Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Altered Book Purple!

This month i worked in K's altered book entitled The Order of the Purple Rose - the third book i have done this year as part of our 2014 altered book round robin swap.  Our books this year have no theme - except colour.  See the other books HERE.
How cool is the eye that K made on her cover!
For my first spread i chose to celebrate wisteria.  I used a background picture of a park and overlaid it with a stunning wisteria tree.  It is raised up on glue dots so it really POPS off the page.  I cut it out using mini stamp edge scissors to get a petal sized edge!  the wisteria word is grey foam sticker letters, coloured with felt markers.  a scallopped border has a few stones - 'cus our friend K likes her bling!
Next i was stumped for ideas - so i googled "purple" - just to see what came up.  Well purple haze is apparently a type of plant with certain medicinal properties....so um...well...  i think this spread speaks for itself!  I used some of the techniques i learned in a Zentangle workshop i took with a friend last year.  I doodled in dark green sharpie and then added purple and violet pens.  A few more gemstones add some sparkle.
To see the books i have already gone click PINK or GREEN.

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