Friday, August 30, 2013

DUCT TAPE FEATHERS for CHARITY WINGS

Charity Wings is having a DUCT TAPE party and they have invited everyone... it is September 2nd!!! Join them as they attempt to make the world’s largest pair of duct tape wings!

The party is in San Diego,
if you don't live in the area 
watch the live stream!  
Click HERE to learn how to watch!!!! 

Using my Wescott scissors, I created a few DUCT TAPE feathers! They were sent off to Charity Wings this week. 
One side of each feather is yellow, 
the other side paint splats!!!

Sure hope they make it on time!
Check out this post HERE on Charity Wings blog
 to see all that you can create with DUCT TAPE!!! 


Monday, August 26, 2013

Altered Pages & Bombshell Stamps ~~Two for Tuesday Blog Hop!!!

What a great combination of product!!!  Altered Pages and Bombshell Stamps have gone Western!  I hope you are enjoying our hop!  You should have arrived on my blog from Jodi Elam's blog. If you have missed any of the stops on our hop I have listed them all below.  Please comment on all the blogs and follow Altered Pages on Facebook for a chance to win some awesome gifts.

"KICK UP YOU BOOTS"  
Featured Supplies
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Cowgirls
Altered Pages Altered Bingo

Bombshell Digi Stamps
Western Gal
and Wanted Posters


Other supplies
Boot Charm
Leather Fringe
Copics
Clear Embossing Powder
Brown Ink
Foam Tape
Mist


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Now for more fun hop on over to Alaine Medio's blog!
Start at
and then hop onto our Design Teams Blogs
Kathi Rerek
Gia Lau
and finish back here at
Altered Pages Blog

Altered Pages Monday ~ A Beauty in Paris!

A BEAUTY IN PARIS   
 
Supplies:
Collage Sheets from Altered Pages
Paris Background picture Arc de Triomphe
 
Robins Nest Classic Swirl Paper
Robins Nest Dew Drops
Paris Stamp
Ribbon
 
There are a few days left to join the monthly Challenge at Altered Pages!!!
See details HERE!
 
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Steampunk Rings With Robin's Nest Dew Drops Published in Just Steampunk Vol 3!

Finally, the Stempunk Rings that were published in JUST STEAMPUNK Vol 3!
These are some mighty fine bling for that special Steampunk costume!

They were published on page 17 of "Just Steampunk Vol 3"
They were made with gears from several sources, watch parts and Robin's Nest Dew Drops!

You can see the size compared to my hand!
  


Pick up your copy of Just Steampunk Vol. 3 at

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Steampunk Necklaces! In Just Steampunk Vol. 3

I had four Steampunk Pendants published in "Just Steampunk Vol. 3" I love dabbling in jewelry.  Sometimes I alter what is found and other times I create something entirely new.
  
Not long ago at Echo ArtWorks in Bremerton WA I found these amazing charms: a telescope, divers helmet, magnifying glass and compass. I knew they would make great Steampunk pendants.  


Pictured above on page 17 of "Just Steamupunk Vol. 3" 

Telescope on swivel, with gears and butterfly.
Divers Helmet on swivel with gears, fish and sea star.
Magnifying glass on swivel with gear and old clock key.
Compass on swivel with gears. 



Get your copy of Just Steampunk at Create and Craft

Steampunk Stamping!

Altered Pages has some beautiful deeply etched red rubber stamps including this collage Steampunk Female Unmounted Stamp!  The image is pristine.  If you love Steampunk like me you will love this stamp!!!
 
The image is stamped on the back of one of the pattern papers in the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 paper pads. Mounted on brown cardstock, a piece of ribbon is tied around and then mounted on a pink A2 card. Add a key and Dew Drop and you have a quick, simple and beautiful card.
 
Supplies:
Pink A2 card base
Black ink
Dew Drop on key
Key Graphic 45
Ribbon
 
Don't forget all the events happening at Altered Pages!!!
 
There is still time to join the Altered Pages monthly challenge - more HERE!
 
Hop on the Two For Tuesday Blog Hop Aug 27
Altered Pages is joining with Bombshell Stamps
 
31 days of Halloween in October when Altered Pages joins
The Smeared Ink Halloween Blog Hop

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! Button Faires in "Just Steampunk Vol 3"

If you follow me you find I tend to do a lot of Steampunk themed projects.  Today I want to share a second project I submitted to "Just Steampunk Vol.3"


My Steampunk Button Fairies!
If you haven't discovered button fairies before, you should try making them.  Let me warn you they can be addicting.  For these I add a few gears and washers.  The woman's face is from the Viva Las VegaStamps! Steampunk Couple, colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. These were traded in the Viva Las VegaStamps! Swap...
 You may want to join the fun!!!

Find Viva Las VegaStamps! on Facebook and post that you are interested in VLVS! Swaps
You will find them on page 17 of "Just Steampunk Vol.3"


Monday, August 19, 2013

Altered Pages Monday!!!! Steampunk Stamping!

Today I have a STEAMPUNK card using the Steampunk Male Unmounted deeply etched red rubber stamp from Altered Pages!

