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Thursday, December 18, 2014

more Naughty or Nice . . .

Are you ready for Christmas?  (I'm not!)  Here are a few more Naughty Or Nice?  List books;  you'll find details PLUS a Santa ornament today at my Leaky Shed Studio post.  Also, in case you didn't know, there during December there is a giveaway of a pretty hefty package of Bo Bunny Christmas goodies for a randomly drawn comment leaver on the Leaky Shed Studio facebook page,

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to wrap some presents . . .

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Naughty Or Nice? little list books for gifties, and a giveaway

Leaky Shed Studio Snowflakes
coated with DecoArt Glistening Snow-Tex
Altered Pages collage image
Leaky Shed Studio Christmas Tree
Fun little Naughty Or Nice?  list booklets--if you'd like details on how to make your own, please see my post today at the Leaky Shed Studio blog.  There is also a really nice package of Bo Bunny goodies for a randomly drawn winner, from the comments left on the Leaky Shed Studio Facebook Page in December.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

on the Orient Express--all aboard in London . . .

Altered Pages is partnering with Just For Fun Stamps this month, and their Passport Stamp Background is a great addition to another layout in this Orient Express altered book:
Just a peek here, but let me add a special thank you to Bev at Gott Heart Art.  Several years ago, we were in a swap together, and she sent me the bookmark that I've featured in the London layout.  Thank you, Bev!  You can see the entire layout HERE at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog.

Happy Thursday!  :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Usually I apologize for these kinds of things . . .

But this time, I'm just not sorry, not sorry at all!  Are you making merry yet this Christmas season?  :)

Thursday, December 04, 2014

a tiny altered tin takes a turn for the Christmas . . .

Good grief, it's almost Christmas!!!!!
I have a new column at Unruly Paper Arts, it's a tiny little tin all made up for Christmas--when I was making it, I was thinking an altered art pendant, but now that I've lived with it a little while, and my Christmas tree is up, it seems more like an ornament.  But you can let me know what you think HERE at Unruly Paper Arts!  Okay, back to cleaning house.  Not fun, but it must be done!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

a shabby, silk fairy pouch

Today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, I'm sharing a shabby little silk pouch featuring a fairy transfer, with some beading and embroidery.  Well, I use the term embroidery in the loosest sense of the word--you can see for yourself HERE.
Thank you for stopping by, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all my stateside friends! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Orient Express--this stop, Istanbul . . .

(Yes, yes, I really have an Orient Express themed altered book, thanks to an Altered Pages Mailbox Muse kit!)

Look at that sweet pile of Easterny looking chips--if you'd like to see them up close and personal, you'll find links in my post today at Leaky Shed Studio.

Happy Thursday to you!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Santa and Oreos and Amazing Mold Putty

Are you familiar with Unruly Paper Arts?  It's an online blogozine full of arty inspiration.  Each month is a new Reader's Art Quest, a creative challenge of sorts, and this month the creative prompt is Santa Claus is Coming To Town:
You are free to choose inspiration from the creative prompt or the colors.  This month, I went with the prompt, and made an ornament:
Santa image from Altered Pages
Not much bigger than an artist's trading card, so it's a good size for an ornament.  And as you can tell, it's VERY sparkly, and will catch the lights from a Christmas tree pretty well, I hope.

There are some great sponsors for the RAQ prizes each month, and this month the randomly drawn winner will receive goodies from Amazing Crafting Products.  I tried some of the Amazing Mold Putty, and found it to be aptly named.

Short Backstory Time:  My first nephew, he was quite small when this commercial came out, and he LOVED it.  He would freeze up and watch it, spellbound, each time it came on, and was fascinated when we would sing him the song:

So I made an Amazing Mold of an Oreo.  The results look so very real, I absolutely love them.
It looks like an Oreo, but it's Sculpey!
This is the Amazing Mold used to form the "cookies"
Adding some trim and jingles = Christmas ornament!
Okay, and I did make some flat backed, lightweight keys, as well--real keys are sometimes too heavy and bulky to add to things like altered books, so it made sense to try and make some from clay:
The models, molds and yellow Sculpey "keys"
Still working on the paint job, but not bad?
You have until the end of November to join in the fun--just link your creative response to the prompt or color inspiration to THIS RAQ POST, and you'll be in the draw for the November goodies from Amazing Craft Products.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

another Alice In Wonderland page

This one has the White Rabbit's fan, and I am delighted to inform you it opens and closes (after all, I am easily amused!)--please peek in at my Altered Pages Artsociates blog post for more photos and details.
You'll find the Alice chipboard at Leaky Shed Studio HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

an altered book and Christmas--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #284

Here's a quick peek at what's on my desk this morning:
A piece of painted chipboard for an altered book layout, and some Christmas makings.  Last week I was working on some ornaments, if you'd like to see the finished ones, just scroll down a post, or click HERE.
(Okay, just to clarify, I didn't cut out that chippy--it's from Leaky Shed Studio.)

Short and sweet this WOYWW.  I'll be desk hopping later today and tomorrow, to see what's on YOUR workdesk!.  :)