Saturday, March 31, 2012

Altered book for Cathy!

So as some of you may know I became an aunty for the first time yesterday to my brothers girlfriends baby boy Theo & let me tell you he is a CUTIE! I am already a mom myself but this is my first time to be an Aunt so I am very excited :)

This project was for Cathy (Theos mom-did I mention he is gorgeous!!). My brother Eoghan-the new dad :) bought a novel and all the pages were blank-it's so cool and she can use it for notes etc. So anyways when he bought this book it was BRIGHT YELLOW, I asked Cathy what theme would she like me to do the covers and she said that Angels are something that mean alot to her so that's what I based this book on:
 This is the book in its yellow state-I had just started painting up the covers when I realised I needed a "before" pic
 All the pages inside are blank!
 And here is the finished book
 The frame was a reddish brown old frame I had so I painted it up and also used some silver leaf that I got from Maggie-thanks Maggie :)
 The cool silver metal wings are Tim Holts that I got from createwithkate-thanks Kate, the C is a grunge letter that I painted up to match and also you can see the crackle paint effect I used on the covers here....
 I also added some angel pages throughout the book...

 I made a little bookmark for her to use in the book again with another little angel image & charm set
 These beautiful lil angel charms were made by my crafty friend Niamh!
 A lovely lil quote on the back
And that's it-thanks for visiting! I have a mini album almost complete for Theo too so I will share that soon,

Aideen xx


  1. This is so pretty :) I love the cover so shabby chic!!!

  2. WOW, your album is absolutely STUNNING!!! I'm sure she will love it!!! It's perfect! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Another beautiful creation Aideen

  4. Hiya Aideen , Congrats again on becoming an Aunt x the album is fabulous , love the altered frame on the front and Niamh's tag is gorgeous too x great keepsake .tfs

  5. It's fabulous Aideen, love the crackled cover and the 'inked'wings! And the angel images are just adorable! Cathy must be thrilled with it. Cangrats again on becoming an Aunt and we'll see you at the CHA Jamboree.
    Kate x

  6. I just love your album Aideen, the images are wonderful and it's so cool to see my charms being used. I'm sure your friend LOVED it.