Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cowboys and Cowgirl Chestnut challenge card for Gingersnap Creations

Here is my card for the Gingersnap Creations Chestnut Theme, Cowboys and Cowgirls Challenge. I used a picture of a chuck wagon with men gathering for their meal. First I swiped a chestnut brown ink over the picture and then I used a lighter to burn around the picture to give it an aged look. I also burnt my thumb and index finger putting out the little flames. Note to self don't touch fire. The picture was then layered on three different sheets of brown and chestnut coloured cardstock. Then I layered them onto a chestnut plaid and attached this to a piece of beige cardstock. The little metal galloping horse in the corner was attached with diamond glaze.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Altered Box and Sewing ATC's

This Altered Box was made for a swap for Art For The Creative Minds. I covered a small round cheese box with coordinating Victorian looking wallpaper. Then I added lace around the top edge and attached flowers to a piece of foam that I glued on the top. I also added three small hatpins which I made. I hope my partner likes it. There is also a little gift inside, but that is a surprise for my swap partner.

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These are two ATC's created for Art For the Creative Minds using a Sewing Theme. The spool of thread was drawn freehand.. The needle is a toothpick painted silver and the thimble was cut from a piece of silver paper and then I use the end of a pin to indent it. The second ATC recycles a picture that I received on another card swap some time ago.

Boths ATC's have material as backgrounds from some discontinued fabric books that I have collected.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Altered Pages

As a member of the Design Team I am very happy to be able to let you know some great news. Altered Pages has their new website up and running. Please take a look at WWW.ALTEREDPAGES.COM you won't be disapointed. Altered Pages now carries more than just Collage Sheets. It carries embellishments, rubberstamps, emphera etc. that can be used in your mixed media art or just plain rubberstamping.

Swap Cards for Card Swappers

This card is for a swap card using lace. The background is scrapbook paper. I used a cuttlebug folder to embose the piece of silver paper and used a friskars corner punch. I cut a piece of lace about 8" long and gathered it to form a circle. I used silk flowers and a brad and attached them to the flower. The flower was attached with 2 sided tape. I used a strip of two sided tape. I place one end of the lace down and then folded the piece over a pencil and then stuck it down. I kept doing this until I reached the end of the card. It gives a very nice ruffled effect.

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This card is for the Blue/Green/Pink swap. I used the same technique for the Lace as I did on .
I used the same lace technique for this card as for the one above.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Swap Cards

I signed up for a swap with Pet as its theme. Here is the card I made. The piggy stamp is from Stampin Up. I used Gold Liquid Pearls for the dots. The leaves, stem and grass were cut by hand.

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A friend of mine gave me this very greeny/yellow card stock awhile ago. I could not find anything to go with it. Looking thro my stash, I found two different kinds of striped paper. The image is from a swap that I took part in last year.

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Great Offer

As a Design Team member of Altered Pages I would like to pass on this great offer:

Place a postal order before the old website closes and open the new one opens (same name - improved service),
Receive a FREE magnetic frame kit including all materials and instructions. The Kit makes two frames. One per customer please. (colors will vary)
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