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Little Asian Houses

Hey folks, Melodee here with you this beautiful January Tuesday morning. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT of  congrats to Seerafeena! She was last months "Colors of the Season"challenge winner. You go girl!!!!! 

Today I want to bring you a closer look at the little Asian houses I created for this months Chinese New Year challenge. (Have you checked out the challenge yet?)

When I saw the collage sheet Mystic Asian I fell in love with it! AP's collage sheets are just so vivid and beautiful and these lovely images just said ooh lala to  me!! I really wanted to  showcase these beautiful Asian women uniquely and I was pretty sure I wanted to use canvas but was still not really sure of what I wanted to do exactly. Then while I was creating the idea of little Asian houses struck me! 

So I grabbed a couple of 4x4 canvases, some cereal boxes,(yes, cereal boxes, Anyone who knows me knows I must recycle something in my art!!) Dylusions Inks and several other little supplies and went to work. I hope you enjoy what you see and  if you would like more info you can view more details and a few how to 's over on my blog

I have supplied a list of the AP items I used to create these below. I hope you will keep dropping by here on the Altered Pages blog as our fearless leader just got back from CHA and will be giving you glimpsies of all the yummy new products she is adding to the AP store!! Not to mention all of the amazing and creative goodies our SUPER design team will be coming up with!! You won't want to miss out!!!

I hope you enjoyed todays post but, it's now time for me to hit the studio and get busy creating. I have some cool valentines goodies coming to AP  and a cute valentine kit coming as well. So please be watching. Oh and don't forget to grab your AP goodies and join us for this months challenge by creating some Chinese New Year goodies of your own. Voting on the AP design team projects is going on now but YOU have until January 31st to get your entry in!! Happy Chinese New Year everyone!! 

 Tah Tah for now,
1. Dylusions Inks
2. Gesso
3. Gel Medium
4. Mystic Asian collage sheet
5. Blending stump

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