Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Guest Artist ~ LISA FULMER

ALTERED PAGES is honored to share the AMAZING Lisa Fulmer with you!

Many of you may already know her, some this may be your first introduction.  Once you read about her and see her art, you will know why we think she is so AMAZING! 

 Please help me welcome

Lisa Fulmer is very accomplished in the craft industry, she has worked several years as a project designer, teacher, demonstrator and marketing consultant. She refers to herself as “an ardent artist and a chronic crafter”—her life is filled with art: mixed media, cardmaking, art journaling, beading, needlework, sewing, painting, photography, general crafts—there's precious little that she hasn't tried and totally loved creating.

She writes a weekly column for her town's news blog that features local artists, crafters, performances and more. She is also a regular craft writer for CraftFoxes.com, Famtivity.com and Bella Crafts Quarterly. She is the Publicity Chair for her local art association, a volunteer for her county's Arts & Culture Commission, as well as an active member of the Craft & Hobby Association.

Her new book, Craft Your Stash—Transforming Craft Closet Treasures into Gifts, Home D├ęcor & More, releases in October 2014. Find her book on Amazon
!!! Check it out, you can view several of the pages and see the index online!

Fabric Postcard by Lisa Fulmer

The sentiment “yes we can” means a lot to me - it’s a mantra that motivates me to get up and make the most of every day. Pairing the words with vintage photos of Parisian cancan dancers makes it even more meaningful and fun!

Altered Pages photo collage sheet
Altered Pages silk sari strips
Phoomph Fabric Bonding Sheet
Craft Attitude Inkjet Film
Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Stick
Natural muslin
Ribbons and hemp cord
Adhesive rhinestones
Scissors and paper trimmer

1. Print desired images and sentiment on to Craft Attitude and trim out. Position on ironed muslin to determine the overall size of your postcard and trim the muslin to about an inch larger than you need. My finished card is about 6” x 7.5”.

2. Cut a sheet of Phoomph to the finished size, peel the liner off from one side and center it the sticky side to the center of the muslin. Press the muslin to the Phoomph – leave the liner in place on the back for now.

3. Follow the Craft Attitude package directions to adhere the images to the front of the postcard with the glue stick.

4. Iron the sari strip and adhere it in position to the muslin with the glue stick. Glue down the sentiment and glue additional ribbons and/or help cord as borders.

5. Turn the card over and peel off the paper liner on the back. Trim and wrap the edges of the muslin and ribbons around to stick to the back side of the Phoomph; use glue stick as needed to secure loose ends. Trim a piece of cardboard to size and press it down on the back to cover everything.

6. Embellish the card with adhesive rhinestones. If you want to actually send the card through the mail, use thick white cardstock on the back instead of cardboard, and avoid using rhinestones or other dimensional embellishments on the front.
To learn more about Lisa Fulmer visit her blog or friend her on Facebook!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dragonfly Dreams Pocket Card

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday!  As you may already know, Altered Pages has partnered with Leaky Shed Studio and their design team this month.  Our theme is "Flies", and we can interpret that any way we choose.  I got these beautiful chipboard butterflies from Leaky Shed, so I knew I wanted to make a fun card using it as a dimensional embellishment.  

I began with a pre-made 5"x7" kraft card, and layered green and purple papers from the Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey and Hummingbird paper packs to the front.  Then I printed "Aux Violettes de Nice" collage image and taped the decorative border die cut, also from the paper pack, to the top.
I applied adhesive around bottom and sides of this piece and adhered to front of card, forming a pocket, adding yellow baby ball fringe across the seam..
Stamp larger dragonfly from the Muse Dragonfly rubber stamp set onto card front, as shown, and paint with Imperial Purple Art Anthology Sorbet.
Here is a close-up of how sheer and shimmery this paint is.  It works beautifully for coloring your stamped images because it does not cover up your stamping.  If you look closely, you can see the images beneath the paint on the wings.  Awesome product!
Paint the Leaky Shed spring butterfly with ink blocks paint to give it a color base, then cover the purple portion with Imperial Purple, the green section with June Bud, and the body with Kenyan Copper Art Anthology Sorbets.  This paint is very sheer and shimmery, and I believe it shows in the photo.  
Adding a few dew drops in an amber color to the body added a bit more bling.  It also covered the foam dots I used to attach it to the card front.
I removed one of the tag die cuts from the Botanical Odyssey paper pad, inked the edges with Crushed Olive, and stamped Dragonfly Dreams in StazOn Spiced Chai.  Then I stamped the tiny dragonflies in StazOn Gothic Purple and colored these, once again, with the Art Anthology Imperial Purple sorbet.
I added a large clear dew drop to the top of the tag to act as a sort of tag pull, and a nifty embellishment, too.  This gets inserted into the pocket for a bit of interaction with your recipient.  You could always add a little note to the back of the tag, also.
One more look for a slightly different angle shows the dimension on this card.  

