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Showing posts from July, 2014

Guest ~ Leaky Shed Studio Artist ~ Veronica Johnson ~~ Plus A Double Daily!

  What a FABULOUS month!!!  The design teams from both Leaky Shed and Altered Pages shared some AMAZING projects.  Today is the last day of July, we have a DOUBLE DAILY for your!   DRAGON FLY DREAMS     by Veronica Johnson Click HERE to learn how she created this beautiful mini album!!      Now for your double daily!   A TRAVEL JOURNAL by Lyneen Jesse See the Travel Journal HERE . Be sure to leave a comment on the ALTERED PAGES blog below for a chance to win the Altered Pages prize package this month!   Be sure to watch next month! We have another AWESOME month in store for you in AUGUST!!!

SteamPunk Book Covers

Hi Everyone it's Danie back again. As you know we have been playing with Chipboard from the Leaky Shed Studio all this month which is just so versatile to use in an array of projects.  This month I have used them in my journal, on a mixed media canvas and now my project today. And throughout July you no doubt have seen all the other beautiful work by my fellow team mates along with the Leaky Shed Designers. Altered Pages sells 6 x 6 Black Mat Board Pieces which are the perfect weight and size to to make some book or album covers with.  An Idea was sparked! I rummaged through my box of Altered Pages Goodness and pulled out some other things I thought I might use. After punching some holes in my mat board for two rings to hold my book together I started covering the front of the mat board with some torn pieces of Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Papers and some Embossed Cardstock such as the Two Scoops for some subtle texture.  My papers have given me a theme to work to

Guest Artist ~ LISA FULMER

ALTERED PAGES is honored to share the AMAZING Lisa Fulmer with you! Many of you may already know her, some this may be your first introduction.  Once you read about her and see her art, you will know why we think she is so AMAZING!   Please help me welcome LISA FULMER ! Lisa Fulmer is very accomplished in the craft industry, she has worked several years as a project designer, teacher, demonstrator and marketing consultant. She refers to herself as “an ardent artist and a chronic crafter”—her life is filled with art: mixed media, cardmaking, art journaling, beading, needlework, sewing, painting, photography, general crafts—there's precious little that she hasn't tried and totally loved creating. She writes a weekly column for her town's news blog that features local artists, crafters, performances and more. She is also a regular craft writer for, and Bella Crafts Quarterly. She is the Publicity Chair for her local art associatio

Recycled Cheese box

Repurposing is a Blast! With AlteredPages and Leaky Shed Studio! I am delighted to be an  AlteredPages   Design Team member! I love the wonderful products that  carries and the artsy inspiration of their designers! So this is a dream come true for me! My video for this month project partnering with Leaky Shed Studio is a recycled Laughing Cow cheese box. I am so totally in love with these that my stash is overflowing! I hope you enjoy my tutorial! Supplies include: AlteredPages: Creative Scrap Images Rubber Stamps Staz On Ink glitter gold leaf/guilding Punchinella Mailbox Muse: Seed Beads and sequins from  Mailbox Muse  kit Leaky Shed Studios: Barn Swallow with Crown! On hand Supplies: Dylusions Ink spray gesso Yes Paste a variety of yarns , fabrics and felting supplies and partner Leaky Shed Studio! I hope you enjoy my video. Please give me a thumbs up and/or leave a comment! Than

Dragonfly Dreams Pocket Card

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday!  As you may already know, Altered Pages has partnered with Leaky Shed Studio and their design team this month.  Our theme is "Flies", and we can interpret that any way we choose.  I got these beautiful chipboard butterflies from Leaky Shed, so I knew I wanted to make a fun card using it as a dimensional embellishment.   I began with a pre-made 5"x7" kraft card, and layered green and purple papers from the Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey and Hummingbird paper packs to the front.  Then I printed "Aux Violettes de Nice" collage image and taped the decorative border die cut, also from the paper pack, to the top. I applied adhesive around bottom and sides of this piece and adhered to front of card, forming a pocket, adding  yellow baby ball fringe  across the seam.. Stamp larger dragonfly from the  Muse Dragonfly rubber stamp set  onto card front, as shown, and paint with Imperial Purple Art Anthology Sorbet. H

Leaky Shed Partners and Did you know?

We are thankful for the great partnership we have had with Leaky Shed Studios this month!!   The teams have really shown us great projects. We have a few more days left of the month, be sure to visit each day to see what we have in store for you.  Today, I would like to share a few of the viewers favorites!   Carp Diem by Barbara Rankin   UpCycle Project by Robin Horasanian     I am Free by Trisha Too   Remember, comment each day on the blog for a chance/s to win this month's prize package!       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  DID YOU KNOW...  You can get FREE STUFF when ordering from !!!   For a limited time, while we make room for new items arriving, YOU benefit! At order over 50.00 gets free shipping!   (does not include Mailbox Muse kits) Spend 35.00 or more you get a free 6x6 pad of Glitz paper!   (our choice, they are all great!) Spend 25.00 or more you get a fr

Paris Leaky Shed Board Book

What an AWESOME MONTH of inspiration from both the Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio Design Teams! Just a few more days left of art.  Be sure to stop by each and comment!  Working in my Leaky Shed Bracket Book  I created a Flight In Paris! This is the technique I use to cover odd shaped pages.  The Bracket book is 6X6.  I used 6x6 sheet from the Glitz Paper Pad.  First, apply adhesive to one side of the chipboard, the lay it on the paper carefully centering it.   Gently cut away excess paper.  Use an emery board (or sand paper if you prefer) to sand the edges with paper side up use strokes in a downward motion.    With a file, poke holes where the ring holes are, then file down the paper to create nice round holes.  Now repeat the process on the other side of the page.  Be sure to do both sides before you add any embellishments as it is difficult to work with the page once one side is finished.  After the paper is on the page, edge with 

Caged Beauties

Happy Friday, everyone!   It’s Robin again and today I have a greeting card to share with you.   All throughout July, Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio are partnering to bring you projects that fly!   Each day brings a new inspiration so check out both blogs often!   On the Altered Pages blog , commenting on posts this month means you are entered into a drawing to win this prize!  It's not too late!  Keep commenting for a chance to win! Altered Pages & Leaky Shed Studio Designs art supplies Today I am using this lovely chipboard bird cage from Leaky Shed Studio.   The images are all from two Altered Pages collage sheets – Beauty in Yellow and Fairy Wings.   Don’t worry, I've listed all of the links are at the bottom of the page for you.   The background is made from a single 8 x 8 piece of paper from the Glitz Sunshine in My Soul pad.      The black vine on the card was one of the wonderful precut strips from Bazzill’s Just The Edge collect


Are you enjoying the cross promotional pieces this month?  We've all been having fun playing with the Leaky Shed Studios chipboard, and today I've got a bird themed piece to share: Here is the charming Barn Swallow with crown , and the chip is so sturdy, it's a delight to work with.  Here, the swallow is collaged with a layer of music from an Altered Pages Vintage Text pack , a little glitter , and the crown has a nice metallic sheen--the Art Anthology Acrylics are great for achieving some gorgeous paint effects. Added a standard tag , cut down a bit The Leaky Shed Bird Branch has several layers of paint and crayons Thank you for stopping by--just a reminder, leaving comments on the Artsociates blog posts automatically enters you in the draw for the July drawing for a fun prize package! :)trisha