13 August 2011

Stampotique 36 - Altering A Book

Wow this is my 250 th post. In celebration I will be giving away a book similar to the one I altered for this challenge. I will pick a random comment from this post next Sunday 21 August. Sorry there are a lot of photos in this post.
Valerie at Stampotique challenged us to alter a book. I had such fun with this one and ended up altering three pages in my book. The book was given to by my eldest son as he worked for the publisher when he was in Paris. I was going to give it to a niece or nephew but something told me I would want to play with it.
The book began life as this:

It has lots of different sized pages like the screen that  is a separate page
This made me think of changing rooms which are not places I like going into to.
I applied gesso to all the pages as they are quite thin and for that reason I used a mix of dylusion paints, inks, glimmer mists and water colour pro makers.
I tried adding some texture with the gesso

Inked, painted and coloured some of the existing elements on the page

Lots of ink dripping on this page

I stamped Stampotique's Olivia on card three times and then added her head and three sets of legs to the dress, I stamped dylusions Ruby Rainbow legs and Love Struck Lucy onto card and added them. I wrote the journalling on the paper that I had used to protect my pages and stuck it down. "Does my body look okay in this?" and "Why am I the wrong shape?"
I outlined the original girl and changed her clothing a little. On separate pieces of cards I stamped Stampotique's Angel Boy and Oh Dear on card and added the wings and Oh Dear the page,  then Ruby Rainbow in three layers. I also used my new stamps from Shady Tree Studios for borders and words. "Embrace your curves, bumps, lumps and imperfections!"
I used more border stamps from Shady trees and the number stamp from Paper Artsy. I drew a danger sign on card and added it to the page.
I hope you all embrace  your bodies - or maybe you are that rare breed and actually love your shape.
The book I'm giving away is Colour Your Way Round Russia. I will post more pictures in another posting to avoid too many pics.


  1. Great altered pages, love the changing room take on it!

  2. Beautiful! Love what you did with these pages. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  3. A fab quirky altered book.

  4. Fabulous and funny pages! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 36.

  5. So creative :o) great fun, Sam x

  6. Lots of fun work! Great altered pages! Thank you for joining SDC!

  7. Sorry for many photos?? I love all of them and looked more then once at them. You're a great artist who I can learn a lot...!

    hugs fenny

  8. Sorry for many photos?? I love all of them and looked more then once at them. You're a great artist who I can learn a lot...!

  9. Your pages are fantastic, wonderful colors and images.
    Congrats to you 250th post.

  10. Love your story and congrats on your 250th post! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  11. I hate changing rooms too! Your pages are fabulous and inspiring!

  12. Brilliant transformation, so inspiring!! I'm with you on the changing room thingy! x

  13. I love the way you changed the heads!! Brilliant! x