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Thursday, 30 December 2010

ALTERED PAPERBACK - The Three Muses



Hi, am so getting blog withdrawals, is it an addiction do you think?


Hope you all had a great Christmas and lots of lovely presents. I had very few crafting type presents but had everything I wanted so was pleased as punch. Lots of pads of Watercolour Paper..... and two books: Taking Flight (inspiration techniques) and Artists Journals & Sketchbooks, both fabulous books. Yesterday went to LB Crafts to their 50% off sale, yep 50% how brill is that and got some great advice from the talented Lin and of course the lovely Karen was there, they are such a great team.


My Altered Book is made from a Mills & Boon paperback. Covered the front and back covers from squares cut out from book and stamped over them. All stamps are by BLine. Other products used are: Texture Paste, Eco Friendly Acrylic Paint, Modge Podge, Multi Matte Medium, The Ultimate Glue, Copper embossing powder and Inca Gold. The centre picture is from Crafty Individuals. After gluing the book together I painted all the edges of the paper, modge podged them and then rubbed in Inca Gold.


Have never altered a Paperback before and can tell you its much easier than the childrens hardback ones. I hope you like it as I am quite proud of my first attempt, but not sure whether to turn it into a hanging as its quite lightweight..........mmm will have to think about that. Just in case you wondered why I didn't put any flowers on it.........simples........they get too dusty.... lol


Am putting the Altered Book into The Three Muses - Books, such a brilliant blog with such wonderful creative people.


Will be back later to blog hop and see all that I've missed. Have a terrific day and take care, Hugs Annette x


67 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Netty this is stunning.
Unbelievable book design. ove the altered look.

I wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2011. Hugs.

Yvonne said...

Big-time gorgeous, Annette!

Yes I think blogging is an addiction but a good kind :)

Happy New Year to you!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Netty, love the colours in the background and the corner pieces add so much texture. Wonderful first piece. Happy New Year. Tracy Evans x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely love it! Do another one, go on .....

Lucy x

Helen said...

Looks fab, Netty. Am going to check out that blog now! Happy Crafty New Year to you.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Glad to hear you had a great christmas, This is absolutely fabulous brilliant design, i must try texture paste.
Kevin xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Wow Netty!!!! I am in love with this creation!!!! So many wonderful details....rich in color and very feminine! You have the right to be proud, this is FABULOUS!!!!

Happy New Year to you and yours xox

Tammy

Oh, I am addicted to blogland too..eeeek

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh yea, this is beautiful! So interesting, I could sit and try to read under the colors for hours, luv the design, you sure do good Netty! Happy New Year hugz.

Patti J said...

Love it, Netty! Your work is always fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing!

Candy C said...

This is just lovely. Love the colors, the textures, etc. Very cool idea to cover a paperback! What a lovely piece to have sitting out. I think you need to do a whole library! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Happy New Year Netty! You did an awesome job on altering this paperback - the texture is wonderful. I love the colors and the way you framed the image. Terrific piece of art!

Kristel said...

Woww this is really stunning Netty!! Gorgeous dear!
Hugs Kristel

Claire said...

Ohhhh Netty, I adore your altered paperback, its totally scrumptious! the colours and texture are lush :-)
I've never tried a paperback before, but I'll defintely give it a whirl now i've seen your beautiful creation
Happy New Year
Claire xx

Terry said...

Netty, you should be proud of yourself, because this is so gorgeous! The colors and textures are amazing! Yes, blogging is very addictive. We want to see what everyone is up to and also visit!!! Have a most fabby New Year!

Doreen said...

Wow this is stunning Annette,I just love it.xxx
HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Vicki Romaine said...

This is lovely Netty. Now i know what to do to those old paperbacks now that my hubby has a Kindle.

Palma said...

It's really delicious, Annette.

I just might have a go at altering an old Mills and Boons. I've been wondering what do do with the 70 odd books that I was given and all are unread!

Have a FANTASTIC New Year's!

xxx

2amscrapper said...

what a beautiful cover!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous cover make a great cover for a journal. Mills and Boon? now there is a series of books you can alter without guilt LOL XOXO Zoe

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning altered book Netty, love all the details! Happy New Year!

craftattack said...

Lovely idea, Netty, really stunning! Must try this, too! Happy New Year! Hugs, Valerie

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It's fantastic Netty! I love the combination of colors and textures. Happy, Happy, New Year my friend!

donna said...

I love your book cover Netty. It makes me want to touch. Addicted...yes. So glad you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Becca said...

Hi Netty, your book is lovely! I've never tried that before with a paperback. You did a lovely job and I love the colors! Hope you have a happy new year!

Judy Wood said...

it's LOVELY! thanks for sharing!

Jules said...

This is beyond amazing. Love your art!

SuzanneK said...

OMG this is fantastic, love all the details. Suzanne x

kayc said...

Stunning. Just love it. Happy New Year to you and your family. Kathleen x

Rachelle said...

It's beautiful Netty! Have a wonderful New Year with lots of crafting time.

