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!


Scrappy Girl said...

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

Kirsty said...

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.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

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!


Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Darn typos! That would be TOO far...oops!

NicNacManiac said...

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 :)

Danielle said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Cooool pages, they look awesome!

laterg8r said...

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

That's Who I Am said...

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

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

The Redhead Riter said...

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

Danielle said...

*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(

Dustjacket attic said...

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

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

Joanna Jenkins said...

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!!!!!

Beth Perry said...

ooo I like the scandal page too!

Jessica Cangiano said...

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

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, sweetie!
♥ Jessica

ddadmin said...

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

Ann said...

Both are fab, just like you!

Nora Johnson said...

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!


Marie Reed said...

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!

yyam said...

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!

jacque4u2c said...

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

Anonymous said...

love the harry potter and a very potter musical refrences and I LOVE your altered book pages! I have to make one for summer homework for AP art and am really in need for ideas