Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WOYWW 176: The exploring Money edition (the AB that is)


As my Altered Book class winds down (see my right sidebar for each free lesson), I thought I would show Julia, our beloved leader and keeper of the links, as well as all my WOYWW friends and AB students a peek into one of my altered books.  I promise not to waste much of your time, because you should be able to scroll quickly if you aren't interested in altered books.




I showed the cover to my Money AB during WOYWW 143 back in February.


Note the Christmas-y rocking horse I am sharing with you today, along with a peek into the Money AB.  I hope to scan it soon (at a higher resolution, of course)  so you can peruse it at your leisure, rather than at a mad dash to visit as many blogs as possible.


Here is the inside front cover and a few of the first pages.


We covered fabric in my AB class and here is a spread using fabric as a background, as well as the cover and inside front of the AB.









I used lots of magazine images, which some of you found fun and others found boring.


I also created some unconventional embellishments.





Pockets don't require many pages and create lots of room for adding tags, which many of you love to make.



 I showed how to make this type of pocket in the class.


One thing I didn't show was how to create an extension on a spread.



I even used real money on some pages!



We began the class by creating niches.  Here are the two, one covered, one open,


I made for my Money AB.  And yes, that's more real MONEY.


The cover was a tee shirt, and very hard to work with considering how stretchy the fabric was.


I left the title (The Fortune) because I thought it was apropos.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please leave your number and I hope to make it to your place for a visit.  At least if I can keep this computer going, which is still no small feat!!

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68 thoughtful remarks:

Maria said...

So love your altered book it's just expoding at the seams love love love it...
Love all the pockets and how you have displayed all the little goodies inside...
Have a great day crafting...

Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/woyww-176.html

Vicki Holdwick said...

Fabulous!!!

xoxo

AnnieC said...

An amazing work of art - you're an inspiration! Is it too late for me to follow your lessons or will they still be available whenever I can squeeze some extra hours out of the day?! :o)

Minxy said...

Your altered book looks amazing, so much to take in, I really must get around to altering another book, not done one for ages.
Hugz Minxy #1

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! What a lot of work you did on this AB!! Have to confess I have not progressed with mine, but I will eventually get to it. Have to finish some stuff first! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lindsay Weirich said...

very fun! Happy woyww! Lindsay #7

Judys Fabrications said...

I'd love to handle this book.So many delights within!
Judy #10

Deb said...

oh wow, that is amazing, love it!
debxx

scrappymo! said...

Amazing...Love all the little pockets and tags.

butlersabroad said...

That's such an amazing amount of work Elizabeth, and a lot of time taken too. Yeah, I thought I'd measure his shoes and deduct a bit off, but I have a more pressing problem, I'm concerned I won't get a sock out of a single ball of yarn... and I only have the two! Bought this wool last December so I know I won't be able to guarantee dye lots, assuming of course, that they still have it!!

Hugs
Brenda 3

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Getting a jump on visiting folks! Now, in that one photo, is that the pigs butt? haaa

O.k. really though, this is the kind of money managing book that I could enjoy!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #18

famfa said...

Wow amazing. Looks very challenging. Would live to know what and how you see paper. Thanks for visiting
Famfa (12)

alpha shanahan said...

OMG! i love your altered book! i am a painter and is getting addicted to art journaling and altered books. thanks for sharing what you have created! i will bookmark your blog and will get back to it for a more leisurely visit later tonight. yes, sometimes it's like a mad dash through the list of blogs :)... #29 alpha shanahan

Neet said...

Although it was hard to work with the cover is fabulous! Lovely book and what a treasure. I love pockets so those pages are especially of interest to me. Great idea with the real money, I would never have thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for visiting me.

Love to you both.
Neet 15 xx

Sandi McLean said...

Your book is fabulous - just chock full of creativity! Sandi #32

Bridget Larsen said...

That is one awesome book you have done there.
Bridget #21

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voodoo vixen said...

