Altered Board Book

Created by Hand asked us to make something we have never done before and I puzzled about that for a long time today. I think I’ve probably tried my hand at nearly every kind of artwork in the last 10-12 months… until I realised that altered books – a project I am current;y participating in on NGS – is something I have never done before. True enough I made a carved out altered book a few months ago with the Medieavel Stamps set I won from Tandastamps, but this is completely new.

Trish Bee is giving us instructions to follow, in stages, for every page that we make, so everyone does the same, but all the books are completely different and it’s such fun! We all have very different styles and materials to hand, so the chances of us duplicating each other are slim to none!

Anyway, enough waffle! Here’s my 2nd page which I just finished this evening. I’m really happy with it and very surprised by how much I like it now… I had grave reservations before!

If you fancy having a go at altering a child’s board book, then go to aRtbUzz and check out all the instructions. You can join in at any stage, whenever you like! 🙂

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  1. Fabulous pages!!!

  2. carolann

     /  August 26, 2008

    Wow Rosie this is awesome hun WTG xxxx

  3. Your altered board book is wonderful! Beautifully created.

  4. Kathy

     /  August 26, 2008

    Really a grand book!

  5. Rosie, I am impressed! That is gorgeous for an experienced book alterer. Your altered book is wonderful.

  6. Crumbs Rosie…you never fail to amaze me with all the gorgeous things you create ! TFS x

  7. Your book is so much fun!! What happy colors and happy pages!! It made me smile to see these bright and fun pages!! Well done, Rosie!!

    And, OK, I’ve done it!! I clicked on the Great British Craft Tour button on your blog, and even though I’m in the U.S., I snagged one of their widget buttons and put it on my blog!!

  8. Sammie Jay

     /  August 27, 2008

    Oooooohhh! Fabbylicious. Makes me want to see all the pages!
    SammieJay x

  9. What a fabulous idea and all them books that you can get from charity shops are just waiting to be altered!!! I will be cheking out your link to the instructions thanks for sharing


  10. Rosie Radcliffe

     /  August 28, 2008

    No wonder you’re pleased with it – it looks great! It’s so good to push your boundaries and try something new.

  11. very nice

  12. This is fab – I would be pleased with it too!

  13. Looking good Rosie! I love your finished page!


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