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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

ALTERED CHILDRENS BOOK - Scrolls Work

Hi, this is my second week for Scrolls Work and am loving their stamps.  Don't forget the Sale starts soon, you definitely don't want to miss out.

I hadn't altered a Childrens Book for ages, whereas  my last one was all bright and cheerful, this one is the complete opposite...........
Products used.......all Scrolls Work stamps (of course...lol), Texture and Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Copper Embossing, Clear Embossing and Metallic Cream.  The bird was cut out and coloured from their Business Card......

Just so you know which childrens book was altered, have enclosed a picture below.

As the pictures have come out quite small and if you want a clearer look please enlarge them.
Hoping you enjoy the transformation.

We are off to Northampton today, but will catch up with you all very soon.  Wishing you Sunshine and a Happy Day.  Take care, Hugs Annette x

63 comments:

Fleur said...

Stunning book Netty, love all the texture
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Kristel said...

Wowww that is an awesome book Nettie! Looks so gorgeous dear! Wonderful work!
Hugs Kristel

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh I love the transformation...aren´t those kiddies books great to work with!

Daniele said...

stunning book Annette, love the metallic bling
hugs

Fliss said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nettie and I just adore the vintage style.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Dezinaworld said...

Absolutely Jaw dropping book Netty,the transformations is outstanding!.thanks for sharing!
hugs June
X

Doreen said...

Wow what a transformation,this is stunning Annette.xxx

Meggymay said...

Wow, you have transformed Barbie into an amazing work of art. Its stunning. Yvonne xx

Susan Allan said...

It's really gorgeous Netty; the colours too; nice soft palette. Very pretty...I love altering books!
sue xx

wearestampers said...

Just a beautiful altered book Annette! Have never done this before, but it looks fabulous!!
Pam

Healing Woman said...

The book came out great and I love the saying inside. Wonderful, creative work.

Junibears said...

I love what you've done with the children's book Nettie. Just beautiful work! Hugs xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty. Stunning piece of work. I love anything with a vintage feel...so cozy! Hope you're well..xx Jenny xx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful makeover, would never guess this is a Children's book XOXO Zoe

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow! what a stunning transformation. I had not thought of altering a children's board book, so will now be on the lookout for one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous book. Such a wonderful canvas for your art. take care, gerri

1CardCreator said...

Wow, Annette, this is gorgeous! I feel so stupid, I did not realize exactly what an altered children's book started from, so glad you shared! Yours is amazing, looks fabulous with those sweet stamps. So glad you had an opportunity on the Scrolls Work team before it closed, you really know how to showcase the stamps.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wonderful piece of art, will miss Scrolls, I have a few of their stamps. You're so talented I know you'll be on another team very soon.

Jules said...

WOW...Barbie has never had it so good. Love your amazing re purposing!

Tolegranny said...

Lovely book. Quit a transformation.

craftattack said...

Great book Netty. What a transformation. And you have rid the world of a barbie book, too, that's worth a prize all on its own! Love the muted colours! Valerie

Martina2801 said...

I love your altered children book, Netty. The whole design is exquisite. Wonderful work!

Kim B said...

Thats fantastic, love it! But wont you miss reading about Barbie...he he ha ha.
Have a great day! hugs, Kim

Candy C said...

Wow Nettie! I love your altered book you are working on. I can't believe it started out as a Barbie book! Wow..the character you have given it is amazing! <3 Candy

Linda R. said...

Well my sweet friend. I just love this transformation.. Look wonderful.. Hugs, Linda

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, what a complete make-over on this book Annette. Stunning. I just love the colours and textures and stamps you have used.
Hope you had a good time in Northampton. I am off to Bedfordshire tomorrow - taking my sister to IKEA.
Hope your week is good.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Paula said...

a wonderful transformation!

Andrea C said...

Wow the transformation is stunning although I don't think I should let my little 4 year old see this as she is barbie mad at the moment tehe x

Dawn said...

This is just lovely Netty I can't believe it's that long since I have been I have missed loads, Well all caught up now and I am loving how excited your getting about your painting it shows in your work. I am loving your book to I must remember to get a few of these book next time I go to a charity shop ;0) I love your art Netty thanks for stopping by to see me :0)

love Dawn xx

Jolanda said...

oh Netty!! your book is so gorgeous I love the colours and the texture - a fantastic improvement on the original!!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Great idea and a super project Annette. Beautifully made.
Regards Florence.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fantastic transformation my friend, your book is stunning,
Kevin xx

Von said...

Great texture Annette and what a transformation :)
xxx

Heidi said...

Wow this is fantastic!
Love it:)
Gorgeous work Netty.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing book for big and little kids alike , great that you have not gone down the obvious route with very bright colours, gorgeous.

Marie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Netty. I've never seen anything like it.

I just googled "altered books" and they just boggle the mind!

You are just amazing!

Have a great week,
Barb

coops said...

wow, this is fantastic netty.i love all the special details and the vintage image is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Rosietoes said...

It's not so much the magic of Barbie as the magical touch of Annette. Stunning transformation - beautiful work.

Edna x

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette. Your book is lovely. I like the darker color because it makes the book look more vintage. The stamps worked really well too.

Yvonne said...

Wowsers, Annette, these are gorgeous!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! Netty this is just fabulous! love how you changed the book.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Netty!
This is unbelievable--I love it!!! WOW!

XO
Cindy

donna said...

Wow I love it and the stamps you showed are a few of my favorite from Scroll's Work...hugs..Donna

Roban Studio said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! It's just lovely Netty. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog about Wormy and Wormelia. :-) Hugs xo

Catherine... said...

Great book Netty....such a fitting transformation for Barbie...

Jules said...

Wow Annette .. .. what a transformation.

I would never have even thought of doing this and yet the end result is amazing!!

Loving the sentiments!

Love Jules xx

Electra said...

What a wonderful improvement on this book. Keep it up Netty, you're making the world a more beautiful place!

Shar said...

Totally stunning, Annette! Fabulous altered art!

uhooi said...

Waw,, it works very creative and nice,,

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Jingle said...

This is so beautiful!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, a gorgeous creations, fabulous colours, and all that from a book WOW hugs ♥ Pops x x x

Beth Norman said...

Wow, terrific work on the board book.

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Netty, what a fantastic piece of altered art! Barbie has never looked so different!! Hope you had a lovely day out and the sun shone for you x

trisha too said...

Gorgeous as always, Netty!!

:)

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Annette, This little book is really beautiful, I love the colours you chose and the wistful children, just wonderful:0) xxx

penny4thoughts said...

I love your altered board book, Annette! Barbie is much improved with your altering :-)

Andrea C said...

Thank you Netty you truly are a little cutie pie. Hubby said I talk about you as if you are real ( I said she is real I just haven't met her tehe, what does he think you are a faerie!) x

Joan said...

Fabulous altered board book Netty,love the colours and the vintagy look

Faye said...

Netty, how gorgeous! Your altered book is so beautiful. Sure beats Barbie by a mile!

Lori said...

This is STUNNING! I just love the pages, especially what you did around the edges, love the textures and colors...great work!

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for the blog love on my lasso cowgirl today! gerri

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, your altered book looks fantastic.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous book Netty! What a transformation!