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Sunday, 11 July 2010

ALTERED BOOK







Hi,



Before you all think I have gone mad making this altered book (bought from the Works), its to contain all the various techniques I have learned since blogging and am sure I will learn a lot more thanks to various blogs who keep me on my toes. The front cover represents my Brain (OK you can laugh) which shoots off in all directions, tried to find a compass to stabilise me but no luck.... the keyhole is to unlock my thoughts and Dream of what I could achieve........... now if you follow all that and not gone to sleep reading this I will tell you what I used...........

The Head (brain) is from The Graphics Fairy (thank you) which I double clear embossed and sprayed with Shimmer Mists.
Various Acrylic paints, brass Brads, black Raffia, handmade black gold thread paper and gold embossing powder. Stamps were from BL Designs and Funstamps plus a Stencil (leaves).

The bottom part where the words are, were stamped on Vilene Interface, alcohol inked and covered with acetate, glued on with 3d clear gloss.

Challenges entered are Gingersnaps Transparencies and
Drunken Stampers - Water (as my Brain has water on it)

Well thats it, have finished now you will be pleased to know..........lol Thank you for popping in and loads of thanks for all the comments you leave me... Annette x

47 comments:

Zoechaos said...

WOW mind blowing cover (pun intended LOL) great idea you will have so much fun working on the pages for this. xx Zoe

Andrea said...

fantastic you should definitely win with this entry xx

kay said...

totally awesome,x

CuddlyBunny said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I love how the elements represent different links to your creativity and techniques!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is absolutely wonderful and very creative. Wow, Wow!

Doreen said...

I think this is a great piece of art Annette,and such a good idea.xxx

Meggymay said...

Another WOW from me as well, its fantastic Annette

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty and i love how you have used images to represent what the book means to you.the colours are gorgeous and i love the texture,it makes me want to touch it:)
xx coops xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Annette, the colours are beautiful and the personalisation makes it mean so much more x

craftyfingers said...

Brilliant altered book absolutely love it and all the different elements and interpreted beautifully and fingers crossed I can post this lol
carol x

Jan said...

Another WOW from me too! Fantastic effects and colours and such a great idea.

Brenda Brown said...

Wows all round Annette - and with links into your thinking behind it - just AMAZING. Love it.
Luv B xxx

Daniele said...

nice one hun
hugs from Daniele

Anesha said...

Wow, this is amazing. Love the thought behind the images as well, just wonderful. Amazing combination of colours as well!!!

Wrightboysmum said...

Amazing. I love this both as a record of techniques and for the cover with the different elements. Inspiring stuff.

Joan said...

Yet another Wow ! this is fantastic,love how you have portrayed your creativity

sue-bubbles said...

WOW absolutely stunning Netty, I love it!
Sue x

MarleneMAZ said...

I love the cover of this book.
Are you going to show us what you do on the inside ?

Chris Arlington said...

Fantastic Netty!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, look like the link worked, and this is spectacular! I love the "water on the brain" theme and can completely relate!

Thanks so much for joining the Drunken Stampers in our water-logged Tiki Lounge this week!

Hugs,
Linda

Annika said...

I would have loved the project even without your explanations of every detail's meaning but that makes it extra special!
Hugs
Annika

Dezinaworld said...

fabulous altered book Anette, beautiful colour too
hugs June xxxx

Rosietoes said...

Genius Annette. Thank you for sharing the thought processes behind it as well. You put so much work into your projects and it shows.
Fandabbydozey!!

Edna x

Linda said...

This looks fab Netty...I especially like the background. What a great idea to fill the book with different techniques.....
Linda xx
PS I keep meaning to tell you...your photo is so lovely. You look like the kind of person I'd like to meet!

Pops x said...

Wow this is amazing, i so love it hugs Pops x

Linda Robinson said...

Wowzer... What a wonderful altered book! Love it!

~Linda

Mandy said...

Laugh, I was wetting myself who are you trying to kid hahaha.
Nettie this is fabulous hun, you are so creative missy, love everything.
I confess to being a Stepford wife but not being about to give birth as hubby would kill me lol
hugs Mandy xx

Hells said...

Ooh Nettie,, wot a big brain you got!!! lol. Fantastic bit of altered art. love it. love Hells xx

Zoechaos said...

Its you! You stunningly talanted adorable person LOL Thank you xx Zoe

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I left you a little award,check over at blog.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Out of this world gorgeous! thanks for playing the Gingersnaps Challenge!

craftattack said...

Beautiful book, love your brain, too!

Daniele said...

Congrats...Gingergem
hugs from Daniele

Spyder said...

This is just amazing!! Brilliant, love it!
(Lyn)

Linda64 said...

Concgrats on beeing a Ginger Gem! Fantastic creativ cover and thankyou for the inspiration!

Terri Kahrs said...

Netty, this is amazing!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Sherry said...

Great book Netty, so fabulously thought out.

Terry said...

This is way cool and so deserving of a Ginger Gem! Congratulations, I love this piece!

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is amazing Netty! Have fun filling it! x

PetraB said...

Congratulations for being a Ginger Gem! This book is absolutely stunning. Love the colours and the theme, fabulous.

Jennifer said...

Wow, wow & wow! Amazing work here Netty! xx Jenny xx

Kathy said...

the colour is so strong its great

Ria said...

Oh Wow! It's just amazing. Ria x

Cheryl said...

I have seen you name on few blogs,and just thoght I would come and visit,and boy am I glad I did your work is just amazing that book is just totally brilliant,so creative hugs cheryl xx

Carole said...

wow brilliant !

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh I love this. Very clever :-)

Electra said...

The way you colours is inspiring! this is awesome!