Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wish Upon a Star LOVE!


Using Fairie Song Art Stamps - When you Wish Upon a Star and
Altered Pages Collage Bertiglia II

Paint Postcard Tag with Gelatos using a water brush, dry.  Cut a star from paper to make a mask and wipe Chalk Paint Timeless with a Pallet Knife, let dry.  While the paint dries adhere image to thin chipboard with Glue Stick and fussy cut.

Stamp Fairie Song Art Stamps  "When you Wish Upon a Star" and  Glitz Stamp - LOVE with Black Ink emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder.  Add embossing powder smudges on the card.  Tear a piece Authentique Paper Summer adhere to the bottom of the tag.

Staple a bit a tulle to the bottom of the tag, add  Petaloo Flowers and Petaloo Hat Pins.  With Dimensional Tape attach collage image.
Add tulle and ribbon to the top of the tag!

Fairie Song Art Stamps - When you Wish Upon a Star
Altered Pages Collage Bertiglia II
Black Ink
Postcard Tag
Pirates Gold Embossing Powder
Authentique Paper Summer
Glitz Stamp - LOVE
Chalk Paint Timeless
Pallet Knife
Petaloo Flowers
Petaloo Hat Pins
Dimensional Tape
Glue Stick
Thin chipboard - like a cereal box


Monday, February 8, 2016

A Faerie Sweet Card and Tag

Hello everyone!  It's Monday again, so it's Barbara here with another project for you.  I am still in card making mode, so today, I want to share another Valentine's Day card plus matching tag with you.   This month, we are proud to have Faerie Song Art Stamps as our sponsor.  Their stamps are deeply etched red rubber, and the selection of faeries is out of this world (no pun intended). 

Cut a 12x12 piece of blueish green card stock in half, then use your ScorPal scoring board to score in half for a 6x6 folded card. 

Fussy cut around one of the Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey Papers to fit the front of the card, ink edges with Leather Mixed Media Salazar Inkx using the Ranger Blending Tool and adhere it with Double Side Tape Mini.

Die cut scalloped heart shape from pink polka dot paper and a solid heart from the blue print paper with the Scallop Heart die.  Adhere the two hearts together with Double Side Tape Mini and use a Pigma Micron Pen to make a faux stitching line around the top heart.

Fussy cut a heart from the Heart of my Heart collage sheet and ink edges with Leather Mixed Media Salazar Inkx using the Ranger Blending Tool.  Adhere a piece of chipboard beneath it for added strength and Adhesive Dimensionals to raise it up off the card front.  This always gives nice dimension.

Stamp Elly from Faerie Song Art Stamps onto a piece of acrylic paper with black Stazon midi ink pad.  Color image with Gelatos and a water brush.  Do the same onto a piece of scrap white paper, leaving enough room around the image to cut out a tag shape.

Fussy cut image and edge with black Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen.    Adhere to card with Adhesive Dimensionals, as shown.

Make a double loop bow using the Sheer Ribbon and adhere to card front, as shown.  Stamp sentiment onto scrap of white card stock with Pink Neon Ink Pad and adhere to card front, as shown.

Stamp Elly from Faerie Song Art Stamps onto a piece of scrap white paper with black Stazon midi ink pad, leaving enough room around the image to cut out a tag shape. Color image as before.

For the tag, use the Nesting Frames 2 die to cut one large shape from the blueish green card stock and the next size down from the white sheet with the image stamped onto it.  I love this die because it is so versatile. It can be used a a pretty label, a rectangle if you cut both ends off, or a beautiful tag if you cut one end off, as I have shown. 

Cut the bottom portion of both pieces off to form a straight bottom on the tag.  Adhere both together, punch a hole in the top center of the tag with a craft punch.  String Baker's Twine through the hole and attach to your gift.

Add a variety of Dew Drops for added magic.  

