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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SDC36: Altering a Book Page



Over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge, design team member Valerie challenges us to try altering a page in a book - any book: novel, journal, sketchbook, cookbook, music book, coloring book, dictionary, whatever!  Any book counts!  Valerie said that she chose this topic to challenge herself to try something new.  She said it worked too well and she found herself waaaayyyyyy outside of her element with this one but gave it a go anyway and she hopes you'll give it a go too even if you've never tried one before!!  (I was in the same boat as here for this challenge)
 If you have Stampotique stamps already, we'd love to see how you incorporate them into this challenge.  If you haven't started your Stampotique collection yet, the Stampotique Designer's Challenge invites you to participate using stamps from any company this week for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for stamps at Stampotique.

This was NOT an easy challenge for me by any means.  I'm NOT an altering type of person, no matter how much I admire those that are, and how much I try, it's just NOT my style.  This was my 2nd attempt at a page and my friend Lisa was kind enough to give me some good advice to liven up my page when I was one and I was pleased with the end result.



I water colored this page in my journal (which mostly houses my card ideas) and then added my images on.  I added Bellaweensie which always reminds me of my daughter and some journaling.  Some of the musical tissue tape was added along with some doodling and I used a toilet paper roll to create some tea stained circles on my page (very faint).



Hope you will join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge for your chance to win $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.
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Journal Page details:
Stamps: Balla-Weensie 8571, Dotted Squares 2170 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: journal pages
Inks: Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Cool Carribean, Perfect Little Black Dress
Embellishments: Symphony Tissue Tape



14 comments:

Gez said...

Fabulous, fabulous page! Just look at Bellaweensie little legs!! Isn't she the cutest! LOVE your background colours and doodling around your page. Brilliant!

Willy said...

Cute and lovely page with a beautiful background, Kim!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab take on the challenge, glad it pulled you out of your comfort zone! Love the added journaling, it really finishes off your page!

Greetings By Chera said...

I love the journal! I am {glad} to know I am not the only one that cannot seem to alter items like this.. BUT YOU DID IT!!!! FABULOUS JOB!


Chera

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the soft watercolours and feel of this page.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! LOVE the background--beautifully done;)

Tina said...

omg = this is right up my alley - love this and adore the colors you used.

xo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You rocked this challenge GF! I am lovin' your final outcome! It's hard to think out of the box sometimes. Sorry I haven't been around, just been busy, luv ya!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely page! I think you did just fine! Love the addition of the tissue tape over the beautiful background.

Emily Leiphart said...

Kim, this is so cute!! I love the doodling, watercolouring and, of course, the bits of washi tape.

Leslie Miller said...

This is cute! I love the doodley look. I'm not much on altering either, but I sure do admire those who seem to have a knack for it. You did a great job!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

what a cute page!!! the background is so bright and pretty

stampingwithsheryl said...

This is a great altered page--love the coloring. Had a great time on Wednesday laughing with you and Lisa. Glad I was able to join the two of you and our happy waitress, lol!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Seriously awesome! It's so colorful and whimsical!! I honestly have no idea what I was thinking when I selected this topic!!! I am always drewling over everyone else's pages and it just seemed like such a good idea at the time!! LOL! I love your page... it's fabulous!
Val :)

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