The stamped collage image is really crisp!


Supplies:
Steampunk Male Unmounted red rubber stamp
Sprockets Chip Diecuts Painted gold - distress with ink


The voting's open for this month's Challenge at Altered Pages Challenge! Stop by and vote for your favorite Design Team member project.  Join us and upload your own!!! For more information go HERE!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Punk-olator in "Just Steampunk Vol. 3"!

I  received my copy of "Just Steampunk Vol. 3" this weekend.  I was so excited to see all the projects that I submitted made it in the magazine.  Besides the Punk-olator pictured below; there were rings, necklaces and button fairies!

 

I was really happy with the page (71) they dedicated to my Punk-olator!   The base is an old party size percolator that was destined for the garbage dump!!!
It took hours to layer all the gears, locking washers, charms, Dew Drops,  keys, pen nibs, horse nails and found items. Everything was attached with E6000.
The bird was very blue before I painted him copper. He has been altered with paint, a few gears, watch parts and Robin's Nest Dew Drops add a touch of color.



Watch for posts this week with my other projects published!

Get your copy of "JUST STEAMPUNK Vol. 3"

Thursday, August 15, 2013

When you travel do pack a kit to create with?


When you travel do take your creativity with you?  

I love to have things to work on during down time when I travel.  I was visiting my father, who is an architect, this past July. One day I sort of took over his drafting table!
 Just in the planning stages of my cards in these pictures!

Some of the supplies in my travel kit:
Altered Pages Collage Images
Craft Clock
Leaky Shed Gears
Glitz Paper Pack
Stella Wink
Scissor
Ribbon
Brads
Ink
Stamps 
Small emblishments
Dew Drops
Foam dots 
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
During my visit, my father came up with few things that I could use in my card making. Here is a box of stamps that he had used to create landscapes on his drawings. Below I used one of the stamps to create the background on my ballon card.
The Ballon on this card is from the Altered Pages Collage Sheet Steampunked Machines.  Also from Altered Pages is a gear from Leaky Shed Watch Parts.  

The collage image on the second card is from Altered Pages.  Also from Altered Pages is the Craft Clock Face,  the background paper is from a Glitz 6x6 paper pack.

Create whenever and where ever!!!
Finish your summer with a creative BANG!

Remember to join us at Altered Pages for the Monthly Challenge... Get the Details HERE!!!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

"Open Me"

"Open Me" is an altered frame from the thrift store. When I am not creating in my studio you will find me on the hunt.  I love to frequent thrift stores, garage sales and auctions, looking for items that can be up-cycled, like this frame (cost $1.00).



The frame was altered using products from The Robin's Nest and Clearsnap. The featured paper this month is the Robin's  Nest Classic Swirl paper.   All the papers in the Classic Glitter Swirl collection on sale this month - 20% off!
 
This is a before picture of the frame. 
Sand the frame to remove some of the paint, this allows the glue to stick to the surface. If not sanded the paper would peel off the smooth paint in a matter of time. Ink the edges with brown and spritz Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on surfaces that won't be covered with paper.
Cut The Robin's Nest White Glitter Swirl Cardstock to fit the frame. To distress paper use a cosmetic sponge, starting off the edge of the paper take a swirling motion to apply. The glitter on the paper acts like a resist. Adhere with a quick dry glue. File the edges with sand paper or a nail file, gently ink edges to give it a finished look.   
 
Prepping the faries: Ink the GinasDesign Fairies with Patina Mixd Media Inx from Clearsnap, then spritz with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. Add a bit of Clearsnap Sparkling Amethyst Glitter to the wings!
Use Clearsnap Design Adhesives make the tag on the out side of the frame. Cut the double sided adhesive "OPEN ME" from the sheet. Adhere to a piece of white card stock and sprinkle with Clearsnap Sparkling Amethyst Glitter.  It is amazing how well the adhesive holds the glitter. Spritz with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, let dry then cut out and adhere to the door. 
Also on the out side on of the door screw an eyelet (the kind used for wire to hang pictures). Tie ribbon with key to the eyelet. Adhere the keyhole that has been distressed with brown ink and spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.
What is a project without a little bling!!!
On the frame I used:

 Mount sitting fairies on the the inside of the panels.
Precious Girl Diamonds Dew Drops (Purple) add a finishing touch to the arch on the frame. 
The fairy in the center is mounted on The Robin's Nest Pink Classic Glitter Cardstock with foam dots. Hyacinths Dew Drops finish the inside of the frame. 
I will be using this frame as a background for my fairy collection!

Robins Nest

Clearsnap

Supplies from stash
Ribbon
Key - Graphic 45
Keyhole - LeakyShed
Ginas Designs Fairies
Eyelet Screw

Tools
Cosmetic Sponges
Paper Cutter
Files
Sandpaper
Foam dots
Quick Dry Glue

Please visit the Clearsnap blog and see what their Design Team created with The Robin's Nest Classic Swirl Papers this week!

Until next time... KEEP CREATING!!!

Don't forget the 20% off of all