It's a safe bet that one of my sons is having a birthday when I make a card this elaborate. My youngest son turned 20. Whenever I make one of these altered books I swear it is my last one. Most of my cards involve mindless coloring, a little fussy cutting and maybe some glitter glue. These altered books require a doctorate in engineering. I can feel my brain cells heating up and exploding in a spontaneous combustion type of thing. Then there is that thin thread that my patience clings to....it gets weaker every time I make one of these. If you ever try to make one of these, find one image that you can use. I always end up with parts from 4 images that I have to resize to get them to look right. The hardest part of this altered book was finding the young man to use. This guy actually had a very clingy girlfriend wrapped around him...i made her vanish with a little white paint. Then I drew in the part of the young man she had been covering and printed him out. The outside of the book is covered with cardstock that I used the faux wood technique on. I hope you join in Robin's Male/ Mail F4A challenge. TCL, Francie
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Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 9:18 PM
OMGoodgolly! I don't know howw you craft these beauties! Everything about this card is just gorgeous. The clouds, the lighthouse and the stuff (son included) sitting on the frame, half in half out of the picture, everything! Gorgeous my friend! Thanks for making samples and being part of the team!
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Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 11:22 PM
Can you wait a minute while I pick my jaw up off the floor!!!! Wow Francie this is INCREDIBLE, every itty bitty inch! I love how you got rid of the clingy girlfriend.... You are so talanted Francie, thanks for always inspiring us.
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 45511
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 4:55 AM
Holy altered book Batman...this is beyond words!!!!!!!!! I love the richness of the colors on this and all the wonderful details...the boat, the lighthouse, the birds and embellishments on the frame! WOW! And the young man is perfect...he's just taking it all in. A very Happy Birthday to your youngest!
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Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 5:10 AM
Oh my stars.....what an amazing job. I am just staring at this creation....don't want to miss a thing. Just outstanding!!!!
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