Saturday, 3 October 2009

Lotstodo Challenge - Cities or Places

Remember my altered book that I started ages ago, well I've finally finished it. The hardest part was thinking of theme, once that was sorted it was plain sailing.

Ellen kindly sent me some plastic slide mounts so I covered 12 of them with sticky silver aliminium tape, printed out a suitable image which was personal to me about that particular place and then using a strip of metal and a set of alphabet letters, I hammered the name of the place into the metal. I covered it in copper acrylic dabber paint and sanded it down when dry.



For the insides I did double spreads of various places, such as London, Paris, Rome and on the back pages I cut a section out and added various images from around the world.








The back cover I covered with crumpled tissue paper and then used black acrylic dabber paint to colour it. I stuck silver gaffa tape around all of the edges, front, back and spine and added the words, travel, places and cities in grunge board using my Cricut machine. I painted these silver, sanded them back and added gold rub n buff. The travel on the front cover was done in the same way except I outlined the letters in black too.

18 comments:

Neet said...

Brilliant, what a lovely set of pages and how nice to have all those memories in one place. A lot of work has gone into this and it has paid off.

Carol said...

Great theme and love the travel book

Enjoy the weekend

downrightcrafty said...

you should get to bed earlier instead of blogging so late and I went to bed at midnight.

Lovely book hun with so many interesting things to look at but especially like the front.

Kate x

crafty creations said...

Sam it's amazing - love it - loads to see and you have got the layout perfect

x Hilda

Shairon said...

Sam, this is totally amazing! A true work of art. xx

Claireabelle said...

Great book Sam
x

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work!

Angelnorth said...

Looks fab Sam, love the collage approach!

peggy gatto said...

What a treasure you have created!!! Should be seen and enjoyed!

downrightcrafty said...

Just felt I needed to apologise for the new blog colour scheme in advance before you have a fit

lol
Kate x

ju said...

Great book Sam! x

Meikoningin said...

Simply lovely ! Very inspirational :D

LazyKay said...

STUNNING! You've made a great job of this, lots of inspiration here.

xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue Abbott said...

Fantastic Sam,
can't wait to get on with mine. It's hard to find a themr though, still thinking on it.
Sue x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wow Sam, this is fabulous, really impressive :) And I'm so sorry, I didn't realise that you had a blog that I wasn't following, I'm jumping on board now :)

mommabear said...

This is fantastic Sam I love it

Andrea said...

WOW Sam,a stunning book,lots to look at,just perfect
xxx

Femmy said...

great travelbook Sam!! thanks for the theme and notifying me!!

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