Tuesday, September 27, 2011

altered leaf

This is the first altered book that I have actually finished.  I'm rather proud of it.  I made it for Alter It Monthly.  I've been following their blog for ages, but never did the challenges.  This month, however, the challenge totally spoke to me.  We were asked to use a leaf or twig or something similar. I hope you can tell that I used a leaf as the tree.  I like using a part of a tree to represent the whole.  It feels fun and yet deeply philosophical at the same time! 

Now, a friend said that they like it, but there's too much text in the background.  At first I thought, "well duh, of course there is, it's made from a book".  But then I stopped being rude and started to think about what she'd said.  I could have removed some of the text from the sky, or covered it up.  Should I have done?  I'd love to know what you think. 


Fuchsia said...

I like it !think the text adds dimension to it its lovely

Zuzu's Blog said...

Reminds me of those wonderful trees in a Van Gogh painting :)

thank you so much for entering Alter It Monthly. this is a fantastic project and very appropriate for "tree, leaf, branch and twig"

Elly said...

It looks great! I love the texture...outside the book and on the background.(:o)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

OH, such depth and shine, just love it.

Vicky said...

I think this is wonderful, & the text is totally meant to be there :)