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September 1, 2015

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

Well, I am so excited to share with you my very first design team project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit Design Team. Yes I am a new member of the team and so excited to create with these wonderful ladies. If you love mixed media and altered art then this is a great place to get inspiration and create with us. So for my first project I decided to give my art journal cover a face lift.

 This is what it looked like before, pretty sad huh ! I picked this baby up at the dollar store.

And here is the new transformation: 

I really kept it very simple using modeling paste, paints, sprays, gesso a little glue gun art and a product I have had forever and I busted it out to use it on this project "Goosebumps". Here is a photo of just the front cover. 
I had intended to put  a title in my frame but decided to make a shaker box instead. Something different and fun. That's what usually happens with my projects, they start off one way and end up another. I hope this has inspired you to get messy with us this month. Be sure to drop by Rhedds Creative Spirit and link up your project.... the theme is "Anything Goes" Below is my Snapguide tutorial for a step x step process on creating this cover. xoxo Toni
I'm entering this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
That Craft Place Challenge - Mixed Media Anything Goes
Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes 
Eclectic Elapu - Pink Team Anything Goes 
Love To Create - Mixed Media 
Anything But Cute - Making Magic Happen Using Mood Board I used the textures, colors, and glitters 
Mixed Media World - Gorgeous Textures 


Check out How to Create Mixed Media Art Journal Cover by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

16 comments:

Lisa Andersson said...

Very cool! Hugs Lisa

Juliz Design Post said...

This looks amazing and has a magical feel to it. Love it.
Julie x

TangledBlueRose said...

Fabulous make over, so amazing! The colors are so rich and love the texture. Just stunning!~kim

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love you glue-gun art!! Really beautiful cover Toni. Your colors just shimmer. Love the shaker box :) Fantastic project -- Mary Elizabeth

Sandra Wright said...

Your book cover is awesome Toni...the colour palette and all that texture is just gorgeous,so rich...
Wonderful to have you as part of my design team...
Hugs x

Angela Radford said...

Loving the cover, looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Vintagehandmade said...

What a fantastic make over, Toni! Fabulous rich texture, magical colours and I especially love your shaker box! Absolutely stunning piece!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'Making Magic' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous make! Thank you for joining our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Paper Talk with Samra

Pawsitively Creative said...

A shaker box on an altered book cover!?!? Genius dearie! What magical colors and the use of the hot glue gun is stunning. So many wonderful textures are present in this gorgeous design. Love the paintbrush and shimmer! Wowzers! And congrats on your new DT!

Thanks for joining in our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous project, love the colours and all the texture! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' Challenge
Claire xx

Sue said...

What an amazing transformation. So much texture and the shimmering colours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

Georgie C said...

What a beautiful book cover, I love that the mood board inspired you to make this little gem - thanks for entering at Anything But Cute xx

Laine Kammeraad said...

Stunning book cover. Absolutely love how you altered it. Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media World.

With Smiles
Laine K
MMW DT

Laine Kammeraad said...

Gorgeous. Absolutely love how you altered the book. Thanks for joining in the Mixed Media World Challenge.

With smiles
Laine K
MMW DT

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

this is fantastic - loving it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Erin Stewart said...

Completely stunning! Great colours and textures. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Crafty hugs, Erin xx

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