Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Altered Book Pages

It is in changing that things find purpose.--Heraclitus

Here are the last of my altered book pages! I can't believe I stuck with this project and finished my book! I did wind up removing a few more pages because there simply wasn't room for any more. All that is left is to make the cover--and I might add some fibers in the spine--which Elizabeth will post about soon.
This spread is all about Monaco! On the left you see the Casino with the beautiful fountain out front. The Ferrari is a tape transfer and since Monaco is the "playground of the rich and famous" I put it and a sailboat in the fountain! I couldn't find a suitable photo of a yacht. I carried the theme over to the right page with the card images. The rather haphazard directional signs & car remind me that Monaco is full of hills, tight turns & switchbacks.
This was the wrapper from a chocolate candy bar we had in Greece. I really liked the dual writing (also in English) so I added the fibers and divided the back of the wrapper in half. The background colors were meant to compliment the almond colors.
I didn't really intend to put the images at the top of the pages, but I had to cover up a picture that was on the page. I thought I had removed all of them but must have missed this one; and since I already used the back side of the page, I had to keep it in the book. I had fun with feathers and the mask depicting the Venetian festival of Carnevale.
Lastly, I made another spread with pockets that I edged with some travel themed washi tape. I punched holes & sewed around the edges. Although you can't see the one on the right side, each thread is ended with a red,white & blue bead dangle.

Thanks for stopping by to see the rest of my altered book and for all the nice comments you have left for me. I am so happy I took Elizabeth's course--I have a wonderful tribute to the places we have been!



10 comments:

Dawn said...

Awe Debbie your book is amazing, you must be so proud I hope. I love your final few spreads, particularly the feathery one, brilliant. Ha ha, you beat me to it with the venetian mask, I have a spread in the offing with a few of those in mind, lol thank god for travel brochures!! I have done a load more spreads done ready to blog soon but I still have a few more to do in order to finish my book, lol I am determined to get it done.
Huge hugs x x x x

elle said...

I'm happy I finished as well. This has been so worthwhile. Your theme was a great choice and you have done a super job. I like those buttons and yes we get very creative as we work around things including the few oopses! Great job!

Deb said...

So cool... Hope you are going well

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am working on a book now and you have given me a few great ideas!

Magic Love Crow said...

My friend, you did an amazing job! Bravo!!! This is a treasure!!!!

trisha too said...

Fabulous! I have to admit, I have yet to finish off an entire altered book--made plenty of hand made books, but never quite finished an altered one--so am very impressed with yours!

:)trisha

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is incredible and just in time for the wrap-up. I have so enjoyed seeing your lovely AB, and how you managed to stick with your theme, yet come up with appropriate and jaw dropping homework simply amazes me with each and every lesson. You put me to shame, dear. Your work is fantastic!!

Flowermouse Design said...

You have done such an impressing work!!! Thank you for sharing every bit of it. This has been an interesting journey in altering a book. I salute you - and I love the last ones too!!!

see you there! said...

Sometimes I think about doing an altered book and then the theme part stumps me. Travel was a great theme for you. Really like what you did.

Darla

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So glad you finished! You did a wonderful job!