Monday, February 10, 2014

My altered book

Have you checked out the  Make Pretty Stuff E* book yet over at Heidi Swapp. If you had you might have seen some sneak peaks of this project inside it using the new Hello Today collection coming soon to Spotlight in Australia.
Today on the Heidi Swapp blog I am sharing a simple tutorial on how I made it using a vintage hard covered book , you can find the tutorial here if you are interested.

 I decided to make my altered book about my favourite place to visit. New York City.

I love the layers inside.

Here are some of the things I did when creating the inside pages.

Staple acrylic letters to your photo.

Use shipping tags layered under photos.

Layer Acrylic pieces over washi tape.

Use 3x4 paper cut outs on your pages.

Cut pattern paper into banner shapes for  a different look.

Create pockets with tags for journaling.

Layer two photos by raising one with pop dots!

 Attach stickers with foam dots for dimension.

Gather shipping tags and acrylic shapes for a fun embellishment.

Use arrows to highlight people on your pages.

Layer tags that have been stamped straight onto your photo.

Add Color Magic Ephemera pieces onto your photo.

Apply rubons directly to your photo.

Lastly staple large acrylic pieces over items in your photo to highlight important areas.

This is such a fun technique I cant wait to try it again!


Ashley Horton said...

Awesome album Kim! Love how you used the acrylic pieces!!

Lizzyc said...

Wow Kim this little album is gorgeous, love all the photos and each page is special with its wonderful techniques and embellies.. a precious keepsake of a marvellous time for you!

Lizzy Hill said...

FABULOUS memories here...& some great ideas...I think my fave has to be the banner shaped pages!! And of course the pockets are great, all looks wonderful:):):)

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow this is so amazing .. love it all x

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh's totally awesome...gosh i love all the places you went! what a story!

Michelle said...

This is just fabulous Kim!! I love all of the little bits you added to each page. It is pretty sad that I have to live vicariously through your pages... LOL I have never been to NYC.

Victoria Freze said...

fabulous mini album, Kim! love all the details and style!

Tarrah McLean said...

So so fabulous Kim...just love all the techniques and hints you gave here..amazing photos too...gorgeous project :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Another amazing album Kim!
You are truly the BEST!!
Thank You~

clear colours said...

Cute and messy, I love it!