Monday, March 2, 2009

What started off as a ………….

…………. Children’s Book printed in 1981, travelled far and wide, no doubt gave untold pleasures to lots of children, landed on a table at a local flea market and finally fell into my hands .........
........ please meet Clara Joins the Circus.

Well then, along came Missus Hilda issuing a challenge, like she does every week.
Alter it, she says, so I did!
(I tried altering my hubby into Brad Pitt, Odd Couple Personified, it didn’t work)

I have no idea where the background paper is/was from. It was in my off-cuts box. The flower ribbon thingies were from my habby stash, the gold cord also. The lady insert was from my Mom who can’t remember where she got it, (she is 82yrs old) so automatically forgiven Mom!
I cut the middle section out of the cover (I blunted a blade, they certainly don’t make hard-covers like that anymore, or for that matter, blades) and inserted the lady and the blue background from the inside.

Really don’t know what this book is going to turn into, maybe a quotes/quotations journal or an inspirational journal, or maybe ‘Take a Leaf …….’ Who knows, maybe the little light bulb will go on in a bit ;)

As always, thank you so much for your lovely comments and thank you for taking the time to visit. Much Appreciated.
Have a great, wonderful and creative week!


crafty creations said...

Denise this is beautiful - love the way you've brought all the bits together to show off the gorgeous centre piece.

Thank you so much for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week.

Love and hugs my friend xx Hilda

Ang C said...

what a brilliant transformation!!!

June said...

Ohhh Denise its superb !! Love this one its so pretty and so unusual too.
Hope you are having a great week my friend :)
Hugs June xxxx

Anonymous said...

What a great post - and a fabulous project. Very pretty.

(if you were able to alter your hubby into Brad Pitt, I was gonna be begging you for the secret!!! LOL)

June said...

Hi Denise, I hope you are well my friend :)
have just added your link to a new contributors section on my freebie blog :)
Hugs June x

Jaqi said...

Brilliant book Missus........and erm.....can you send me the instructions for altering men into Brad Pitt, you kept those instructions quiet, LOL Jaqi

Ana Baird said...

fantastic project Denise!

Chriss Rollins said...

Well I for one cannot wait to see what this likkle treasure will turn into.

Love it.

have yourself a wonderful and creative weekend yourself.

chriss x

Caroline and Jayne said...

Lovely book . Hope you put it to good use (the one you altered, The other book is good too. I have a magic porrage pot ladybird from my childhood that I treasure x
x jayne x