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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Queen for a Day Bookmark

What a crazy morning... I had a chance to work a bookmark for a swap group last night and again this morning. I've been playing around with alcohol inks again. I swirled them around on the glossy card stock and used that inked up sponge to ink my shell stamp. I smushed the stamp into the pattern and heat set it. Next I use black ink and stamped text on top and heat set it. Found a vintage image I wanted to add. Still needed something so I dug through my stamps and came across "Queen for a Day' - - perfect! Stamped that on black card stock in sliver. Next I placed the bookmark on black background and attached "Queen for a Day". I added now is ribbons for the top and a star brad at the top!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More Updates

Hello everyone,
Today I posted the final outcome of my ABS2 - "Natures Treasure" for a swap I'm doing. Scroll down and take a look at it. I'm pleased with it. I hope you will leave me feedback. Thanks for popping in.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Updated My Altered Book Shrines

Hi everyone.
I finished my Summertime ABS and posted the inside page below in the original post. I also finished the cover of my altered book shrine #2 and posted that below. Please take a look. I would love to hear from you.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Wacky and Weird - Disjointed Figures ATCs

For one of my swap groups we are making ATC's - Disjointed Figures. The basic instructions are cut a sheet of book paper to ATC size and attached to the front of an ATC card. Next stamp a face onto a seperate sheet of paper and cut it out. Then cut out a silly dress shape from magazine paper of your choosing. Now assemble the strange looking person together onto the background text page. Add some excitement to the page using watercolor, pens,and stamps to create your Disjointed Figure.

These are Wacky and Weird and a lot of fun to create. I added watercolor wash to the text page and also to the stamped face. Cut out a cute little birdie and a dress. Added a tree stamp to the background and colored that. Once it was assembled I added arms and legs.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Altered Books Shrine #2 - Nature's Treasure

I started a new altered shrine books. This one is for one of my swap groups. I picked a black book and went through the usual process of cutting the shrine box and pasting the pages along the sides. The first page has the title TREASURES so I went with that a part of the title and cut the box just below it. I think it pretty cool like that. I added various paints to the inside going for orange shades. I plan to use birds and eggs as key elements in this book.
Next I added some stamped images to the inside - feathers and bees. Love the little black bees. Added a strip of paper on the left side of the book and a matching frame around the shrine box. I also added a small amount of paint to the cover and stamped more feathers. I like the black background so I didn't over do it.
Now it's time to dig through the papers and images and decide what to add. And what about the shrine box? I've gotta find something for that spot. To be continued...

6/20: Fihished the cover still have to work on the inside. Here's the cover below. It's a little dark...

6/27: I finished the book and have posted the final pages. Going with the Nautre theme I added clippings, images, fabric, buttons, pen bird tracks and inside the nook is a wire nest taht I made with eggs posted behind it (hard to see in the picture). The nook also has a 3-D fairy looking into the nest. For the final touch I added the title to the cover and side " NATURES TREASURE" I'm very happy with this one and will be a little sad when it flies away for the swap.

Watercolor wash on text

This is a card I made for a swap using a text sheet that I water colored a rainbow of colors and stamp an image of a girl with buterflies. I pasted the title jouful flying friends on to it. I really like the water color wash on text and plan to use it on more projects.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Altered book shrine "Summertime"

This is my very first altered book shrines I am working on. My theme is Summertime after the song "Summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumping..."

I love listening to Rene Olstead sing the song...because I'm a beach girl I find it so inspiring.

Step one cutting the shrine box inside and glueing the pages to bind the side is done and now I started painting the cover and adding a stamped design. Next I started painting the inside.

Looks dark and scary in there but it's just the scan.

Now I've moved on to the inside adding images, sand (yes real beach sand..oh I can feel the warmth under my toes now...), text and shells.
I glued sand and real shells in the shrine box and wrote on the hand drawn wave "Summertime and the living is easy" ...here it is so far. hummm...I think it needs more.

I'll move on to the cover and think on the inside for a while. Added my Summertime title, images and what not. Take a look. What do you think? More to come on this.
6/20: I finished my Summertime ABS. I added more images and some bubbles. Now I'm happy with it!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Well, it's official I have my very own blog for my artsy stuff. Maybe tonight I figure out how to post some of my artwork. Could be a long night.