Thursday, August 21, 2014

Layered Art Doll for Unruly PaperArts

It was a great honor to be the Spotlight Artist for the month of July at Unruly PaperArts.  The theme for the month was one of my favorites "Layer on Layer".  I used a lot of paints, inks, mists, paper, fabric, images to create layers upon layers in my art! I am sharing the project I made for my "Layer upon Layers" with my Layered Art Doll.

My Art Doll is a page in my Board Book called Fabulous Femmes.

Before adding anything to the page ink the edges.  Depending on the project will dictate the color or ink.  For this project black ink was used. I like using ink instead of paint because ink absorbs in to the book board.

Vintage Text Paper was added to the page. When covering a page cut the paper a little larger, use an emery board to sand down the edges. The ink around the edges will show.

The edge is distressed with Dew Drop Memento Toffee Crunch.  The page is gently inked with Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk then spritzed with Dylusions Ink Spray - Pomegranate

Add a thin sporadic layer of Duo adhesive to adhere gold leaf to one half the page.

Adhere Altered Pages collage images (head, wings, arms and torso) to thin chipboard (like cereal box). Fuzzy cut images. Cut Glitz frame in half and ink with Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and Dew Drop Memento - Toffee Crunch.  Spray the wings with Shimmer Mist.  Adhere images 

Ink Leaky Shed chipboard crown with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  To give the crown an enamel effect add embossing powder several times.  Top off the crown with Dew Drops.

Embellish with lace and Petaloo Flowers.

Supplies From Altered Pages:
Collage sheets Altered Paper Dolls (arms, torso, wings) and Queen of Hearts (head)
Board Book
Vintage Text Paper
Black Ink
Dylusions Ink Spray - Pomegranate
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
Dew Drop Memento - Toffee Crunch
Gold Leaf
Duo AdhesiveGlitz
What Nots - Frame
Shimmer Mist
Leaky Shed Crown
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Petaloo Flowers

Embossing powder - Clear
Black Lace

Be sure to visit Unruly PaperArts for more inspiration!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Revist - TWEET New Neighbors 2011

I created a little Blog Hop right here on my blog.  Several summers ago we had one of the most amazing new neighbors.  I was looking at all the pictures and thought this is worth sharing again.

It was the summer 2011, we were very fortunate to host new neighbors for a short time on our front porch. Taking pictures as the family grew without being invasive. I would rush home from work each day to see them.  It was such a treat to experience from the births to leaving the nest of our TWEET neighbors.  


Links to all pictures are on each post, you just  hop from one post to another just like a blog hop!!!  No need to comment ,just enjoy the sweet family!

July - August 2011

Monday, August 18, 2014

Altered Pages & Craft Hoarders Button Blog Hop

has joined the
Design Team for Challenge #14 
Button It in a UP Blog Hop!

Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the sponsor Altered Pages!

Prize Package for Hoppers!
Leaving comments during the AlteredPages and Craft Hoarders blog hop allows you to be entered into a random drawing for an AlteredPages Blog Gift - a Set of Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge Ephemera package.

This is just a small sampling of my button hoard.  The tin above I inherited from my mother when she passed away... this is one thing I wanted, her buttons!!!!  This tin of buttons has many memories.  When my sisters, bother and I were younger we used to make button trails through the house.  Some of the trails went someplace others were a dead end.  I am sure my mother would find stray buttons all over the house when she was cleaning!

Sad to say I did not go to the store to buy any on the items in my shadow box!  I must confess I have another hoard of vintage wooden spools.  I had my husband cut a dozen of them in half so I could use them in small shadow boxes.

In the boxes you will find bits of lace (another hoard), buttons, wooden spools wrapped with embroidery floss, a sewing machine bobbin, a thimble, snaps and a tiny Singer sewing machine.

The shadow box was painted with craft paint.  All the images are from Altered Pages Collage Sheets Antique Sewing and Vintage Sewing.

Snaps made perfect embellishments!

What vintage sewing project isn't complete without a Singer Sewing Machine!

Please let everyone know you were by!

Hope you have had a chance to visit all on the Altered Pages Design Team members

Robin Horasanian
Lyneen Jesse (you are here)
We have joined the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team to find the links to their posts visit Craft Hoarders blog
Be sure to leave comments as you hop!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TIME TO DANCE! Mixed Media Canvas

I am sharing a mixed media collage project that I made a while back, You may have seen it on the Altered Pages Blog on Sunday!

If you haven't tried mixing your medias, I HIGHLY recommend it. There isn't a right or wrong way. Just create until you like it! 

