Thursday, August 30, 2012

Junk Journal

Made this junk journal for a swap friend. Used lots of Tim Holtz stamps. 

Here are some of the pages inside

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August Creative Dare

Here is my page I created in my art journal.

1. Create a project featuring a photo of you!
2. Journal or use words to describe who you are today!
3. Incorporate your own handwriting in your piece.

I sprayed my background with homemade glimmer mist in pink and purple. Then I used Neon Markers from Letraset. I used them on my stamps, templates and bubble wrap! They worked great and the bright colors are the "in" thing right now! 

UPDATE: I won the random drawing for August!!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Altered Mouse Trap

Here is my first completed altered mouse trap! (yep, I have a few more in the works, just gotta get them completed!) I seen the idea a long while back on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make some. 

I love how it turned out!! I bought a pack of new traps from the Dollar Store and took off the parts not needed and started altering. So fun!

I first stamped on it using StazOn ink and Tim Holtz stamps, then added color by using my homemade glimmer mists. To finish it off, I added a piece of  pattern paper that I had stamped on. I ripped it to look cool! Now this is a very awesome memo holder! Just add a magnet or whatever to the back and put it where it needs to be to hold a little note.

I am entering this in the "No Rules" anything goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

August Mixed Media Challenge

This art journal page was done for Limors August Mixed Media ChallengeThe sponsor for the month of August is Faber Castell Design Memory Craft!  

The Rules were to create a Journal page or tag with a theme of sunsets/Skyes - Anything to do with a sunset or sky. And we Must use at least 1 Faber Castell - Design Memory Craft Product on our project. 

So for my art journal page I created my sky using Faber Castell Mix & Match (Blue pack) Gelatos.

Other products I used were:
The Crafters Workshop Templates - mini chicken wire, and mini harlequin
Tickled Pink Digital Stamp - Lil Little Lilith
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamps
Texture paint
Tissue Paper and textured packing paper
Clouds I cut by hand from cardstock and embossed

The winner will receive a $65 gift package worth of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products! You have till August 31st at midnight to get your entries in!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dragon Frame

This is the last of the Asian themed projects for the swap I was in. I used a frame from China and took it apart and cut a dragon from the Pagoda Cartridge and put it inside along with my own gold background paper. For the outside I painted it using the candling technique by The Gentlman Crafter. It is a Wax Resist Technique. Pretty much you paint it one color, rub with candle wax and paint another color on top and rub/buff it.

And here are all my Asian swap items in one photo together!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Altered Notebook

This is another little notebook that I altered, Asian style. Used Pagoda Cricut cartridge for the cuts. 

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Altered Birdcage

I made an altered birdcage for part of my Asian themed swap. I started by painting it black. I took apart 3 photo frames I had in my stash (from a garage sale, that I originally bought for the shadow box frames) that had Asian words in them and used these for both sides and the front of the birdcage.  Inside I included beautiful flowers in a container wrapped with red lace and added 3 decorative stick pins to them that I had made. 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Altered Chopsticks

To go along with my Asian swap items, I took a set of free chopsticks and altered them by painting them and added cuts from the Pagoda cartridge. 

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Asian Altered Notebook

Here is an Asian themed altered notebook I made for the swap. I used the Pagoda Cricut Cartridge, (that my friend Kelley generously loaned me) for the cuts. I added some lace trim up the edge. Included a ying yang charm on the side. 

 On the inside I included an old photo of some Asian women that I found at a flea market. And another charm on the side. 

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Asian Decorative Stick Pins

Here I made Asian decorative stick pins for the swap. I actually found the beads with the Asian words at a garage sale, and the others I had in my stash. I added the umbrella because I liked the red and the design on it made me think of the asian theme. 

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