Thursday, September 22, 2011

All Sorts Challenge Blog - Week 121 Alter/Recycle

I was so excited to this week's challenge on All Sorts....I was finally forced to try out a technique I've been dying to attempt.  Several years ago (yes, I said YEARS), I saw a tutorial where someone used a old children's book to create a chipboard album.  I think they had found an old damaged one at the second store - crayon and stickers all over the pages.

While I didn't have time to hit the second hand store, I did do a quick drive by the dollar store and purchased a book with a fun edge.  Thank you SpongeBob and Patrick!

I sanded down the edges and added a fresh coat of white acrylic.  I didn't bother to paint the whole book because I knew I would be covering most of it with paper.

I chose a fun vintage Christmas paper pack (I'll add the link later) to decorate the book.  The paper pack had a lot of fun tags/embellishments to use, so it helped me keep things nice and flat (allowing the book to stay closed).

Front cover

a little bling is always good

one of the inside layouts

back cover
Though I normally really like the dimension I can give with layers and layers of embellishments, I have to admit I really liked the finished product.  It was also super easy to make, so my friends better get ready....they might just start seeing versions of these for the holidays.


  1. Stunning layouts and a great idea for a beautiful project!
    Thanks for entering my Alter/Recycle challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  2. Great project Nubia!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  3. I love this idea. I don't have to throw out the books my neices scribble all over or chew on!