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Saturday, October 25, 2014

an Autumn necklace

At the Leaky Shed Studio blog, you can see a full photo of this autumn necklace, created using the Autumn Leaf Crown, and obviously a necklace chain, some charms, plus the chip is colored with pearlescent and metallic chalks:
Have a wonderful weekend!  :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

another Alice in Wonderland layout

Today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, I'm sharing another layout from the Alice In Wonderland altered book I've been creating in--if you have time, I'd love it if you'd stop by and take a look.  Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!  :)
You'll find the full layout HERE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a bit of sewing, a painting, and Alice--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280

Just so you woywwers know, I do possess basic sewing skills--here is a car seat canopy I finished for a baby shower, it turned out pretty well, and the blingy button accents are fun, right?  They are removable for laundering, and the backside is super soft minky, as the canopy can double as a blanket.

This is my painting for my column today at Unruly Paper Arts--Painted Imperfection.  There is a link at the end of the column to a youtube video, Everyday Is A Good Day When You Paint--if you haven't seen it, and you like Bob Ross, you'll enjoy it.  Even if you don't know who Bob Ross is, if you like painting, you'll like it!

Here's the current desk.  Alice is on hold for a few days, poor girl, too much going on.  The pink book is one of my favorites, I'm leading a study using it.  The small atlas loses pages now and again;  there are currently some in the altered Alice book.  
That's it today for me, I hope to have another layout or two finished and ready to share next week.  I'll be around to visit you sometime in the next few days--my visits don't always coincide with the Wednesday, but you know how that goes, right?

Happy What's on Your Workdesk!  Be sure to leave Julia a comment and tell her thank you for the party!

happy--painted imperfection

The theme for the October issue of Unruly Paper Arts is Painted Perfection.

Personally, I've never known painted perfection, but if you'd like to take a look at my latest imperfect painting, please stop by the blogozine for my current column:  Painted Imperfection.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

how late it's getting--an Alice altered book layout

Over on the Leaky Shed Studio blog today, I'm sharing the first full layout of an Alice In Wonderland themed altered book.
It features some great Leaky Shed Studio chip, like this fellow here, the White Rabbit, and some time related collage images from Altered Pages.
Watch Time Fly collage page
The cover has a cut niche full of Alice related items, all surrounded by a beautiful Victorian Mirror Frame.
Victorian Mirror Frame from Leaky Shed Studio
The fabric cover is gessoed/painted, stamped, and crayoned--I shared this Thursday at Altered Pages:
Handwriting Background Stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs
Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

an altered Alice book

Today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, I'm sharing the cover of an Alice In Wonderland themed altered book I've been working on.  If you have time, be sure to stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win some yummy ArtAnthology and Altered Pages supplies!
Victorian frame from Leaky Shed Studio

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

mostly Alice--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #279

Just a little different from last week--I've been working on the Alice In Wonderland book, you can see the front cover (but it's sideways).  The frame is around a niche that will be filled with some Alice related things.  I'm awfully late getting this posted to woyww, so if you drop in, please expect me to return the visit sometime this week, okay?  Happy What's On Your Workdesk!  :)

PS---I filled the niche on the cover, it's one post up or at this link:  Cover of Alice

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

mish mash--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 278

So last week I was out of town for a conference--one of the evenings we had off, and took a river boat cruise.  This is Cincinnati, Ohio--after the baseball game, there were fireworks, and we were there at the right time to see them:

I wasn't around much this last week to make anything.  Here is a link to my last finished thing, a CAT BOOK--I tried to paint the chipboard kitties to look like cats we've had or have.  This one looks like one of our current feline friends, Daisy: 

Here is my desk, just how I left it last week:
The blue plastic thing is a junction box for a light fixture, the tiny book next to it is the Flower Fairy Alphabetica I'm still filling, with the little collage pics that are in the black bowl.  The blue book is one I'm altering, it's going to be Alice themed.

Happy WOYWW to you, and thank you to Julia!  (Sorry if I sound stupid this week, I've got a cold.  At least you won't be able to catch it when I come by for a visit, right?)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

cat--a 4x5ish origami book

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats."  --Colonial Proverb

Yes, yes, it's another origami wallet fold book with stitched cover--this one is a little over 4 x 5 inches.  What can I say, those interior pockets are super for holding lots of tags, and this one has plenty, each with a quote about cats, of course.  Actually, each tag has two quotes, one on each side.  And I do like tags--my favorites are from the Altered Art Ephemera Pack at Altered Pages.

I painted each chipboard kitty to look like one our cats--this is Daisy;  she likes to eat moths.
All the chipboard cats are from Leaky Shed Studios--you can see more of the ones in my book at THIS POST, or if you want to see, ahem, "naked" kitties, you'll find them HERE.   I'm trying to work myself up to make a tutorial for this type of book . . . but don't hold your breath, I'll let you know . . . here are some of my other books made in this same manner:
I Am Free
one with Rogue Redhead Designs
one for my daughter and Hydrangea Hippo
another one--lots of different tags, travel theme

Have a great Saturday!  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

wanna win a set of Pan Pastels?

It's as easy as leaving me a comment over at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog.  Today you'll find an easy Pan Pastel technique, along with a peek inside a Poe themed pop-up book I've been working on.
That raven is totally looking at you . . .