29 Dec 2013

Altered Dictionary

Hi hope you all had a lovely Christmas , Today I have completed my lovely altered dictionary it now has a nice new cover and title. This has been great challenge by The Craft Barn and I am looking forward to their new challenge starting in January hope to see you all there.



I used an embossing folder with orange card and inked this with walnut stain and black soot distress inks, the edges of the book I covered with black repair tape (from the DIY shop) before I glued  the panels to the front and back of the book covers, then using the same tape I covered the spine.  Grunge paper letters (Tim Holtz) were inked with walnut stain and black soot and stuck to the front panel with glossy accents.   I love my book and I am sure it will give me lots of pleasure every time I look through the pages.  Thank you Craft Barn peoples and all the lovely people I have shared this journey with, I really enjoyed looking through all the fabulous altered pages each fortnight.

Happy New Year  I will see you in 2014

19 comments:

  1. Ooooooo Super cover, well done you, love the embossing folder you used. I am making up my 12 tags of 2013 book now, lots to do before all the new challenges begin! BJ

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  2. A wonderful cover for your dictionary book Maggie. The embossing folder looks amazing how you have used it

    Have a wonderful 2014

    Chrissie x

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  3. What a fabulous cover! that embossing folder is so cool! I have finished my cover and last two letters - I just need to post them before the time runs out! Have a very Happy New Year and I wonder what the Craft Barn challenge will bring for 2014? xx

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  4. Amazing cover. Love the inking and choise of image.

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  5. Oooooo, this looks fab Maggie! I hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2014! Chris xxx

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  6. Wonderful cover - I did not get to finish my dictionary but will not work on it at my own pace. Your cover is really perfect for this challenge and I would dearly love to see it in person!
    Sandy

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  7. Wow - love your book cover. That embossing folder is great. I'm sure your book will give pleasure every time it's looked at. Happy New Year to you!

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  8. You've achieved a great look for your cover ! It reminds me of an old leather cover, love it !

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  9. Love the cover you have designed and made Maggie, it's fabulous and so rich in texture.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations again this year and wish you and your family a very happy and blessed 2014.
    hugs {brenda} x

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  10. Wow. What a fabulous cover Maggie. I love it. Wishing you All the Best in 2014. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments my book does look great even though I say it myself, lol, I am really really pleased with it.

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  12. I really like the cover that you have done. Can't wait for the new challenge to begin. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. You should be pleased Maggie...this looks fabulous!
    Happy 2014 to you!
    Alison xxx

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  14. That's fantastic, Maggie - looks so dramatic in the orange and black. I eyed that folder in the sales, but decided against... am now wondering why!!
    Alison xx

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  15. Meant to wish all the birthday-celebrators "Many Happy Returns" too... but got distracted by your fab book cover!!
    Alison xx

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  16. Great cover Maggie, see you on Sunday
    Izzy

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  17. Hi Maggie...I've really enjoyed seeing your Alpha challenges...LOVE your Cover...and I will miss seeing what you and everyone else comes up with each fortnight now...Jan x

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  18. Great cover for the challenge! I finally completed my book, but after the deadline unfortunately!! xx

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  19. This is lovely Maggie. You've really put that embossing folder to great use. Jenny x

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