Sunday, 17 April 2011

Good Day Sunday - Easter basket's and Altered Books

 We'd been planning this crafty get-together for a while, a trip to Kervan - a Turkish restaurant in Edmonton then an altered book project based on a Prima class by Marion Smith.  I put together a little Easter gift for Sam, Bibi and Yasmin.  Sam's not a fan of chocolate (mad woman :), so I put together a selection of cheeses and biscuits.  Bibi and Yas had Lindt Rabbits, Lambs and mini creme eggs.  Each basket is decorated with glimmer misted flowers, felt rabbits and monogramed labels painted with fresco paint and crackle glaze.

L to R - Mine, Bibi's, Sam's
 We tore the original pages out of the books and cut various types of paper to size and some smaller random sized pages to add interest.  The pages are sewn into signatures (my sewing machine protested against sewing paper).  As you can see, we all came up with different styles for our front covers, I went for a SteamPunk theme.  We didn't have the prima book closures so I decided to make my own version using some chain, Tim Holtz jump rings and mini bulldog clips.  We then hung charms from the chain - looks great I think!



DIY book closures/charm dangler

DIY book closures


Karen said...

These are all lovely. Great idea for the book closures.

Sandi said...

Very nice! Love the dangly bits!!
Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

I think your book closures are great.