Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Art Tile

For Limor's September Mixed media challenge I decided to make an art tile out of an old bingo game piece.  I used a piece of an old book page and gesso along with some paints. Also, some Tim Holtz background stamps, birds from a Tim Holtz stamp and a "Dream" word stamp. Added stickles and glossy accents.

 This shows the back side of the game piece. 
And then my finished piece of art on the front

Challenge Guidelines:
  1. Create a project of your choice -Canvas, Art Journal, Tag, Card, Altered item etc. I altered a game piece
  2. Project must include at least 1 Recyled household item ( Example: Toilet paper roll, soda can, bottle cap, cereal box etc) I used a bingo game piece
  3. Include at least 1 stamp in your project ( Of course we would love to see you use Unity Stamps but not required) I used 3 different stamps, I do not have any Unity Stamps yet.
  4. Theme: this project must be for someone in your life that could use their spirits lifted or someone you just knew this would make a difference with if they received somthing from you.  It could also be someone you know that has been active in your community and making a difference, you decide. This will be for my sister!
  5. Have a blast!!!!!
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Altered Box

Altering things we already have on hand is not only easy but fun too. Boxes are one of my favorite things to alter. 

Here is what I started off with..

Then by painting/inking, adhering scrapbook paper and embellishments to it, we get this!

Linking this up to :

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Golf Ball Dog

I came across a video on youtube awhile back showing how to make these cute dogs out of golf balls and a golf tee. My husband works at a golf course so we already had the supplies on hand. It looked like fun and thought I would give it a try. I had trouble finding the right adhesive to hold the balls together. If not for that they are super easy to make. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Altered Mouse Trap

Here is another altered mouse trap. This time I stamped the image onto paper and then adhered it to the trap. Added some lace and a magnet to the back and now we have a fun note holder.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

SDC:64 Combining Stamps

I recently discovered Stampotique Stamps and love them. I haven't been able to purchase any yet but decided to play in their challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. You can participate without using their stamps and might win a gift certificate to the store. This weeks challenge is Combining Stamps. My stamp stash isn't all that big, all I could come up with was to use the hats off of the Tim Holtz guys stamp and put them on some heart stamps. I also used the Tim Holtz "eye" stamp. I cut the love is everywhere out of old book pages.  Here is my page..

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vintage Bookatrix

This is another Bookatrix I made. Different style than before. I wanted it to have a vintage look. I distressed each layer of paper. I used a Tim Holtz stamp on the left. The right side I added an old random photo and I made it so that my swap partner can remove it and put one of her own old family photos in it, if she chooses to! In the center I added some old lace with a decorative stick pin.

I am submitting this project over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog, the challenge this week is "Read all about it". It can be any kind of project that is inspired by the challenge, OR a project that features stamping.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bookatrix for New Baby

This is my first ever Bookatrix. What is a Bookatrix you ask? Well, it is pretty much a keepsake card that looks like a book. How do you make it? You use an embossing board that comes with 6mm ball embossing tool. You put your papers on emboss to get your book shape. There are so many ways you could decorate and embellish for any occasion or just because. I have seen them done with bible scripts as well.

 Here is the one I made for my cousins new baby girl! (On the left is all the baby's birth info, blurred out for privacy on here) This could be displayed in baby's room on a plate stand or just sitting up on a shelf.

Thanks for stopping by, comments are always appreciated! :)
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