I was fortunate enough to be able to attend one day of a retreat that my online art group had last week. The day I was there we set about altering and old Readers Digest book with the theme Girlfriends. Our art group leader, Jeri, had everything to complete the book in labeled packages with instructions and example pictures so that even a novice like me could complete the project with relative ease! Thank goodness for pictures...ask my art friend Susan about that, LOL! This was my first attempt at book altering and I think I really like it! Of course we were each able to customize the book somewhat and "make it our own" as my art friend Linda would say. I just had to insert some vintage in this book so the book cover was a variation from the kit....just had to do it! Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin

23 comments:

Barb said...

Those books you make are great. They sure do look like a lot, I mean a lot, of work!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

That sure came out well! I have wondered about Altered Art books and now have a bit better of a feel for them, having seen the photos of your creation! Love that vintage photo of the 3 friends on the cover, with the doily!

Sarah said...

That was quite a project for one day! I don't know what the cover was supposed to look like but I do like the personal touch you added with the doily and vintage print. I love those buttons on the binding, too!

Shannon said...

Robin, your book is lovely. My favorite part is the cover with the sweet vintage image. I'd love to know how you bound the insides into the old book.
It's beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Lucky you having an art retreat like that, I can see why they are so much fun, and I just love what you did with your altered book , it's something I have yet to try too, but then there are so many things I want to try it will take me years LOL....

Linda Manning Findley said...

Super Robin ..... love what you did hope to get mine up today or tomorrow .... Linda F

Judy said...

You must have had a ball! I love the altered book!!

Nancy said...

Robin, It hard to believe that you are a novice at altered books cause yours looks great! I especially love the dress with the net skirt. Glad you had a great time at AG. Wish I had of been there!

Susan said...

Your book turned out great! I love what you did with the cover.
It was fun having you there this year if only for a day and hope you will plan to come next year.
Susan

ScrappyPam said...

Wow! Great job!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is really a wonderful project. I love altered items so much.
Your ideas and crafting abilities are just outstanding.

Anneke said...

love every page of this gorgeous altered book robin
great work on this

Risa said...

that is truly amazing! I love it. I need to be in a group like that!

Jann said...

You did a great job--your book is lovely!

Ophelia said...

I love your altered book!!
Your blog is very inspiring.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I jut love your altered book! You did an amazing job on the pages. All so beautiful and interesting! So SWEET!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Cow ... what a creation!!! Looks like TONS of work but what an awesome creation once completed! I especially like the front cover of course! I'm with you ... needed that "vintage" flair to be "complete"! AWESOME!!

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting!! I love this book! I have so much stuff and love these sorts of things I need to get busy and get one done! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Lisa
OH you have a lovely blog!

marie said...

Hi Robin ~ First of all, thank you for visiting my blog today and good luck in the giveaway!

I love this book! The image of the three friends on the front inspired me. Something like this would be perfect for my two best friends. I'll have to start thinking and planning ~ it would be perfect for Christmas gifts!

Thanks for sharing it, and again thanks for your visit!~

Kris Dickinson said...

Robin, this is beyond fabulous! WOW!

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh my Goodness I don't know what to comment on first! Everything here is so lovely! I spent the last while enjoying your beautiful blog:)
So nice to meet you.
XXX
Becky

Denise said...

Love your altered book! That the color palette I was going for in my book that ended up anemic looking and so went down a differnt path. I am actually working on a tutorial for making my books. I have the cover portion photographed, but wanted to nail the inside and make sure my latest technique works before I posted it. Hopefully I can get that done soon.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your altered book! so fun and full of wonderful embellishments! Hope you have a wonderful 4th!