Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl

Altered art scrapbook for a little girl. Mixed media.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Front cover.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Scrapbooking paper, sticker embellishments, text printed on parchment paper with torn edges, scraps from magazines, doll shirt from dollar store. A triangle-shaped pocket in the corner holds special photos.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Remove the photos to see the entire page.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

A quote on white parchment paper and a note for the little girl to add a photo of her choosing in the small pocket at the bottom of the page.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

This spread focuses on her mom, an important person in a little girl’s life. Buttons are inexpensive, easy, and make cute embellishments for a scrapbook.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

A bookmark and a photo of her mom holding little brother were tucked in the corner pocket.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Ribbon is another inexpensive embellishment that can be tied into bows, braided to use for borders or ties to hold the book together.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

The theme for this spread is Valentine’s Day.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Get It, altered art book for a little girl

Photo of her mom and dad’s wedding and an envelope to stash secrets in, which fits in the pockets.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Holidays make fun themes for various spreads. In these pages, Easter and spring are featured.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

I didn’t have a lot of embellishments for the 4th of July spread, but I found some cool pictures in a magazine and used glitter glue applied with a toothpick to give a fireworks effect.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Summer is a great theme and offers all kinds of fun ideas to add to the pages. For the border, dots of acrylic paint are applied by dipping the the non-brush tip of a small paintbrush into the paint and dotting along the edge of the pages.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Dotted paint borders are an inexpensive way to add a colorful touch to any altered art project.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

What else is important to a little girl? School days, of course!

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Another fun holiday theme is Halloween. I had a blast designing this spread.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Autumn and Thanksgiving made a nice theme for these pages.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, Altered Art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Christmas is always bright and cheerful. I enjoyed working on this spread.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

What else is important in a child’s life? You guessed it, their birthday!

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Friends, especially best friends, are important in a little girl’s life.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

More fun stuff for these next pages. Cute scrapbook quotes are great to use for embellishments.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

An adorable photo from when she was a toddler was the perfect focal point for these pages.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

More quotes and a pocket cut from an old pair of blue jeans made a cute spread. The border is made out of braided ribbon yarn.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

The back cover is embellished with macramae. It fits with the Hawaiian theme.

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It, altered art book for a little girl

To view other altered art projects, so here:

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Altered Art Book Wedding Gift 2012

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What are your thoughts? If you were going to make an altered art book, what them would you choose? What kind of arts or crafts do you enjoy doing, if any? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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13 Responses to Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl

  1. What an absolutely spectacular job you did on this altered book, Lynn!

  2. Pambelina says:

    Wow, that book came out great! You are an artist in the most unique way! The altered art book you made for my daughter’s wedding gift is by the far the best gift ever!!!

  3. Marjorie Flathers says:

    Hi Lynn! I remember when you first started doing these altered art books, years ago when we were both in the writers’ group. You really are doing a fantastic job, and I’m sure they are treasured gifts.
    My “craft passion,” as you may remember, is knitting, and I’m doing more and more of it these days. About 2 years ago, I discovered a charity called Knitting4Peace in Denver, and I have sent them knitted hats, scarves, and baby blankets. But what they need most are many of these “funky” but cute (?) little dolls called Peace Pals, especially with darker faces, to be sent to needy children in Third World countries, Syrian refugee camps, etc. So I set myself a “Lent project” of making a dozen (2 per week for 6 weeks.) They are easy and fun to knit up, but VERY challenging (and time-consuming) to put together, with all the bits and pieces to sew together, but I made it! Sent them off last week. I going to TRY to send you the photo I took. I’m not nearly as computer/techno savvy as you are, but I’ll give it a try. Love, Marge

    • Lynn Kelley says:

      Thanks, Marge! The photo did come through and those Peace Pal dolls you made are adorable. I’m going to use the photo and the info in your comment here for a blog post, if that’s okay? What a wonderful ministry you’re involved! I’m sure those children love the dolls. So precious!

      • Marjorie Flathers says:

        Thanks, Lynn (think somehow I lost part of the first reply —I’m so terrible with computers, even though I use mine every day!) Anyway, thanks again for your kind comments. Feel free to use the photo, etc. and if anyone is interested, the website is knitting4peace.org.
        They say the kids really love the dolls—-many times the only toy they have! Hard to imagine.
        Marge
        P.S. There really ARE 12 dolls in that photo. I think some of them were tired and slipped down 🙂

        • I think you do very well with the tech stuff, Marge. Thanks for the website in case other people want to join you in making those adorable dolls. Yes, I imagine for some of those children, it’s their only toy and a treasure they will cherish the rest of their lives. God bless you for doing this!

  4. Marjorie Flathers says:

    Me again—-so glad the photo went through, too. Whew! I never know!!!

  5. Wow, Lynn! You really outdid yourself on this one! This journal turned out so BEAUTIFUL! What a special gift! You’re so talented. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Maria! I was supposed to teach my niece how to do the altered art scrapbooking, but we never found the time to get together, so I just made one for her and she loved it!

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