Friday, September 7, 2012

Headdress and Crowns !

On Altered Pages there is a challenge up for making a head dress ! I could not decide on just what to make I made two !! I made one that is more like a crown and another that is more like a head dress !
The crown I made using an embroidery hoop as the base  ! I covered the hoop with some vintage greenish ribbon to cover the wood , I added layers for my crown. One layer is made from wire mesh that I cut out and finished the edges with glass glitter. The other layer is vintage wallpaper. I embellished with various ribbon, lace and papers. I added some wired beads to the wire mesh for a little pizzaz ! This "crown" is my headdress I submitted for the voting on the Altered Pages blog !
And I decopodged an image from AlteredPages , inked edges and then added some embellishments !
The QUEEN was stamped using a stamp set from Altered Pages also , you can find that set here !
 This headdress I created , I used a vintage wire form from a hat that I had , it was covered at one time with adorable little flowers that I used for another project ( the hat was not in perfect condition ) !
  I had some fabulous green wired ribbon that I attached to the wire hat base , then added a lot of embellishments ! Some very vintage sequin trim , I topped it with velvet ribbon and then made paper dots from vintage book and added a green rhinestone !
On the side I created a cluster using some peacock feathers , an image from Altered Pages , a flying bird that I added smootch to to give a little glimmer , which does not show up in the photos ! 
Using a large bead , also from Altered Pages , you can find here ! The clear bead I have dangling for a little added sparkle !
On the opposite side I have more beads dangling for a little color and pizazz !
Was fun creating these !
Click on this LINK and check out all of the other headdress's that were created by some of the other design team members of Altered Pages !! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rubber Stamp Fun !

One of my favorite rubber stamps is a Dressform stamp , love the design ! I created a few projects using the stamp ! Using shrink plastic I made a dangle for a "junk" style necklace ! A fun piece to wear ! 
I love making cards , would like to get a pile made up to have on hand for any occasion, so far it has not happened ! I used a die cut and stamped the image on it and then added color with Copic Markers , adding a bow for interest and texture !
Last project was a collage , I get carried away sometimes with a collage and keep on adding things !
You can see my other post on these projects here also !
Have a fabulous and creative day !

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Little Fairy Garden

This summer I planted a Fairy Garden in a large oval metal tub ! A little mini garden I guess is what it is , my granddaughter loves it , and if I add anything new , she knows it ! We even had to make one for her ! She has some little dolls that she likes to use in my Fairy Garden , sometimes when I am outside watering I notice added rocks or things have been changed around I know she has been busy playing in it !
I like my ceramic mushrooms ! Adorable , yet colorful !
A sweet little red lantern that is by a small wire chair !
A tiny wheelbarrow with some little rocks and leaves , see the hanging basket , photo was close to it so is hard to make out , but is adorable ! And of course every garden needs a bird bath !!A fun little project , I always have changes I want to make with it and next year I will do other improvements also , but for now , hope you enjoyed the tour !

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vintage Papers

My friend made a fabulous haul the other day , scoring a lot of various vintage papers ! And as always she was soooo very generous and shared some with me ! Heaven I hurried home & created a few things !! Melissa has a shop on Etsy where she sells many of her fabulous finds , you can click here to go to it ! Found On The Prairie is her shop , I love all of the Letterpress goodies that she has !!
Some of the paper goodies I got ....even included a pack of Student Pass ,how crazy is that ! Ledger papers of all kinds , and some wonderful long envelope's of some kind ( not sure what they were used for )  ! A box of the sweetest little files also , so I made an altered book using the files , fun , fun !!
The long envelope things , which really are not an envelope were also fun ( I know ... I don't make any sense ) ! One side in a pink and the other in a green !!I made a large tag out of chip board , and covered it with various papers so you could write sweet notes on either side !!
My little Altered book has the files with added other pages such as old postcards, and other interesting papers, that I inked, stamped , some I gave texture to with folders that I ran through the cuttlebug !
And tape... love tape ! Would it be considered an ok obsession  "paper" !!
Well ok or not , I got it !! Old paper , new paper , love it all !!
Thanks for stopping by , take the time to leave a comment , I love them !!
Have a wonderful & creative day !!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fun with Gelli Printing Plates

Having fun with my Gelli Printing Plates ! I love this new product !!! I purchased mine at Altered Pages and can be found here .The other day I was "playing" with it and wanted to create some tags.I covered my plate with acylic paints and then used various rubber stamps, die cuts and my Brushsticks ! All I can say about the Brushsticks is if you dont have any.....get some ! I have used them for many things , but they are excellent to use on the Gelli Plate !
One tag I used my birdcage die from Altered Pages. I really like these dies, they cut wonderful ! I layed the paper die I had cut out on my Gelli Plate , then lifted it off and , a fabulous impression for my tags !

 I am all about layers and worn look so this works well for that ! On this tag I also stamped with
some stamps . I empssed the word "DREAM" with clear emossing powder, also a background stamp of dots, and an ever so tiny bird stamp !! I embellished it with some adorable fabric rose ribbon on the bottom that I sprayed with a glimmer spray !

