Thursday, November 20, 2014

an Orient Express altered book layout (and a little bit of Alice) with trisha too

Right now, I have two altered books that I'm actively working in.  Well, okay, sporadically working in, but more actively than others . . . the first layout is from an Orient Express themed altered book.  (Yes, really-- the railway line, train, Orient Express!)

The last stop on the Orient Express was Istanbul, Turkey:
 The Moroccan Border seemed the perfect accent for this layout, which I painted and cut to fit (there are two long strips per pack, so PLENTY to work with).  Leaky Shed Studio has some gorgeous Eastern influenced chippies, including the Moroccan Frame to match this border.

Check this out--I actually started this book a year or two ago, and specifically chose it because of the Eastern influence motif on the cover.  Here is the back:
Do these go well together or what??
I have a several more layouts in mind for this stop on the Orient Express, some with real photos, as my daughter and I were in Istanbul a couple of summers ago.
The LSS Arabian Balcony and Arabian Border are definitely up for a future appearance, probably with some Topkapi Palace pics.

Today, I will leave you with Alice--she's the theme of the other, aforementioned, altered book, and this layout has already appeared on my personal blog:
(You can find tall Alice on the LSS site as Alice Long Neck.)

Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Lucky you, having been to Istanbul! I love this Moroccan influenced book. It looks just wonderful to hold and explore. Also the Alice pages with the fan and poor Alice's long neck look terrific too! xx

  2. Can't wait to see more pages and photos!! This looks real interesting and oh yea- perfect match on the pieces!! ")

  3. trisha your work is so stunningly beautiful and well put together every time. total inspiration. xo

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    (I really enjoy working in altered books, it makes me happy!)