Saturday, January 05, 2013

Altered Book Cover (DT Project by Sharon Jeffs)

Altered Book Cover

by Sharon Jeffs

I regularly go through Journals in my profession, writing notes and planning the day to day activities that will enrich my class of learners.  Because of this, I love nothing more than to decorate their boringly plain covers so that I at least have something pretty to work in.

My latest cover was created using papers from the Authentique Curiosity Collection. I began by adding a strip of the Studious paper to the right side then a strip of the Determined paper on the left after punching a border along its edge. I finished this off by adding a strip of lace along this border and a Prima Zipper pull.

To finish off my paper I stamped and cut out the "Tell me" quote from the Dyusions Quintessentials Quotes stamp set. I also stamped the Frantic Stamper Palmistry stamp and colored it in with a Distress Marker (antique linen) before adhering it to the top of my quote.

Finally, I cut out 3 of the square sections from the Authentique Learning paper and adhered them along the right side with paper flowers and crystal flourishes swirling between them.

I used the same papers to cover the back of my journal then stamped and colored the Frantic Stamper Candle and Book then adhered it to the back as a final touch.

1 comment:

  1. this beautifully decorated! I love the word art on the front. That paper with the cursive is ADORABLE.