Saturday, April 18, 2015

Alice's Utterly Mad Party Pocket Page!!!

I am a big fan of pocket pages!!!
and I love anything ALICE!!!
 
This was created for one of my Design Team projects for AlteredPages.com
 
For this pocket page I used the 
Mailbox Muse kit  Alice's Utterly Mad Party!! 
 
 
"At Last!  We thought you'd never arrive!"
Fits perfectly in two pockets!
 
 
What is an Alice story without a KEY!
 
With gold paint and my Stencil 1 Wallppaer Repeating Keys, I painted a gold key some text from "Alice in Wonderland". 
 
 


 
The tall image of Alice is not cut in half, her feet are inside a pocket and her head is on the outside of the pocket above it.


 

 Cut the background cards 2 1/2 x 3 1/2- add embellishments as you desire.

Supplies:
Mailbox Muse kit  Alice's Utterly Mad Party
Pen nib
Kraft Clock
Glitz Large Rhinestone
Petaloo Flowers
Text from the book "Alice in Wonderland"
Washi tape

 
Below are pictures of the cards in the pockets!



The page will be ready for mailing after a few goodies are added to the page!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest

 Today I am sharing my inspiration card for the
 
Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest!

 April 2015 Readers Art Quest, we are changing things up a bit and decided that we would take some inspiration from the Bizarre National Holidays for our Challenge Themes over the coming months. For instant our April Theme was inspired by Zoo Lovers Day, Save the Animal Day and Lost Dog Awareness Day.
 

 
I got my inspiration for the butterfly exhibit at our local zoo.
 
 
 
If you haven't hear of Chameleon Pens they are alcohol based pens... with this set of 20 pens you can create over 100 colors!  They are amazing!

 
The butterfly is from Indigo Blu, colored with Cameleon Pens.

 
 
 
Visit Unruly PaperArts and see what the other designers have created to inspire you...
Participate in the Reader Art Quest!
 


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Key to Understanding!

Stencil 1 is the Altered Pages partner for the month of April...
I love my  large Key Repeat Wallpaper Stencil!!!

 
This month I have been inspired by others to create Pocket Letters!
Using papers from the Mailbox Muse Kit Art on the Orient Express, cut 9 cards 3 1/2, for the base of my page!

 
Tape a couple of cards on a hard surface, washi tape works well.  Through the large Key Repeat Wallpaper Stencil ink a few keys on cards in strategic places with Versamark
 

Heat emboss with black embossing powder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Layout cards as they will appear in the Pocket Page

 
 Then embellish...
Ink and heat emboss  Leaky Shed Gears,
adhere with double stick tape!


Add Edges Bazzill banners, ribbon and rhinestones.


 
Print quote on computer, spritz paper with spray mists.  Cut lines of text, ink edges, adhere to cards.
 
 
 
 
Please be a traveler, not a tourist.
Try new things, meet new people.
and look beyond what is right in front of you
Those are the keys to understanding
this amazing world we live in.
- Andrew Zimmern


When finished place cards in the pockets. 
Add little gifts and letter to page for your pocket pal!
 
Supplies:
Stencil 1 - Large Key Repeat Wallpaper Stencil 
VersaMark
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Black Ink
Rhinestones
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Stencil 1!

This month over at Altered Pages
we are working with stencils from
 
STENCIL 1
 
 
 
 
 KEY to LIFE!
 
Stencil 1 has several sizes of stencils...
I love keys and couldn't pass up working with the
Key Repeat Wallpaper Stencil.
 
 
 
The large Repeat Wallpaper Stencils are the perfect size to create your own pattern papers!
 
Using an ivory sheet of paper, I placed the stencil over it and applied VersaMark directly from the ink pad. 

 
Randomly place the stencil and ink with the VersaMark to add additional keys to the background.

 
Color the paper with Pan Pastels.  The VersaMark picks up the colors vibrantly, the tooth of the paper also picks up the colors of the pan pastels.  Apply a fixative, I use aerosol hairspray!


 
Second, on Craft Cardstock use Gesso with a pallet knife an apply over the stencil. Set aside to dry, when dry it is ready to use.
 
 
Be sure to wash the stencil immediately...
don't let the Gesso dry on it.
 
 
 
 
KEY to LIFE!
 
 Finally, a card! Using the stencil with VersaMark, cover with clear embossing powder and heat.  Layer papers and ribbon, apply with double sided tape, fussy cut Altered Pages Victorian Circus collage image. Cover the image with VersaMark and heat emboss with embossing powder, it appears to be enameled. Stamp sentiment with black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Embellish with Dew Drops!
 

Love the large STENCIL 1 stencils!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY
 
 
Cover paper mache box with pattern paper using double sided tape and paint with gold acrylic paint add trim around the box.  Adhere KUNZE German Scrap to the top of the box with Tacky Glue.
 
 
 
 
Cut the paper towel roll in half, cover with pattern paper, add German scrap around the top and bottom, attach to the center of the plastic lid.   Cut 4 straws the same length of the paper towel roll,  at the top of the straw wrap tassel German Scrap. Attach straws to the plastic lid.  Once glue dries attach the straws and paper towel roll to the top of the paper mache box.
  

 
Cut a circle larger than the plastic lid, cut a slit to the center of the circle, overlap and create a cone for the top and glue trim to the edge.
 
 
Fussy cut Altered Pages St. Pat's Day Collage Sheet glue to the straws, add Wink of Stella to highlight the images.
 

Supplies:
KUNZE German Scrap
Paper Mache Box
Paper Towel Roll (Cut in Half)
Plastic lid (cottage cheese)
Straws
Pattern Paper

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



March 17, 1913
Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Little Girls Dream.... To be a Ballerina!

I know several little girls that would love to get a ballerina in a tin!
 
This easy to make tin would be a great place to tuck a gift card or a little bit of green for a special little someone!!!
 
 
 
To start: give the metal tin a base color.  This tin is covered with Espresso Alcohol Ink

 
Cut pattern paper to fit inside... Pattern Papers from Mailbox Muse Kit Baby Baby Baby.  Add gold bead around the edge papers for a finished look.
 
 
 Add wings to the ballerina.  Cut half of the wings from the KUNZE German Scrap Butterfly.

 
Tint KUNZE German Scrap Butterfly that will go on the lid.  With ink, then dip in clear embossing powder and set with heat gun, give the butterfly an enamel look.
 
 
Adhere papers with Tacky Glue. Add Geman Scrap Fringe to the inside top of tin create a stage for our Ballerina.

 
The Ballerina is on a tiny block behind a layer of paper... looks like she is floating!!!

 
On the out side add fibers around the edges of the tin with Tacky Glue.
 
 
On the top of the tin embellish with KUNZE German Scrap!!! 
 

 
Supplies:
KUNZE German Scrap
Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Ballerina
Espresso Alcohol Ink or other medium to paint
 
HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR TINS!!!