Monday, September 30, 2013

Altered Pages Monday - Graphic 45 Bohemian

While at CHA  at the Graphic 45 booth we made these wonder tag pockets with Bohemian Bazaar papers and postcards.
I LOVE the brilliant colors!

To make the pocket, eyeballing it fold the tag about 1/3 of the way from the bottom.  Use double sided tape to adhere all papers and create the pocket. 

I think the Bohemian colors are perfect for Day of the Dead projects and cards!

Supplies: 
Large Graphic 45 Tags 
Double sided tape 
Foam dots
Ribbon


Saturday, September 28, 2013

31 Days of Halloween Starts on October 1st!!!

This will be a hop you will not want to miss the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN Blog Hop is going to be one of the most amazing hops EVER!!!!! I will be participating in the hop as a member of the Altered Pages Design Team Blog and here on my personal blog... be sure to come hop with us all month. There will be prizes and a lot of inspiration.

A little tease with Graphic 45 "The Book of Spells" Postcards.  This double sided 12x12 sheet of cardstock has a total of 12 postcards... you will want to order 2 in order to use all of the images! The Graphic 45 image is mounted on an A2 card.


The Skull is from the Gothic Halloween Stamp Collection on a transparency. Here only the top skull is used. The image of the nice witch is from Altered Pages Collage sheet Other Side of Halloween


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Altered Pages Monday ~ Autumn Weddings!

I know the most popular month that brides choose to marry is June,
but the truth is weddings happen all year long.

Statistics show June IS the most popular month to be married, 
followed by August, September and October!
Here is a beautiful Autumn Wedding card to be cherished!


Before the front frame is added to the card. GLITZ 6x6 Paper Pad French Kiss adhered to base card. Gate, pillars bride & groom adhered to thin chipboard and fussy cut. Gate attached with foam dots to background. The bride and groom are attached to a transparency from the Glitz Transparency Pack Happy Travels.


Top view of the accordion card.


Altered Pages Collage Sheets:
Altered Pages Victorian Weddings for the Bride & Groom
Architectural Elements Collage Sheet
Background paper GLITZ 6x6 Paper Pad French Kiss
Glitz Transparency Pack Happy Travels


Stash: Lace, silk ribbon and flower.
 
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Altered Pages Monday!!! Playing with Paper!

I LOVE working with small paper padsAltered Pages had plenty of them!!  You will find Graphic 45, Bazzill and Glitz papers and more at Altered Pages.  The papers are the perfect size for working on A2 cards (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded size).

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells was used to create this banner card.  The papers in each pad are color coordinated, making it easy to layer papers without having to search for colored that go together.

If you have a lot of paper scraps from one of your paper pads, you may want the think twice before  throwing them out.  This is a quick and easy way to use up some of your scraps, make a banner card!!!  Cut paper with paper cutter and scissors. EASY!  Attach with adhesive!
Supplies:
Gold Paint
Black Ink


Altered Pages is have in a VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!!!
You have until September 30th it is so easy to enter....
Click HERE!

 





Saturday, September 14, 2013

Alice in a Tin!!

Halloween in Wonderland Tags from Graphic 45 were used to create this "Alice in a Tin" along with a few items from The Mailbox Muse Kit "Alice's Utterly Mad Party"

The tin is colored with alcohol ink.
Front: From Altered Pages Halloween in Wonderland Tags, From the  The Mailbox Muse Kit "Alice's Utterly Mad Party": Tea bag charm, chip board tea cup.

Inside: From Altered Pages Halloween in Wonderland Tags, Craft Clock face in the background.  From the  The Mailbox Muse Kit "The Drink Me" label on the bottle.

From my stash: Robins Nest Dew Drops, Altered Pages Bottle, "W" Scrabble piece, Hat from Monopoly, heart and skull beads. 

Halloween will be here before you know it!!!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's Always Tea Time!

Have you seen The Mailbox Muse Kits?  The last kit was Alice's Utterly Mad Party which is still available. 
 Here is a card using supplies from the Alice's Utterly Mad Party, plus the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland tags from Altered Pages.

