Sunday, April 07, 2013

atc size book with "leather" hinges

I can't believe it's already April--the daffodils here are blooming like crazy, and it
finally feels like spring!  For my first Altered Arts Magazine project this month, 
how about a little spring-inspired book?

Okay, seriously, don't those binding tabs look like leather???  But they're not--it's
Grungeboard!

It even feels like leather, all inked up with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic.
The image is from the Blockheads Grunge Collages set, stamped in VersaFine.
What?  You use Grungeboard all the time?  Well this is my first go--I'm very slow to
try anything new--remember me?  I still use good ol' crayons on EVERYTHING!

REALLY, it looks like leather in real life, too!!!!

P.S. Just in case there is anyone else who is unfamiliar with grungeboard, it's kind
of like chipboard, only very flexible, inkable, and paintable--it doesn't come apart
in layers if you get it all inky, it doesn't break, and, as you can see from those
"leather" hinges, it doesn't crease, either.  Fun stuff!

P.P.S.  Nope, haven't filled the last book with atcs yet, but will share with you
when it happens!


11 comments:

Nicie Ibarra said...

Love your little book!!! Isn't it amazing how the grungeboard actually looks -- and I think that it also feels like leather???

Michele said...

this is COOL! you are awesome. fabulous inspiration. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful ATC book- love the cover and the cool hinges- I gotta try this : )

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Trisha. I love little books and this is gorgeous with wonderful spring colours, lovely stamping and the hinges are such a sweet addition.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, Trisha, and you are such fun!

Lucy x

Joanna said...

Those tabs really DO look like leather! Cute little book, I love those Spring-y colours.

I have some Grungeboard somewhere but have never used it - it's time to dig it out, I think!

x

Netty said...

Smashing post Linda and love your pretty little book, Annette x

Vicki said...

Beautiful project! Love the butterflies.

Anita Houston said...

So much in such a small package!!! Those hinges rock!

Terry said...

What a pretty mini book and great idea! Love the colors and butterflies! Did you have that nasty hail?

trisha too said...

Terry, we got a little, but not anything big. Crazy weather!!!!