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Altered Bunny Egg Flying Machine

The Bunny is on his way! He is flying in his winged egg chariot! I used the AlteredPages collage sheet Victorian Easter! Glass Glitter from AlteredPages Hollowed Egg (on hand) Pink, Purple, and Silver makers on hand Dremel and bit to carve egg Glue Ribbon Kunze German Foil

Easter Blessings

Hi everyone! It's me Tonya and since Easter is right around the corner I wanted to share a card I created using the past Mailbox Muse Magical Gypsy Bazaar Kit and Kunze German Scraps. I have never had the opportunity to use the German foil before but let me say this I love it!

I started by cutting and folding an embossed piece of green polka dot Bazzill cardstock to create a 5" x 5 1/2" cardbase.  Ink the edges of the 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" light green polka dot cardstock and adhere off center of the base along with the german foil white medallion.


I cut a 1 3/4" x  5 1/2" stripe of patterned cardstock and center and adhere along with the an pink piece of cardstock cut slightly larger than the gold german foil and adhere to the top of the card base.


I fussy cut the bunny from the Fresh Springtime printable, added a little Star Dust Stickles to the egg and adhered to the card along with the sentiment that I printed from the computer.


I finished the card off with …

Dina Wakely AND A New Product plus a WINNER!

We are nearing the end of March and that means our fantastic partnership with Kunze Dresden will come to an end.   BUT the beauty of the products remains.  
THANKS to Kunze for allowing us to showcase the elegant Dresden Scrap that is manufactured in Germany with care and pride.




I have been dabbling with paints and markers, so I have a few items for you to see....



My Dina Wakely Class project, done with non-dominant hand.  Gesso, Acrylics and stiff brushes with black ink.


signed by Dina, my work mat!



For my book cover - Light weight canvas, gessoed then with very wet black acrylic paint, random shapes created by using my non-dominat hand to make the eye travel  from side to side.   Three rivets were inserted for the cords which will hold the signatures (asheetofpaperprintedwithseveralpagesthatuponfoldingwillbecomeasectionorsectionsofabook) in place.   I will use both waxed cording and decorative fibers.  This was such fun!  

Creating book signatures by using more gessoed canvas and paint w…

Feeling Punkish

Feeling a little punkish today.  Steampunk-ish, that is!  Steampunk is a little out of my comfort zone, but I love the projects my teammates have shared.  Today I started with a wonderful folding card.  the four pages all fold in and the card becomes a box-like square.  Each of the flaps is meant to hold an oversize tag, but I haven't started on those yet.  The stencils and cutting dies are from my own collection.  That's really one of the things I love best about the Altered Pages collage sheets.  No matter what your favorite medium, you can incorporate them!









Inks in both warm and cool colors Double sided tape Glitz stickers The majority of Altered Pages collage images are from these three sheets:  385D Postcards 2605 Fly with Steam 3042 Steampunked Machines I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Stop over by Altered Pages and be inspired to create your own art.  Bye for now.

Cards, cards, cards

Do you like to make collage art?  You need to check out the thousands of images for collaging at Altered Pages!  I love the collages.  No matter what your style, there is a collage sheet for you just waiting to be made into art.  I have a box full of single images, which are the pictures leftover from other projects.  I grabbed my box and started mixing and matching and adding in some German Scrap and other embellishments.  Backed with some of my stash of scrapbook paper and a stamp or two and these are the results.  I hope you like them.












a peeky Easter egg. Kind of like a sugar egg--the kind you peek in?

Honestly, I don't have a better name than "peeky egg"--let's just get on with the photos, shall we?
 A beautiful (and sturdy) Kunze German Scrap butterfly or two, lots of spring flowers, 

some netting and shiny paints, along with an Easter Collage image--

and voila!  A peeky egg!
As in my previous post, this egg is coated with a collage of paper pieces from an Altered Pages Vintage Text collection, and given a coat of shimmery metallic paints.Altered Pages has some really sweet Easter collages sheets, perfect for your spring art, not to mention lots of luscious German Scrap.
Want to see how to make your own peeky egg?  Check out THIS POST.
Want a few more details on this particular egg?  Check out THIS POST.
Thank you for stopping by the Artsociates blog today, and a Happy Thursday to you!

Collage in Blue

One of my very favorite things to do is collage. I love paper and images. Altered Pages has lots to chose from when it come to images! I especially love the color groupings they have.  For this collage I used pieces of chipboard that I have around, and decided on BLUE as its is one of my favorite colors. And included lots of KUNZE German Scrap for some bling! The first step is to gather all the materials you will need. I like having it all around me, so I can have lots to pick from. I begin by doing the smaller collages on smaller pieces of chipboard.  (Around an ATC size)  I had already selected the larger piece in the middle.  This is one of my own digital collages. (yes I love digital collage too)  So I started to construct the full piece with the digital collage in the middle. There are three larger pieces underneath as the foundation that holds the rest of the collage.   These pieces have just a general background color. Now you start to layer your collage with images that speak to yo…

Meet the Altered Pages Designers: Debi Tullier

At Altered Pages we have a very talented Design Team!
Today we are proud to introduce you to DEBI TULLIER!



Hi, I am Debi Tullier. I am so happy to meet you. I have loved art since I was very small. I actually have my first watercolor of my grandmother's dachshund made when I was four.

My love of art, sewing and crafting were grown at the hands of my grandmother. She was a stickler for passing on the skills that would make me a free spirit which is how she saw herself. I don't know if I have made that free spirit title but I sure try!

I am grandmother to two wonderful children. We love to craft, paint, and sew together. I now really understand why my grandmother loved teaching me.
Fine arts and graphic arts were my formal focus. I was fortunate to actually illustrate a book, it isn't that fancy just some flat airbrushing. It is a flag book LOL. I also had a wonderful opportunity to create a door sized Wurlitzer jukebox. I worked in acrylic plastic, paint and actually made si…