Altered Book – CI October Challenge

I made an altered book for this months challenge.  I am a little late completing  this project.  I have been waiting for the leaf spray die to arrive.  Fortunately it arrived yesterday so I can enter into the challenge.

For full details of the challenge, the inspirational pieces and all the entries click Crafty Individuals Challenge.

This months theme is “Winged Things”.  I have some super CI bird stamps but decided to go with one of their new stamp CI331 and the script stamp CI161.

You know when you need something but no idea what! Well thats what happened with this.   I hunted everywhere for the right embellishment for the top right hand corner.  Something to contrast against the frill and fancy.  So late last night, as I was serching, I saw Freddie’s sandles by the door.  In all fairness they were looking past their best.  Well they certainly are now! lol!  So I cut the buckle off one of them, threaded some fabric through and  glued it on.



For the centre piece I painted a piece of board, stamped and then embossed it to make a  sort of faux tile.  The embossing never cracked!  Always does when it is not supposed to!

The idea behind this came from this piece of fabric

I spotted this at a local farmers market and bought it to make some Christmas boot/stockings with.  Really love this fabric.

Before I sign off, I just wanted to thank Jean and Malcolm for the stamp I used in this project.  It is the stamp I chose as part of Jeans blog giveaway a couple of weeks ago.

Best Wishes Florence


  1. ceciliag

    First you eat all his banana chips then you cut up his favorite sandals! Florence you are dreadful!! That Freddie is a saint! but then that buckle looks so good on the book.. c


  2. Ephemera

    This is gorgeous, and another winner, love the design, layout and black and white theme, all of it in fact! Another one sympathising with the long suffering Freddie, stealing the shoes from his feet, how heartless LOL. XX


    1. Florence

      Hi Paula. lol! I know I am terrible! You should have seen the sandles though. Seriously I did him a favour. They could have walked on there own! LOL!!!
      Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x


    1. Florence

      Hi Ann. Absoutely right! In a couple of weeks the summer stuff will be put away. You have eased my conscience! lol! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x


  3. lynne

    Hi Florence
    I love the juxtaposition of the feminine with the leather and buckle. A beautiful thought out piece of art.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals challenge.
    P.S. I am also in love with that stamp!


  4. craftytrog

    Lol! Poor Freddie! What will you do next? The food from his mouth, the shoes from his feet…..!
    I must say, it was the perfect embellishment though, for this beautiful piece of altered art! x


    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. He is extremely well looked after! I am starting to feel guilty now! Well for five second! lol!Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x


  5. supersnooky13

    Hi Florence, this is stunning…Nothing is safe from altering around my home either ! LOL
    I was also lucky enough to win that stamp, it arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to play with it…
    You certainly did it justice, your piece is beautiful . xooxox


    1. Florence

      Hi Gisele. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for popping in and saying hello and for your kind words. It is always great to meet fellow crafters. You are in for a treat. It is a really lovely stamp to use. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your stamp.
      Regards Florence x


  6. dollys daydreams

    Hi Florence , oh how I have missed you and your art and your wonderful humor. Another fabulous creation. The addition of Freddies buckle is pure genious ! It seems like nothing in your house is sacred and thats all right by me !



    1. Florence

      Hello my friend. Hope all is ok. I have missed you too. There are only a few things in our house that are sacred. The rest is recyc-la-bubble! Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you Marie.
      Regards Florence xx


    1. Florence

      Hi T, As you know Freddie does not notice a lot of things. Remember the trousers the wrong way around! lol! He did however notice the sandals. Lovely to hear from you my friend.
      Regards Florence x x



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