Monday, April 27, 2015

Altered Antique Book

Happy Monday!

I spent Sunday afternoon doing one of my favorite things...fussy cutting.  It led me down a path that I had wanted to go down for quite some time.  I altered an old book that my mother gave to me.  I used lots and lots of fun layers using images from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments, Time to Flourish, Botanical Tea, A Ladies' Diary and Once Upon a Springtime collections.  This just goes to show that keeping your scraps really pays off! lol.

I thought I would share a few photos I took along my journey.....

Here is where the journey began.  I had a few images cut for future projects and decided to add them to my book.

As the day went on my images began to take on a life of their own....

I added a sweet clock from the "A Ladies' Diary" collection.  These clocks have always been my favorite.

Here's the finished project close up.

A beautiful garden of Graphic 45 loveliness.  

Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments, Time to Flourish, Botanical Tea, A Ladies' Diary and Once Upon a Springtime collections
Ranger - Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Mowed Lawn
Zip Dry Adhesive
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors

Enjoy this tutorial I created for this fun springtime project.

Check out How to Create an Altered Antique Book by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.

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Pauline said...

Robin, this is absolutely AMAZING!
I can't image the amount if time this would of taken you, all the precise cutting around each blossom, unbelievable. This is truly a masterpiece!!

luv46kdz said...

Book altering is so much fun! Love your piece :)


Kathy Grigas said...

Robin this is STUNNING. Absolutely beautiful job.

Leslie G said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Dana said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. Congratulations on being chosen to the Graphic 45 team.

shawneegal said...

Robin, this is my first visit to your blog and I must say this altered book is the most gorgeous thing ! What a "lot" of work went into the making but my, what a treasure.

Gail Mathot said...

So happy you returned to scrapbooking. Your work is spectacular and inspiring. Thank you!