Love your altered book and can't wait to be able to go back through your lessons and do some work on mine... haven't found the box it is in yet!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your AB - fabulous work. I'm still hoping to find the time one day to work through all the lessons so that I can finish mine too. Brilliant work :) Here's wishing you a great week and a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #40

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...morning Elizabeth, what a super posting for woyww, a total feast for the eyes, your money book is amazing a real treasure of love, inventiveness and imagination, loVe that the cover is a t'shirt what a cool idea and of course the festive rocking horse is areal cutie too...Melxx :)
Sorry to hear you have computer troubles again it's a total mare when this happens and tries our patience to the core, technology can be one helluva frustrating thing at times :( hope Bleubeard is well X

Helen said...

I fell by the wayside on your lessons but hope one day to pick up!! Have a good day. Helen, 4

Annie said...

So lovely to see the book in all it's glory today.
Hugs,
A x #62

Sunshine Girl said...

The book looks fabulous - I still havent started mine but have been thinking about it for a good few months though.... just need more time but then dont we all! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

okienurse said...

You make the most amazing books Elizabeth! Love all the moolah! Have a great week. Vickie #71

Julia Dunnit said...

Ach, the computer must be constantly on your mind..wearing, to say the least. I still love this AB, and remembered the tshirt front...love seeing a few of the techniques that you've taught me..mine is stumbling but still very much in my line of vision!

BJ said...

Love the Money AB Elizabeth. Still waiting for your address btw as I have a little something for you. You can e-mail me directly from my blog so you don't have to leave it in an open comment. BJ#30

Redanne said...

Thank you so much for the look through your AB Elizabeth, it is a wonderful piece of artwork. The front cover is stunning (even if it was hard work). You are a very talented lady. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

Neil said...

Good morning; just thought I'd pop my head round the door and say Hi. Fabulous AB, look forward to seeing it in more details some day. Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #61

KatzElbows said...

The book is amazing. I rather like the picture when it's fanned so you get little glimpses of amazing artistry. Really piques your interest.

Happy WOYWW
rachel, #64

Jackie said...

Wow, thanks for sharing :)

Jackie said...

Wow, thanks for sharing :)

sandra de said...

Such an amazing AB and you have really explained the process wonderfully. I got into the theory but lacked application in the practical!!
Sandra @93

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Fabulous project! And the $bills paper makes me homesick! One day I WILL do your class!

Happy WOYWW

MA(20)

Shazsilverwolf said...

That looks stunning, so much work has gone into it- I have never tried this, so its something else on my to-try list. Saw a lovely big rocking horse in a shop window in Dover last week, and made hubby take a picture of it to show you, lol! I will post it up over the weekend, and let you know its up there. Hugs and fusses to bleubeard,Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz xx

Ann B said...

A true work of art Elizabeth, makes me ashamed that my altered book is on the shelf at the moment, but I will catch up with back lessons soon.
Thanks for sharing.
Ann B
#94

VonnyK said...

I love your book, so many different things in there. Just fabulous.
Have a great week.
Von #43

donnalouiserodgers said...

Love the Moohlah page most,

love AB's could look at the images ALL day - but alas there are other desks to visit!


dxxx a hundred and something (106)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I always enjoy seeing your ABs! I love the topic of this book & have enjoyed seeing some of its details over the course of our lessons.

I have been working to finish as many pages in mine as I can before it is "cover time". This has been a fun journey that I am looking forward to repeating!

elle said...

The money AB looks quite wonderful, Elizabeth. Hope mine comes together as well.

Sandy Leigh said...

Your money AB is amazing! I think my very favorite element is the tag pocket--I am taking a library sale book on housecleaning and altering it to become an art journal. Right now, I'm just painting the pages--should be done with that soon though. From there, I need to take your class! So you lived in Joplin? I live in Springfield--really love it here. And yes, the Joplin tornado continues to be in the news as the area recovers little by little. Thanks so much for visiting me today! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

Tamika said...

That altered Money lesson is so cool! I need a copy to teach my children the value of a dollar...even though its slowly loosing its value!

-Tamika currently #124 subject to change to #123 when double entries are fixed?

sandee said...

Loving the cover to your AB, so happy you told me it was a T-shirt, I was trying to figure out what you used.I knew it looked soft!! You did a fabulous job as usual!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

sandysewin said...

Wow, that is QUITE the book. What a cool project. Interesting all the different terms we have for money. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #23

Paula Gale said...

Oh wow Elizabeth - that book is so much fun - I love all the hidey places in it - its the child in me that likes to think of enchanted and secret places for things... some of the techniquesd you've used are so satisfying too - to achieve them must make you feel,well, great!

