Friday, June 19, 2015

Rescued Little Golden Book

This mini little golden book, was sad in the free giveaway pile at the library book sale.  Nobody was paying any attention to it, and as I walked by the children's cart, I heard it call my name...really, I did!

When altering used, old books, I usually do the covers last, but for some reason I jumped all over the front and back of this little gem right away without even looking inside.  So for now, here are the covers...
The front cover was a few layers of paper scraps lying around, some doodles, some paint, and a 3-D flutterby using 4 layers of text for the wings.

Back Cover
The back cover was done at the same time, just some paper scraps, some paint, doodles, and one paper doodle flower.

And for a sneak peak at the inside, here is one page...
playing with poppies
The balance of pages I have glued together to make them sturdier and then I will add more layers of paper, rubber stamps, etc, a pocket or two to hold tags, atc's, ticket stubs, and some blank spots for journaling. 

Next time you go to the library, look at their used book sales...they are my fave canvas for art play!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Zentangle ATC Swap

What a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox today from the online swap at 

From top to bottom: 
Jarda's lovely fabric creation
Sandi's, created on the Ace of Diamonds of a very cool deck of Victorian playing cards.
And from Renee, some wonderful detail on my fave paper.

Next up, we have for your enjoyment...
Pat's in what I like to call a quilt pattern, (I love the feather)
Karen's creation, I am trying to figure out how she did this, also on my fave paper with abit of watercolor on the back, and with a nice fiber addition.
And from Eleanor, a very layered effect on an old watercolor piece that she cut to size, which is what
I did for my own.  (See previous post on how mine came to be.)

 Katie's is very cool, and I am going to try something like this one on black.
Very happy to receive the hamsa from Eileen, for her description of an amulet of good fortune and protection.  Wonderful!
And yes, the lovely creation by Linda was definitely worth the wait. This woman has a
unique story to tell...what do you think she is thinking?
And last but not least, full of color is BLOOM from Mary, with some wonderful layering and texture.  

Thank you to Michele for hosting the swap.  This was my first Zentangle project!  
I hope to hear from whoever received mine!