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Tips by leslierahye | Wink of Stella

leslierahye here on the 5th Friday of the month to share with you a quick tip about the glitterific Zig Wink of Stella Brush pens! These yummy glitter brush pens are perfect for that touch of glitter. Check it out!

You can find your Wink of Stella here! What's YOUR favorite Wink?

Cowgirls Carrying On - Blog Hop

Altered Pages is excited to be joining forces with Bombshell Stamps today to bring you our very first 'Two for Tuesday Blog Hops'.

At Altered Pages we HOPE to Alter YOUR Creativity so join us in the adventure! Find Collages, inks, papers, art tools, doo-dads, paints, gelatos,  embellishments and so much more at ALTEREDPAGES.COM.   Our Design Team will take you to new levels of inspiration with projects and Kits available for purchase.Bombshell Stamps is known for a wide variety of Vintage Tattoo stamps ranging from pin-ups to nautical themed, to western, to Asian themed designs. Many of these are perfect for cards and projects for the men in our lives!
The popularity of Copic markers and mixed media makes Bombshell's open-line images even more appealing as they feature mostly open-line images that are fun to color.   Each set comes with one or two focal images, smaller images, icons, and sentiments.
All Bombshell's rubber stamps are deeply etched rubber and are available…

Boo on the Brain!

I don't know about you, but when school starts up again, I get itchin' for colder weather, fall colors & of course,  H A L L O W E E N!!!!
So, I guess it's a good thing that Altered Pages has so many wonderful Halloween items to play with! Not only does Jean have a plethora of spooky collage sheets, but take a look at these alterables:
 These wooden coffin pieces come in THREE sizes! 5", 7" & 9"! $2 each or all three sizes for $8.95!!! How much fun could you have with those?! I am picturing a little spooky cemetery on the mantle! Or drill a hole in the top of each piece & create a banner with them! String them up with some of those Halloween lights too! OMG! The ideas are popping into my head as I type!! Or go 3D with the paper mache version - you get all three sizes for one great price! Only $6.25! Cute little lids on these...what surprises would you hide inside? Oh, maybe a spooky-sweet treat for teacher? Creepy crawlies for you sweetie? Hmmmmmmm...

Artistic Sundays

Yesterday was an open house at Shemer Art Center.   We got to see many artists demoing their Art techniques and creations.   It was very diverse, from jewelry created from raw metals, oil painting, pencil drawing, life portraits and more.



I have a new Art Hero, his name is John Erwin and he coincidentally is the Shemer Artist of the Year (understandably so!!)  The pieces you see here are all from his mind, no images or still life or landscapes in front of him.    He was amazing to watch.   He works in other mediums but watercolor is his forte.   John is a second grade teacher and art is his passion and 'hobby'.   You can see how his students must love him and INSPIRE HIM, he is totally free in his art!



John showed us how he uses India Ink (yep the good old black stuff) and a razor to sketch out a base for a watercolor piece.   He sometimes does this and other times not.   He did a very loose floral for us too and he did it with total abandon!

John let us all with a great tip.  A…

NEW Design Team Member - Please welcome Melanie

WELCOME TO MELANIE STATNICK  our New Design Team Artist.


Melanie currently lives in North Carolina absorbing all the Southern style art and culture of our beautiful country.  She is a mixed media and collage artist originally from Ontario Canada.   Her studio is Rabbit Hole Art
Her website is www.melaniestatnickart.com
We are so proud to have Melanie on our Team. 
Show Melanie how we say WELCOME by giving her a shout on her Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/melanie.statnick?fref=ts or on this Blog!

Don't forget our Tuesday Blog Hop TELL YOUR FRIENDS

Steampunk Stamping!

Altered Pages has some beautiful deeply etched red rubber stamps including this collage Steampunk Female Unmounted Stamp!  The image is pristine.  If you love Steampunk like me you will love this stamp!!!
The image is stamped on the back of one of the pattern papers in the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 paper pads. Mounted on brown cardstock, a piece of ribbon is tied around and then mounted on a pink A2 card. Add a key and Dew Drop and you have a quick, simple and beautiful card.
Supplies: Steampunk Female Unmounted Stamp Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 Paper Pink A2 card base Black ink Dew Drop on key Key Graphic 45 Ribbon Don't forget all the events happening here!!! There is still time to join the monthly challenge - more HERE! Hop on the Two For Tuesday Blog Hop Aug 27
Altered Pages is joining with Bombshell Stamps 31 days of Halloween in October when we join The Smeared Ink Halloween Blog Hop

Playing with New Things.

Hi everyone it's Danie here with you all today.  Have you seen the latest Paper ranges from Glitz  which are available at Altered Pages?  If you haven't you really don't know what you are missing.   These papers have a wonderful distressed vintage feel  with a little bit of the fresh and funky thrown in.
Anyhow this week I started playing with some new quote stamps and I decided to also make a little Inspirational Mini Accordion Album  with my favorite ones.  


