Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trying Something New

For a long time I have wanted to make this, since I first saw it in February. I even went to the tip shop and found the thickest book I could find so I could play.

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Looks boring doesn’t it!! But it’s red, it’s thick and it has some cool graphics inside, ideal! And then it sat under my scrap table not doing much at all…

For a long time too I have been wanting to ‘dabble’ in stamping, collage… more mixed media and then yesterday I read Pam’s blog and saw her creation for a group called CrowAbout. It looked like fun and it looked just like what I had been waiting for, so I asked to play along and got straight into the fun!!

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This saying was something we were talking over when Dave’s Mum was here. As soon as I saw the collage pictures I knew what I wanted to make, a dancing dressed up dog :)

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Love this fella :)

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Now the way Christina made her book was straight forward, front to back, prepare everything first… Well not me lol I just pulled out random pages and then started somewhere near the end of the book. My plan is to make it as I go and in absolutely no order at all! I will glue the pages as I go and quite possibly do the cover near the end, when the book is finished the very thought of which excites me :)

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So my ‘new project’ is going to be about quotes/sayings that are a little outside the norm but are everyday ‘lingo’ and I am going to have fun with it as I will the book with collage :) Looking forward to the next page :)

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9 comments:

  1. Love this - what a great idea!

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  2. You have the cutest girls, you make yummy stuff and make playful art!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! WOW!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that quote and OMYGOSH that dog is the best....well of course next to my Mr. Dandy!!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. LOVE IT!!!!! I am with Julie.....awesome...you are soooooo talented...I adore you!!!

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  5. Fantastic! I have several old books myself that need some altering....

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  6. Very cool ... look forward to seeing more pages.
    Neat idea to do something about quotes and sayings. I want to do something like that but with things my mother said when we were kids hehehe (especially when I hear myself saying them to my kids! LOL)

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  7. Oh I absolutely adore this!
    You are a woman after my own heart (starting on a random page).
    Can't wait to see MORE MORE MORE!
    Wx

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  8. oh my goshh Sharmaine... i loooove it !! you know that i have this 'altered book' that i have to finish and...this has been a project since... hmmmm 3 years ago !!! you are always the one to inspire me to get back to it !!
    will keep you posted hehehe !!!
    Hugs to you beaudiful :)

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  9. Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic! just what i love!! And i wanted to say CONGRATS too on your QTea DT spot!! Awesome stuff!

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