Thursday, January 14, 2010

Altered Art

Today I thought I would show you a something that I have made other than a card - you know I love making the cards, but have been dabbling a bit at the 'Altered Art' side of things.  This journal that I covered for my eldest daughter.  She loves her music and loves to draw, so we though a journal would be a good thing to put in her stocking at Christmas.  After hours of looking for something appropriate, I had the 'revelation' that I could cover one - sounds easy - well it is NOT.  My DD! ia not at all a 'girly girl' and makes it very known.  When I said to her that I was going to work on something special her reponse is 'Oh, is it hand made!?"  So I have gathered that 'handmade' is not her 'thing' which is fair enough...but I was determined that I could do something she would like!

So out come the Tim Hotlz Grungeboard and the Glimmer Mist. Don't you LOVE Grungeboard, it is the most amazing stuff.  I love the way the Glimmer Mist looks on it too - perfect for this 'non girlie' feminine journal!  Along with some tearing and sponging it was all coming together nicely!

 I found these great DP's that were given to me by my stamping friend Hannah (aka bubblefrog) and the colours were perfect.  I stamped the music onto some of the DP - the music stamp was given to me by another dear stamping friend, Melinda (aka Melinda80).

The name was stamped and cut out using a punch and then sponged around and added in half circle to finish it off.  So there you have it - what do you think!?  Well more importantly I should tell you that my DD2 opened it and had a good look before saying anything and then turned to me and and asked "Did you make this Mum?' When I told her I did, she answered 'KOOL!!' Phew!!

This is for the Creative Inspirations Challenge - Distressing - it is everywhere on this - not to mention how distressed I was at my DD's comment about HANDMADE!! LOL!
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Going Girly.  Now, this is still girly don't you think, just not 'Girly Girl' HUGE difference in my house!
Crafty Angels Challenge  - Can you feel it!?!?  Grungeboard - texture galore!!
Cute Card Thursday - All New - this journal has a whole new look - so it qualifies for sure!
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Distressing

Thanks for stopping in and for your lovely comment, you know it makes me day to see you have visited with me!!  God bless you!


  1. Goodness, Linda, this is so cool looking!!! Love the heart and the keys...everything on this fun little journal is perfection. Love those colors!! WOW...totally cool ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Stunning, my friend, just stunning - feminine without being over-the-top girly, as required.


  3. As your lovely daughter said Linda
    and stunning love it all
    ..heart,keys papers....!!
    She is one lucky girl for sure.
    Thanks for joining in with us over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

  4. Looks like the perfect non-girly gift to me!!! I'm not surprised she loved it - looks amazing!!! :)

  5. That is very cool, and not to girly at all. Very beautiful!

  6. It's gorgeous Linda, what a great altered gift! I too love making cards (that's where my heart is) but on occasion, do enjoy dabbling and trying to alter something...what fun!

  7. hi hun just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the lovely message you left on my blog after i had entered the midnight madness sketch,and boy am I glad I did as this is amazing gosh love grungboard and the detail is fantastic the tearing adds great effect too,bless you again hun love hugs cheryl x

  8. opps sorry hun meant to say bless you for joining us at creative inspirations,see your work is so amazing i forgot hgus cheryl xxxx

  9. What a gorgeous journal. Such amazing details and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Oh Linda I just Love LOVE LOVE this journal cover. Everything flows so nice and the distressing is prefect. grungeboard is the next thing on my list to try, even more so after seeing this beauty.


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