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Sunday 9 September 2012

2nd post today, read all about it ...refurbished ...board book style!

well here , i am with a piece that was ready to blog
 and then life took over..
so here i am almost missing the challenge...
... Simon says read all about it...
so i decided to alter a now unwanted board book from my children...
so here she is:

i started by covering the board book in DIY foil tape,
front and back and edges..
.then adding tags cut to fit the pages inside..

under the front cover i added some cogs and washers..
then covered the covers...
in alcohol inks..
Finally i added chit chat stickers..
wings textured and inked..
and an idea-olgy cog.

the inside pages have been prepared and are ready for the off..
and i have started adding to the first two pages..

i love that this book started life as a treasured board book, once loved  and now left..
awaiting a new lease of life..
i had loads of fun and can see me doing this again..soon..
I am entering this for the following competitions:
read all about it @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/

make sure you see my previous post for the great tag swap i did with the lovely Mel !

have a fun and inky day 


  1. This is great Trace. That foil looks really good.

  2. Trace...fab book, my friend! I love that you repurposed a children's board book and turned it into such a great piece of steampunk art! :) Thanks for sharing your artistic talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show's Stamptember Blog Hop Challenge! <3 Candy

  3. Such a great use for this board book. Loving the metal work and colouring Trace. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. I bet you know that i love it (:o)

  5. What a fantastic reinvention of a loved book... and board books - what a good idea!! Fantastic glamorous steampunk (if that's not a contradiction...) - yum!
    Alison x

  6. Fabulous book alteration Trace. Love the foil cover, the cogs and alcohol inks which create gorgeous effects. AQ great make.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. Wow, that's a fabulous piece of art.

  8. oMW - what a clever idea - I must have sent hundreds of these books to charity shops - they're perfect! Guess where I'll be looking tomorrow - no not the charity shops - my kids book shelves to see if any remain that I can pinch!!! Hugs Rachel x

  9. nice re purposement of the board book, not sure if thats even a word ;)
    the alcohole inks look great, I love the effects you can get with them,
    mark xx

  10. Hi Trace, I love the way you breathed life into an old board book, the steampunk theme is, as ever, with your work, fabulous. I love every detail of it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  11. Hi Trace, WOW!! Fabulous work on this little book, your steampunk theme is stunning.. I love all the detail & colours.. Brilliant as always, Hugs May x x x

  12. Fantastic idea to use an unwanted board book--lots in the charity shop so I will be looking for some.

    Yours id just wonderful. I love the golden outside.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  13. You did so well altering this book Trace! I love the use of alufoil and alcoholinks! The effect is so great...
    Such a nice creation!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  14. Gorgeous book! Love the fabulous cover and the cool tag pages on the inside. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  15. wow x1000000!!!! Oh that cover, I keep going back and looking more and I think "oh, gotta leave a comment! stop getting distracted!" LOVE this project!! Thank you so much for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  16. So cool!!! I love how you altered this...fantastic and steampunky good!

  17. What a brilliant way to recycle a book. Nothing is safe in your house!! lol It's gonna get punked! And you make such a fantastic job of doing it Trace. Michelle x


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