Altered Pages Supplies:

Scallop Heart die
Nesting Frames 2 die
Heart of my Heart collage sheet
Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey Paper Pad
Acrylic Blocks
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen
ScorPal scoring board
Mixed Media Salazar Inkx (Leather)
Ranger Blending Tool
Double Side Tape Mini
Adhesive Dimensionals
Pigma Micron Pen
black Stazon midi ink pad
Baker's Twine Multi Colors
Ribbon, Sheer
Electric Pink Neon Ink Pad
Dew Drops

Other supplies used:

Strathmore acrylic paper
Blueish green card stock
Scrap white paper

Did you know that Altered Pages has a huge selection of collage images that are perfect for Valentine's Day?  And each sheet contains so many different images that will help you create the perfect cards.

I hope you enjoyed my card and tag project today.  I also want to extend my appreciation to our sponsor this month, Faerie Song Art Stamps, for sending us these adorable faerie stamps to play with.  Be sure to stop by their website to see the magical selection of faeries available.  And please visit the Altered Pages blog regularly for daily inspiration from the fantabulous design team.  

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


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gearing up for the BIG DAY

V stands for LOVE in February

Take some time to see some absolutely luscious Valentines inspiration on our Website.  Try some Seasonal items and some Valentines specialties....

Accept these lovely images to use this week preparing for your love notes... Valentine collages can be ordered digitally in time for Cupid's arrival.  Some are sweet, some are saucy! 

Cupids, Faeries, and Love abound in February.

Enjoy the projects from our Team.
Commenting DAILY gets you more chances to win a giveaway of 

Fairie Dreams Take Flight

Another of my Postcard Fairies

Fairie Song Art Stamps ~ Dreams Take Flight
Ink Black and gray
Postcard Tag
Niji Watercolors
Water Brush
Embossing Powder Packs
Altered Pages Collage images Fairy Doll
Petaloo Flowers
Gold Oplulence
Gel Medium
Thin chipboard
Smooch~ Frosted Grape

With black ink, stamp Fairie Song Art Stamp on thin chipboard. Emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder, then fussy cut the fairy.  
Stamp theFairie Song Art Stamp  on the Postcard Tag, wet the tag liberally with water.
Spray with Smooch~ Frosted Grape, dry with heat gun paint with a water brush and  Niji Watercolors
With Punchinello add texture with gray ink. 
Adhere old opulence. After the card is dry, go over the card gently with gel medium.
Add Petaloo flowers, for a little bling randomly add glitter!!!

Hope you are inspired!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

What cha gonna do with Fairies?

February and Faeries, has a nice ring to it.  

With the Faeire Song Stamps we are using this month, I thought I would highlight some of the AlteredPages Fairy collages and history of Fairies.  click on the photos to find them at AlteredPages.com

Fairies can be sweet, stunning, dark and silly.   Faerie Song Stamps proves that with the amazing selection they offer.

Did you know there is a Spell for seeing Fairies?  

Fairy Spell

One of the most Famous Fairy Artists is Cicely Mary Barker, 

(28 June 1895 – 16 February 1973) an English illustrator best known for a series of fantasy illustrations depicting fairies and flowers. Barker's art education began in girlhood with correspondence courses and instruction at the Croydon School of Art. Her earliest professional work included greeting cards and juvenile magazine illustrations, and her first book, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was published in 1923.

We certainly hope you find the Faeries and their cohorts delightful as the Team provides inspired creations for you.

Leave comments daily, you never know when we will have a giveaway!!!  

ALSO, stay tuned for announcements about our new Paper line that will make your eyes smile!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Faeire dust . . .

So I had plans for these sweet flying fairy stamps from Faerie Song Art Stamps, but after inking them up and stamping them on a watercolor wash background, it seemed they only needed a little bit of fairy dust to finish them off.
 Isn't she lovely?  Such a pretty image.  I'll try to show the glitter I added to her wings and stars, but you know how it is when trying to photograph sparkle.

You get the idea, right?

Just look at that fairy dust fly--it definitely needs some Wink of Stella!

Looking for a little sparkle and shine?  Check out these finds at Altered Pages:
Wink of Stella (one of my personal favorites)
And Faerie Song Art Stamps

How's that for some fairy dust?
(Thank you, Faerie Song, for the beautiful stamps!)

Happy Thursday,