Friday, September 28, 2012

All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Friday!
Welcome to the All Things Altered Hop! Hosted by the fabulous Pammejo at Scrapbook Flair!
 If you are hopping along then you just came from Irit's Blog. If you are wanting to start at the beginning go to Pammejo's Blog: Scrapbook Flair.
So without further ado... here is my Altered Painter's Tray:

I created this tray as I am going through a difficult time in life. It was very healing as it just all came together. Creativity is something that is very much a part of me and who I am as a person. I lost that for awhile. I am slowly finding my way back and this project was one that was a true expression of what I feel.
 This is one of my favorite pieces on my tray.... It is a Tim Holtz Ideaology Pocket Watch... but I broke the glass on it to truly distress it and reflect my emotions.

Ok.. this might be my favorite too! The butterfly is from Prima and the key and jar from Tim Holtz Ideaology. I used crafting wire on both pieces. The jar is full of crystal glitter. I dropped a little bit of Broken China Distress Ink from my re-inker into it to color the top section. 
 I did this using Ranger's Frosted Memory Glass, Versamark, and clear embossing powder.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Altered Project. Now hop on over to Debbie's Blog, Studio Bee Creations. Make sure you visit all of us in the hop for tons of inspiration and leave comments for a chance to win some pretty fabulous prizes that are being given away.
Once again, it all starts at Pammejo's Blog: Scrapbook Flair.
Have a very Happy Friday and fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

no pattern paper... what???

One challenge that was presented to us was to create a layout with NO PATTERN PAPER! After I got over the, "What the heck???" shock of it all, I went to creating... I was very surprised by how easy it was...
One thing that I have really found neat about our challenges is that I was able to text message a picture of my layout and say, "something is missing!?" My friend suggested adding the "restroom ladies"... which worked out perfect...
Have you ever created a layout without pattern paper??? give it a try!
Have a Creative Day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Challenge: All White Layout

Today I am sharing a layout that I did for a challenge that my friend gave me. It has actually been a lot of fun... I started by giving a challenge, then one friend gave us a challenge, and then another friend gave us a challenge. Using text messages we share our creations with each other.. it has been fun and I have scrapbooked more in the last two weeks then I have in a while! This challenge was an all white layout...
I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I started with a piece of resist paper. I smeared gesso over parts of it and then went to work collecting various white scraps from my scrap drawer...
I adhered my picture in a way to form a pocket behind it.. the flower & zipper you see on the right is connected to a tag that pulls out to reveal my journaling.
One fun thing I did is the strips of tape on the corners of my photo... It is score tape! After adhering it to the layout, I pulled off the backing and covered it with the new Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.
I encourage you to try an all white layout...
Happy Creating!

Monday, September 3, 2012

my little book

I wanted to share with you a book that I am creating for myself. Just a place to write my thoughts, collect lyrics & poems and inspirational things. I used the Snap Binder from Simple Stories and covered it with paint and then paper from Basic Grey's Out of Print paper line.
I am still working on the inside. Here are a couple of things that I have done so far....
...this paper is from the Simple Stories line Fabulous. The 4x6 with the journaling is actually adhered to the outside of the page protector, and is a pocket, so I can add things easily to my little book.

Some pages I am just inking and leaving for me to come back and write my thoughts...
I am excited about my little book because it will be a symbol of all things positive. Just a happy book using my favorite colors and paper lines and full of inspiration.