Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LESSology challenge 1 ~ Altered Book

Hey, I am sharing with you my DT project for 


LESSology is all about recycling and upcycling, if you are "thinking green" or a thrift store junky just like me, you are going to love LESSology

Our first challenge is to altered a found book or make one out of scrap, here's a book I found at a local thrift store for 50 cents...


I just love that color of that cover..... I "borrowed" the tulle from a gift wrap and TADA......


A Paris book.........


One of my dream is to live in Paris for at least 6 months.....


by then, I will probably miss my friends and family, and I will need a lot of notecards to send home...


notecards with matching envelopes.....




a lot a lot of them.....


in my Paris Book.....



wrap them up pretty.....


and move to Paris with me......


So come on and join us at LESSology, we have not just one but TWO PRIZES for challenge # 1, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Creative Charms


Embellish…Enliven…Enjoy…this motto is the driving force behind Creative Charms , a paper-crafting embellishments design company based in Pittsburgh, Pa.  They are well known for unique materials, whimsical designs, and smart packaging – allowing scrapbookers to be more creative in preserving life’s special moments.  Please be sure to visit their website - www.creativecharms.com

25 comments:

Pauline said...

Kirsty, I'm almost speechless! What an AMAZING project!! I love the Tulle! I love the embossed notecards! I love everything about this, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Elborgi said...

wow Kirsty- what a wonderful art! The book ist fantastic!!
Elma

Ros said...

This is brilliant!!! So lovely to see you doing projects too ... what a terrific creation ... LOVE it!!

Pat said...

Wow this is so fab and the notecards inside, what a great idea! I love anything to do with recycling and i'll have a look at the challenge blog.
Hugs xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooooo AMAZING Kirsty! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynette said...

Wow...this project is just amazing!

Laurel said...

Wow, this is one gorgeous book!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Kirsty:)..Oh WoW these are so `pretty stunning` always a pleasure to catch up!!TFI:)
Enjoy the rest of your week:) x

Cheryl Nelson said...

AMazing work! LOVE that altered book and all those FABBY note cards!

Lea said...

WOW!!! The books you ladies at LESSology are creating are amazing! This is brilliant! Your note cards are beautiful and I love how you cut the book pages to hide the cards away!

Linda B said...

My oh my... you have certainly outdone yourself! What a fabulous book... but inside is even more so! The lining on your envelopes is soooooooooo pretty and the note cards are fannnnntastic! I LOVE THIS SET!!!!

Amelia Khalik said...

Ooohhh that is one gorgeous altered book! The colors remind me of a T&Co box! Love the cards too! :)))

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful project, Kirsty! Love your note cards, too. But, I have no desire to live in Paris, it would drive me crazy before the 6 months was up, but you go girl! Have a wonderful day!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful project.. I love what you did with that book.. So creative. I just know your dream will come true one day!!!

Hugs, Linda

sandi said...

Wow! Kirsty this is just gorgeous! Love evrything about this book!
Those cards are so cute...

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOW...WOW...WOW...Super gorgeous Kirsty. I love the Paris theme and the cover & pages are beautiful. :)

Stella said...

My oh my your altered book is spectacular and such a fabulous "wqrapping/storage? for your perfect embossed cards. Love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Kirsty, I felt like you really WERE leaving to live in Paris for 6 months! Your book is DIVINE and I LOVE how you filled it with note cards with matching envelopes! FAB creation!

Theresa said...

I saw this over on the Less-ology blog.. just fabulous. I love it!!! how did you get the pages cut out and stiff to hold your note cards???
This is a great idea. =)

Linda said...

Wow this is fantastic. I love that the book now holds note cards. So beautiful!
So happy to be on the team with you.
Hugs,
Linda

yyam said...

This is an awesome book Kirsty! Just beautifully composed and executed! :)

So glad to have you on the LESSology team.:)

Ira said...

Spectacular Kirsty! You couldn't have given your book a more Parisian feel! I know it would lie beautifully on your bed stand in your new Paris abode!! Hope your dreams will come true one day.

Dora said...

I saw it and fall in love! Every detail is perfect and I love the Paris stamp??? Is it a stamp?

Helen Tilbury said...

Such an amazing project - very inspirational!

Julie E said...

Hi Kristy!
I saw your project over on the Lessology blog and had to see more up close! This is a fabulous idea, one that I would love to try myself. Actually, I did try, but have yet to finish. How did you get the cut so even on the pages and did you stabilize it with anything? Such as gluing all the pages together? I may not have finished in time for the altered book challenge, but this still has potential and may make a fun "trinket box" for challenge #2 :>)