Sonntag, 12. April 2015

Once upon a Springtime

Welcome friends,
 Recycle it - once again with my favourite paper collection  
Secret Garden from Graphic 45
An old book had to again believe, honestly, when I first started to work with old books,
 that was not so easy. I was raised even so, to appreciate and cherished the books,
 pages out to tear came not at all in question. 
It has cost me overcome, but now I've can  recognized the old dusty mottled books back to glory.

 Distress spray paint - walnut stain, metal and resin embellishments
stamps cut out

3D effect, stamps on foil, dies, spring flowers in rainbow colours


Nice Sunday!
LG Kerstin


  1. GRANDIOS! Das sieht einfach atemberaubend schön aus!
    Lieben Dank für's Verlinken zur
    Moo Manai & More Challenge!

  2. superb alteration of that book, Kerstine. Secret garden papers looks stunning here.

  3. Ganz, ganz toll, gefällt mir MEGA gut! Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Moo Mania and More, GLG, Valerie

  4. Du meine Güte, ist DAS schön, liebe Kerstin!

    Eins der schönsten "altered books", die ich je gesehen habe! Perfekter kann man die schönen Design Papier von G45 nicht einsetzen - du hast aus ihnen noch so viel mehr herausgeholt als sie von sich aus schon können (und das kann nicht jeder)!

    ich bin begeistert!
    Liebe Grüße,

    Claudia xxx

  5. Ich bin auch dazu erzogen worden ein Buch gut zu behandeln. :)
    Aber wenn ich mir anschaue, wie schön es geworden ist, dann
    hat es noch gewonnen. Nun wird es wenigstens angeschaut, davor
    hat es bestimmt keiner mehr lesen wollen :))

    Liebe Grüße
    Tinna ✐

    1. Freut mich ehrlich, das du es auch so siehst! LG Kerstin

  6. This is wonderful. It is full of lovely vintage Springtime images and lots of die cuts and other elements. Thanks for joining us at Frill;y and Funkie.

  7. Holy moses Kerstin, this is drop dead gorgeous!! Amazing idea for a recycling project and all the flowers and images are so perfect for your garden theme! Just incredible! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Springtime Die Cuts' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  8. Wow absolutely LOVE your altered book, must give this a go sometime.
    Julie c

  9. Hi Kerstin.....this is absolutely beautiful. You have incorporated amazing details in to this project and I just love them all.

    In response to your question at A Vintage do not have to use Tim Holtz products. We are all about Tim's style/techniques and we love to hear what has inspired you. We ask for vintage/shabby and retro projects as we are not a "cute" challenge. Hope this has helped

    TFS your gorgeous project
    Annie x

  10. Wonderful altered book. I also have a hard time tearing books, even old nasty ones. But, I have done so a few times in the name of arts and crafts. hee hee

  11. Wowowowow, ein wunder-wunderschönes Teil.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE

  12. Oh this is stunning! Love it. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  13. Wonderful altered book! I love all the depth and dimension you created here ! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  14. Oh my word! What a beautiful altered book!! It is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o)

  15. Hi Kerstin,
    Indeed this is a very beautiful paper collection, and your book transformation is outstanding! Thanks for joining LLC this month and sharing your beautiful piece of art.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  16. WOW Kerstin! That is the perfect way to breathe new life into this book. LOVE what you've created here. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  17. I am still sitting on the floor, (where I fell) mouth-open, and absolutely STUNNED by your amazing transformation of this book and in awe of your incredible talent! I too was raised to revere the printed word and to treat books like they are precious, but what you have done here truly HONOURS this book! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us over at Altered Eclectics...Smile


    1. I hope they have not harmed ;-) that makes me very happy Lynne :-) Thanks so much!! Hugs, Kerstin

  18. Beautiful!!!

    Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - AE DT

  19. WOW!!! Das sieht ja grandios aus!! Eine wundervolle Arbeit, die seinesgleichen sucht.
    Würde bei mir einen absoluten Ehrenplatz bekommen.

    LGdie hippe


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