Linda Cain said...

WOW! I love this!
Lin is the BEST as a friend and artist. Sooooooo talented!

Happy New Year!

Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Netty! I never would have thought to alter a paperback book! Do you remove the cover? I couldn't quite tell from the photo.
Great texture and no flowers is sometimes a good thing!

johanna said...

the texture and the colors are so awesome!! real eyecandy!!!
have a wonderful and healthy new year!

Pops x said...

OMGoodness this is amazing your colours are spectacular (hope that is spelt right) gorgeous work sweetie, big hugs love Pops x xx

Susan Allan said...

Gorgeous work, Netty. What a good ending for a Mills and Boon book!

Happy new year to you and hopefully we will all be able to direct our creative juices into magnificent things, like this!!

Best wishes and thanks for your comment.
Sue xxxx

wearestampers said...

You did an amazing job! Love the texture on the corners! May just have to try a paperback myself!!
Happy Crafty New Year!
Pam

Judy said...

Fabulous, Netty, love your creation!
Happy New Year!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Netty this is a stunning piece, love the colour and texture.
I just popped by to wish you a very happy new year
hugs June

Meggymay said...

Wow, its amazing, a fabulous creation. xx

Minxy said...

Love your altered book, its just stunning, wishing you all the best for 2011 xx

Nicks said...

wow it's gorgeous and no wrecking in sight!

Linda R. said...

Amazing my friend.. You always inspire me!

Hope you have a Happy New Years..

Hugs, Linda

Michele said...

Netty this is truly gorgeous! really inspired. glad you had such fun shopping too. happiest of new years to you! xo

Grannie Annie said...

It is definitely an addiction Nettie...and I can't decide if I want to be cured?? I love your book it is absolutely gorgeous...such marvelous embellishments...lovely work.
I am wishing you a very Happy Healthy and Blessed New Year!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Thanks for coming over--Happy New Year to you too! Great altered paperback, haven't tried that yet, but you are as ever a great inspiration.

Wrightboysmum said...

Stunning and a first attempt wow. Love it. Have a good New Year when it comes.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby altered book Netty - loving those textures! Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2011 x

crafty creations said...

Wow what an amazing transformation - fabulous

Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours x Hilda

Sadie said...

What a great great great book you made! Really wonderful.

Happy New Year!

Martina2801 said...

Wowwweeehhh, Netty!!!! This altered book is gorgeous! What a fine artwork!
I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art in 2011.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hugs
MARTINA xxoo

Junibears said...

GORGEOUS Nettie! So glad you put it into the Three Muses Book Challenge. Fab work.
Happy new Year to you and yours. Hugs xx

Jan said...

Netty...
Your altered book is amazing!!
Wishing you a happy and wonderful 2011!!

Andrea C said...

WOW Netty this is just spectacular x

Jack said...

Oh this has to be the best Mills & Boon book I have ever seen! xx

Linda64 said...

Stuning, Nat, just beautiful. The colours are stunning and great texture. Thank you for all your support in 2010 and wishing you all the best for 2011.
Hugs
Linda

Faye said...

Beautiful entry for the 3 Muses theme - book, Netty. You did a great job on this with all the texture and lovely colors.

Cindy Adkins said...

How stunning, Netty!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with happiness!!!
XO

stampdiva said...

Hi Netty. As a bookworm I should shriek at such a project but the only shriek from me would be in delight - love this. Definitely display on a wall or even an easel, this needs to be seen!
Wishing you all the very best for 2011. Have little doubt we will see more of your work published in CS. Lynne M x

peggy gatto said...

It is beautiful!!!
Happy new year!!!

coops said...

wow netty this is fantastic.i love the gorgeous image and stunning deep green colours :D

xx coops xx

1CardCreator said...

Love this what a great idea. ~Diane

Sandy Ang said...

You make such stunning works of art. Thanks for sharing your 10 top from 2010. Wishing you a happy and creative year ahead.

Shar said...

Absolutely amazing! What a gorgeous altered project! Love it!

Ozstuff said...

Gee, wotta shame you have no followers, Netty! (Only joking. I am number 63 on this list). Your altered book is sensational. It is so good to see you at the Muses but I can see from your wonderful blog that you have been busy in other places. Thankyou so much for taking the time to post an entry this week. We hope to see more of you and your work in 2011.

Happy New Year! May 2011 be full of only good things for you and your family.

Ozstuff said...

Hi Netty - Thankyou so much for your kind comment on my blog, especially as it brought me to yours which is a treasure trove of scrumptious artwork - especially as you have posted examples of your work from the past year. Fantastic.

Happy New Year from Marie, melting away in the Southern Hemisphere.

Carole said...

lovely just love it, havent been on line for a while... & you have made some sensational things :)

Kim Kelly said...

What a gorgeous piece! I just stumbled across your blog and am just in awe of the work you have done. Just beautiful! I'm eager to see more!

penny4thoughts said...

Such a fun altered book, Annette! Lovely image to use on it.