Friday, February 15, 2013

altered book cover and layout--question?

inspired by the Mailbox Muse Orient Express kit
For my latest Altered Arts Magazine post, I'd like to share with you the 
finished (at least I think it's finished?) cover of the altered book I recently
started--it began without the train image, but I asked for help (as in, hey,
what does this need???) and had some good advice via some of my arty
facebook friends.  That is a pic of one of the real life Orient Express
locomotives.  Normally, I avoid fussy cutting like the plague, but have to
admit, the Ingvild Bolme craft knife from Prima, it just feels so right in my
hand.  Plus it's a pretty color.  Does any of that sound a little creepy?

Anyway, here is the first layout in the book--it's the ticket page.  The
background is stamped all over in a turquoise glaze with an awesome
Behind the Scenes background stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs:
vintage train ticket images, some graphic45, and Maya Road chipboard
So here's my question for you.  On this page:

At the bottom, add the word "Tickets"?  Or would that be too much?  
Hmmm.  What do you think?

One more thing--Altered Arts very recently added a blog thing to their
site, so you can get a quick peek at what all their designers are up to.
If you have time to pop in, the link is HERE.

Well why not a challenge (thanks, Marjie!):
Eclectic Paperie--Get Altered (altered book)
So Artful--Curiosity, rust, and turquoise
Stampin' for the Weekend--distressing


2amscrapper said...

I love your color palette and how the RRD stamp worked into the background.

Joanna said...

This is beautiful! As you've asked, I think the word 'tickets' would work really well in that space!


Dawn said...

Yes I think it would fit well 'Tickets' Loving all the background and colours as well xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the fussy cut train : ) And- the colors on your 2nd page are awesome- and think the word Tickets would be a great accent.

Juliet A said...

I think you should put something that a conductor might say, like "Tickets, please" or "All aboard!"

Sandi McLean said...

Fabby cover! Yes I agree stamp in Tickets - it's just the spot. Off to check out your links..hugs,

Krisha said...

I vote for "Ticket" too. What an awesome start you have, LOVE the cover.

trisha too said...

See, I knew I could count on you all!


Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool, Trisha! I'd add the word tickets, too. Hey we are having an altered books challenge right now at eclectic Paperie... love you to share this beauty!

trisha too said...

Well that DOES sound like fun--am going to have to check that out, and right now, before I forget!!!

Besides easily amused, I am also easily distracted . . .

Electra said...

Yup, I'm with those would are pro-tickets. But it's gorgeous even without! Thanks for being Soartful with us, this is really special!!

Netty said...

Loving your terrific book and such a great theme. Hugs Annette x

Sharon said...

Wow fantastic!

paintedlady89 said...

This is such a great altered project!
I love it!

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Tracy said...

Wow Trisha...what a brilliant altered book...I would add the word ticket as well.
The cover woohoo love the train and the tracks..beautiful work.
Thank you so much for joining in over at eclectic Paperie your work is stunning!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful book Trisha! Yes. I would add "Tickets" at the bottom. Fabulous train image! I love fussy cutting! It takes my mind to a different place! :)

Wishes From A Broad

toni said...

Hi Trisha, love your book the colours are really pretty. I love all the tags and tickets you've included, x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous piece Trisha and I too would add the text I think it would look great.
Hugs Brenda xox

Terry said...

I love the pop that fussy cut locomotive gives! Fabulous artsy creation!

Deborah said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors.