Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What is an ATB?

What is an ATB? An Artist Trading Block is kind of a 3D Artist Trading Card! The 3 x 3 x 3 block I am using is from Eileen Hull Designs.
During the month of May join the Altered Pages Design Team as we cross promot Eileen Hull Designs Artist Trading Block's along with the "The Artists on the Block" Design Team. The "The Artists on the Block" will be posting inspirational ATB's every Tuesday. The Altered Pages Design Team will be posting every Thursday, plus a few bonus posts during the month. Be sure to stop by often for a month of inspiration.  






Supplies:
Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block
Tsukineko - StazOn Midi - Claret
Feathers
Petaloo Flowers
Black Paint

Start with the two the diecut boards for the Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block, ink edges and corners with StazOn Midi Claret. Put double stick tape on the two tabs of one board, attach the tabs to the sides of the center square of the second board.  Fold up the top and bottom of the box and tuck tabs in. Adhere 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 papers to the block 

Adhere 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 papers to the block. Embellish with papers, ribbons, glitter trims and more. Add four painted wooden feet!

 A beautiful center piece for a ladies gathering!



Be sure to watch for more ATB's all month long!





The MailBox Muse Kit!


The Mermaid Mailbox Muse Kit arrived in my mail last Saturday.  Yours should arrive sometime this week!!!  I couldn't wait to play with the kit, along with some of the new Tsukineko Inks.  

This month the Design Team at Altered Pages has had a great time partnering with Unruly PaperArts.  I have combined several of my favorites to create the last Tiara post: my Mermaid Mailbox Muse KitLeaky Shed and Imagine Crafts~Tsukineko Inks!

Supplies:
Mermaid Stamp
Undersea Fantasy Stamp
Netting
Shells
Shell Diecut
Seastar Diecut
Dew Drops
Glitter Glitz - Tropical Rain
Other Supplies
Embossing Powder
Cardstock - White, Dark Blue, Bright Blue
Heat Gun

The background panel was create with the Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Blue & Radiant Neon Electric Green applied with Ink Blushers.

Imagine Crafts~Tsukineko Inks:
Radiant Neon Electric Blue
Radiant Neon Electric Green
Radiant Neon Electric Yellow
Radiant Neon Electric Orange
Delicata Golden Glitz
Memento Luxe Nautical Blue
Shimmer Mist
Ink Blushers
Memento Dual Markers Peanut Brittle & Pistachio

The Leaky Shed Crown was inked with Delicata Golden Glitz and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then embellished with dew drops.
  

Hope you enjoy creating with your Mermaid Mailbox Muse Kit as much as I am!!!


Please to visit Unruly PaperArts!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Gift Wrapping on Spur of the MOMENT!!!

This has been a week of last minutes!!!

It is 9:30am today, when I get a call.
Caller: "Want to meet us at noon for lunch?" 
Me: "I would love to."
Caller: "By the way, last weekend was xxx birthday."
Me: "Thanks for reminding me know. I have  couple of things for her."

I do have the gift. I looked at my gift wrap, nothing is appropriate for a birthday!  Well, the ladies I am meeting are some of my local artistic friends and they won't mind if I make something from what I have on hand!

I have an ATTITUDE...
Let's get working on the situation!

Supplies:
Craft Attitude™ printable film
Inkjet Printer
Black ink
Happy Birthday Stamp - A Muse
Tissue Paper
Ribbon

Bring out my Altered Pages images printed on Craft Attitude™ printable film (printed with my inkjet printer). If I had just printed this sheet I would have waited a few minutes before cutting to let the ink set.

Cut the swan image from the Altered Pages Collage Sheet Spring Birdies.  Peel the image from the white backing paper. On the ink side apply glue stick. Then adhere to the envelope. The lovely part of working with Craft Attitude™ it is reposition-able, until it sits for a bit.  

With a Micron Pen doodle scallops to give the image a border. Sort of looks like postage stamp.  

 Stamp Happy Birthday, place card on tissue wrapped gift.

Finish with a bow!

10:30 Mission Complete!

I think she will be happy with her gift!

My ATTITUDE... 
meet the challenge... 
CREATE on the fly!
 
I am off to lunch,
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Altered Bag with Attitude!!!

What do you do when you need something at the last minute?
Usually run to the store! 
For me to run to the store takes at least an hour...
an hour I didn't have to spare today!

Today I needed a gift bag and didn't have one big enough for my gift,
with no time to run to the store!!! 
What does a crafty person do....
GET BUSY and make a gift bag!!


Supplies:
Recycle a brown paper bag with handles
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Little Spring Birdies
Craft Attitude™ printable film
12 x 12 card stock cut to size (POW Glitter paper)
Spray adhesive
Double Sided Tape
Lace
Ribbon
Glue

I had a few Altered Pages collage sheets that I had printed with my injet printer on Craft Attitude™ printable film.  The person this bag is for loves birds, I had a full sheet of Altered Pages Collage Sheet Little Spring Birdies waiting to be used. If I had not had the images previously printed on Craft Attitude™ I would have had to waited a few minutes before fussy cutting.  
To make the bag, fussy cut each of the Craft Attitude printable film birds.  When cutting they became separated from the backing.  I held the film images with the backing as I cut to give the film more substance during  cutting. 
Cut the 12 x 12 card stock to fit the bag.  The brown paper bag the front and back are covered with cardstock.  Adhere cardstock with Double Sided Tape.  For this project spray the SPRAY ADHESIVE directly onto the film images, use a spray box.  (Spray on the printed side of the film.)  Attach to the bag, rub until the image is firmly attached.
Glue some lace around the top of the bag for a finished look, add a bow. 
You are now ready to fill your bag!

