Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Try it on Tuesday Alter it week

This week is another Altered Art week over at Try it on Tuesday and is being sponsored by our good friends at "The Craft Barn". This week the theme is "Childhood Books" So we want you to use your favorite childhood book or story as inspiration for your altered project.

One of my favorite books was Peter Pan. I just loved where they flew over London and especially Tinkerbell so i decided to make a frame out of a book for this picture of Belle dressed as a fairy for halloween one year.
Now I love books so it is hard for me to use real books to cut up for projects but unfortunately one of my old book boxes got wet while in storage so most of them in the box were ruined so I decided to use one for this project. I cut a large hole in the center of the hard cover and then tore layers from the center. the books was then painted with gesso and then acrylic paint. I added stamped maps to the cover as well as some stenciling. The image of Big Ben is a sticker and the houses are stamped and cut out then layered. The butterflies are stamped on pages from the book sprayed with Dylusions inks and then stamped with Tim Holtz papillion stamps and cut out. I also added a bit of doodling and outlines to them. The flowers are from Prima and the buttons, Ribbons and lace are from my stash.

I also added some gold leafing to the Fore-edge of the book.

Now hop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog to see some more lovely inspiration from or DT as well as a beautiful piece from our Guest Designer Ellie. Be sure to leave a link to The Craft Barn in your post in order to be eligible for the prize draw.

So on another note we got a little visitor today. This is Sophie and she is a foster with us. She is a few month old Australian Shepherd. She is a little sweetie with such a good temperament.

Here she is all worn out from a good play with sunflower. Sunflower was a bit jealous at first until she realized that the little one was not taking her place. Now she is like a mother.

This is not a good picture but she had just woken up. She loves to sleep at my feet in fact she is sleeping on my feet as i write this post.
We had wanted to foster a larger older dog but little Sophie needed a foster home so we decided to take her in. She has 2 other sisters who are also being fostered. One looks just like her and the other is black. They were all rescued from a kill shelter in the south. If you would like more information of Sophie , Her sisters or possibly another dog in need of a forever home please go to Homeless paws website.

Thank for stopping in and hope you have a wonderful day.


Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous book frame Angela - I really must have a go at one of these. Great picture of Bella and the embellishments are beautiful.
Sophie looks like she is a treasure, and obviously loves being with you - fab photos.
Hope you are all well and enjoying life.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PatR said...

Love your book frame Angela it's beautiful. I really must give this a go before too long. xx