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages:  ATC Blanks; Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey Paper Pad; Kaisercraft Hummingbird Paper Pad;  Muse Dragonfly rubber stamp setAP-278 Fun Florals collage sheetArt Anthology Sorbet dimensional acrylic paints: (June Bud, Imperial Purple, Kenyan Copper); Ball Fringe baby size (yellow); Dew Drops
Leaky Shed:  Spring Butterfly Small (3pc)
IMAGINE Crafts: StazOn Midi Gothic Purple, Spiced Chai
Other supplies:  Large clear dew drop (The Robin's Nest); distress inks, 5"x7" kraft card

I hope you enjoyed my card project today, and have been inspired to make a pocket style card for someone you love.  And don't forget to comment each day on the Altered Pages blog for a chance to win this awesome prize package!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative week!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Leaky Shed Partners and Did you know?

We are thankful for the great partnership we have had with Leaky Shed Studios this month!!   The teams have really shown us great projects. We have a few more days left of the month, be sure to visit each day to see what we have in store for you. 

Today, I would like to share a few of the viewers favorites!
Remember, comment each day on the blog for a chance/s to win this month's prize package!
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This weekend Jean is away at Art Unraveled!  I sure hope she is having a great time!!!  Everyone have a great Sunday and go create something!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paris Leaky Shed Board Book

What an AWESOME MONTH of inspiration from both the Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio Design Teams! Just a few more days left of art.  Be sure to stop by each and comment! 

Working in my Leaky Shed Bracket Book 
I created a Flight In Paris!

This is the technique I use to cover odd shaped pages.  The Bracket book is 6X6.  I used 6x6 sheet from the Glitz Paper Pad.  First, apply adhesive to one side of the chipboard, the lay it on the paper carefully centering it.  

Gently cut away excess paper.  Use an emery board (or sand paper if you prefer) to sand the edges with paper side up use strokes in a downward motion.   

With a file, poke holes where the ring holes are, then file down the paper to create nice round holes. 

Now repeat the process on the other side of the page.  Be sure to do both sides before you add any embellishments as it is difficult to work with the page once one side is finished. 

After the paper is on the page, edge with Delicata Golden Glitz. Cut the Eiffel Tower and Butterfly postcard from collage sheets Altered Pages, adhere to the page. Paint the Leaky Shed Paris chipboard with Art Anthology Acrylic and spritz with Shimmer Mist let dry and adhere to the page.

Add finishing embellishments:Petaloo FlowersGlitz Rhinestones and Ribbon!

Altered Pages Collage Sheet Eiffel
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Vintage Butterflies
Leaky Shed Paris
Leaky Shed 6x6 Bracket Album
Art Anthology Acrylic
Delicata Golden Glitz
Shimmer Mist
Petaloo Flowers
Glitz Rhinestones
Glitz 6x6 Paper
Ribbon on the rings

Friday, July 25, 2014

Caged Beauties

Happy Friday, everyone!  It’s Robin again and today I have a greeting card to share with you.  All throughout July, Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio are partnering to bring you projects that fly!  Each day brings a new inspiration so check out both blogs often!  On the Altered Pages blog, commenting on posts this month means you are entered into a drawing to win this prize!  It's not too late!  Keep commenting for a chance to win!

Altered Pages & Leaky Shed Studio Designs art supplies

Today I am using this lovely chipboard bird cage from Leaky Shed Studio.  The images are all from two Altered Pages collage sheets – Beauty in Yellow and Fairy Wings.  Don’t worry, I've listed all of the links are at the bottom of the page for you.

The background is made from a single 8 x 8 piece of paper from the Glitz Sunshine in My Soul pad.  

The black vine on the card was one of the wonderful precut strips from Bazzill’s Just The Edge collection.  The flowers from my stash were embellished with Dew Drops and a string of pearls from an old Mailbox Muse kit (Paris, I believe).  I hope you like the card.  If you would like more details on the construction of this card, please visit my blog, Robin’sBirdhouse. 