I love how it turned out with an old worn look !!
Have a fabulous & creative day !!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hail & Blooms !

What a title ??????
We had a hail storm last evening and did it ever sneak up on us fast , no time to move planters , ect... so  everything got hailed on ! Came down fast & thick if there is such a thing ! My garden was covered in the white stuff , looked like it was snow , I know some that were out driving had to pull over as it was like a white out .... but , when I got up this morning what a sweet surprise for me , a big yellow bloom opened on a zucchini plant , like God was letting me know my plants will be okay !!  Sweet !!
Off to go work on some projects in my studio , I am hoping I get something accomplished , because it has not been happening much lately !
Have a fabulous day !!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Canvas Project

Just posted over on Altered Pages blog a canvas project I created ! Stop over & check it out !
You can click here to see it !

Art In The Pines

I am headed to Arizona in July , yes.... going to the Art Retreat hosted by Altered Pages ! It is in the Cool Pines of Arizona  with classes,goodie bags and lots of fun ! How fun can that be to create art & relax !!! So set aside July 20 to 22 on your calendar & head to the Pines !!!! You can click on this link for info and to register !! Class size is limited , so don't be tardy & miss out !!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Library Cards and Pockets

Just posted my tag I created using the library cards and pockets from Altered Pages on the AP blog ! Click here to see the rest !!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It is already May , thoughts of flowers butterfly's and soft colors ! I made some spring tags !Using some of the great products from Altered Pages !

Using a die cutting machine such as the Zing , cut a tag from colored card stock , about 6 1/4 by 3 1/4 " . Using card stock of color choice emboss with embossing folder , I used dots folder, then cut out a butterfly shape of your choice with die machine or by hand.

Using Versa Mark stamp pad stamp image of your choice on tag , then using clear embossing powder and heat set . Using stamp pad of choice and a inking tool ink portions of tag with at least two colors

Add your floral image ( Klein Postcards ) with edges distressed and inked, using mini clear Squares adhere your image on tag .

Choose your Edges Mini Boarder's and cut desired size , then ink edges and if large enough stamp a sentiment on it. Adhere with Mini Clear Squares.Using Glimmer Mist or any other glitter product spray your paper florals and when dry add them to your tag where you like , layering the paper flowers and adding a half pearl in center of each flower. Add your butterfly , you can also ink the butterfly for a more distressed look and also brings out the embossing more.

Hope you enjoyed the post !! And have fun creating !!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Postcard Journal Book

I received my Postale Tags  ( the larger size 6 1/4" by 4 1/8" ) , from Altered Pages ! I have always had a "thing" for tags , I love making them and using them for many things !! I loved the size of these , and the "weight" , I thought to myself, perfect for a small journal !! I think it could be used even as a "special" card for someones birthday !! So I got out my papers & paint !!  I cut a piece of paper as wide as the postcard and about 2" wide , this is how it will be held together !

I used a scalloped edge scissor also , and after I glued it to the postcard I distressed it with a blending tool and ink. Gluing the whole book together this way !
After my book was all assembled I used stencils that I had and  mist paints or use any kind of paints you want for your backgrounds.
I aged some pages again with ink and a blending tool , I like an aged look !!
This is what the page ended up looking like !
I used some die cuts , a clock from Altered Pages Collage sheet , and stamped the text on clear acyclic from a package ( recycle )  ! More pages to follow,
Rubber stamps and vintage papers,
More stamps and a die cut chair and sweet little birdie from an Alterd Pages collage sheet.
The cover of the book( the very first photo )  is from a stencil that I misted on and added embellishments such as a paper doily that I also misted and glued , then stamped the cover with various stamps , added a die cut butterfly that was glittered and some leaves, and an adorable little image from Altered Pages! I use a pen for outlines and doodles& of course some pearls & rhinestones !! A quick little book to make to journal some thoughts for yourself or for a friend !If you have any questions feel free to email me , there is an email link on the right side of my blog !
Have a fabulous and creative day , hope I have inspired you today to create something !

Friday, April 6, 2012

Postcard Journal & More !

Sorry for so long in between posts !!! Life , some days I think I will catch up & boom ...something happens to put you behind again ! I have been working on my taxes ..........ugh , will say no more !I have been working on a lot of projects , will share some of them with you today !  I have a new kit on Altered Pages , an altered "book" with a Paris Fashion Theme ( above photo )!!

 This is a little journal I made , very quick little journal to make using Postcards from Altered Pages , I love the postcards , they are heavy enough to use for a journal page and large enough to journal in , yet not super huge ! I think it would be great to use as a "card" for someone , dual purpose I guess ! I will post directions later on how I created it !
                                                          A tag I made the other day !
Came across a new site ( to me at least ) that has a lot of various craft supplies !  Click on the link and I get rewards for when you also join & make a purchase !!! If you have time check it out !! A girl can never have too many supplies on hand !
Have a wonderful & creative day !!