Thursday, May 27, 2010

BFF Altered Book Challenge

I saw this really cool challenge on Ink Stains and wanted to make one for my best friend Eva. I thought all the sayings were so funny and they reminded me of our friendship, so I imediately thought this would be a great gift for her. So I worked on this yesterday and today to get it done for her. I added a front, back and dedication page to my version. Enjoy!

BFF Altered Book front page. I covered a chipboard page with paper, inked the edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink, added inked Grungeboard Alphas and gem flowers.

When you are sad, I will jump on the one responsible...
like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!! The challenge for these two pages was to use texture. I added texture to mine by painting Fired Brick Crackle Paint in the background (inked it with Black Soot DI) and I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the red paper then inked that.

When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever you are choking on. The challenge for this one was to use the color blue. I used blue patterned paper, matted the photos in blue, and inked the edges with Broken China DI.

When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in. The challenge for this page was to include shimmer. I added a rhinestone flourish, Worn Lipstick Stickles, and added shimmer with Pearl Perfect Pearls Powder (better IRL).

When you're scared, we will high tail it out of here. This challenge included using a Distressed Glue Technique featered on Ink Stains, which I used on the red paper background on mine.

When you're worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quite whining, ya big baby!!! The challenge for this was to use recycled items. I used old pages from a book to make the background and the flower.

When you are confused, I'll use small words. For this challenge, one had to use alphas in the background. I stamped alphas all over my background with Fired Brick DI.

When you are sick... Stay away from me until you are well. I don't want whatever you have... The challenge for this page was to use something other than a stamp to stamp the background. I used the bottom of a shot glass to stamp the Fired Brick circles in my background.

When you fall, I'll pick you up and dust you off-- after I laugh my butt off!! The challenge for this page was to stamp with at least three different colors of ink. I used Fired Brick, Broken China, and Peeled Paint DI.
This is my oath....I pledge it to the end. Why? you may ask; -- because you are my friend. This challenge was to make the page metal using paint, embossing powders, etc. I didn't cover the whole page but I used Gold Ranger Embossing Powder on some stamps.

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only YOU can feel the warmth. The challenge for this was to use the color yellow, which I used at the background color and some photoshopped color on the photo.
This is the dedication page of the book.
BFF Altered Book back page.


  1. This is awesome!!! What a great book, and a wonderful gift. Your friend is going to LOVE it!!!

  2. This is awesome. Love your pages and your sentiments. What more does your friend need than a friend like you.