Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter and the Totally Awesome Altered Book

Happy Sunday everyone!

Well the crop over at LPS is going strong and I've got squat to show for it! lol Friday was pretty strong but yesterday included a visit from my mom and going to see "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" with a friend. (Note: final verdict on the movie-Half Blood Prince is excellent despite being a half book movie.)

I'm hoping to get some more of the crop challenges completed today so I'll save my crop creations for later this week. In the meantime, I do have a couple of new pages from the 3x4 altered book to share with you:

Among us gamers, there's usually some debate on whether video games can be considered "art" which is what this page is referencing. When I got to this point in creating this page, I thought it needed something but I didn't know what. I was wrestling with it because essentially all I did was glue patterned paper to the page and add a title. Then I decided that leaving it simple made the title have a double meaning and that it made the point for me even more. Ooooo, how deep of me! :P

Now this next one I am so in love with, I made out with it for a while. I had this idea in my head after going through the red and black mixed media color kits from Gauche Alchemy. These color kits are so amazing and inspirational! This was definitely the quickest one to make because I knew exactly what I wanted to do for it. I love it when that happens!!!

Thanks for checking out my work everyone! I always appreciate your sweet comments!


  1. Nothing like getting some things completed. I am thinking about seeing HP...not sure yet.

  2. I thought Harry Potter was excellant also! Now its just waiting for the next one to come out! :)

    Have a nice Sunday!

    Love Kirsty .x.

  3. LOVE your new pages! Glad you didn't go to far with making out with the second one...that would be scandalous! You are so funny! Love the detail and the elements you used in the scandal page.

    Enjoy your day to day sweet lady!


  4. Loved playing Asteroid, we used to have a stand alone table top Pacman at the cottage...awesome.
    Your creativity is out of control. Love the glitter and google eyes, scandal indeed!!
    Love the pages!!
    Have a fun day!!
    Hugs, Nerina :)

  5. LOVE the altered art. I just bought a journal, and I am planning to start making an art journal. Wish me luck. I am not nearly as "artsy" as you!!!

    HP and the half blood prince movie is the whole book. The next one HP and the deathly hallows will be 2 movies, hence half a book.

    ACK! sorry to seem like a total nerd about the HP stuff, but I am a TOTAL HP ADDICT!!!! bad me. sorry.

  6. Um, yeah, Video Games ARE art. Sorry, I want to live in Kingdom Hearts! LOL

    Cooool pages, they look awesome!

  7. love the scandal page. don't you love dymo!

  8. I love the scandal page. Very cute. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  9. Ok...this line of yours ...still has me CRACKING UP.."I made out with it for a while".....that is CLASSIC!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your journal pages...they ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. ☼Hope you're having a sunshine ☼ filled Sunday!☼

  11. *crying* I'm sorry! I am a snarky idiot. I didn't get it. I am not cool enough to grace this blog. my bad :0(

  12. I was wondering what the HP movie was like, thanks.

    Your creations are going well lil' lady, especially 'scandal':o.xxxxx

  13. I think I'm the only person on the planet that has never seen or read the Harry Potter series. I need to get out more :-)

    Love your work!!!!!

  14. ooo I like the scandal page too!

  15. Awesome pages, I love old school video games so much!

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend, sweetie!
    ♥ Jessica

  16. David Yates (director) did a superb job just magnificent to watch, may be Alfonso CuarĂ³n would have made them ROCK. I am a great fan of Harry Potter series. My favorite still remains HP3: Prisoner of Azkaban. But Half Blood was simply outstanding on levels.
    Being a great fan I have collected a list of good sites and articles (may be around 200) related to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (movie information, movie schedule, movie reviews, books, games, news, wallpapers and many more). If you are interested take a look at the below link

  17. Both are fab, just like you!

  18. Hi Maggi!
    Just stopped by to say you’ve been “tagged” with another Award!

    Terrific post as always!

    Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

  19. Hooray for Harry Potter! I can't wait for the boys to get just a weee bit older so that they can start reading them. I just HAVE to see the movie!

  20. I'm planning to watch Harry Potter this week...I've never read any of the books, just watched every single movie...:)

    Love the scandal page. Black & red - perfect!

  21. Ladies is it just me or has this ladies talent evovled to be off the hook! You go MAGGI!!!!!!!!!!!1