September 7, 2012

Petit Cours de Botanique

My book of roses.  This is an altered children's book that I made for images and identification of a few roses I found in an old rose book.  The cover has a niche cut out with a little fairy and beads sewn in.  After decorating the cover, I sealed it in bee's wax.  Here are a few pages inside.

There is (or was) really a rose named Enfant de France. 
It's fun making altered books.

    Simon Says (Read all about it)
    Seriously Creative Challenges (text patterns and textures)
    Paper Take Weekly
    Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent 


  1. Anni ~ I really like your book of roses. It's so sweet and has such a wonderful vintage feeling to it. I love all of your little vintage photographs that you've used and the text in the backgrounds. And, or course, the wonderful vintage flowers that you have scattered throughout. Nice job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Your book of roses is wonderful. I love the idea behind it. The cover is gorgeous, great idea to use beeswax. All the inside pages are so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  3. Absolutely STUNNING!!! The cover is so gorgeous, especially! I've never tried a project like this (too scared, maybe?) but I love seeing how other people do it! One day, perhaps. Thanks for joining us at Seriously Creative Challenges, hugs, Roxy.

  4. Gorgeous book you made with the roses and a good way to recycle a book! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  5. OOOH-Love your re-inventing of this kids book. I love roses so your creation really caught my eye, beautifully done. Thanks for entering Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent. Hope to see more of your creations.

  6. Wonderful book alteration - the beeswax has such a lovely effect! So glad you linked up at RRR!

  7. I love your book and I love the idea of altring childrens books. Beautiful project and Recycling Thanks for joining us Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge :o)
    Paula DT

  8. This book is fabulous from cover to cover. I love the niche with the fairy tucked into it. Beautiful inside pages as well. Thanks for joining us this month at Recycle. Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. I hope we see you again next challenge.

  9. This is a beautiful book,I love the shape and all the lovey elements you added to it. Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  10. great project! I love the idea of an altered children's book... even started one or two, but never finished one! You've inspired me :) Thanks for playing along with our Seriously Creative Challenge!


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