Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Altered Composition Book


For today's project, I've altered a composition notebook using some of the new release dies by Die-Versions.  If you haven't checked out the music themed release, you're definitely going to want to.


I had so much fun playing with embossing paste and embossing powder (you can see that Die-Versions card and info how I did it here) that I wanted to do it again.  This time, I used a plastic stencil from Crafters Workshop (Aboriginal) and Martha Stewart embossing powders (which has lots of glitter in them).  After it was completely dry, I spritzed the entire thing with Dylusions Ink Spray ( Squeezed Orange).  The embossing paste/embossing powder acted like a resist and I was able to remove all the ink from the raised areas.

The frame around the Elegant Piano is heat embossed with Ranger embossing powder (turquoise) and I added one of the notes from the Harmony Wee Petites to the frame.  The large Flourish Note was the perfect compliment to the piano.

I adhered this to music paper and added washi tape to the edges, some of which are colored with Distress Stains (Broken China).  The font used for the title is from last month's release and is the Gatsby font by Die-Versions.


16 comments:

rachel said...

great work Anne - the diecuts look amazing - so very useful xx

nwilliams6 said...

Great altered composition book Anne. The music dies and papers are just perfect. This is sure to inspire someone to greatness! Beautiful work! Hugz!

jimlynn said...

Sensational! Love this and the way you used the embossing paste and powder. Very elegant looking piano!
Lynn

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome project Anne. Love the stenciled, embossed background. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

fun! love all the fabulous texture

Linda Simpson said...

Another fabulous creation Anne! Love the dies you have used they look fabulous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love the colors and all of the amazing texture!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

Wish I would have seen this beautiful book years ago, it would be perfect for a certain young lady that I know. Love it!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I like your design Anne I love those die cuts.
Kevin xx

April said...

Lots of fun colors and textures! Love the music theme too.

Lena's Creations said...

Fun and colourful project. I love it. Great way to decorate a composition book. I love the music theme!
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous music notebook Anne! So many wonderful details! I am going to have to get some embossing paste~Thanks for the inspiration!!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Gorgeous colors and design !!!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Anne, this looks GREAT done in a mosaic style! Fabulous musical project! hugs, de

Shirley said...

A really pretty album. It really does 'sing' music! Your embossing paste BG is perfect to show your die cuts off tool!

Joan Ervin said...

Love all the colors and texture on this awesome album cover, Anne...such a beautiful design!!!!