Sep 7, 2011

LESSology Challenge #1: Creative Projects of Angi Barrs and Julie Tucker-Wolek! :)


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Today we are showing you creative projects from Angi Barrs and Julie Tucker-Wolek.

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It's Angi here to say...YAY for our first LESSology Challenge!!!  I'm so happy that all of you altered art fans have supported our new venture. Now let's get to the fun...

I started out with this book about "Friendship"...
And then I turned it into this...
I've had this book for several years. Some of the pages are worn, so I decided to "re-do" some of them. Here are a few of the page makeovers. I used My Little Shoebox products for the majority of this project.

I cut out "Frienship" quotes from some of the worn pages and added them to my new pages.


On this page I even added a Bitty Bag and put a  "friendship" journal card inside.

Here's a close-up of the cover. Our first challenge is sponsored by Creative Charms. I've added one of their sparkly gradient gems to her hair. Love their products :)

Love this Prima flower and more MLS goodies.


I hope you all enjoyed my book makeover!
I can't wait to see your fun altered creations for this challenge.
 
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Hi everyone :) It's Julie!
Here is my altered book for our very first challenge :)
I started off with this old book from my daughter ... she is potty trained now, so I knew it was safe to alter it up! :)


First I used gesso to cover all the pages up :) While the gesso was still wet, I added circles to the front and back covers with a bottle cap :)
Then I painted my pages :)
And while all the paint was drying, I misted and glittered some of the alphas I knew I would be using for this project :)

Once everything was dry, I put large doilies on each page and misted each page :)
And here is my final result! :)
















I used a lot of different things from my stash on this book! :)  Some Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Prima flowers, Creative Imaginations, Websters, Making Memories, Sassafrass, flowers from Tessa's ETSY shop, a floral ribbon from a happy mail package from my friend Lena, and the BIG flower on the front cover I found on clearance at Michaels! :)
I hope you enjoyed my altered book! :)

Inspired to partake in The Altered Book Challenge? We would love to see your entries! :) Please leave some love for our designers!

18 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Angi.. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your book!! Looks AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tracey said...

Really loving these altered books....so many wonderful ideas. Love this blog!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun fun fun!!!!

Isha said...

Wow!!! Superb ideas. Love both the creations. TFS

lisa said...

Cute books ladies x

~amy~ said...

FABulous altered book girls!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

These are wonderful. Makes me want to go and grab a book off the bookshelf and do something fun with it.

marenmat said...

Adorable books ladies!!

Sue Lelli said...

Angi and Julie, I am in AWE by BOTH of these altered books! They are so different and oh so FABULOUS! All I can say is WOW!

Theresa said...

Wow. Fantastic work ladies. =)

Susan said...

Wow! Beautiful work ladies! I am so excited about this site and have been working on my own little project to link up. I can't wait to see more!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Leah Crowe said...

Oooh just love how you ladies altered those books.. brilliant work!!!

Sylvia said...

More beautiful altered books, so inspiring! What a lot of fabulous fun!

Virginia L. said...

You two really rock this challenge, Angi and Julie! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lizzy Hill said...

So very, very clever ~ wonderful work:)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I'm so glad I found this challenge blog through Julie Tucker-Wolek's blog! I love your book Julie! And Angi's too! I'm also glad to see my friend Yvonne here! This challenge looks like a lot of fun! Now my wheels are turning...

Audrey Frelx said...

You ladies are just awesome!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

these are such amazing transformations and gorgeous altered books! Great job, ladies!