Sunday, 4 March 2012

JAI Scrapbooking Challenge #3: Just Add Altered Art

Welcome back to the latest Just Add Ink Scrapbook Challenge.  The challenge requires you to Just Add Altered Art.  I must admit I had to go looking for the definition of altered art, and I found that it means turning an ordinary, everyday object into a work of art.  I decided to turn a bunch of Stampin' Up!'s now retired mini lunch sacks into a mini smash album.

For those of you who aren't sure what a smash album is, it's simply a book that you smash things into.  In this case Rob and I are going to Paris, so I intend to smash things like tickets, maps, postcards, postage stamps, etc into the album.  I will also journal in the album so it will be a travel journal.

I trimmed the bottom of the sacks to make little pockets, for which I made a pull-out section to write on or smash something onto.  The main part of each sack also has a pull-out insert for the same purpose. 

This smash album was a real labour of love, and I can't wait to fill it with beautiful memories of our trip to the city of love!  I'll post some more photos when I get back and it's full.

I used a lot of different materials on this album, but the main ones are the mini lunch sacks, Beau Chateau DSP and Creative Elements Stamp Set.

I hope you can play along this month with us at Just Add Ink.

Bye for now,



  1. a wonderful album Tina, great job!

  2. This is so cute, Tina! Perfect for your upcoming romantic trip. Can't wait to see what you 'smash' into it :)

  3. A great idea Tina to keep those treasured travelling momentos...would love to see a picture of it when it is filled. Have fun on your trip.


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