THIS IS CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE!
A gift bag in less than 30 minutes... that includes gathering supplies!
 I have to confess I am a hoarder,
if I need to make something in a flash
I most likely have all the supplies available in my studio! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother's Day Blog Hop with Craft Attitude!

If you haven't heard of Craft Attitude™ printable film I highly recommend you spend some time on their website HERE... watch some of the videos and get to the store and pick up some Craft Attitude™!
 
I had FUN! Thank you Jonathan Fong for inviting me along with several other artists to join you in a week long blog hop sharing ideas for Mother's Day.  You will find the links to the other blogs at the end of this post!


My first thought was, what can I do with this product called Craft Attitude™?  I was so afraid it was going to be hard to work with. Let me tell you, I was astonished how easy CRAFT ATTITUDE™ is to work with.
Here are a few items I plan to use my Craft Attitude on in the future. Dominos, bottles, glass in frames, tins with see thru lids, tile, wood bezels, glass pendents and more. Oh you can work on fabric, shoes, paper and even burlap like Cindi did on Monday!
I printed some of my digital collage sheets from AlteredPages.com on my inkjet printer.  I let them sit over night. You really don't need to wait that long. Be sure if you have any lettering on  your image to flip the image before printing. 
The film lifts very easily and doesn't stick to itself like TAPE!
I decided to make a heart ornament with one of the images from the Altered Pages "Mother Love" collage sheet. First rub glue stick on the wooden heart.   
Lift the Craft Attitude™ film off the backing paper.
Lay it with the ink side of the film down onto the glue and rub it until you have it securely attached.  If you need to reposition it, you can, that is the beauty of this product!!!
With an x-acto knife remove the excess film.
Add beads and lace to trim, then a ribbon to tie it around a bottle or hang.
I can see this on a vase with flowers from the garden!
This will last long after the flowers are gone. 
Now it is your turn... 
get some ATTITUDE with
CRAFT ATTITUDE™!


I can't wait to make ornaments for CHRISTMAS... 
and it is only MAY!!!

Now go and see what the other artists are up to!!!






Mon. April 21 - Cindi Bisson
Tues. April 22 - Amy Bowerman
Wed. April 23 - Lyneen Jesse
Thu. April 24 - Lindsay Obermeyer
Fri. April 25 - Cheryl Boglioli
Mon. April 28 - Debra Quartermaine, http://www.debraquartermain.com/ceoblog
Tue. April 29 - Jonathan Fong, http://jonathanfongstyle.com

Hummingbird Mothers Day Card with Handmade Paper!

Today on Arnold Gurmmer's I am sharing my Mother's Day hummingbird card.  Be sure to visit the Arnold Grummer's Blog.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MOO it's TRENDING TUESDAY at ALTERED PAGES!

You may wonder why I titled this
"MOO it's TRENDING TUESDAY at ALTERED PAGES!"
today the design team at Altered Pages is sharing MOO's
We are using the theme Teacups and Tiaras
From Unruly PaperArts!
MOO's works of art about half the size of a business card!!
Let me share a few with you!
Measure paper 1 1/8 by 2 3/4 inches!  You now have a MOO
 Here are that make a Tri-MOO
Separate they are mini collages...
The three together make a wonderful collage!
Supplies:
Altered Paged Collages Sheets:
Glitz Stamp - Vintage Love Calendar

Be sure to check out all the MOO's at Altered Pages!

Monday, April 21, 2014

TEA TAGS!

The the Altered Pages Design Team have been sharing Tiaras and Tea,
today I am sharing a few Tea TAGS!!!
 
The Postcard Tag was distressed with Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Kenyan Copper, Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate and  Brilliance Ink. Add images from the  French Style Collage Sheet. Stamp Glitz Stamp - Vintage Love Calendar with Brilliance Ink.  Trim top of tag with Bazzil - Edge Cardstock Strips Red .
 
Fussy cut the image of woman with tea from the Victorian Tea Collage Sheet adhere to tag with foam tape.  Add the resin flower and feather. 

Last add the tea tags~

Supplies:
Glitz Stamp - Vintage Love Calendar
Resin Flower
Feather
Foam Tape
Tea bag tags

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Enjoy your day!
First two postcard mailed 1910
to Mike in Roundup, Fergus Co, Mont! 
 

Postcard mailed 1918
Margaret in Sterling, Illinois
 
Elsie  wrote to Margaret: Hello, How are you and Bernard by this time?  Suppose you are glad to see Spring. I know I am! Well Wishing you a Happy Easter. From Elsie
 
I love that they never had to use a street address back then!
 
Postcards from my personal collection!
 
HAPPY EASTER!!!!