Monday, July 16, 2012

Altered Book

I somehow have gotten out of sync with my AB posts.  

 It might be the distractions!

Somehow I was thinking Elizabeth at The Altered Book Lover had us on pockets.  I had a wax paper envelope that I put leaves into.  I sprayed some of the coloured cardboard leaves various colours and put them into the envelope. 

I particularly like the idea of sewing the pockets on.  I also want to put more pockets in my calendar journal to hold ephemera and tags that will have info and events. This is a stamped coffee filter, used but dry! 

So my Leaf book has a pocket on the inside cover.  I tried to make it with some room and not just flat to the page.  I am realizing I am needing to start to pull this book together;  hence the circles.

 Then I made a tip in for the summer section and made a pocket from a paper doily that  had been used as a stencil.  The background is scrapbook paper with a decoupaged image and I added a bit of cotton lace, a flower sticker and some stamping to the doily pocket. I'll put tags in which will probably hold flowers with leaves in their stems.

I then got busy on a folded page.  This needed 3 pages which I don't have in the leaf book so I made this in another altered book which is 'Just Me'.

The right and left pages were painted and then stamped with circles to coordinate with the centre which has scrap booking paper on it and is folded and glued down.  I punched 2 small holes for buttons which hold a clear circle from a cd package.  I used a paint pen to add something to the clear circle.

This 2 page spread will detail my non existent exercise program!  ha!

I have post it notes throughout the leaf book.  We do have an over view of the lessons so that must explain why I had been making a window.  ???

That is for an upcoming class so now I am really confused! lol

But I am learning lots and certainly enjoying this Altered Book tutorial.


What Comes Next? said...

wonderful distraction! I love your pages - they are all so creative.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Great Pockets! There is something about leaves....they are free, pretty, easy to work with, versatile and everybody loves them! Good choice. I love the colors you used on the leaf page, too, the fallish colors.

MarveLes Art Studios said...

love the pockets; specially the coffee filter! COOL (or hot, as you like to drink it!) Anyway... you have alot going on, and with those darling faces... well, I'd say that's a great distraction! What beautiful children ~ awesome! {and art!}

BJ said...

WOW Elle your pages are great. Loads of different pockets dotted around and even the folded page and a window - you have been a busy bunny! or is that a chicken??? LOL BJ

Mary Ann Tate said...

Your distractions are very cute:) I see that you are as busy as usual....I love the pockets specially reusing the coffee filter....and the window.

Createology said...

Elle Dear your exercise plan is the original exercise plan...yardwork! Your granddaughter is so adorable and looks very happy with her new little sister. Pockets are wonderful in your altered books. Looks like you are really having fun with color and design and layouts. Blissful Creating...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm enjoying your book through your eyes, too. What fun.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure what happened but I couldn't get my message to work properly although it was OK when published it.

You should teach the windows and doors class (grin). Probably better ideas than I have!

Dawn said...

Fab pockets Elle, love the variety and colours.
Hugs x

paulaexuk said...

Fabulous use of different materials for your pocket Elle, don't you just love those coffee filters they are so obliging