Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This will probably be my longest post ever!  The Creative Belli Challenge this week was to make an altered item.  Now remember one of the challenges is to use an item you already have -- well, I tried to use up a lots of old things!! LOL!! I did not make much headway, but I did get to use a bunch of things.  Here is the finished project:  A MINI ALBUM
This started out as this:
It started out as this .59 cent book from the Good will store.  I took off the cover and back with my craft knife, sanded the edges and painted it with a little (leftover) off-white acrylic paint.
I painted the edges so that some of the book colors would not show around the edges of the pages of the album.
I used an old child's small board book because they stand so well on a desk that you can see almost all the pages very clearly.  (see how it stands up) I've made a couple of these for gifts and when this project came up - I decided this one was for me.

FRONT & BACK  - I covered the spine of the book with some crochet lace
The pages:


Remember there are a couple of goals when playing in the challenge:
1. Anyone Can Play! Challenge your best friend!
2. Make a completed project/card making something that is "ALTERED"!  Challenge yourself to use something you already have.
3. Share the link at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog  linking your creation to Mr. Linky. If you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your blog, be sure and put CBC95 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
4.  Have fun - we look forward to seeing what you create! 
Here are the Designers with some great inspiration:


Sparkle said...

This is just gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!!! Joy...what a STUNNING project!!!!! WOW, girl...every little detail is soooo gorgeous!!!! Who woulda thought that little book could be transformed into such a beautiful work of art!!!! Now, don't ya know I'll be looking through all my old books for something to alter...LOL!!!!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza!!!! Joy this is incredible!!! So so beautiful, every page! You did a beautiful job altering this book!

jdmommy said...

Joy, this mini album is simply gorgeous!! And not a simple thing about it!! What beautiful pages, a lovely cover! Anyone would be thrilled to get this prize of aartwork!! WOWZA!!!

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh, Joy - this is so totally awesome and magnificent! Just stunning!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous project! I have never seen a board book altered before- Wow- love this!!! Awesome project! TFS

Thebug415 said...

How cute! What a great idea altering the board book. Never thought of that.

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohhh myyy goodness, Joy!!!
This book looks amazing! It's like "night and day" how you changed it. I LOVE it! So many fabulous details. It's beautiful!!!

Ceal said...

Wow this is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh my word!!
Joy! This is the bestest altered book that I have ever had the privilege of admiring! I love the lace ... but that's just the start!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Wow, Joy, you did a fabulous job with this album! All of the pages are gorgeous, but I think I like the blue and yellow set the best. Terrific project!


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