Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas - Christmas Joys Altered Book

This is my first, and so far only, finished altered book.  I'm not sure why - I really enjoyed it and love the finished product!  I made this about seven years and filled it with some of my favorite parts of Christmas.

This started out as a board book.  I peeled off the paper from the pages, and primed them all with gesso.

I was into a lot of aging back then, so I think a lot of the papers are walnut stained and of course there is tearing!  These little girls are still two of my favorite stamps.

No winter would be complete without some snowmen!

And, of course, the reason for the Christmas season is a holy one.  I've sung Silent Night many times with choirs and in church.  I was happy to find this music to include in my book.

I  made this book seven years ago, so I can't remember many of the techniques involved in making it, but I remember the feelings I had and cherish the time I had to put these memories in a book form.  I hope no matter what holidays you celebrate that you take some time to record your memories and cherish those you love.

Check back next week to see my holiday card to my darling husband.  I can't show it to you before he receives it!  We make a habit of making each other cards for holidays, and it sometimes gets a bit competitive!

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