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Monday, 9 July 2012

Altered Book and pin cushion

This is a project I have made for Jane's Challenge http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/group/thechallenger/forum/topics/july-guest-dt-challemnge?xg_source=activity. I used an old book and folded all of the pages in then glued it to make the cylinder shape. I used 2 cd's for the top and bottom and covered them with K&Co paper then used gold leaf around the edges. I then used a piece of paper mania paper rubbed over it with some antique linen distress ink then stamped an Anna Griffin background stamp over it in Walnut stain. The Pin cushion is the same as the Poe one I did, made it with a glass pot then covered it in fabric. I finished it off with lace and bead trim the lace flower on the front I made and finished with a feather and some bead trim. I attached it to the top of the book and blended it in with flowers.













13 comments:

Linda said...

OMG this is amazing! Fantastic way to recycle an old book. Love the colours and the pin cushion looks awesome.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Happycrafter Shell said...

Thanks Linda xxx

Kristina said...

Shell,

This is a big time OMG piece of work!! I just screamed out loud WOWZERS! I have never seen anything like this! It's so beautiful and functional as well!! Please, please, please do a uTube video on this! and on how you make your pin cushions, I just love your Poe pin cushion! LOVE this!

Zoe said...

Both this and the Poe pin cushion are amazing I love them! This is very clever, never seen anything like it before xxx

Marleen Gallagher said...

OMG hun what a talent you have. These are just AMAZING. thank you for sharing xxx

ike said...

AWESOME - this is just fabulous in the extreme :-) Can we have a TuT pleeeez.... pretty pleeeez ???? xxxx



(I thought I already comment here so if I duplicate... I'm sorry x)

Happycrafter Shell said...

Ike you left the comment on the video for this....tutorial is done I just nerd to finish editing and upload it xxx

Miranda said...

stunning, this looks awesome Shell, looking forward to the video

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Shell: Your altered book with pincushion is beautiful--love the storage for the ATCs----tooooo cute idea--might have to 'lift' it.
PS IKE sent me!


Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Came to see you from Ike's blog. This work is amazing and inspiring.

x

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabuloous! Been dying to try one of these. This is sooo elegant and a great idea for ATC's. I followed Ikes' link too. Need to pop over to Smeared and Smudged more often. this so totally rocks. xxD

Merry said...

This is amazing....This idea would be perfect for our Bindery to hold business cards.

Happycrafter Shell said...

Thank you, I made my first one for keeping all my business cards in as I didn't like the look of anything I could buy in a shop to make them.