Hi Makeover-ers 🙂

Another great lineup of cover makeovers last week, even though Lucile challenged us with a chocolate bar wrapper!!! Here’s the original and my makeover, side by side:

And here are all of the excellent makeovers we received throughout the week. I encourage you to visit the blogs of these creative people to learn more about what makes them tick and what they love to share. Lucile and I are so pleased to have connected with each of you – thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

Imanikingblog brought us two covers this week – one using a delicious-looking chocolate cakes and the other bringing the human element with a lovely smile. I also love how she’s given the image a 3D look.

Jennifer Nichole Wells brought us a marvellous cover makeover, as well as a step-by-step demonstration of her process to create this wonderful cover:

Jennifer Nichole Wells

FirstNightDesign is warmly welcomed to the challenge and has brought with her a fabulous cover makeover with wonderful colours for her first submission, and it’s another one with the 3D look – fabulous.

First Night Design

Disperser Tracks joins us again, bringing a cover merging two photos to create this little gem, along with a great summary and walk through of his process. Also, he’s managed to give us the side an bottom of the cover, just like in Lucile’s original.

Disperser Tracks
Disperser Tracks

Library of Cats joins us again this week with an inspired, party-filled makeover:

Thanks again to everyone who joined. Lucile really picked a doozy for us last week.


Now, on to this week’s challenge. This week, we are doing something that is a book and a movie, so you can present yours as either:
  • book cover
  • DVD cover
  • movie poster

So many choices 😉

Ok, so I’ve gone super mainstream this week, trying to find something that more people will have read or seen. I’ve chosen Stephen King’s The Green Mile. I’ve read this book and seen the movie. In case you don’t know, the book was originally released as a serial – 6 books released one per month, starting in March 1996 and I remember waiting toes-a-tapping, for each one to come out. Here are the serial books:

Image courtesy of http://hdimagegallery.net
Image courtesy of http://hdimagegallery.net

About a year later, it was republished in a single volume, and here is one of the versions of that cover:

Image courtesy of amazon.com
Image courtesy of amazon.com

Finally, in 1999 it was made into a movie starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan and here is the movie poster:

Image courtesy of imdb.com
Image courtesy of imdb.com

A brief description for those of you who don’t know:

Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930’s, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.

I really loved the books, and I loved the film as well. In my opinion, both are magical, highly emotional and beautifully done. It’s not often that the movie is as good as the book, particularly with Stephen King books, but this one was brilliant.

Ok enough about that, time to get into the particulars. What will you do for this challenge? A movie poster? A DVD cover? A book cover? Or here’s an idea – 6 book covers for the serial release? How much time do you have? It’s time to get creative, so here are the instructions:

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book, music or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
  • Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  • Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  • If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!
  • Every Thursday at 12:15 am CET you will find here the combined post. Immediately after that, every Thursday at 12:30 am CET, you will see the post with our version of the cover, which either Lucile or I will create.


Stay tuned for Lucile’s version of the cover, coming right up! Happy cover makeover-ing team!!

x Desley and Lucile.


Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

31 replies on “PhotoRehab Cover Makeover Wrap Up 6 and New Challenge 7

  1. The Green Mile was the first Rated R movie I watched under the supervision of my mother. I was 6 or 7 at that time. And by the end of the movie I was DEVASTATED for John Coffey. I was literally crying like a baby. A few days later I found out that it’s based on a book by a writer named Stephen King (I rewatched the starting credits), and I went to the bookstore and bought “The Dark Half”, my first full length novel. Since that day I haven’t stopped reading. Stephen King is the man who made me fall in love with books, and The Green Mile is the movie that made me fall in love with Stephen King (and Hollywood). 🙂 So yeah, The Green Mile holds a very very special place in my heart. ❤

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    1. I’m so pleased to hear that. I love him as well. The Dark Half is brilliant!! And I was sobbing like a baby in TGM as well. Both reading the book and at the cinema! I was just going through all my books today, trying to make some room and get rid of some that I don’t need or want anymore. But I just can’t part with Mr King!

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      1. Ditto! I’ve read some of his books three times! THREE! But I can never bring myself to part from them. I’m so selfish about my books that I don’t even lend them to my closest friends O.o

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  2. Is this the 7th or 8th challenge?

    I have it as 8th:
    Long Way Home
    Winter’s Tale
    Summer of Chasing Mermaids
    Invention of Solitude
    Simply Red
    The House we Grew Up in
    Madagascar Cacao
    The Green Mile

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