Thursday, 23 July 2009

Coaster Book




I have been looking after two of our Flickr groups whilst our group leader Margaret is taking a break for personal reasons. I am currently setting challenges on the monthly groups of Art Dolls and also the Altered Swap.
I set the challenge of an 'Altered Coaster Book', which saw several members running for the nearest pub/bar/restaurant - (any excuse..........)
One of the reasons behind setting this as a theme was because I had never done one before! I said that there should be one stamp used somewhere on the book and also some texture but you could make it on any theme you want.
Here is my first attempt. I decided that I perhaps should only use 2 coasters for the first try - nothing too ambitious!!!

I covered the front and back of the coasters with stiff brown corrugated paper. The back has an embossed leaf design mounted onto mulberry paper with a couple of stickers and a button.
Inside I used some more mulberry paper to cover the coaster and added some stamped images of trees, a skeleton leaf and some small letter tags. A couple of different fibres and a leaf shaped button finished the inside.
On the front cover I used the quote (from a tag book), another stamped image of a tree, another skeleton leaf and a couple of acorn and leaf stickers. I added the metal corners and the little metal watering can charm. Finally, I attached some fibres to the front and secured the booklet with two strips of brown organza ribbon.

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this and am now determined to do another with some pages inside.

10 comments:

  1. A really great book Viv!!!

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  2. You WILL find them addictive Viv! This is great - I love the use of the corrugated card.

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  3. VV! This is awesome. I love the colors, the texture of the corrugated paper, the text, everything!

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  4. This i beautriful Vivvy darling lol, love all of the textures and colours well done you and I hope your keeping ok, thought you were in hididng lol xxxxxxxx

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  5. You are too funny! What a fabulous project though! Your first attempt came out GREAT!!! Lovely job!

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  6. Oh my this is gorgeous! How fun!

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  7. Well and truly altered lol,Love it all especially the subject and the corrugated backgrounds,fantastic !

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  8. This is just beautiful, Viv! So many lovely details.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  9. Wow your art work is unbelieveable! These are all awsome!

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