Supplies from the The Mailbox Muse Alice's Utterly Mad Party:
Red Background Paper
Chevron Paper
Tea Cup Graphic 45 Paper
Vintage Playing Card
Image of Alice
Words "It's Always Tea Time"
Ribbon

Other Supplies
Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland tags from Altered Pages
Adhesive
Foam Dots
Staples
Cardd Base
 
You can preorder the new kit All Things French now at
I am really looking forward to the new kit!!! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Altered Pages Monday ~ Playing in my Journal

Having fun in my journal almost forgot this needed to get posted!!!!  It is so much jun adding layer after layer... it is hard to stop!!!

is a one stop shop for 
many of your creative supplies!!!
Supplies:
Faber Castell Gellatos
(Chocolate, Silver and Grape)
Faber Castell Artist Pen Big Brush Black
Wink of Stella - Gold Yellow
Andy Skinner Skullduggery Stencil
TCW Gears Stencil
Mist Coppery
Ink pad Black
Cosmetic sponge


First scribble the Faber Castell Gellatos (Chocolate, Silver and Grape) on the journal page.  With a paint brush and water blend them on the page. Let dry, if you are in a hurry you can use a heat gun to dry it.
Position the Andy Skinner Skullduggery Stencil and trace the stencil with the Faber Castell Artist Pen Big Brush.

 Then position the TCW Gears Stencil and spritz with Mist - Coppery, be careful not to over spray or it will bleed beneath the stencil. Let dry, again if you are in a hurry you can use a heat gun to dry it. Clean the TCW Gears StencilWith a black ink and cosmetic sponge use the stencil to give the gears more definition.  
Finally add a little Wink of Stella - Gold Yellow to give the skull a little more depth.  

I am really happy with how this turned out!!!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  It is a season where there isn't a big dinner to prepare, there is lots of candy and you can be a child again for a few hours when dressing up in costume!  I love handing out candy in costume to all the little ghosts and goblins!
This month The Robin's Nest has its Halloween papers on sale at 20% off.  Be sure to do your shopping early to give you plenty of time to make your Halloween treat bags, party favors or Halloween decorations. 

Today I have a cute Trick or Treat Shadow Box using The Robin's Nest papers, cute Halloween Ghost and Bat Embellishments, Black Dew Drops , Connie Crystal beautiful crystals add and bite of sparkle.
Cut papers to fit the shadow box.
All of these wonderful papers are on sale this month!!!

Spray paint the white shadow box with a flat black paint. 
Adhere the papers to each of the boxes and add all your spooky treasures! In the large box in the lower right corner are alternating Black Dew Drops and Black Diamond Dew Drops on the borders tiny rusty ivy, and a vintage three prong fork with a little owl bead.  The Robin's Nest Little Friends Snow Angel in the upper right corner (with wings folded back)!
Items:Connie Crystal crystals, chess piece and pumpkin beads.

(see how the glitter shows up on the ghost)
Items: Connie Crystal crystals, chess piece and pumpkin bead

Background: Spider Web Glitter Cardstock (that web really sparkles)
Items: Connie Crystal crystals, chess piece and skull bead.
On top of the fork is an owl bead! The Robin's Nest Little Friends Bat flying over the house!

Items: Tim Holtz "31", cheese cloth ghost, rusty ivy and tiny ribbon witch!

Items:Connie Crystal crystals and black crow bead.

This cute little shadow box is going to be displayed on my desk at work during the month of October.
I know it is early, but Halloween will be here before you know it... don't forget this month
 
View more Halloween projects at The Robin's Nest!

HAVE a fun and SAFE Halloween!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Looking forward to Halloween!!!

The Altered Pages Design Team is going to participate in the 31 Days of Halloween!!!  Here is a little taste of what you might see during the hop.
Staple a scrap of cheese cloth to the background (tinted with tea)
Stamp the back of Mica with brick background and heat emboss. 
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Happy Halloween
Fussy cut image and mount on Mica. 
Cut a band of zigzags from
Attach Mica with foam dots.
Finally add a few dew drops to the Mica with Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Supplies:
Mica
Card Base
Black Bazzill Cardstock for Matting
Dew Drops
Cheese Cloth
Black ink
Embossing Powder
Foam dots

Watch for the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop in October!
Next week the new Altered Pages Challenge will be posted, be sure to check out the details HERE!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Altered Pages Monday ~ Labor Day!!

Celebrate... Labor Day here in the US.
 
Supplies:
Altered Pages Patriotic Card Kit Collage
Stash:
Metal embellishments
Copper Paint for Gears