Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer at Coney Island!

Summer is here!  

It is time to think about visiting amusement parks!!!




Coney Island NY amusement parks were in existence since the early 1800's.  Between 1880 and WWII it was the largest amusement park in the United States.  The first roller coaster was built there in 1884. Over the years it's popularity has declined and was closed.  In 2010 the new Luna Park Coney Island opened.  


This postcard was mailed in 1906!



I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!
Note - postcards are from my private collection unless noted.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Little Women a Favorite Novel!

Graphic 45 has this wonderful new line of papers using one on my favorite novels!  Here are the cards I created for my class this week!
 


Love the new Graphic 45 clock face die!

 Graphic 45 works wonderfully with an easel card. 

Found old pen nibs, great for the writer Jo!

The new Graphic 45 flower die is awesome!

NUVO Crystals were used for the flower centers.


Pocket on a card is the perfect place to stash a gift card!

A little pendant created with flowers from Little Women. 

One technique we did in class was create a faux enamel pen to use as an embellishment.  We fussy cut the pen, then using VersaMark and clear embossing powder applied 3 to 4 layers of embossing powder.  


New ways to use the amazing chipboard pieces. 



Leaves from the Graphic 45 flower die set over a doily!



I am thankful for all the wonderful papers from Graphic 45!  Maybe they will create "Gone with the Wind" "Jane Austen" "Charlotte's Web"or "Tom Sawyer".  Maybe "1700 Royals" or the "wild west".

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

A few vintage images from my collection!



"Ladies Bible Study on Mothers Day 1928" is written on the back!

Family sitting on the porch! 

Family on the patio!

On the back is written " Heinrich Handwerck and family".  I wonder if it is the same family that produced the now collectable bisque dolls in the early 1900's?


Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Colorizing Black and White Images

Have you seen black and white photos colorized.  I decided to add color to these B&W images on ATC's.  The Altered Pages Beauties Collage sheet is printed on a transparency.  Did you know that you can order the collage sheets at Altered Pages and have them emailed to you! Reprint as often as you wish. .  



Supplies:


To start I cut 3 ATCs from one of the Large Tags, ATCs measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.  Next ic cut three images from the Altered Pages Beauties Collage Sheet.


Using the Luster Rub I added color to the ATC, trying to get most of it in places that would add color to the images.  To do this you can use any medium like: Gelatospaintinks and watercolor pencils.


With Adhesive adhere the images to the cards.


With Gold Paint create frames around the edges of the ATCs!


Add embellishments like: FlowersFoil Heart and Large Rhinestone!


Start thinking about making ATCs we would like to see what you are creating... Share them on the Altered Pages Facebook page!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Stencils of Paris!

Having fun with stencils.  The more the better.  Love all the layers!  The large tags make great embellishments for gift bags.



Supplies:
Collage sheet Transparency Beauties
Large Tag
Feathers Stencil 
Carte Postale Stencil
Art Expression Stencil
Mist 
Ink
Metallic Luster Rub
German foil - Heart and Tassels
Flowers
Sheet Music scrap
Lace & Ribbon
Tacky Glue

 
On Large Tag lay the Art Expression Stencil spray Mist, let dry.

Place the Feathers Stencil  over the Art Expression Stencil on the Large Tag use Metallic Luster Rub to add a feather to the tag!

From Collage sheet Transparency Beauties cut image of one of the beauties. 

From the Carte Postale Stencil randomly add Paris images to the tag with ink.



Add Lace and Flowers to the bottom of the tag with Tacky Glue.



Attach a bit of Sheet Music scrap with Tacky Glue  to the top the tag.  Finally, add Ribbons!