Saturday, 19 July 2008

Altered Board Book- Scrapping Project




It was scrapbooking that got me into crafting, and I do still scrap, although not as often. I stamp alone, but scrap best in company, so I get together with my best friend every so often so that I can do some serious scrapbooking (and yakking lol!). Most of my projects end up being given away (my husband loves having mini-books and other items with photos of our son- I think his desk at work must be heaving under the weight of them!), so I am making this book for me, not to be given away.
It started life as one of Dan's board books. It started to fall apart, plus the story was about how great little brothers are (he doesn't have one), so I decided to use it as the basis of this book. I felt really guilty when I gessoed the pages! There will be a page for each of the letters of his name, and obviously this is the first page. I am using chipboard letters on each page, so this will be really thick when finished; I am planning to bind it with big book rings. The pages are all green or turquoise, and I have used all of my favourite products to colour the edges. It will be a long project, I'm afraid, as we only scrap once or twice a month, but I am promising myself I will finish it!

Colour: Distress Crackle Paint, Glimmer Mist, Brilliance Inks
Stamps: Katzlecraft, Studio G (alphabet)
Papers: Basic Grey, Crate Paper
Other: Grungeboard Mini letters, Ellison Thin Cuts alphabet (Sunset), AMM tag, Me and My Big Ideas Designer Chipboard (introducing...), Chipboard 'D' from pound shop.

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Hazel

I love this idea. I think I might try this one in honour of my grandson. you have chosen your colours so well, and I love che chipboard letters. Look forward to seeing the next installment.

Love Debbie xx

My name is CINDY...... said...

Wow I love this idea. It will make a lovely keepsake.

isascrapandstamp said...

Gorgeous !! love the crackle on the D !! the effect is amazing
hugs,
isa xx

sam21ski said...

The crackle is fab and has come out really well, fab photo and I just love the colour green xxx