Sunday, August 31, 2008

Altered Board Book Page 2

Well I finally finished my second 2 pages in the board book challenge with next-generation-stampers. We had to do orange at the top and green at the bottom with a wavy red line across. Then put a brown stain over the top of that, make 3 handmade flowers and find a favorite flower quote. Then we just added some finishing touches to finish the pages to our liking. I really like the way this one came out.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Altering a Book for the first time

My dear friend Gerrie told me about a challenge to really put me "out of my box" with a group we are in at so I had to give it a try. Starting with a board book, we have to do step by step directions posted by the hostess Trish. I am very happy with the way my first 2 pages came out and I'm getting ready to start on the next set. I'm a little behind but hope to catch up this week. I am really learning to do different things that I normally wouldnt' have thought of doing with paints, etc. After coloring the pages, we had to find a photo in a magazine and put that on, add some slices of paint, then pick a letter and put on the book, then we had to find a quote that started with that letter. Lastly adding an image to do with that letter and I have always dreamt of going to Paris so thought the stamped image was fitting, ending it with 3 metal embellishments.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vintage Christmas Deco Book

This is the Deco Book we did in my group last Christmas. It was really alot of fun to do and everyone did some beautiful work on the pages.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mini ATC Swap

I just hosted a Mini ATC Swap in my yahoo group and these are the cards that I made. We got some beautiful cards from beautiful artist. These are fun to make, great size, not to small, not too big.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Altered Deco Book Round Robins

Thanks to a dear art friend from online, Melanie Hall, I have become addicted to doing Deco Books. I have an art group on yahoo and we do alot of ATCs, 4x4s, Inchies, Twochies, Mini Atcs, Moo Cards, altered items and deco books. I have attached photos of 2 of the Deco Books I have done with the group. One was "Free Expressions" deco book which I chose the theme of "Angels". The other is a deco swap we did titled... "Paris". The art inside is just wonderful and its fun to make a book and mail it around to several people to add a page and get a beautiful book of unforgettable art back to treasure a lifetime.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Starting Christmas Cards

Well... its that time of the year where you want to start thinking about the Christmas cards to go out. I did 94 of them last year, each one completely different, layered and stickled. Going to start early this year so I'm not backed up in December. :) Hope you enjoy them.