How to: alter a note book

This is gonna be a brand new experience for me! And thanks to 
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I tried a new technique: altering! And this is exactly the theme of the new challenge at CYP
ALTER IT!
What you're about to do is to alter an item using any medium and crafty tools, and it doesn't have to be paper!

I've never tried that before. First I had to check what 'altering' means. Thank you, Uncle Google! Once I knew, I decided to alter a small notebook, as it supposed to be not-too-difficult one. And I've seen lots of those tine masterpieces and I wanted to try.
Here's the result
I decided to go denim. I bought a kid's jeans once at a second hand store for peanuts, because I liked the embelishment on it and was supposed to use them for a card. But that never happened. 
I cut 2 pieces of denim and placed one part on 'the wrong' side, then pieced together (by hand) and scratched the edges.
I also used some lace pieces, white flowers and a white tinsel. I think jeans and lace goes together very well. I also added three sequins and three little gems.
The effect is quite nice, especially that this is my first altered item ever made. And you know? I like that! I already made a second small note book, but I will keep it for an other occasion.

With this notebook I'm entering also the following challenges:
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/2012/12/dysu-103-anything-goes.html 
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/2012/12/r103-anything-goes.html
http://gofishchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/12/go-fish-challenge-31.html
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2012/12/anything-goes-2-week-challenge.html
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/12/12-wk-51-52-out-with-old-in-with-new.html old notebook, new cover
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-57-pimp-up-something.html
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com/2012/12/offer-4-stamps-of-winners-choice-sassy.html
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com/2012/12/welcome-to-challenge-10.html
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-66-anything-goes.html

8 komentarze:

Bianca 26 grudnia 2012 14:12  

That´s such a lovely little book! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Berit Synnøve 26 grudnia 2012 22:25  

Fabulous project.
Thanks for joining Crafts 4 Eternity.
Hugs Berit

crafty-stamper 27 grudnia 2012 21:19  

What a brilliant altered notebook I saw this on the Divas by design challenge blog and came by for a closer look brilliant
carol x

~ginny 29 grudnia 2012 21:28  

That is wonderful! I LOVE how you did that with the jeans and the fabulous embellies! I would love that book under my tree!
~ginny

patty 30 grudnia 2012 14:11  

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at fairytale, hugs, patty

Susan Flynn 2 stycznia 2013 21:50  

Fabulous journal, very arty! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge, Happy New Year hugs Susan x

Nela 3 stycznia 2013 08:30  

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

Sandy 4 stycznia 2013 07:18  

What a great book.. think I might have to try this... Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody, Good luck! Sandy :)

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