Mixed Media Crafting by Kaz Brown

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Altered Book, first page....

This is my first finished page in my first altered book, I have kept the book to the cover, this page, another page, and then the rest is glued together with an aperture cut out. The theme of the book is Je T'aime, just things I love, one of them being Paris (coming in page two of the book) and the main one being my kids! Hubby will have to get a place in my next book, or maybe in the aperture page, I've no plans for that at the moment!
So this is the page.....
The quote is "A Mother's love is whole no matter how many times divided" and I got that from a photo someone posted on Facebook! I thought it was fitting for someone with four kids! And it's very true.
I used the pages of the book that I had cut out to make the aperture, tore them up and made the heart, and there are so many other things I did to it, you can see that anyway, stencils, sprays, inks, paints, stamps, charcoal, you get the drift. I really enjoyed this, and hope to do loads more books; I've already thought of lots of different themes, and I have been collecting books like this to use for years! Big, hardcovered books. Fab for altering!
This is another view cos you can't see the gold on the first one.....
See it at the top left? It's gorgeous and shimmery, and the whole red part is like that. When you move it, it shimmers in the light. That was Cosmic Shimmer in Amber, just love that spray!
In the spirit of love and hearts and Valentines challenges....I've decided to enter this into Simply Create Too's challenge of Love/Hearts.
I know it's not very "Valentines" but it's a page created with much love, and there is a heart there!!
Hope you all have a fabby, crafty day wherever you are and don't forget my Cuttlebug Giveaway is drawn this Sunday, you have to be in it to win it!!
Kaz :)


  1. wow, i love everything about this, so much that i'm going to pinch your idea. :)

  2. that is gorgeous!! Will have to 'get inky' when my stuff comes x

  3. Gorgeous, love the gold and your background is lovely . Tracy x

  4. This page is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Great design and fab details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. I know I already told you but I will again...love these pages and the pics of your adorable little ones. Beautiful quote also.