Sunday, 11 March 2012

Altered Book - lesson 3, inside cover

Cleaned the oven this morning, a job I hate so felt justified in having a play afterwards.  I had glued the first two pages of my book last night so got our the ink sprays and a new butterfly stencil and altered a sheet of white paper for the inside cover.  I also added iridescent powders to suggest a butterfly/dragonfly's wings but this doesn't show on the photo.


The paper wasn't quite as big as the open book so I got out that roll of tissue tape I had been saving, swiped it with a few Distress Inks and added it to the edges of the page.

So that is stage one of Elizabeth's third lesson complete - it's the niche next for me.  Just hope I don't mess it up and ruin the whole thing.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I will, out for a walk now and then Mr B is making his signature paella for dinner/tea.

12 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, what a great idea to use tissue tape, did not notice it until you said. I love the colours you have used too.

Elaine said...

Awash with colour ,like the tissue tape idea well done Anne
I love the card below , love the shape and the sentiment . Hugs Elaine

Ephemera said...

Beautiful, layers of colour and the tissue tape looks perfect on the outside edges. Have a great walk and enjoy Mr B's paella, one of my faves too. xx

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful colours there, Ann and the stencil looks really good x

sandee said...

I think the tissue tape was an awesome idea, and I love all that misting and inking with the stencils, so very pretty!! Now you have me wondering if I could make use of some tissue tape I have in my stash! lol I'm so glad I checked in with you today and saw your progress on your book, niche here you come!! waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

lynne said...

A happy accident with the pages being smaller as the Tissue Tape creates the perfect border.
So lovely.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Great colours and inkiness Ann, looking forward to seeing what comes next.
hugs {brenda} xox

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. This looks super. love the border. Great idea.
Regards Florence x

Karen said...

Ann your AB pages are gorgeous, I especially love the butterfly stencil, its beautiful :) Karen xx

May said...

Love the tissue tape idea! Fabulous work,Love it! Hugs May x x x

hazel said...

This looks lovely Ann - beautiful colours.
xxx Hazel.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought I left a message, but somehow it didn't take. Fortunately, I left the comments open on my computer.

I love the tissue tape you used and how you dressed up the first page in your book. I have a TON of confidence in you that you will NOT mess up the niche. In fact, I'm betting on it (grin).