There are many layers on the canvas board I created. It was a lot of fun playing with all the different products on the same board. Come on GIVE IT A TRY!

 One thing to remember is patience... 
let things dry between applications!!!

 Ballerina by Lost Coast Stamps on text 
VersaMark Fussy Cut then painted and inked!

Art Board – Prime with White Gesso
Silks – Pink Grapefruit and Key Lime
Gesso with Punchinello
Gold & Iridescent Pearl, Gray, Blue Acrylics
Gel Medium adhere Lace
Dark Brown Ink and Prussian Blue Ink
Gel Medium (Matte) – final coat
Scraps of Glitz Paper inked and adhered with Gel Medium
German Scrap
Ballerina by Lost Coast Stamps    
Hour Glass Stamp by
Embossing Powder
Text paper

AlteredPages images Egg, face, doll face & butterfly wings:
Vintage Eggs
My Head is Spinning

Monday, August 11, 2014

31 Days of Halloween 2013

I survived
Smeared & Smudged
31 Days of Halloween 2013
You may think I am crazy... I know I think I am crazy... I did it again.  Last year I never thought I would make it through the 31 days of Halloween. What did I do?  The minute they posted signups I put my name on the list!!!! 
Hope I survive the 2014 31 Days of Halloween!
If you would like to revisit my 2013 Halloween posts here are the links! 

Day 1  Spooky Halloween
Day 2  Life's a Witch and then you Fly~
Day 3  Who is Behind the Mask
Day 4  Biker Skelli
Day 5  Halloween Scene - Viva Las VegaStamps! and

            Gargoyle Gothic Halloween - Altered Pages
Day 6  Day of the Dead
Day 7  When ever I feel blue... I start breathing again!
Day 8  Steampunk Halloween Tags
Day 9  Alice's Utterly Mad Party Graphic 45
Day 10 Halloween Luminaries
Day 11  Nevermore
             Witching you A Happy Halloween - Graphic 45
Day 12 Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart
Day 13 Witchy Cards and Mask!
Day 14 Dem Creaky Bones - Chunky ATC
Day 15 OWLS! Whooo Whooo
Day 16 Skull Tags for Treat Bags
Day 17 Medusa Tags for Treat Bags!
Day 18 Poison Altered Tin
Day 19 Dancing in the Light of a Spooky Moon
Day 20 Who Lurks in the Dark? and
             Edgar Alan Poe Mini Book

Day 21 Book of Spells
Day 22 Happy Halloween Tri-fold Card
Day 23 Black Cat Card
Day 24 Mad Hatter Single Digi Smeared & Smudged
Day 25 I Brake for Stamps Haunted House
Day 26 Shadow box of Skeletons - Altered Pages Skeleton Images
Day 27 Delicious Doodles Gothic Fairy
Day 28 Sweet Happy Halloween Altered Pages Image
Day 29 Skeleton in Paris
Day 30 Creepy Altered Cigar Box
Day 31 Happy Halloween!

My Smudgefest 2014 Tags



It was the first day of Sumdgefest and I got an email.  The email said, "If you  want to participate in the first day, you have six hours to join." I sort of dragged my feet that evening.   At the slat minute I decided to join. 

It wasn't intentional when I started, but I grabbed my Large Tag from Tag Book (8 1/2 x 4 1/8) as the base of my first project. The rest is history.  To participate and be eligible for the grand prize you had to use a Smeared and Smudged image.  I only had a couple of Smeared and Smudged digi images. I received them  last year when the Altered Pages design team did a promotion with Smeared and Smudged I received a few.  

I have the Specimen Jar Digi Set and used butterflies in my project each day. Each project was done on one of the large tags.  When I was finished with the challenge I ended up with these beautiful tags each had butterflies.  The tags would make a wonderful butterfly book.  All I need to do is make a cover for the book!

Today I present in one post, the tags created last week. Each is linked to the original post with more pictures!   

Hope you enjoyed my tags!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 7 Smudgefest!

Today is day 7, the final day of Smudgefest!

 Today we are challenged to use the digi image of Mary Mary Quite Contrary in our project!

RULES: If you want to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE participate each day, using at least 1 Smeared Ink image to be entered. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the grand prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image. Visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog to see more entries!

Smeared and Smudged
Mary Mary Quite Contrary & Butterfly 2 Digi Single - Specimen Jar

Large Tag from Tag Book 8 1/2 x 4 3/8
Black German Foil
Flowers from stash sprayed with Dylusions Spray Ink
Black Buttons