Thursday, 4 November 2010

birthday reminder book (take a word time challenge)


A new challenge blog has started called Take a Word and the theme is time. My friend gave me a little filofax but it had a very pink girly cover so decided to alter it..the diary is out of date in it now but I am using it as a birthday reminder book. I have covered it with paint, graphics 45 paper, rusty washers, rusty nail, vintage lace, painted foil and an old paint stained lid over the watch face. I tried out some of the TH clear crackle paint over the image but the effect doesnt show up that much! so think I prefer using utee and cracking it in the freezer. I found this new challenge site over at Sandys blog which is always worth checking out as she has some lovely art and always knows the latest challenges & workshops that are happening. Have just showed the book to my husband Pete and he can recognise all the washers even though they are covered in rust..one is off his old Triumph motorbike..happy days!!

20 comments:

Rosie said...

Wowowow, wonderful book cover. love every detail

Martina2801 said...

How incredibly gorgeous this one is, Lorraine. I love the Graphic 45 paper and the design. It looks totally gorgeous!

Carin said...

Lorraine, this is fabulous! I just love it!

Terry said...

Lorraine, I am so loving your altered book! Fantastic!!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful rustic elements in this fantastic book cover Lorraine!

Lynn Stevens said...

o.k. I'm drooling all over this keyboard, if my computer quits I want you to know its all your fault!!! LOL Awesome book!!!!

lisa fulmer said...

very cool!!

Lori said...

Very, very cool alteration! You couldn't even tell it was originally pink! lol! Awesome, just love it! Especially the Triumph parts..

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really wonderful.
Brilliant book cover Lorraine. I love it.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sid said...

Fab collage piece Lorraine ..... love it !!

Pat Beaumont said...

Great collage Lorraine - makes a wonderful keepsake - have you made a note of my birthday in there....

JeanFB said...

Wow - what a fabulous collage! Beautiful!

Jan said...

Beautiful book cover and love the steampunk!

dosfishes said...

Fun stuff, I love the bent nail. What a great way to repurpose something into a gab new piece. xox Corrine

indybev said...

What a wonderful repurposing of an old filofax! I love all the rusty details. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Anneke said...

AWESOME!!! I love altered books! Your cover looks great, love the rusty details!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous collage

Katie said...

This is absolutely amazing. I love these altered books. I also love your latest felted post.

Ozstuff said...

You know, Lorraine, if I put those diverse elements into a collage it would look like an unholy mess but you have the ability to make them look completely elegant and beautiful. Your artpiece is superb. Thanks so much for taking part in the first "Take a Word" challenge. I hope you will be back for more in the coming weeks when you have TIME!! (This coming week the word is ANGEL)

Jackie said...

Think I missed this last week - it's fabulous, Lorraine!