This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Altered Book Canvas - Berry71BLeu

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog here to share my take on this months Mood Board.  Kay created a gorgeous board.

So I decided to make a gift for my Mother for Mothers Day.
I had this idea rollling around in my head for ages and so decided to go ahead and create it.
I used an old book, which I first stuck down onto the canvas and then altered the book with gesso, paints, stamps, papers and blooms.

I used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Place in Time papers.
The resin heart is Prima, which I coloured with distress paint.
The chipboard rounds and little Scarab beetle is Umwow.
The chipboard leaves are Celebr8 and the blooms Petaloo.

Here's a side view of the book.

The gesso acts like glue and so running the brush along the pages, made most of them stick.  
I also used quite a bit down the middle of the book, which when dried, kept the book open.

I arranged the flowers cascading down the middle of the book and then onto the pages.

This project really came together so easily and was so enjoyable to create.
I really hope my Mother likes it and can put it somewhere nice.

I also created a little card, which I will put between the pages.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x


  1. This is so absolutely and utterly gorgeous! Love the flowers cascading down the center and the beautiful colours as well. I'm sure she was very pleased to receive this! :-)

  2. Oh my goooooooooooodness.... I swooned when I saw this amazing, amazing design. This had to have taken so much effort but all the work really payed off. It's stunningly amazing.

  3. Agree wholeheartedly with Bente. This looks like a store bought project, it's so gorgeously perfect...YOu have really excelled yourself with this one..... & you, YOU have a lovely Mum's Day too:):)

  4. Omigosh! What a stunner! Wish I Were your mom! :)

  5. Oh my goodness, Denise! Can I tell you how blown away I am by this absolutely gorgeous work of art! I know your mom is going to LOVE this - a gift from your heart. It is so special and very, very beautiful. And I love the card too, You are so talented and I want to thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! Happy Mother's Day, my friend! HUGS!!!!

  6. Amazinga!!!!! Wow!! SUPER impressive!! Don't be surprised if you start a trend!!

  7. That is really a beautiful creation!

  8. WOW... that is just amazing and I am sure she will be over the moon. I love the colours and the little card compliments it so well. You are a very special lady <3

  9. so brilliant idea Denise! love this shabby look and violet accents! )))

  10. A superb gift for your darling Mother and a brilliant piece of Art. To be able to transform your original idea into this sublime reality, is the work of a true Artist. Love your work and this is a new fave for me.