One day I am definitely going to do an altered book - I do have a hardback book ready for the job - I just dont have loads of the pretty sprays and mediums that you have - but I'm sure I have enough that I could improvise.

You are a generous lady for doing all of those lessons for free...

I love your book.

Paula x x x #85

MaggieC said...

That is so much hard work, but what a lot to look at and explore. I love all those little hidey places and pockets. What a talented lady you are. Have a wonderful week. xx Maggie #65

Danielle said...

Awesome book...I love the part with the pocket pages for tags! That is a great way to add space to the book. dani #132

JoZart said...

So much work there and I especially love the pockets. I'd love to see more full pages open for a really good snoop! It took me ages to pore over the views!. My book hasn't progressed very far, just a few pages and two sets of niches. I find that whilst I love to look at others I don't find a use for making one which I thought I'd feel. I am veering towards making more useful items so may turn my AB into a journal with spaces to write.
We spoke of you at the weekend and said how good it would be if WOYWW contributors such as you could make it over to meet up with members here. You would have loved it in such a pretty typical area of rural England. It was so quaint to me as I'm a city girl. Everyone there was so friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere.
Maybe if you can ever get over you could time it right and you know that, at least, Donna and I are willing hosts for you. Glad you enjoyed my pics.
Jo x

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh I love this chock full of goodness or moolah book. Fantastic Elizabeth. What a treasure....xox

Healing Woman said...

The cover and spine are spectacular. Lots of treasures inside as well. Thanks for posting this great altered book.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! That book is just amazing, thanks for showing it -and like Jo, would love to see the pages opened out more! Chris 109

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That book looks chock full of interesting pages!! Clever you :)

You would have so enjoyed the crop, the day went too quickly but everyone seemed to enjoy it!
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

Monica said...

very interesting. When I visit your blog i always feel guilty about my Ab started 10 years ago! It is called friends. twice interrupted by deaths that made completion difficult and then by life. you really made a great Ab

Dawn said...

Stunning book Elizabeth, lol I would love to be able to see it in real life as it is soooooooo tactile, I would be sat with it for hours methinks.
Huge hugs x x x x

see you there! said...

I always enjoy looking at your finished books, so much color and texture. Thanks for taking time to post all the pictures. Your posts are never too long for me.

Darla

Bernice said...

What a lot of time and effort has been put into you altered book! Happy WOYWW!
Bernice #80

Gillian .... said...

What an amazing work of art Elizabeth, so much detail to take in, thanks for sharing it in it's full glory. Happy WOYWW! Gillian #70

Erika said...

Hi Elizabeth what a great book you have created it looks amazing. Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 59

Halle said...

Fun! Love the wonky pages...wavy edges are the best!

trisha too said...

Halle is so right--wavy pages are the best, they really make an altered book seem right, for some reason!

:)trisha
#137 this week

Cameron said...

That is such a cool book!
Altered books are definately on my "need to try" list of things :)

Nan G said...

Fab altered book! Love your kitty! Nan 117

Angie said...

Wow that's really cool and incredibly creative!
Angie #114

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo! I love this book and the one I started keeps staring at me all forlorn. I will get it underway again but this work thing just gets in the way.
Thanks for your visit. The Crop was wonderful though I wish it had been longer as I am sure I did not get round all the desks! here's to the next one ey!
xx

My name is Cindy said...

Awesome!!... Makes me wonder where my one has got to, haven't touched it in a year I swear.

Thanks for visiting my desk, Happy (belated) WOYWW Cindy #73

butterfly said...

Fantastic work... there's just so much texture and vibrant life bursting out of those pages, and so many gorgeous techniques to try - which could be applied to lots of different projects... so inspiring, thank you for sharing it! Belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#31

Ali said...

Wow, your completed AB is just fantastic! So much colour and texture and interest! Thanks for sharing - and I hope your power issues are now resolved! ;)

Ali #12

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am definitely interested in altered books, and wow, this one is wonderful. the pages are full of textures and colors and embellishments. i still have a lot of pages to go in my altered book. how long did it take you to make this?

Morti said...

Gosh - lots of hard work in the AB - well done you!

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