Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My best altered book spread!











I am so excited by this layout! I think because it was in the book "Little Women" which I loved as a kid, the preferred colors were purple/ magenta ( a fave) and it was based around paper dolls which I love.....I was really worried at first, because this is the 5th book in this round robin that I have been working on, but the only real hardbound book which means I couldn't take out pages...I also used NO fabric....a real shocker for me, though I did sneak in some stitches, yarn and ribbon. Jo was always my favorite character so I based it on her....I never would've thought that I could do this and I am starting to really enjoy using paints and a rollerball pen of all things! The first side the little tag reads, "Jo was my favorite character." and on the second page it says, "In a family of girls, Jo wore the pants." I just really enjoyed making it and I hope the book owner really loves getting it!

5 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

Thanks to vintage resources for the picture too! Melinda

Helen in the UK said...

What ... no fabric!!!???!!!

Great spread :)

primdollie said...

You are so right this is an awesome spread!!! very nicely done love the colors and the whole layout!!! wonderful!! Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Melinda this is awesome! Every book just keeps getting better and better if that is possible.

Debby

Judy said...

Melinda..I love your stuff.. and I love the ATC I got from you...it's offically my first..I haven't tried any bok altering yet.. but I have all the stuff to start it with..(naturally..)Keep up the good work,,