Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn in my Altered AB

It's been awhile since I picked up my Altered, an AB (altered book).  I suspect the name sounds redundant, but it's important to me to know the focus of an AB when I start in it.  With that in mind, I created two spreads that celebrate Autumn.

This four page spread has two poems that represent the season.  For that reason, I am linking this to Robyn's Poetry Journal Monthly.

I tried to make the background as autumnal as possible, where I combined three colors of Golden's Fluid Acrylics.

The problem with using images, as well as poems from a book, is they are printed on both sides.  I had to find a way to show both sides of the page, so I sewed a small portion of the page such that the viewer, with very little trouble, could find the slightly hidden poem by Elsie Natalie Brady.

For the second spread, I continued the paint chip theme,

as well as the rest of the poem by Loise Pinkerton Fritz.

The paint chips were quite shiny under the OTT light, so I scanned each page.  I even stamped leaves on the paint chips.  Don't you just love the names of these chips?

You can see where I sewed the back-to-back poems on the right side of the first spread.  For this spread, I also cut up a Reese's cup wrapper and used it to frame the edges.

I used the same paint chips on the second spread, but I reversed them.

The pumpkins are icons of the season, as are falling leaves.  The rest of the poem, started in the first spread, is shown here.  

This is Day 16 of AEDM,
and I created two spreads in my Altered AB.

16 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

Really lovely pages! of course fall is a favorite for me, brilliant to add the pages of poetry and the paint chips!

voodoo vixen said...

So glad you refer to them as autumn pages and not fall... I much prefer the term autumn and the colours are always so wonderful. Your paint chips are perfect and I love that your reader can interact with the pages by turning the page over to read the poem on the other side.

massofhair said...

Two fantastic pages Elizabeth, your rich vibrant Autumnal colours are lush and warm. Loving the sewing and interactive poems, bautifully thought out. Enjoy Sunday:-) xxx

Fallingladies said...

I love the paint chips added. I could stand and look at paint chips and their names for hours....

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is really, really beautiful. I love the Autumn colors.

elle said...

A theme book is a good idea and can be something to go back to after regular programing stalls! ;)

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the way you can turn a page on the page to see each side. Your colors are beautiful!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic spread Elizabeth - wow!

Linda Gibbons said...

Great journal pages, Elizabeth. I love the autumn colors and bits of stitching

Nigel Roberts said...

This is fantastic, I love the autumn pallette :)

Julie Jordan Scott said...

A Reese's wrapper! What a lovely, surprising touch. Such a fun share... beautiful throughout.

THANK YOU, once again, for being such an inspiration.

Robyn said...

Love the pages and a new to me poem! thanks for support in Poetry Journal Monthly!
http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/2014/11/poetry-journal-monthly-november-2014.html
The colors and textures really bring out the feeling of the season!

Cindy McMath said...

Elizbeth, this is lovely! Definitely captures the essence of fall although I'm afraid half the country seems to have skipped straight to winter! Sorry I have not been keeping up lately. I loved your APCs with the image transfers but I don't think I ever got around to commenting on them. Other than that I have not looked at your work until today. And now it's time to get ready for work. Will try to catch up soon!

~*~Patty S said...

Such lovely autumn pages you've created E!
The poetry of Jack Frost in his winter chariot is oh so delightful to me too along with the rest of the poem you chose.
Happy November
oxo
p.s. your prize went to the post office on Saturday :-)

NatureFootstep said...

you are creating such beautiful things :) And here I love the warm orange color as well.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth - I love these pages and the poetry! Great names on the paint chips - he! he! Chris