Sunday, September 6, 2015

4th Grade Altered Composition Book


Today I have an altered Composition book that I made for my granddaughter who's now in 4th grade. Like me, her favorite color is purple, while her school colors are black and gold. I printed out her school logo and placed it on some SU! gold striped dsp. The vertical panel was made from snippets of glittered gold and black cardstock; die cut with a Lil Inker diagonal stitched panel die and placed together to make the border, adding a strip of gold metallic ribbon along the edge afterward. I sealed the glitter with Glossy Accents because it was flaking all over the place. The big "4" was a chipboard piece I found in my stash, and I glued some dsp to it, sponging the edges, adding clear gems, and sealing afterward with Glossy Accents. I covered the chipboard bookplate with lavender ink, stamped her name, and added a snippet of ribbon along with some assorted purple gems, then covered it with Glossy accents to make sure everything stayed attached. A few more glittered stars and I called this one done. Not bad for a $.50 purchase, eh?

I'm sharing this one over at the Snippets Playground #193.

Wishing you a wonderful day, and as always - thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

13 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Oh wowser CArol, LOVE this it's fabulous everything just looks perfect.xx

Barb said...

Wow that's Gorgeous Carol. Cory will love it and all her friends will be wanting one too I bet. Barbxx

jimlynn said...

Great deal for only 50 cents and you've turned into something beautiful and fun for your granddaughter! Love the touches on gold on here and that big 4!
She's going to love it!
Lynn

SARN said...

This book looks amazing Carol. Well done for getting a bargain and turning it into something seriously cool and glitzy.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. See Hettie for any choklit this week.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean said...

This is gorgeous Carol, You granddaughter will be the envy of all her class mates with this fabulous stylish book cover.
Jean x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Carol, I love how you have made it so personal.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

There will be some jealousy in that fourth grade class..........Lis

MaryH said...

She is gonna just love this! The purple with the school colors, that fabulous icon motif...WOW! I REALLY like the way you used the diagonal placement for this stunning glitter. She'll definitely want to be carrying this one so all her friends see it. You're a great Granma! She's lucky to have one so talented as you are! Hope all is well for this holiday wkend. TFS Hugs

Donna Hanley said...

Oh Carol, Cory will love this, I just know it. You've incorporated her favorite color with the school colors to make an amazing Composition book. A $.50 Composition Book has never looked so good and it is personalized. Her class mates will be totally envious of this beautiful gift you've made for her. I can see them all now asking her if you can make them one. Oh you may have opened a can of worms. Just kidding. LOL Enjoy the evening and tomorrow.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Such a wonderful book you have made for your granddoughter Cory!! And you have used her favourite colour with the colours of school, great idea! The eagle looks gorgous in the topper and the big purple 4 is a catch-eye with the dotty glossy paper and the gems! Wonderful for a young girl!The tag with her name and the flower are so sweet! She will love it so much, it's sure!! Great work!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! That is totally cool. Any 4th grade girl is sure to love this with all the bling and glitter. So nifty!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my this is so sparkly and fun! I'm sure your granddaughter absolutely loves it. What a great project.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Okay, so I was just told there is a game of tag going around the playground this week. I was tagged by Susanne Vargas.... now it is your turn to tag a playmate!

Love the composition book and it is even more sparkly in person!