Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The Altered Book .... For The Time Being ....

Well, almost a week has gone by from when I first decided to take part in the Bluebird 1-2-3 Altered Book Challenge, set up by Jean.
My Altered Book has now gone down from the original 495 pages to 27 pages and is now down to a staggering 8 - with 3 pages and the cover to be completed at another time. The Book is no longer about Grand Opera. In fact, it is about nothing at all really - the titles of the arias/songs have given the lead for each 'page'.......
This is the first page 'Let's Have a Party', which needs more. I want to convey an open house impromptu party that just sort of happens when friends and family get together. The road needs more definition and an image is needed for the right hand page. Funnily enough, as I'm typing, it has just clicked in my head what is needed .... shame I can't do anything about it at the moment ....
The next page is based on the song title 'The Day I Met You' with the intention being to create an album layout showing pictures of a couple who have been happily together for a long time .....
This next page is created around 'The Flower Song' .....
And this one around 'Bird Song' (not a particularly good photo) ....

This next page is 'Jokes Like That One' ....
This one is 'There Is No Other' and shows the people who mean the most to me ....
So there you are. The Project will not be abandoned but will be looked at again, perhaps in the cool of the autumn. I enjoyed doing this but with the other things in my life I found it quite difficult, time-wise, to get this far, despite Jean's missive that the project did not have to be completed to a deadline - it was an on-going journey. I also found it difficult (as I knew I would) to get the ideas out and into My Book - but I am pleased with what I have achieved with this ....

9 comments:

craftytrog said...

It all looks great Sue! I agree - sometimes you have to step back from a project before it can be completed. Happy crafting! xx

Gail said...

It looks really stunning!

papel1 said...

Looks like you have gotten to a good start. The altered book is great.
Judy

Kimmie said...

Your journal is turning out great! You might find that it's a comforting place to go and work - just here and there - for no particular reason - other than to say "Hello Big Book, I'm back to beautify you!"

~*~Patty said...

I just Love what you've done with your opera book!!! Each spread is so distinctive, with lovely details and colors. Your favorite/special people page is really super as well! I find even after years of thinking I've finished an altered book, I might find a certain something to add to a page. Jean has another wonderful challenge for us this month too!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

It looks fabulous!

Linda Elbourne said...

This looks fabulous Sue - You should be very proud of yourself XXX

Ed said...

love your book Sue - brill as always xx

Kate T said...

this is something you will treasure for ever!
Kate sbs 19