Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is my first Altered Pocket Book made at the art retreat last weekend. Started with a children's book to give it a 2nd Time Around to hold photos, vintage tags, or whatever my heart might desire. And I'm pretty sure Ruby Tuesday would love Max's red coat.

LaVerne, our talented teacher provided dictionary pages, sheets of music, various stamps and ink pads, and an assortment of embellishments to fuel our own style and creativity.
Click to see the glitter glue raindrops & the King's key.Here it is ready for me to fill the pockets.
I said this was my first because I loved letting my imagination run wild and so, can't wait to make another and another and another. Wedding or Anniversary theme, Birthday theme, Christmas...New friends...Doris, her daughter Laura from Tennessee,
me & our teacher LaVerne.


Hope I've inspired you to give
an old book
hope for a
2nd Time Around
Ruby Tuesday style.



Gail said...

I love what you did. I'm getting ready to do something similar for a baby shower.

Have a wonderful day.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Candy! Had a ball this weekend! It was such fun meeting you! Love, love, love your cuff! And you packaged it so cute too!

Lady Demeter said...

This is very beautiful.
Looks like a great place to save your memories :)

Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Please visit me too if you have some time! :)

Kathy said...

This looks like it was a lot of fun! Just love the happy faces - you did a terrific job! I am impressed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have an update on information on my upcoming Victoria Blog Party,
Hope you stop by again,

LaVerne said...

Candy, your book looks great!!! I always cover the original, but I'm inspired by the way you left parts showing here and there...thanks for taking the class. LaVerne

Andrée said...

That is awesome!! I can't imagine how wonderful a weekend of art must be. I'd love to try it. I'm just in awe of what you made.


Laura said...

Hi Candy-
that looks like it was so much fun!

I would love to go sometime but truth be told, I haven't done paper art since the age of collages.

Maybe I will get my nerve up!

White Spray Paint

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful time with new friends, and such a lovely way to use a book second time around! I adore it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OMGosh! I love, love, your blog! So darned cute! I almost can't stand it!! Are those photo's on your sidebar your home? *sigh*

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

wait, I forgot to comment on your creation..well..by now I am sure you know I love it!! :)

Calsidyrose said...

I didn't get a chance to tell you how much I loved your pocket book! I like how you incorporated the illustrations and type! So cool!

Thanks for following my blog! Looking forward to seeing more neat stuff!

Cathi Bruhn

Dixie said...

you know you're just making me wish I'd been able to travel! can't wait to see ya today for lunch and catching up! see ya soon!