Monday, September 1, 2014

Altered Pages, PanPastels and Stencils

The Altered Pages Design Team is really excited to be working with PanPastels during September. We hope you enjoy  seeing what we create and are inspired to work with them yourselves.  PanPastels will be available AlteredPages.com soon!


"Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastels. For Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media! A revolutionary new way to use color! PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time."
Today I would like to share using PanPastels with stencils to create awesome backgrounds.

To start I used my VersaMark Dazzle pad with a sponge and carefully applied the VersaMark on my paper. 
Then with one of a PanPastel soft sponge I gently applied the PanPastel in a circular motion. 

Here you can see three different stencil patterns
  
I created a card using one of the pattern papers I created.   The "H" is from the "H" is for Halloween collage sheet. The image is from the Halloween ATCs collage sheet


The panel was layered on Black Cardstock and then on the card. A green ribbon is the finishing touch. 

Visit the Altered Pages blog during September to see what the Altered Pages Design Team has in store for inspiration!!! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just Steampunk Vol 5

Excited to see my FABER-PUNK Eggs in 

JUST STEAMPUNK Vol.5!!

Cover Vol. 5

Page 109



The egg bases are plastic eggs from the dollar store.  Covered with tissue and Gesso, then painted with Art Anthology Acrylics.  Embellished with Dew Drops, locking washers and charms!



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Witchy Shrine for Halloween!

This was a really fun project... purple is fast becoming one of my favorite Halloween colors!



"You say I am a witch like it is a bad thing"


Altered Pages Design Team members are having a great time partnering with SinCity Stamps and their Design Team this month!!! I hope you have been inspired by all the great projects this month!

Today I am working with the Window Chipboard Shrine designed by Barbara Rankin.  This was a really fun project.

To start, I used my bone folder and created a score-line where I wanted to fold the shrine. Then I inked all the edges, including the fold creases and back. In this post if I mention stamping, everything is stamped with black ink.
      

Cover the three panels with pattern cardstock. Before adhering stamp images, center panel has the Winged Skeleton stamped and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Print the Altered Pages Collage Sheet "H"is for Halloween
on Craft Attitude Printable film. Cut the "H" from the sheet you would like to use and adhere with glue stick. 


Cover the shrine window with tacky glue and sprinkle with Vintage Glass Glitter - Lavender. Set aside to dry.  Once dry add foam dots (here they are double stacked). Glue paper raven to the back of the frame and set aside to dry. 

Stamp Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon directly on the left panel and on a white piece of paper and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Using Copics color the image stamped on the white paper. Fussy cut the witch in the basket and the pumpkin balloon with the cat on top.  Adhere these to the card. 


Stamp sentiment Witch Phrase, "You say I am a witch like it is a bad thing"on the third (right) panel. Add felt raven and Glitz Large Rhinestones Raven (looks like the moon). 


Supplies from Altered Pages:
Tacky Glue
Halloween Words - Golbin, 31 and One Scary Night

Other Supplies
Boo Ville Pattern Paper
Craft Attitude Printable Film
Copics
Clear Embossing Powder
Raven Felt Shape

Time to start creating your SPOOKY projects!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Creative PaperClay® & Makin's Seashell Mold ~ New at Altered Pages!

Wanted to share with you
NEW JUST THIS WEEK!

and Makin's Seashell Mold!


You can also pick up Makin's Seashell Mold

I just made these cute Makin's seashells with Creative PaperClay®. They still need to be painted or inked and added to a card or scrapbook page... 




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 http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/
Be sure to leave comments as you hop!!!!