Thursday, March 31, 2016

My SABOR Message Block!!!

ARE YOU READY?  During  April Altered Pages is partnering with SABOR.  Our Design Team will be sharing projects to inspire your creative muse. 
 
Let me share my little SABOR MESSAGE BOARD!
 
 
 
Supplies:
Wood block 3.5 square (Chucky ATC available at Altered Pages)
Drawer pull
  
Paint wood block with black chalk paint, let dry!
 
Cut pieces of Sabor Ramitos & Sabor Picado Cardstock to fit  sides of wood block!

Adhere the papers to all sides accept one with gel medium, burnish the papers to make smooth and make sure all the bubbles are removed, Let dry.

Use gel medium to adhere Sabor Amor Cutouts to sides and apply gel medium over the paper on all sides, except the one without any paper, let dry.


With Tacky Glue attach drawer pull to the top of the block. On the side without paper apply another coat of Black Chalk Paint.

Now all you need is chalk and you can leave messages for your loved ones!!!
 



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paris ATC!

Today I am using the Mailbox Muse Paris Stamp Set to make my ATC... "an evening in Paris"


 
 
 
To start you will need: 
 
Supplies:
ATC Echo Board
Mailbox Muse Paris Stamp Set
Pirates Gold Embossing Powder
Pan Pastels Black and White
Black Ink
Glass Glitter
Glitz Gray Stripe Washi Tape
Petaloo Flower
One of a kind Jewelry
Heart Pearl Pins
Tacky Glue
On the ATC Echo Board lightly brush  Black Pan Pastel and then apply a bit of White Pan Pastel for the moon... this makes a great night time background!!!

Before stamping spray lightly with a fixative, I use an aerosol hairspray.  Stamp using the Eiffel Tower from the Mailbox Muse Paris Stamp Set with Black Ink.

Stamp the sentiment using  and Mailbox Muse Paris Stamp Set the heat emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder.  I only wanted the top of the Eiffel Tower and sentiment embossed.

Add a bit of  Glitz Gray Stripe Washi Tape to the lower part of the ATC.

With Tacky Glue add a little Glass Glitter for some bling!


Finally tuck in a couple of Heart Pearl Pins into the Petaloo Flower.



Check out all the Mailbox Muse Stamps they are the perfect size to use for a lot of projects!!!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Muse on the Nile!

Today I wanted to show the versatility of the Mailbox Muse stamps. Yesterday I made an ATC and today I have a card using the Mailbox Muse - Muse on the Nile stamp set with a collage image from the Altered Pages Egypt Collage Sheet! 


The Mailbox Muse stamps are small plates of stamps, the Mailbox Muse - Muse on the Nile stamp set has 10 total images and words on the its plate.   When your stamps arrive you will need to cut them apart!


Supplies:
Mailbox Muse - Muse on the Nile stamp set
Black Ink
Altered Pages Collage - Egypt
Card base
Black Cardstock
Acrylic Block
Pirates Gold Embossing Powder
Glue Stick
Double Sided Tape
Tacky Glue
Dew Drops - Golden Berry
Gold Leaf Foil
Ribbon

To start enlarge the image of the pyramids on the Altered Pages Collage - Egypt to fit your Card base.  Stamp the pharaohs face with Black Ink using an  Acrylic Block. Then heat emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder.
 

Mount the image with the pharaoh on a black cardstock panel with Double Sided Tape.
 
Stamp "Pharaoh" and "On the Nile" with black ink.  Note:  Line up the words on the acrylic block and stamp on a scrap paper to see that they are lined up correctly, make adjustments.  You will not ruin your original if you do this quick extra step!
 
Randomly add  Gold Leaf Foil around the card with Tacky Glue.  

Finally add Dew Drops - Golden Berry and ribbon.  Mount panel on the card with Double Sided Tape!
 
 

THANKS for stopping by today!!
 
 
See more inspiration on the blog tomorrow!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Another Hot Air Balloon from The Robin's Nest!

Have you seen the cute hot air balloon tag book at The Robin's Nest???  One of my biggest loves it hot air balloons... whenever I can I create something with them... Today I have used the Rosy Tag Book and share how you can change things up a bit!!!


 Rosy Tag Book on the Robin's Nest website and my altered Rosy Tab Book
See it how on The Robin' s Nest Blog today!!!

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Wishing you a Glorious Easter!!!


An Easter Greeting mailed from PA to Mass in 1909!

This card is a bit worn, what do you expect, 
it is 117 years old!





I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Postcard Post: Happy Easter


Not much to say today but Happy Easter!




I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Love this Gargoyle!!

More art with my Mailbox Muse stamps and NIJI Watercolors.  For this project I used images from two different sets of Mailbox Muse Stamps, the Muse Architecture Stamps and Muse Gothic!

I will be entering this card in the DREAM IN DARKNESS CHALLENGE this month!!!





Supplies:
Mailbox Muse Stamps: Muse Architecture and Muse Gothic
Niji Watercolor Paint Set
Echo Art Board
Waterbrush
VersaColor Black 
Gelatos
Craft paper
Smooch Spritz - Frosted Grape

On the Craft paper with VersaColor Black stamp the Gargoyle from the Muse Gothic stamp set, fussy cut the image.

On the Echo Art Board stamp the column from the Muse Architecture stamp set with VersaColor Black, repeat as pictured above. 

Paint the Gargoyle and Echo Art Board with Niji Watercolor Paint Set using a  Waterbrush.

Spray Smooch Spritz - Frosted Grape on craft mat and water down a bit.  Add a little color to the legs for shadowing, the wings to pop the body and the eyes.....
 

 
This is one spooky guy!