Monday 2 February 2015

Fold It

     I am very pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the DT at Recycle...Re-purpose, Re-invent. It's a new challenge blog that uses everyday items to make art. We are sponsored by CS Designs who have some great digi stamps in their collection.
     Please don't get cross that I have altered a perfectly good book, it was bought from a charity shop as pre-loved, saved from the possibility of shredding and pulping to become a permanent fixture on my friends desk (hopefully!).

      Each page has been folded over, nothing cut out, to form a name. If you really wanted to you could undo all the folds and still read the book.
     The inside cover was already that lovely deep red which helps set off the creamy pages perfectly.
     The images are from the Arty Expression set by CS Designs, there are five images in the set but I have only used three of them. They are printed on to cream card as white was to stark in comparison to the pages of the book.  Each large image is matted on to deep red card to match the inside cover.
      The spine had writting on it so that has been covered with a wide strip of deep red card and then had three small cream images stuck on to it.
      To prevent the book from opening up too far and falling over I have used some deep red ribbon from a chocolate box to hold it at the right angle.
     The small Kusudama flower on top is made from a book page and an old button has been stuck in the middle.

     If you like to make altered art and recycle items then come and have a look at our challenge over on Recycle...Re-Purpose, Re-Invent.

I would like to enter Sarah's book in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art / Mixed Media Only
Eclectic Ellapu - Burgundy/Red and Cream/Ivory
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous work - looks so EXCLUSIVE too


  2. I have seen this done before but not to create a name. This is fab and so creative. A new challenge as well too. Will be hot footing it straight over as fast as i can type! hugs Mrs A.

  3. This is cool and such a unique design! Looks like it requires a lot of patience and time, but definitely worth it!!

  4. Hi Rocky! Love your project and the image you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see your art work here again soon. Judy DT

  5. And here I am again.... I would love to try this out and maybe I will someday - Love it hun - TFS over at Rhedds Creative Spirit this month xx

  6. Awesome and I too love saving books from the freebie pile at the thrift book store and bringing them home and making something that as you said hopefully will be cherished by someone! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! ~Nanette, DT member~

  7. Congrats on your post. This is such a lovely art and well executed.Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, this month. Good Luck, Rupa (DT)

  8. OMG I am totally amazed!!!! I love this and am in total awe of your ninja folding skills. Thanks for sharing this with us eclectic girlies :)

  9. AHHH-mazing! Gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  10. Love your folded book, a great way to use an old book. Thanks for joining the Pink Team at Electic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x


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