Saturday, 4 October 2014

Altered Notebook

KCUK had a Butterfly Mingle a couple of months ago, we could make anything we liked as long as there was a butterfly on it, my partner was Darlene and this is the altered notebook that I made for her.

I started by brayering different coloured acrylic paint onto a piece of copy paper and stenciled some leaves with acrylic paint, I lightly drew round the leaves with a black pencil.
After covering the notebook I added some frayed fabric and a piece of a Sizzix die cut with some ribbon threaded through it.
The image was stamped onto coloured card two times and I fussy cut one of the butterflies and covered it with stickles.
I embellished the cover with a couple of stick pins that I'd made, some roses and some tiny butterfly charms.

I'd like to link my notebook to the following challenges.
Artist Trading Post Exchange Anything Mixed Media Goes.
Altered Eclectics Anything Goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Halloween or Not.

This is the notebook before I altered it.

This is the background paper that I made.

I then covered the notebook with the paper.

This is the back of the book. I'm not sure who made The Indian Butterfly Legend stamp.


  1. Beautiful ideas Hazel--the piece of linen looks gorgeous as a background for your butterfly

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Really beautiful Hazel, just GORGEOUS! Valerie

  3. What a beautiful notebook Hazel! I love the layers and the butterfly image is gorgeous. That touch of fabric makes a difference too.
    Julia xx
    Oops nearly forgot:
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange for our very first challenge!

  4. this is an awesome notebook, which I am the proud owner of !!!!
    didn't realize you made the background paper ! wow...thanks ....

  5. Wow Hazel what a beautiful book and I'm not at all surprised that Darlene is delighted with it

    Hilda x

  6. Hi Hazel :-) it's great to have you join in with us on our first ever challenge at ATP x I absolutely adore your crafty makes and this is gorgeous. Great background details and I love the butterfly. Your pins and florals are fabulous too. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  7. Love the transformation Hazel. The background is beautiful, the butterfly and the beads with the flowers. Love it all and thank you for joining the ATP Exchange challenge and we hope to see you again.
    Sharon x

  8. This is fabulous, Hazel. No wonder Darlene loves it

    Chris xx

  9. Beautiful notebook Hazel! Love the background and the layering! Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

  10. A beautiful notebook alteration. The cover details and butterfly look lovely . Thank you for joining our first challenge at the ATP Exchange.

  11. almost too pretty to use!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  12. Such a beautiful altered notebook, lovely colours. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ATP Exchange! Ruth x

  13. Oh my, this is delightful! The colours all work so well with your butterfly. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this time Julie-Guest designer

  14. What a gorgeous altered notebook, love the colours and textures.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  15. A stunning altered notebook...I love the fabric and all the stamping...
    Thank you for joining in with our current challenge over at Altered Eclectics...x