All of the Altered Pages collages & ephemera and Leaky Shed chipboard pieces have so many wonderful possibilities!  I hope you’ll use them and share your pieces with us on the Facebook Altered Pages page.

The list of products is below for your convenience:

Dew Drops – use your own or find them here

Tacky Glue (on the embellishments)

Foam Squares (on the butterfly’s wing)

Metal lock and key charms - use your own or find them here

Paper flowers – use your own or find them here

String of mini pearls cut into single beads

Yellow and rust color inks

Glue stick (torn paper and images)

double sided tape (to attach panels to card)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Are you enjoying the cross promotional pieces this month?  We've all been having fun playing with the Leaky Shed Studios chipboard, and today I've got a bird themed piece to share:
Here is the charming Barn Swallow with crown, and the chip is so sturdy, it's a delight to work with.  Here, the swallow is collaged with a layer of music from an Altered Pages Vintage Text pack, a little glitter, and the crown has a nice metallic sheen--the Art Anthology Acrylics are great for achieving some gorgeous paint effects.

Added a standard tag, cut down a bit

The Leaky Shed Bird Branch has several layers of paint and crayons

Thank you for stopping by--just a reminder, leaving comments on the Artsociates blog posts automatically enters you in the draw for the July drawing for a fun prize package!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Tweet Home Canvas

Hi everyone it's Danie here today!

Partnering with the Leaky Shed this month has been lots of fun and I really love the quality of their chipboard.  For my project today I am using their Jack and Cat Bird Piece.  

Everything else that I have used to create this canvas is available from Altered Pages.

Leaky Shed Studio Supplies:
Jack and Cat Bird Chipboard Piece
Altered Pages Supplies:
4 x 6 Canvas Board, Gesso, Splash Inks, Glitz and Bazzill Papers, Big Brush Stamper Pens
Staz On Inks - Emerald Green, Cactus Green, Hawaiian Blue, Gold Leaf, Dylusions Around the Edge Stamps, Burlap, Collage Sheets Off Cuts which included Vintage Bird Eggs and Nests and Butterflies, Music Ribbon and Green Seam Binding, Red Felt Flower, Robin's Nest Dew Drops,

For people home is wherever they lay their hat.  For birds I guess it is wherever they lay their eggs.  Hence my title 'Home Tweet Home'. The Green Seam Binding resting behind the red flower allows for this to be hung on the wall whilst the tree branch and die cut paper towel flowers are simply photographic props.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guest ~ Leaky Shed Studio Artist ~ Tracey Gregory

During the month of July Altered Pages is partnering with Leak Shed Studio.  On Tuesdays we are featuring projects done by the Leaky Shed Design Team on our blog.  

Today we are honored to share Tracey Gregory's AWESOME Mixed Media Page.

"Everyone Deserves a Chance"

To learn more about Tracey's page visit Leaky Shed HERE!

Be sure to check back each day for more inspiration.  Comment each day on the Altered Pages blog for a chance to win this awesome prize package! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

STEAMPUNK Canvas with Leaky Shed!

What wonderful month! If you have been following this blog you know the Altered Pages Design Team is partnering with the Leaky Shed Design Team. I hope you have enjoyed all the projects so far this month... I think they have been fantastic.   Be sure to check back each day for more inspirational projects by each team.
Today I want to share with you my Steampunk Canvas Board.  The image I used for the background is from the Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet.

The Canvas Board was covered with a generous coat of Art Anthology Acrylic Paint. 

Once the Art Anthology Acrylic Paint was dry, it was sprayed with Dylusion Spray Ink. After drying ink edges with StazOn Midi Spiced Chai ink.

The Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet was coated with IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium. Using a paper towel Dylusion Spray Ink was wiped over the image to distress. Finally it was lightly sprayed with   IMAGINE CRAFTS GooseBumps.

The Leaky Shed Ornithoper Was inked with StazOn Jet Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder several times. 

The Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears were inked with Delicata Golden Glitz the edges were gently distressed with StazOn Jet Black. Adhere to the canvas board and you have an AWESOME STEAMPUNK Canvas!

Canvas Board
Art Anthology Acrylic
Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears
Leaky Shed Ornithoper
Dylusion Spray Ink
Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet
Delicata Golden Glitz
StazOn Jet Black
StazOn Midi Spiced Chai
IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium

From stash: Gears, Clear Embossing Powder

We have a give away this month.  Be sure to post each day on the blog.  Every day you post you receive an entry!!