Thursday, August 5, 2010

Photo Inspiration Books

It's time for another photo inspiration challenge at Scrappily Ever After. Melanie picked out great picture of a bunch of open books.

I have been waiting to use this type of technique. I bought a couple old books from the second hand store for scrapbooking a few years ago. I think I had to get over the fact that tearing up a book was OK. The rules are to NEVER write in a book or tear it apart and I guess that was ingrained in me. I had planned to make an altered book but somehow I've never done it. I'm not really the altered type I guess.

One of the books that I bought was a small dictionary. I've wanted to tear out a page and attach it to a card or lay out. It would have really been best to scan it and use the original page but keep the scan in case I wanted to make multiples or use it somewhere else. That thought just occurred
to me so maybe next time.

I tore out the page with school on it and used Mod Podge to seal it down. I attached the buttons and ribbon with a bit of glue and there it is. Next time I would use a bit less Mod Podge since the card warped a little but nothing that a little bending wouldn't straighten out. The Mod Podge did tint the card some but not very noticeable once dry.

Thanks for checking in today. I hope you will stop by for some Christmas cards that I did last month and didn't get posted.


  1. Fabulous idea for a card. Love it. I think its very original and beautiful.
    thanks for your comment at my blog about the 'Barbie' Image. Yes it is Barbie and i often post them of her. I have a collection. The digital pictures i post at dezina are usually not my own drawings but are free. I agree, she is barbie :)
    Hugs June xxx

  2. Oh really toe books....I LOVE LOVE it...thank you so much for sharing...will certainly use this idea....wonderful!

  3. I have some type paper I've been that I really wanted to use just didn't know how and now I've found my answer! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a cute idea, I have some water logged books that I could do that with. The school definitions was so creative!

  5. You did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

  6. How cool of a technique, Rhonda! Love it!