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ImPACT & PRIZE TIME!!!

items used in the creation of this journal page: book paper paint pens, felt-tip and ball-point pens white glue, Miracle Tape,gesso Gelatos EcoGreen Acrylic Paint Maya Road Mists Andy Skinner Stencil Collage Page Phrenology AP-900
Happy Friday everyone!! It's the last Friday of the month and I wanted to quickly share the above journal page that I created for myself using a ton of AlteredPages goodies. The image on the bottom right serves as a small pocket to hold a letter I've written to myself about the impact of the ImPACT [a cognitive testing system used to determine if patients have suffered a concussion] on my life over the last 8 months. The journaling lists the symptoms and restrictions of our concussion patient. We lived through this not once but twice in the past 8 months--you could say it's had an impact. The phrenology collage page was perfect for this page as well as the transparency of the gelatos and the textures achieved with the mists and stencils and paint. Tha…

I WENT SHOPPING!!!

Yes I did!!  I went to Altered Pages.com and shopped myself silly!!
I got these super cute 3 1/8" square shadow boxes.  You get 4 of them in a pack.  You can find them HERE.
I also got paper.  A LOT of paper!  I got 4 packs of 6x6 " and an 8x8" too!  You have to go check out the selection!!  Only $5.75 for 36 sheets of 6x6 and $7.75 for Glitz 8x8" paper, 42 sheets!!  Amazing!  Click HERE to order yours!
I hope you go check out the selection, and order some!  I can't wait for my order to arrive!!
xxDaniella

Stencils...not just for Gelli Prints & Gelato's!

Hi all! Becky here today! If you haven't guessed by now, we members of the Altered Pages Design Team have a bit of an obsession with the stencils found in the shop {HERE}! We've showed you how to use them with our Gelli Plates & Gelatos. And of course, you can also use them with mists on all sorts of papers & cards. But today, I am going to show you a peek at how I used them - on a much LARGER scale! Hard to tell, but this is a 36x36 inch canvas! I am currently working my way through Flora Bowley's "Brave Intuitive Painting" book & what you see here is just the beginning! I wanted to show you that you can use stencils to add dimension to your canvases too... So far I have used 3 that are available in the AP store...Grandma's Doily, Cubist & Cosmic Bubbles. Because I am using acrylic paint on the canvas, I can't use glimmer mists or they will smear when reactivated with anything wet - paint, water, etc. So, I used a combination of acrylic sprays c…

Sunday in Arizona on a Holiday Weekend

It's here, the Holiday weekend everyone waits for!  The arrival of 'school's out', picnics, lazy days and vacations.  All good reasons to celebrate.....



BUT we all want to take a moment to think about the REAL reason for this Holiday.     Thank you to all who have served the USA in our military.   I don't use the word hero often, but this holiday does celebrate the true heroes.   Those who gave their lives to help keep us FREE and safe.   



Thanks especially to Jack McLay, Marine age 19, killed in a firefight in Vietnam on Dec 31, 1969.   
Friend and HERO.

Operation Write Home's Memorial Day BlogHop

Altered Pages is proud to be a part of Operation Write Home's Memorial Day BlogHop! We take this special holiday to remember and honor our heroes both past and present! Thank you for all you have done for our country! We appreciate you and hope you enjoy our cards!!
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supplies used for these cards : Vintage Patriotism AP-995 2012 Patriotic Card Kit Bazzill Basics Card Stock Prima Printery 6×6 Spectrum Noir Markers Foam Tape ribbon
We must recognize LeslieRahye as the fabulous artist of the cards.  Leslie makes everyday a joy!

***A FREEBIE*** Be sure to go by AlteredPages.com for a complete selection of Digital Collage images for all of your cardmaking and altered needs! We have TONS of themes and great supplies to use with them!!!
a little something for patriotic cards a little something for those upcoming holiday cards! Be sure to check out our BLOG for inspiration on all sorts of paper crafting projects!
***PRIZE*** Enter to win this fabulous Kraft Card Kit drawing to take place on Friday Ma…

Traveling by Train with Altered Pages!

Altered Pages has wonderful vintage travel collage sheets.   To create the three panels in my A-2 cards. I used the posters from the 2026 American Travel Collage sheet.  Additional travel images from AP2165 Train Travel Days.    Trains from the Model Trains AP-1825 The background papers are from the Antique Aged Papers pack Start collecting your favorite collage sheets and add the images to all of your altered projects!

