Monday, January 04, 2010

Blue Monday

Today, I am going to participate in Blue Monday by posting the rest of the pages in my altered book, Love Eternal. I hope you enjoy the rest of these.
Cover - I may do some altering to this, but it is scary to actually change the cover - so final!


France and After



Rue de France



That is it for this book. I was literally shocked when I realized that I had 24 double page spreads. I even found a couple of pages that I prepared and never finished. Guess I'll have to go back and do those two pages. I'm excited. You are never sure when these things are actually finished, but I'm getting close here. I'd like to add some sort of closure to the book so it hangs together.

If you'd like to see some more beautiful examples of BLUE head on over to Smiling Sally's place and check out the other blog posts for today. Happy Blue Monday to all of you.


Maggie B said...

I love to do scrapbook pages but have never tried an altered art project.
Any tips on where to go to find out more?
Your book is great BTW!
Happy New Year from Normandy

SmilingSally said...

Tricia, this is an interesting thing to display. Thank you. Happy New Year and Happy Blue Monday.

Maria Berg said...

That is good and fun way to do a book, and i can tell that you have been working hard on it to get it all together.

I glad taht you want to come back and see more of my 365 photo, I am sorry that I write some in Swedish, hope You did find the translation gadget helpful.

Maria Berg, Sweden

Manang Kim said...

Yes I agree don't alter the cover it is already very pretty. I have some questions I posted it at the other entry of yours.

MYM/BM:Christmas gifts

Mary said...

What an interesting post. You've obviously been working very hard to bring it all together. Have a great Blue Monday and enjoy the New Year to come.

Tricia said...

A very good spot to learn more about altered books and how-to's is at the Yahoo group altered books - at this link:

You can choose any book, but preferably one that has a sewn binding instead of a glued one - the glued ones fall apart.

You have to remove some of the pages to make room for the embellished ones. I just cut them out, leaving the edge still bound to the book. I also glue several pages together to make a stiffer, more substantial substrate.

Carrie said...

Your altered book is beautiful and has such interesting images!
Happy New Year!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Very beautiful! You should be proud of the work you've done! Hope you are having a great Blue Monday and Happy New Year! Sherri

Manang Kim said...

Hi Tricia, thanks so much for the great info. First step for me to do is to find a sewn book..hmmm could find that (i hope) in thrifty stores. AGain thank you...will let you know if I could find one hehe. Keep warm!

BM:Christmas gifts

Anonymous said...

Very pretty~I would be chicken to mess with the front cover, too. But, I guess that's because i know nothing about altering books ;) You've done a great job! Happy Blue Monday~

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Tricia,

Yes, when Kitty set me straight about *there can be NO flaws* I decided to go back and cross out that text of mine and point out what Kitty had told me. :0) Now I can read that and remind *my inner critic* to shut up..hehe :0)

Thank you for your compliments on my blog and my collages...I truly love blogging and love to dabble with the blog designing...I guess in addition to my creative streak I'm also an Information Junkie! A seeker of much fabulous stuff to know about and to look at!

I love, love your altered definitely inspire me to go get an old book off my shelf and get started...I cut out favorite images from catalogs, magazine, have scanned tons of vintage images onto my hard drive..just where ever I see something that can be glued down..:0)

Oh, and the Snow photo is one I took a few weeks ago after a dusting of snow and then I added PiNk Faerie Dust to tips of the branches.

Have a lovely day and I'll be watching for more great pages!

Scatter Bliss..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tricia, this is really NEAT! I think you did a marvelous job. Makes me want to try something similar, but I'm not as talented as you!

Wishing you all the joys of the New Year!


Sheila :-)

Maggie B said...

Hi Tricia,
Thanks for coming over and passing on your altered art knowledge, you are very kind.
I'll let you know how I get on.


What a great book. I did a little book for my hubby a few years ago... I should dig it out and show it... maybe for Valentines day. Blessings!

Rostrose said...

Hi Tricia, I just have discovered your wonderful book - that's pure art at it's best - aestetic, interesting, creative, heratwarming, inspiring! I also went back to your older posts and liked this pages, too!
Hugs, Traude

Seth said...

A beautiful altered book. And a happy new year to you!