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APRIL 2015 comes to an end...

Now last day with STENCIL 1 our AWESOME  partner for the month of April!
THANK YOU STENCIL 1 for providing the ALTERED PAGES Design Team with your awesome, high quality stencils!
We have had a great month creating with STENCIL 1 stencils... if you missed and posts in April, you may want to check out the blog posts for the last month and see ALL that the Altered Pages Design Team created!

Now for one last project!
April 1st I made this Key Pattern masterboard with my Stencil  1 Repeat Wallpaper Stencil, PanPastels and VersaMark! You can see my post HERE!


YOU hold the KEY to my HeART!
Today I made a card using my Stencil 1 masterboard as my background paper!  Other supplies:Key Charm,Ribbon, German Scrapand a sentiment printed on the computer.
Also, this is the last day to enter our April Monthly Giveaway! Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the monthly random drawing. Inclu…

A Day at the Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn't take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2"x3" photos.


You will need a 6"x9" clasp envelope as the base or cover for your mini album. I removed the reinforcement around the hole and the clasp.


I used a page from the Vintage Text Pages packBefore Bikinis collage sheet,  1821D Vintage Words collage sheet, 235 Summer Words collage sheet, Uncharted Waters 8"x8" Glitz Paper Pad which I used thru out the mini along with Security Paper to create the outside cover and inside pages.


I measured the spine of the mini and found the center which I then punched a tiny hole. Then I cut 10 inches of 3mm elastic trim, folded in half and run thru and tie off on the inside cover.


Next I measure an inch in on one end and a inch and a half on the other end of the cover and again punch …

An Altered Mobile

I am so delighted to share my latest altered project! I love mobiles and that is what I made. I actually used the shipping envelope from my Stencil1 stencil! I am in love with all of the creative possibilities that Stencil1 stencils provide. I also can't share enough about AlteredPages Products. They have wonderful products that really help your creative side shine. I hope you like my mobile just remember it is okay to think outside of the box, you may just create a fabulous new niche that fits you!









I am very happy to share my video with you! AlteredPages/Stencil1
Supplies: Stencil1: Nature Damask AlteredPages: Redoute IIRedoute III Gelatos Mod Podge (on Hand) Ribbon (on Hand) Marker Airbrush and Sharpies (on Hand) GIVEAWAY You have one more day to play along.  Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the monthly random drawing. Include ‪#‎alteredpages‬ in your post. Drawing on M…

Summertime Card

Today I want to share a project using products from both Altered Pages and Stencil 1. There were three two-part butterflies in this stencil set, and as promised, I am going to show you how I used the third butterfly stencil.  I have tried to vary the techniques, and my previous posts can be viewed by clicking here for the first post, and here for the second post.

My project today is a layered, collaged card. 
Cut yellow card stock to 5-1/2" x 11", folded in half to make a 5-1/2" square card.  Cut two frames, one larger than the other, from blue and yellow houndstooth card stock. Cut a third piece from gray print to measure 2-1/2" by 5-1/2"; punch one edge with Trellis punch.  Adhere all three pieces, as shown in photo above.

Trace open butterfly onto yellow print paper with a pencil.
Align matching detail butterfly stencil over penciled image and apply Versamark ink through openings.
Heat emboss with black puff embossing powder.  Trim butterfly, leaving off antenna…

Welcome Rains

Good Sunday to You from Jean.
In Arizona we are having an unusually fantastic April. Our temperatures have been in the 70's and we have had glorious rains.   Not sure what this means for the summer but we are totally enjoying it.



Glorious Hibiscus to welcome you
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We have had fun with the latest Muse Kit and creating some coloring page items.   

Here are some of the characters that are included just for whimsical fun....







Did you know that when you join us at The Mailbox Muse, you get a code for 20% off all purchases at AlteredPages?  Order  your kit to get the code!  
NEWS BULLETIN  Stay tuned for amazing art from our Team and MD Hobby Craft in May.   
PLUS well known Artists will be Featured with their Art and personal observations!
Thanks to Stencil 1 for making April a great one for our Team and your viewing.

Make sure to comment for the giveaway drawing!   Spread the word about AlteredPages to your friends in all your social media.  We appreciate your support!

Have the v…

Layered Lotus Blossom

Greetings everyone!  Today I'm sharing a quick layering project.  You can use this paper tole technique with everything from stencils, to stamps, to our own Altered Pages graphic collage images.

On a 6x6 canvas board, I sponged turquoise paint through the main stencil over a purple background.  It's a textured canvas so I didn't get a crisp line.


With the outline part of my Stencil 1, I cut out three lotus blossoms in different hues of pink to mimic how light shining on the flower would give the petals different hues.  Then I used the detail part of the stencil to sponge on the petals.  I didn't bother to ink them all completely because Part of each was discarded.


Once the layers were cut out and glued together I used the detail stencil to blend the three layers together in a few places where my cut lines showed too much.


I let the rough outline of turquoise show to act like the flower's shadow.


It's a quick project today, but it's really just about having fun w…

Lotus Blossom at Sunset

Hello and happy Friday!

My project for you today is a canvas board featuring a beautiful 2-part lotus blossom stencil by Stencil1 and some wonderful stamps by Altered Pages.  I've got a step-by-step Snapguide tutorial here for you.  I hope you like it.

Check out How to Make a Sunset Dragonfly Canvas by Robin Horasanian on Snapguide.

And so there it is!  My summery dragonfly canvas.  Come on back tomorrow (and the next day, and the next...) to see what other projects the Altered Pages Design Team has in store for you.

Products used:
8x10 canvas board
Altered Pages Mailbox Muse Dragonfly Dreams set
Stencil 1 two-part Lotus Blossom
Gelatos - yellows, blues and aqua
Adhesives - glue and foam dots
StazOn ink - Midnight Blue
White and black acrylic paint
Matte finishing spray

 GIVEAWAY NOW for our giveaway! Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the monthly random drawing. Include ‪…

a glorious muse . . .

(Well, maybe not for you, but we'll see--we all have our "thing", right?)
A nice little teacup shape, some modeling paste and paint with the help of a Stencil1 stencil, and you know what, this one needed glitter:

Add the glorious Altered Pages muse:
Each cup of tea holds a glorious muse.
She's a refrigerator magnet, believe it or not.  What can I say--I really like tea!  Couldn't let the extra bit of tinted paste go to waste, so added it (via the Stencil1 stencil, also) to a Gelli print scrap: All ready for a few atcs.  
(As usual, if you're interested, there is a little more info on my blog.)
So, what's your glorious muse today? Happy Thursday, everyone! :)trisha GIVEAWAY NOW for our giveaway! Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the monthly random drawing. Include ‪#‎alteredpages‬ in your post. Drawing on May 1, 2015. Do it daily!!!  The more…

Easel Cards and Stencil 1

Easel Cards


Easel cards are a nice change up from the normal card design.  It allows the card to become 3-D. Below are instructions for a twisted easel card. Start with a 4.5x9 inch of scrapbook paper. Fold in half.  Then fold corner to corner on top half.
This fold allows the card to stand up....as in easel stand. It twists so it stands at an angle.  Makes for an interesting presentation. 
By adding a chipboard piece the card is propped so it stays in one position. These cards are great for invitations, welcoming a new baby, and happy birthdays. Add images, flowers, and Altered pages partner this month is Stencil 1.  There are many great selections to add images or words to your easel creations. I hope you give it a try! SUPPLIES: Collage sheets: Easter Children Glitz Paper Petaloo Flowers Stencil 1 Sayings  GIVEAWAY NOW for our giveaway! Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on…