Order your Patriotic Images from Altered Pages!

Memorial Day is next Monday...
 find Patriotic Collage Sheets at Altered Pages for all your celebration needs.

Remember to join the  Monthly Challenge details HERE!!!

 The theme this month is SHOES!

Sunday in Arizona

It's been an exciting week for many reasons.   Our Design team members have earned accolades and been published numerous times lately!   Roni, Becky, Daniella & Trisha were published recently.

WE ARE SO PROUD of ALL of  Our Team!
Please visit their Blogs and offer congratulations to them.

We added to our assortment of  FANTABULOUS Stencils and Masks, some from Andy Skinner and Neil Walker of the UK.   Make sure to see the newest ones here



We also got our huge shipment from Faber Castell and all the Gelatos are here for you to use with your Stencils, Gelli Plate, water brushes and squeegees.

Don't forget, we have TAP for image transfersand Lutrador for experimenting with heat or printing.

If anyone is looking to buy a cutting system, we do have a ZING Machine available, please contact us at Artsociates@gmail.com.

Enjoy your week and make sure to always share your work on our challenge here on the BLOG.  Danie is our Challenge Princess and works to make sure you all have fun each m…

Paper Necklace with Altered Pages

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share with you today this beaded charm necklace that I created as part of a design team application this spring for Graphic 45. While I did not get selected for the team, I had a great many comments on the beauty of this necklace and wanted to share with you the wonderful products that I used to make if that are available right here in the Altered Pages Store. Jean carries the 8×8 pads of many of the Graphic 45 collections...I love them because they are double sided and makes finishing the backs of the charms super simple. She also carries the new 6×6" pads of the solids and pattern papers that were used to create the beads...a super size when creating beads--the larger beads here are from 6" long strips and the smaller from 4" long strips. The lacquer available in the store is a fantastic all-purpose glue for this project as well as a sealer. And the Paris Trunk Ink is my favorite "aging" ink with its smooth soft finish. I …

Bonjour French Country

One of the things I love about art is the ability to travel through time and space on our creative journey. I hope you'll join me today on my journey au campagne francais. As Willa Cather wrote in My Antonia, "Sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the paths to freedom."
I am always inspired by the Altered Pages website where you can find adventure or nostalgia waiting for you whether in collage images or the fantastic paper they carry such as French Country from Graphic 45. I am using this line and sunflowers as the basis for some ATC's I am making for a swap I am participating in.  Altered Pages carries both the 8 x 8 pad with many different images and the 6 x 6 pad of more subtle backgrounds.

I recommend the coredinations card stocks as an excellent base for ATC's, but if you are looking for something sturdier, the eco-boards are wonderful also! You will see why I love coredinations in a minute.

I started by embossing my black card stock using an embossing fo…

Gelli Prints and Fun Foam Fun!

Hi Everyone!  It's Danie here with you today, and I have to tell you it's really like child's play when using a Gelli Plate and I am now adding one more child's product to the mix when using it - Fun Foam!  You can buy it in an assortment of shapes and colors from your local dollar store.

You see recently I attended a Stamp Carving Class  and was re-introduced to the versatility of fun foam and yet another way to incorporate it as a tool for creating my art.

We hand carved our own stamps, and whilst doing so I thought wow I could use these with my Gelli Plate.





Above is some of the prints taken using my handmade stamps.   The first one is the first print layer to which I have highlighted the design with some Yellow Gelato.  The second print is one using the stamps on the second layer.


So then I decided to use my Big Shot and one of my Sizzix Border Dies to cut out some border strips to use as stamps, some of which I carved a pattern into.

I pressed these into the plat…

NEW CHALLENGE!!! "SHOES"

WOO HOOOO!!!  Our new challenge was announced on the challenge blog yesterday!  And what is the theme?  SHOES!!  
I used 2 awesome collage sheets for this tag,  Altered Torsos, and "shoes with attitude #3003".   I misted some canvas and made the flower for the top, and layered these elements on a black tag with gauze and a scrap paper rosette.
So please join us for this super fun challenge!!  The prize is awesome! 
xxDaniella