I chose some papers from the Laced Grace Paper Collection from Glitz,  along with a coordinating color in the Coredinations Cardstock to make my album covers and the off cuts I have used for tags.

My album is not finished but here's a sneak peak at it so far.   I have used the natural Flat Jute simply tied at the front to keep it together. 

I have added some color to my neutral colored papers using my Niji Pearlescent Water Colors.

This Accordion Album is quick and easy to make using envelopes.   I have distress…

It's a Sunday in Arizona

It's been a hectic month and I think it's going to get even more so with the Holidays coming down the road very quickly!   I remember saying (I think it was yesterday) before you know it, we will decorating for Halloween - but it was in March!!!

I have hesitated to do it, that is; to post anything Christmas, but I am seeing it out already. Considering our time frame to get things done, it really does have to appear sooner than later.

The end of August will be a fun time for you and our Team.  We encourage you to participate in our Bog Hop with Bombshell Babes.    August 27th is the date, make sure it's on your calendar!     Prizes will be given for hoppers!   Our  Design Team and The BB Design team are participating for sure.   JOIN IN!
BombShell Babes Blog HOP with AlteredPages  AUGUST 27, 2013

AND please also note your calendar for October as we will be joining Smeared and Smudged Ink for an awesome month long blog hop -  31 Days of Halloween.     Get ready for some incredib…

Always time for a little Poe . . .

It's that time of year again, with the back-to-school, getting ready for fall,
and Halloween fun.  The fall kits are coming out at Altered Pages, and here
is a peek inside a Poe mini book (it's seriously tiny, about 2 by 2 inches):



Everything you need to make your own tiny treasure is in the Altered Pages
E.A. Poe Mini Book kit.

And don't forget about the Altered Pages GREEN challenge this month:
You have until the end of August to join in, and the prize package includes
a Ranger Ink Blender, Fancy Buttons and Bazzill Chipboard Embellies.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
:)trisha

Color Me Green Challenge on Altered Challenges!

I've been wanting to play with altering dominoes and trying my hand with soldering. For my challenge project I decided to combine the two with the Green Challenge going on over at the Challenge Blog.

I began by marking the back of a domino where I wanted to drill holes. I began with my pointy file and drilled a shallow hole as a pilot for my hand drill. 
Next I hand-drilled the 4 holes that I had marked on my domino. Once I had a domino with holes, I wired the bale onto the top of the domino leaving room to solder my metal rose and wings onto it. Next I added loops across the bottom of the domino to attached dangles of charms from my stash.
I colored the domino with my alcohol markers and added a sticker from one of the vintage sticker sheets from Altered Pages and applied Fast Finish Decoupage over the top.  A sheer green ribbon finished the necklace. 

I hope you enjoyed my project. Be sure to enter the Challenge by August 30th to enter to win!

A New Kit Full Reveal!

Hi, it's Gia posting today to show you the new kit I designed for Altered Pages which is now available on the store website. After so many sneak peeks here and on Facebook I am so glad it is finally up and I can show you the full reveal! Of course you can make the project completely your own or you can follow along with the instructions provided- perfect for any level of skill and creativity. I hope you will take some time to "browse" through all of the amazing fall theme kits that are NEW this week by many of my design team mates. There are so many to choose from to get you in the mood for some spooky Halloween artsy fun!


















 I decided to name this project "Voodoo, Hoodoo, and Magic" after the name of the Andy Skinner stencil it features called "Voodoo." You will receive a chipboard ring-bound book, stencil, collages, gold leafing, gelatos, and more! 
If you have not already acquired one, now would be a perfect time to order yourself a Gelli Plate. T…

Do you travel with supplies to create with?

When you travel do take your creativity with you?  
I love to have things to work on during down time when I travel.  I was visiting my father, who is an architect, this past July. One day I sort of took over his drafting table!  Just in the planning stages of my cards in these pictures!
Some of the supplies in my travel kit: Altered Pages Collage Images Craft Clock Leaky Shed Gears Glitz Paper Pack Stella Wink Scissor Ribbon Brads Ink Stamps  Small emblishments Dew Drops Foam dots  Tacky Glue Glue Stick During my visit, my father came up with few things that I could use in my card making. Here is a box of stamps that he had used to create landscapes on his drawings. Below I used one of the stamps to create the background on my ballon card. The Ballon on this card is from the Altered Pages Collage Sheet Steampunked Machines.  Also from Altered Pages is a gear from Leaky Shed Watch Parts.  
The collage image on the second card is from Altered Pages.  Also from Altered Pages is the Craf…