Friday, June 29, 2012

I ripped up a book and I liked it.

I more in likely committed a bookwormer's sin a while back, but it was all in the name of art so that's forgiven, right?

I saw the idea of putting this all together on a blog that I now cannot find the link to! If you happen to have seen something similar please leave it in the comment section so I can give some credit. When I saw the idea, I knew I wanted to create one. It wasn't hard for me to figure out what book needed to be sacrificed. If you know me well enough you know it had to be This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. It's my all-time favorite book, and during high school and still today, Sarah Dessen is an author I admire because she can write such great contemporary novels.

Some of the pages include:

page 344 where the lyrics to the song are,
page 182 Remy showing Dexter the science of laundry
page 307 just one of the many spots where Hate Spinnerbait comes about
page 173 Dexter informs Remy she loves him because she bought him plastic ware
page 148 Dexter and Remy grocery shopping together - "What if I embarrass you? What if I break some heirloom family china? Or talk about you in your underwear?" 
page 336 - "Did you really believe, that first day, that we were meant to be together?" I asked him. Enough said. 

Then I brewed a cup of coffee, took out the filter and started dabbing the pages. While they dried, I laid out how I wanted my scrapbook pages to go, grabbed some Mod Podge, and got to placing.  After the pages were dry, I started layering them around.  IN some ways I wish I would have done more layering with the scrapbook pages, but all in all I still love the end result. The lettering was some K & Company ones I had lying around. Kinda of crazy how perfectly they matched with it!


  1. Oh my gosh... I LOVE this! Totally want to make one of my own.

  2. As I said in my last comment... please come to my apartment and make it pretty!!! Haha. I love this so much. You did a fabulous job. What did you glue everything on? And did you put the Mod Podge over everything when it was done? It's been a while since I've Mod Podged. :) I think I am totally going to do this. I need something like this over my "creative" space/writing bookshelf. Must use 'Princess Bride' for me. Ohmygosh, so excited now. I love crafty projects! Thanks for inspiring me.

    1. LOL! If you lived closer, I so would! Oops - I didn't notice I forgot to say what it's on. I just bought a canvas from Hobby Lobby. I think it may have been on sale so I nabbed it for about $8. Ooo Princess Bride? That'd be a fun one! Send me a picture if you decide to make your own!

    2. Awesome. I will go pick up a canvas soon! :) Now I'm debating between Princess Bride and A Little Princess. Just bought one of those new leather bound editions from B&N, so I'm thinking I might do that. It was an essential book as a child. :) I'll definitely send you a pic when it's done!

    3. That would look really cute! I love the B&N leather bound books.

  3. I'll be expecting something like this for my birthday this year! :P Haha, no seriously, THIS IS AWESOME. Me wants.

    1. I COULD make that happen, ya know! My guess your pick would be Jellicoe Road?


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