Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Creative Every Day - Altered Book for Dreams

Here's is the current Creative Every Day effort. We are still on the suggested theme for March of Dream. It's a wee paper covered book to keep by my bed in hopes of remembering the things that wake me up in the night. By a wee book, I mean it's small, it's only 3 x 5 inches...

I am a big fan of Tinkerbell. I fell in love with the little 3-D stickers of her and some fantastic plants and the colours contained therein. Then I found the papers on sale at the store to match the colours and a vision was born.

To cover the book, I use a glue stick to attach the torn bits of two of the papers. I really like polka dots and these were pretty irresistible. I cut the words Dream, Create and Inspire from a third piece of coordinating paper. I then glued on the 3-D stickers of Tink and the dandelion. I know what you are thinking, why did she use more glue on the stickers? I have discovered that most 3-D stickers don't adhere as well as some others, so I err on the side of caution.

I also made and added a ribbon bookmaker to the inside of the back cover. It's a olivey green chiffon ribbon that has a purple and olive green beaded tassel attached.
To cover the glued on ribbon I covered the insides of the covers with some of the coordinating papers as well. However, I neglected to take pictures of those steps.


6 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love tiny books...I could have the house filled with them. That, little fat lined notebooks, slightly bigger notebooks, you name it.
Now if I would only WRITE.....!
Cute piece!!!

Jane said...

I like the book...
I'm a Tink fan too...
DGD is an even bigger Tink fan...
I think that 9 out of 10 of her T-shirts are Tink related...
I just finished another Feliz dress for her with the tinkerbell fabric...I have to charge the battery for the camera and take a few pictures....
Love the book... great idea!

Leslie said...

I am making myself a pair of Tink fleece britches for cold house and camping. My name is Leslie and I am a Tinkerbell fan.

Thanks for the comment, Miz Jane.

sapphireblue said...

You did an amazing job with you collage.

monnibo said...

That is very gorgeous!


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SleepyEyes said...

That is such a great altered book! I've always wanted to try that. I love the look of them. So cute!