Altered Book

I made this wonderful altered book at the Scrapagogo Retreat. The class was called First Edition and was run by Nicola Kerridge.

I decided to use a photo of my eldest when he was a baby, he is fourteen now and hates having his photo taken so I do not make as many scrapbook pages of him as I do my youngest.

We covered the book and distressed the edges to make it look worn and a bit vintage.

We used a metal embellishment and ribbon to decorate the front and I added some butterflies layered up with left over paper.

We were given a book to alter, we pulled out out alot of pages at the front and added a frame which we covered with the torn out pages. The inside of the front of the book was covered with paper and I added a huge photo of my son asleep on our bed when he was little. Yes is was a thumb sucker!

We then decorated a tag to insert into the book and I added a couple of butterflies to hold it snuggly in place.

A little note on the back of the tag, I wonder if he will ever read this?

I loved making this project and decorating it, the papers were gorgeous too!

I have a little home project in mind to use the left over paper which I will show you when I have finished if it turns out alright!

Hope you are having fun, where ever you are!



Sandra said...

Oh my gosh, this is just GORGEOUS

angelwhispers said...

My word this is fab a great altered book and what a fabulous picture! Chanelle xxx

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