Part of the Collage Coterie online course is about making an altered book. Mary had lots of tips and advice which made this far more successful than any previous attempts I've made. I used a book that I'd bought from a charity shop ages ago (bought because I liked the cover).
I prepared the book following Mary's instructions and then I had fun with the first page. The background on the left is an old letter, while on the right hand page I added music score. The sweet image of the girl is Little Miss Muffet (from an old Chatterbox annual), and I swapped her spider for 3 butterflies, which I mounted on black card and then put on the reverse of a postcard (this image and that of the butterflies provided by Mary for the class). I finally put some charcoal round the edges (I love the effect that gives). I tried to mirror the placement of the items on the right with the image of the girl and her hat on the left.
Only one more Collage Coterie lesson to go :0(