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Monday, October 20, 2014

EEK! A Skull on a Mixed Media background

Halloween is 11 days away! I wanted to share a decorative canvas I did for the occasion.
 
The back ground is layers of inks, black archival ink stamped with various stamps.
 
On top of the goodness is a skull fussy cut from an Altered Paper collage sheet.
The sentiment was also from the collage sheet.
 I distressed all around the image with antique photo & attached a brad in one of the eye sockets. Popped it up with dimensionals. Below the chin I layered a couple of skeleton leaves, a button, flowers and another brad.
 
 


We've partnered with Art Anthology this whole month!  Check out Altered Pages store for some great deals!


 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PTT Anything Goes!! Birthday Card

 
Today is Anything goes at Party Time Tuesday!!
 
I love making my own flowers!
Heartfelt Creations has a wonderful flower die that enables you to make the most awesome looking flowers!  You can use plain cardstock and add some sprays and inks and before your very eyes-
Beautiful flowers!
The purple ones I used a left over piece of packaging.  One side had a slick side. I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang inks, shaped the petals and allowed them to dry good before layering them together.
I die cut some of them from vintage sheet music paper in my stash.
The centers in the large flowers are loose beads glued in the center.  The small flowers have
a single flat back pearl from Wild Orchid Flowers.
 The paper line is from Heartfelt Creations.  I took advantage of the sentiments that are included in the package.  A piece of white seam binding completed the front.

We have lots more inspiration over at Party Time Tuesday.  You could win a prize-so hop on over there and enter the challenge today!!


 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crows Beware!!

Boo!
Did I scare you?
 
I don't think this cute scarecrow is going to do much to keep the crows away-do you? LOL
Here's an easy tag to make for Halloween-or change the sentiment for Thanksgiving or fall.
 
For the background, brayer Art Anthology Dimensional Acrylic  Paint, allow to dry. Using a stencil and makeup sponge add brown ink to the bottom half. Stamp image with black ink, then color with various Faber Castell Gelatos using a small paint brush.  Cut out sentiment, add using gel medium. Distress with paint brush and black Faber Castell Gelato. To finish, edge with brown ink and punch a hole in the top and add fiber/raffia.

Be sure and visit Altered Pages store to see all kinds of wonderful products!!



 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Mixed Media with video

Hi!  It's hard to believe it's already October!
This whole month Altered Pages is pairing with Smeared and Smudged in a blog hop.
 
 
 

 
 
If you comment on our Altered Pages blog every day-you'll be entered to win a prize!
 
I know your going to see a lot of Halloween projects this month.
I'd like to inspire you to make a wall hanging.  If you use the MDF board you can punch holes in the top with a Croc-A-Dile and thread ribbon or twine through it to hang it up.
 I used Nija oil pastels to create the base background.  Since they're oil based, you can heat them a little with your heat tool and they'll spread easily with your finger.  I then stamped my image with Black Archival ink. 

The sentiments are from Halloween collage sheets that you can find in the Altered Pages Shop-HERE

The yellow moon was created using Art Anthology lemon tart dimensional paint.  They have partnered with Altered Pages this month. 


I appreciate any comments you'd like to leave.  Please check our blog out every day for tons of inspiration from our wonderful design team!!

You'll be seeing more of me later in the month!  Have a spooky-wonderful month!!



 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CSI challenge 141-Mixed Media Layout

If you need a jumping point to create a layout-check out CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.
 
To play this week, I created my own designer paper layering stencils and inks.
 
I did some doodling.
 I adore the color scheme they had. Purple, greens, white & black.  Fits my granddaughters' outfit perfect!

DIY Altered Embrodiery Hoop/Mixed Media

Hi! I'm submitting this altered embroidery hoop for the Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team.
 
I have loved their products for years!!  Have hoarded them just as long! LOL
Recently, I've been using them a lot. 
I especially love their flat back pearls.  You can get different colors & sizes.
The quality of the their flowers is untouchable!
 
They can be altered as well.  The layers will pull apart, you can spray inks on them, add stamen, stickles, etc.
 
Here are some pictures and below is my You Tube video:
 

 
Visit Wild Orchid Crafts store - HERE
The stencils are by my friend Retta.  You can purchase them HERE.
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Flip Page Mini Album with Video

Happy Tuesday!
 
I have some exciting news to share-I have joined the design team for Altered Pages! 
This is their mission statement:



"Altered Pages will offer quality products and instruction to assist the art community's quest for creativity.


Happiness draws on positive actions, kind deeds &  a helpful attitude. 
A friend is one who Blesses you with Love, Strengthens you with Prayers and Encourages you with Hope."



I LOVE their intent and passion...best of all-they sell quality products for designers like us! 

Once a month I'll be doing a You Tube Video showcasing some of the products they sell.  Don't worry-you can see more of their products in their wonderful design teams projects: HERE

 

Today I'm sharing a Flipped Page mini album.  You can see more in the video below.
Here a few pictures.




Supplies from Altered Pages:
Kaisercraft Designer Paper
Petaloo Flowers
Leaky Shed diecut (bird)
Gelatos
Platinum stickles
 
Supplies from my stash:
Ivy Hollow Scrap fusion glue
ribbon
solid colored cardstock
black pearl
embossing folder
Vintage photo distress ink
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #16

Hi!
I am excited to share with you from Craft Hoarders Anonymous today.
 
Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders, and more! If you hoard school and office products, get them out! Use them up! Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project. 
Our Sponsors: Heartfelt Creations, Crafty Secrets, Lindy's Stamp Gang
 
This challenge came at the perfect moment -I just started college classes.
I couldn't just carry a plain ole notebook-could I??
 
I altered a composition book using Heartfelt Creations Designer Paper.
I love fussy cutting their paper.  I really didn't want a lot of bulk on top since I will be using it a lot, I fussy cut flowers.  To add some WOW-I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink and added Bisque liquid pearls
to the centers.  When adding them to your project, put some flat and add dimensionals to some to overlap and add depth.
The pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 

Now-you've got to head over the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and enter Challenge #16 yourself!!  You could win some fabulous prizes!!

Thanks to Gloria for allowing me to guest design with her and her fabulous Design Team!!

Making your own Mixed Media Designer Paper

 
Are you here from Party Time Tuesdays?  Welcome!!
 
If not-Welcome!! LOL
You need to hop on over there for our challenges.
 
I love making my own designer paper using mixed media.
 
Started with a 8.5x11 piece of cardstock. Start spraying Lindy's Stamp Gang spays on top of a white doily.  Pick up and move the doily around the page. Allow to dry thoroughly.
 WARNING!!  You will get ink on you-that's part of the fun!! LOL
 Use a large background stamp to stamp versa mark all over the page and emboss in black.  (or you could stamp in black archival ink)  I wanted some texture.
 I measured, cut and covered a match box with my paper.  Used the whole sheet-no waste!  Distress your edges as you go with Walnut Distress ink.
 Decorated with vintage lace, wired ribbon, Wild Orchid flowers and pearls, and a scripture from Inspired Stamps.
Inside I added a blessing poem from my friend Patti.
 I glue glass beads on the bottom for "feet".  It also adds tons of cuteness!!!!


Thanks for stopping by!  If you have ANY questions-please message me.  I love your comments. Have a blessed day!