Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Tattered Butterfly . . . . .

Hello Dear Reader; hope that you are well?  It has been fairly sunny here the last few days although i spent all of today working on a festive project that i will share with you soon.  Today i want to share with you one of the projects that i have made for a display for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft show that is happening this Sunday in Biggin Hill.  My dear friend Sue has a Stand of all things Stampin’ Up! and i have been helping with the display pieces for the event.

Now this may make some of a nervous disposition baulk but here goes. . .

swallowtail altered book Check it out at Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 05-08-2013 20-22-06

Now i don’t normally mistreat books in such a way and classics at that! but i have read both these on numerous occasions and we do have at least 3 copies of each book in our house as well as on my kindle …….. yes yes i am justifying myself! lol  These books have been glued open sanded inked and screwed up to within an inch of their lives and i also kept a few of the loose pages to stamp my butterflies onto so that they looked like they were flying off the page.  I am not sure if the photo does this justice as the butterflies are suspended above the book on acetate.  I really enjoyed getting to grips with this project it started with a tiny gem of a thought late one night while reading that just seemed to grow and grow until the next day when i got up and started combing the house for suitable books to alter i then spent the evening gluing all the pages.  I went through 3 bottles of tombow glue, 7 red sticky strip rolls and 2 glue sticks as it takes a LOT of glue to get it to stay open!  I hope you like it an don’t condemn me to the naughty step for literature abuse!

All the supplies used, apart from the books are Stampin’ Up! the beautiful big butterfly is the Swallowtail Stamp and i use this stamp such a lot its so detailed and a delight to colour.

If you would like any purchase products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time


Charlie. x

1 comment:

Emily said...

OMG hun that is just gorgeous. I really feel the need to make one myself! Hope you don't mind if I give it a go x