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Showing posts from March, 2014

Off With Her Head!

Here we are the last day of March and the end of our cross promotion with The Robin's Nest.  We sure hope your were inspired by the projects we shared this month.  If you didn't please take the time to visit The Robin's Nest Blog and see the projects their team created with Altered Pages collage sheets.
Today I am sharing an "Alice" card.

Malibox Muse Kit-Alice's Utterly Mad Party collage sheet
Medieval Cards Collage sheet (queen)
Kraft Clock
Pen Nib
Robin's Nest Gold Glitter Fleur De-li Cardstock
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Red Glitter Swirl Paper
Red Stickles

Sunday in Arizona

I am excited to tell you that we are getting many new laser cut designs for your FUN & inspiration.
Leaky Shed makes the most amazing designs and will be doing some originals just for us!   So stand by and be on the lookout!    Here are some examples of their pieces.....think about covering in metals or using Gilders paste or leafing, and we have them all!

Happy Creating this week!

a little mail art with Altered Pages and The Robin's Nest

You may know I really enjoy creating my own collage backgrounds, and Altered Pages 
keeps me well supplied with a huge variety of ephemera with their Vintage Text Collections.

However, if you've ever made backgrounds like this, you may know that it can be difficult
to stamp on them.   While this is great for some effects, sometimes I want a clean, polished look.

FOUND IT.  The Robin's Nesthas some beautiful rub-ons, and they are perfect for applying over bumpy, collaged papers, like in this mail-art postcard:
It applied like a dream over all those "seams," and the color is gorgeous.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Fun with Art Anthology Sorbet Acrylics

Hey there, Barbara here with an extra project to share with you this month.  For this post, I wanted to share some tips and techniques using a new product at Altered Pages called Art Anthology Sorbet dimensional acrylics.   I started out with a blank manila tag, but I could not stop at just showing you the techniques on the tag.  I had to finish it, and here is the result.


AP 467 Mystic Asian collage sheet
Vintage Text Pages
Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint:  Kenyan Copper, Blue Eyes, Mint Julep, Kona,
Red Velvet, Orchid
Dylusions Diamond Border stencil Manila Tags
The Robin' Nest Chocolate dew drops Blue/green cardstock (8" x 9-/4") Distress ink:  Vintage Photo Punches:  Hydrangeas, Mini Butterflies, Sakura (Martha Stewart)
Brush a coat of Kenyan Copper over tag and let dry.  The little flecks you see in the photo are glitter.  (TIP:  I found that dampening my brush with a bit of water allowed me to brush on a smoother coat.) Fussy cut geisha angel and adhere …

Spring Shadow Box

When the weather is sunny and warm here in the south the urge to plant bulbs and flowers is strong. Everyone is outside. When I can't get outside I like to make art. This shadow box is something I created for Easter/Spring .  I used a great mix of robin's Nest and Altered Pages products .Collage sheet,cut paper flowers from paper pads, ribbon. Rub on's and a cute butterfly from Robins Nest. I added in the banner and the "Robin's nest".. Happy creating! Melanie Statnick

A Little Blue Bird Easter Card

Easter is right around the corner and Altered Pages has so many cute Easter collage images up for grabs I just couldn't resist this little card...

The Robin's Nest Supply List: Dew Drops Bunny Stripe Cardstock Shocking Pink Glitter Cardstock
Altered Pages Supply List: Sweet Easter Cards Collage Sheet Micron Pen Crystal Lacquer Brown Ink Ink Blending Tool Lace Die-Cut
Other Supplies: Cardstock Vellum Double Stick Foam Tape
I also wanted to extend a personal thank you to The Robin's Nest for providing us with such a lovely variety of products to work with this month!  Be sure to stop by and check them out when you have a chance.

Have an "altered" day ~ Ink Stained Roni


I am really proud to present this months "Trending Tuesday" projects created by our Design Team.  The TEAMS projects are FANTASTIC!  This month the TREND we asked the everyone to showcase was STENCILS.  Please visit each members blog for full details of their project!
Danielle May
Roni Johnson
Robin Horasanian
Melanie Statnick
Barbara Rankin

April Cole
Stephanie Siatta
Melodee Isaacs
Lyneen Jesse
We hope you enjoyed our TRENDING TUESDAY projects.  Be sure to visit each artists blog and let them know you have been by!  THANKS for joining us for another TRENDING TUESDAY!