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May 04, 2020 Sidelle Menon 42 Comments

Hey everyone!

Today I have made a Mixed Media Altered Book cover inspired by Maremi SmallArt's latest live. You can find her video here. While thinking about the theme, I saw this beautiful board on Splashy Mix's latest challenge(Inspired by the colors and flowers) and decided that my Papericious - Pretty Basic patterned paper pack would be perfect for this project!

I started by cutting my patterned paper into small squares and stuck them on the cover to form a grid pattern. Next, I added some color t
o the edges with my Distress Ink - vintage photo and black archival ink. Then, I cut out the heart from the pink paper, distressed the edges, and stuck it on the cover. To add some more mediums, I stamped around the heart with a background stamp and some archival ink, added some splatters of diluted gesso and black ink. For embellishments, I realized that the flowers I had did not match the colors of the cover so I decided to make a few flowers out of the remaining patterned paper. I stamped the leaves from my Altenew stamp set on to white cardstock, colored it with my watercolor pencils, and fussy cut it. Arranging the flowers and leaves took some time but once I liked how it looked, stuck them with my hot glue gun. I cut out the sentiment from an old card, distressed the edges, and stuck it. To finish the card, added a few sequins and perfect pearl drops.

Entering this project for the following challenges:

1) Papericious April Challenge | Colour It Up
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #436-#437
3) Simon Says: Anything Goes
4) Moving along with the times - Challenge 118 for May
5) Simply Create Too - Ch. #160- Use Flowers
6) Splashy Mix - Challenge 17 - May
7) Bleeding Art - April Challenge
8) LTSCB #133 - Anything Goes
9)613 Avenue Create - CHALLENGE #233 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Diamonds and Lace
10) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - C#131
11) MIUCB #37 - Anything Goes + Masking
12) Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2020 challenge

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  1. This looks really beautiful, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  2. Wonderful card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at Love Ti Scrap Challenge.
    Irena DT

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  4. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Flowers’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  5. Wonderful altered book cover with great patterned paper combo . Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  6. Beautiful altered book cover looks amazing..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Beautiful altered book cover. Love the design you made !
    Thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

  8. Wow! This is beyond gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

    1. thank you so much for the kind words Sladjana <3

  9. Beautiful. Great techniques. Thank you for playing along at the Papericious Challenge. Good luck! - DT Shweta

  10. Beautiful. Thank yo for playing in papericious monthly challenge

  11. What a beauty! I love the colours, the lovely heart and the background is amazing. Just perfect ! Thanks for joining Miy It Up Challenge this month and wish you good luck. Hugs, Veana R. DT

  12. This is so pretty, love the textures too.
    Thank you for joining us on Bleeding Art Challenges.
    Good luck!
    Jane .. Bleeding Art Design Team

  13. Great alteration. Thanks for playing along with us at Splashymix Challenge. :)

  14. Stunning Canvas. Very pretty work. Thank you for joining us at Splashy Mix this month. Judy DT

  15. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenge! x

  16. I love all those squares and the color palette is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Splashy Mix Challenge Blog!

  17. Wow! amazing concept...lovely colors and distressing...Thanks for joining us at Splashy MixChallenge.

  18. Gorgeous alteration... thanks for playing along with us at Splashymix Challenges!!! Apoorva Agrawal, DT.

  19. Its it😍😍
    Thanks for playing along at Splashymix Challenge

  20. very beautifully altered sidelle. love all the details. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you againShylaaFounder @ Splashy Mix challengeAdhiraacreations  Splashy Mix Challenge