Thursday, May 15, 2014

Letters Home

If you get Altered Arts Magazine, then you probably saw my altered book, Letters Home.  On the Altered Arts Magazine blog today, I'm sharing a closer look at some of the tiny booklets contained in Letters Home.

So, you know, maybe you might wanna go look?
Crown stamp from Something Tattered
Not to be pushy or anything . . .

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sometimes it's nice to think inside the box . . .

For the month of May, Altered Pages is teaming up with Eileen Hull's Artists On the Block to create all kinds of Artist Trading Blocks, aka ATBs.  Annie wanted to make yet another appearance.  You may recall Annie, she has a bit of an attitude . . .

She showed off her collection of tiaras (with Leaky Shed and Altered Pages),

And made her latest appearance is in the Spring 2014 Altered Arts Magazine:
Everyone knew Annie had more than one bee in her bonnet.

Apparently I find Annie particularly appealing--now she has winged things flying from her lovely head:

Annie liked to think inside the box.

The background is painted, stamped with Rogue Redhead Design's Handwriting 
background in VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Ink (from Tsukineko), spritzed with a
variety of shimmery Fireworks inks (also from Tsukineko), and edged with the same

The box is full up of tulle, bits of silk, and (besides Annie's head), a collection of butterflies and moths from Altered Pages.

The cascade of roses?  Made from Pink Paislee Color Wash paper using the Amazing Super Simple Paper Rose Tutorial, and spritzed with some Fireworks for a little shine.

See, sometimes it really is nice to think inside the box!  ;)

Friday, May 09, 2014

a Mother's Day tussy mussy

With coordinating lace, stamped on Gelli Plate prints:
Well, okay, it's just a peek--but it's a good peek, right?  You can see the rest at the
Something Tattered blog.  Wanna make your own tattered tussy?  Check out THIS TUTORIAL.

We already gave my mom her flowers, so this is going to be filled up with chocolates.
Don't tell, okay?  :)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

a pop-up Mother's Day card. What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #257

Well, it's so small (atc size, 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches), it's more like a gift tag:

Gelli plate print backgrounds--made the lace to match, can you tell?
You can see the lace detail in the print if you look closely.  
The stamps are from Something Tattered

Rose image from Altered Pages, "merci" stamp Something Tattered

ugh, I really don't like my lettering.  Working on that . . . fortunately, my
mother didn't mind a bit!  She was over last night, and saw her flowers, so . . .
she got her flowers (plants) a little early this year!
That's it for now, working on some other stuff too, but can't show yet, you know how
that goes.  Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday to you--see you around
Julia's Stamping Ground!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day to you!  Did you ever surprise anyone with a basket of
flowers on May Day?

My favorite part was ringing the doorbell and running away . . .

Here is a peek at this tiny atc size card--you can see the rest right now at
the Altered Arts Magazine blog.
(It has a fun little May Day surprise inside.)

Happy May Day to you!