Thursday, April 4, 2013

LESSology ~ Cover Girl

"Cover Girl"

Our theme for LESSology Challenge #24 is to altered cover, book cover, jar cover, any kind of cover.

I bought this rolodex at the thrift store some time ago, it cost me only 50 cents because the cover has a crack line and it looks rather old and dirty

I think a little bit of gesso, acrylic paint, mists, glitters, beads and sequins will do the job of "covering up" don't you agree?

and I had lots of fun playing with moulding gel too, I simply used the negative of my die cuts as stencils

next is to add lace flower trims

the rolodex did come with some index cards inside, unlike the cover, they look new and clean

my plan is to make this a "birthday book", a place where I keep all the important dates such as birthdays, anniversary etc..... so I get some stamping going on 

and some pretty paper too.....

now I have myself a organized birthday book/box

with pretty cover!!!!

Come play along with us

The lovely prize package for this challenge is sponsored by our creator Yvonne!

Did you have fun playing along with me?

Ok, crafty friends, because you gals are too clever and guess it right every time, so I tried very hard to  find something not so iconic in New York City, the two pictures I used on my last post were

(Left) a fairy tale brown stone on the upper east side of Manhattan
(Right) the famous Frank Gehry building on Spruce Street, lower Manhattan

I am so happy to be back here, NYC always felt like HOME to me, not only I spent 8 precious years here, those years were also the changing point of my life.
I get to see my baby

who spent bigger part of her life here in new york city, and just like mom, she loves the city so much and was determine to come back here for collage after we moved to Las Vegas.
We just got here late this evening so I am seeing her after her class tomorrow, looking forward to take her out to her favorite place for lunch and spend the day with her.

now a little quiz before I go

our next stop

can you guess?




Davi said...

Kirsty your recycled rolodex is FABulous! You did an amazing transformation!! Have a fun visit with your daughter :)

Anonymous said...

your box is fantastic------ hello from Elma

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful recycling Kirsty ... Glad you arrived safely ... my you have done some air miles! Enjoy your time with your baby!

Unknown said...

I really do enjoy your box. What a transformation and it is so beautiful. What a great idea. LOVE your photos once again. Have fun with your daughter..


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Really??!?!?!!? I couldn't guess my HOME?!?!?!? YIKES!!! What is wrong wit me??? LOL!! :) I loveeeeeeeeeeee your rolodex! That is just genius!! And you have turned it into a total BEAUTY!!!!

sandi said...

LOVE what you've done with the rolodex! Looks fab. Great pics too my friend!

Unknown said...

Oh I just LOVE altered items and wow, you did an amazing job altering that rolodex of yours Kirsty. So pretty! Have a great time in NYC!

Unknown said...

WOW what a great makeover on your file box ! And I'm so happy you get to see your girls!!! :-) Have fun!

Stella said...

Your rolodex turned out fab! Love what you made of it; it has a wonderful touch of shabby chic and vintage. Have fun with your daughter in NYC...Is the next stop San Francisco??

Sylvia said...

Your box turned out wonderful Kirsty! Love the outside cover and all those fun pages. Have fun with your daughter, I thought first New York, then I over thought and guessed Chicago. And yes, I think San Francisco as well! Have a wonderful time wherever you are going and a fabulous Friday!

Linda Breedlove said...

Your recycled rolodex looks fantastic, Kirsty! Love the beads and glitter!
Have a great time with your daughter in NYC. What a wonderful trip you're having... is that San Francisco next?

Lynnda said...

LOve the transformation Kirsty!!! Its beautiful... you are amazing!!! Enjoy NYC... with your gals!... hugs.x

Sue Lelli said...

Your traveling clues have been so much FUN! Enjoy seeing your daughter tomorrow! LOVE your creation! Spectacular how you spiffed it up!

Lynette Jacobs said...

You really prettied up that little box...and you have me green with envy with your travel photos.

Unknown said...

What an incredible transformation!!! amazing what a little bit of gesso can do, what a cool project!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a wonderful trip you have had! Lucky, lucky you!
Totally LOVE what you did for the latest LESSology challenge, Kirsty! Brilliant re-use of that old rolodex, and sooo beautifully done!