Thursday, 26 July 2012

Altered Notebook

Hi you all! It was warm and sunny again yesterday, three days in a row must be a record in this summer!
This is a little notebook I altered last week. I cut some of this beautiful, crinkly bronze metallic paper to fit the front, and went round the edges with some embossing paste in bronze metallic. The embroidery on the front was originally on an old t-shirt which went to the big washing line in the sky many moons ago, but I couldn't bear to throw the ornament away. So now it has a new lease of life as a notebook cover! The notebook was a cheap hard-cover one from the euro € shop.

 I'll be back tomorrow with the latest adventures of Auntie Cissie, Jason & Co. Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

31 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous! Great idea to save that nice decoration for something else! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. How gorgeous is this?? I do the same and cut things off of old clothes that I don't want to lose.. . . I love your idea of altering a little notebook too.
    Juliax

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  3. Beautiful notebook! I too save bits and pieces from old clothes...you never know when they'll come in handy!
    Hugs xx

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  4. This is fabulous Valerie, I love your embellishment, glad it's not just me that cuts thing up! Even my Mum saves me odd earrings and broken bits of jewellery now lol x

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  5. Well saved there Valerie a fab adornment for your note book :)
    Von ♥

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  6. What a clever idea to repurpose a favorite shirt- I LOVE this! And it's gorgeous too ;)
    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    P.S. I'm slowly coming back to blogland- I've missed you!

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  7. I am sure we have all missed you too! Nice to have you back!

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  8. Lovely book, the shirt ornament has found a new and exciting life here! Looks like quite a few of us have the need to recycle the pretty things too.

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  9. Oh I save some old clothes for the same reason! What a gorgeous notebook and that t-shirt focal point with all that awesome beading is a brilliant recycled idea! Love this!

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  10. That is a gorgeous notebook! And so glad you have some sunshine! One day to the Olympics!

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  11. Hi Valerie. That is just beautiful. It's a great idea recycling as yoou did. It looks awesome. Have a great day and thx for sharing your awesome work.

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  12. Wow, this is fantastic!!! Gorgeous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  13. Great idea... love the dangly beads.

    Karenx

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  14. The repurposed embroidery looks perfect on the altered journal. I have a few of those pieces myself...maybe one of these days they will show up on an altered something!

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  15. This looks wonderful, great idea to use bits and pieces salvaged from other things! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Gorgeous alteration Valerie, x

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  17. Good thing you saved that t shirt ornament- it looks fabulous in the notebook!

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  18. That was definitely too good to throw away. The book looks fantastic.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Super Idee, sieht total klasse aus.

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  20. Super notebook Valerie the recycled teeshirt ornament is just perfect. I also love your note boxes you made what wonderful little gifts. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  21. Valerie thank you so much for all of your comments and best wishes the mutts say hi too ! Love this amazing notebook the crinkly bronze paper is super and I can only imagine how super that t-shirt was in its past life !!

    Marie

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  22. I can never throw a good embellishment away. You never what what clever use you can put it to later on! And this little beaded treasure works so well here! Julie

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  23. Such a creative idea. Love all the wonderful texture..

    Hugs~

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  24. Oh Val what a great notebook. Nice to see you repurpose that piece from an old T-shirt. I would have done the same. Love that beading.
    So happy to hear you are getting sun now. We finally got rain today.
    Til next visit...
    Lesley♥

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  25. Wonderful! :]
    An altered notebook...
    you are so creative, Valerie. ~xx
    Simply adore the textured cover and the "tiny" beads... such a priceless element. Perfect touch!! :]

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  26. Hi Valerie. Stunning altered notebook. Love the embellishments.
    Take care,
    Florence xx

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  27. Lovely little book and so great that you saved the Teeshirt pretties !

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  28. Lovely little book and so great that you saved the Teeshirt pretties !

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  29. Brilliant saver and brilliant book, love the gold crinkly paper xxx

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