16 Jul 2014

Altered Diary Cover

Altered Diary Cover

Finally managed to finish this altered project Today ! It different from all the projects/cards I have shared on my blog.Its an altered diary cover  with Mix media !

Side View
Started with this dairy,covered it with a paper from wedding invite.Used layers of scrunched packaging tissue to create the texture.

Initially I had planned to stamp beautiful girl from LaBlanche stamp ,make an oval vintage frame around her and tie a bunch of beaded chains between pen holder n the frame.Then..
I realized it's not a card..Its a dairy !! The cover should be related to it ,not just pretty..hmm..Stamped the girl on a fabric piece (left over) layered few more fabric pieces to give it some weight and stitched them together.Then started a loop of thoughts.. rainbow of dreams..tiny winy ideas..golden memories..


Glued the stamped fabric on cover and used a cord from earphone (which I had already pulled apart to repair but  left them irreparable ;) ) to create the loop( tricky to glue it using white glue)a coat of white acrylic paint on cord,glued pieces of colorful trims from sarees between the loops(DREAMS) n small black beads( ideas)..loop of golden embroidery thread around the stamped image(Memories)..

The colorless lady looked very pale so colored her with fabric colors. I have coated a small die-cut with loose glitter and used it as frame.As the steps photo shows I have used empty thread spool to create pen holder .

kept the back very simple with hand-drawn ink pot ,feather and colored lace.I hope this post made some sense ;) Do tell me how you like it ?

Supplies :
Stamp : LaBlanche stamp
Ink  : Memento Dew Drop Dye Inkpad-Tuxedo Black
Die-cut : RAK from Sindhu 
Martha Stewart Glitter 

Linking it to :

Lessology challenge : #38 Sew Lovely (up-cycled earphone cord,cloth pieces,invite,thread spool,packaging tissue)
PPS : July Challenge Rainbow colors 
Anything but a card : # 37 Anything goes
Lulupu : #  35 Go 3D 
Altered Eclectics  : July Challenge


  1. Lovely trasformation Pooja..love the center mixed colors and the spool pen holding idea so much .. :)

  2. Cool !! love your mixed media cover, Pooja.
    You have created excellent texture in the background, and neon colors look fab!!
    Great idea of using earphone cord and thread spool.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Lulupu 3D challenge!!

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  4. Wow what a stunning diary :) love how u worked in colors around the image !

  5. Lovely textures and layers and loved the spool idea for holding the pen!

  6. This is so cool! Love the tissue effect as the background and that pen holder is genius! You really can make something out of everything! I love your creativity!

  7. Bravo! Lots of upcycled goodies here on your gorgeous project! Looks amazing! This mixed media thing is addictive eh? *winks*

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

  8. Good Morning, dear Pooja! It is always a pleasure visiting your wonderful blog, and today is not disappointing at all. BEAUTIFUL diary! I love the way you have used the mulberry paper and your personal artwork on a very personal gift. Even the back is wonderful. Thank you, too, for sharing how the diary was created. big hugs, de

  9. This is wonderful Pooja!! loved the 'pen holder' !!

  10. This's a fabulous alteration Pooja... Loved the idea of pen holder from a spool and the colors around the lady are awesome.....!!

  11. Superb ..alteration work on diary...loved each details..

  12. Awesome.Great ideas .The earphone cord idea was genius. and the spool too.Would have never thought of it.

  13. As always, full of clever, upcycled ideas....& the cover is FAB for a diary.....very thoughtful project, I must say!!! Thanks for joining us at LESSology this month:):)

  14. Oh, this is so pretty, love the texture!

  15. Like the other commenters I love the texture! Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this time!

  16. Beautiful texture Pooja. I like the ink pot with the feather the most :)

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of the texture and the colors!! What a beautiful, creative project!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

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  18. Fabulous transformations. Love the way you have added different colors. I especially like the backside.

  19. wow! such a beautiful creation.love the variety of techniques used.what a clever idea to incorporate a used spool to make a pen holder.Upcycling at its best.well done.

  20. Very creative use of household items to make a fantastic diary. So tempting to use it :) thank you so much for playing Alongwith lulupu 3d challenge.

  21. Hi Pooja!
    here again :)
    This project is totally delicious! Thank you for joining us at Lulupuchallenge#35-Go 3D

  22. What an awesome transformation, Pooja. Love the way you have created the texture using few simple household items. Creating that pen holder with your altered diary is a stroke of genius. Totally love it :)

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu #35 and best of luck :)

  23. This is fab - gorgeous thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month.
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  24. A very different project from you Pooja, I must say it's unique. Thank you so much for joining the fun at Lulupu go 3D challenge. Good luck.. :)


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