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Showing posts from January, 2016

Time marches on!

Hope it's a GREAT Sunday for YOU....Jean Here to say HI.  OK, barely got the Christmas stuff put away and BAM, it's Valentines Day, Chinese New Year, and so on.   I am beginning to understand why people keep their tree up all year! On a brighter note.....I'm very happy to announce that we will partner with Faerie Song Stamps this month on the Blog.    This company has a wide selection of fairies, mermaids, dragons, mice and other sweet stamps. I have to say it is a departure for some of our Design Team and that's what we like to do, e xercise those creative muscles.   Maybe that sweet Fairy will have a dark twist.   Watch for the Design Team to dazzle you!  Speaking of DAZZLE -  W e have a new Design Team member!   Judy Wood is an amazing artist and poet.  Watch for her posts and wonderful art.    Sadly, we have a team member departing....Betsy Skagen ends her participation with AlteredPages.   She is taking a step back for a while to regroup and refresh.

Saturday Shopper ~ What is New at Altered Pages!

Have you been lurking at lately... there are a few new things just in I would like to share with you!!!   Altered Pages has all of these Authentique 6x6 Pads HERE ! 6x6 pads are perfect for cards and collage work!!!   Hat Pins!     Mardi Gras charms   BEEN HERE FOR A short WHILE  Perfect for Valentines!   Chalk Paints Canvas Flag Banner Glitz Black & White Paper Pack     Glitz Black & White Giant Rhinestones!     Metal Arrows!     Get your FREE rubber stamp Bring on the bright cheerful colors of Mardi Gras , each order placed at Altered Pages will receive a FREE MARDI GRAS Rubber Stamp.    (valid through February 1, 2016 , with postal orders minimum $10.00 order)

Bag & Tag Your Honey

Needing a cute little bag for your Honey? Don't forget the tag! This is the supply list I worked with: Plain kraft bag Scrap piece of Acetate/Plastic Low-tack Tape Bazzill Luggage Tag    Art Anthology Sorbet Vegas Gold Sheen Dimensional    Art Anthology Sorbet Red Velvet Cake Dimensional    Art Anthology Velvet Mayan Gold Dimensional    Embossing Powder    Steampunk Female Unmounted Rubber Stamp    Black Pigment Ink    12" Celtic Circle Stencil    Length of Regimental Ribbon    Spray Inks    Kraft gift bags accumulate after celebrations. It's a great blank canvas to create upon. I taped the edges to flatten. I chose a large stencil as my design for the front of my bag. The   12" Celtic Circle Stencil   was a great choice to cover a large space with a simple geometric design.   I wanted some gold shimmer, but needed some depth too. First coat of spray was my base flat yellow. The next coat was a shimmery gold spray. There

Painted Love!

Hi Everyone!  Danie here!  Today I have been playing with a little paint on my Gelli Plate, this time to make my own love inspired backgrounds.  As some of you may know one of the things I love most is to make my own backgrounds/papers so I couldn't resist this with Valentine's Day just around the corner. Wanting a love themed paper I chose to work with a variety of punched hearts to use as masks with my plate. Having the shapes punched ready on hand I started with some red paint as my initial layer. Today I am working on my 8 x 10 Inch Gelli Plate.   For my first print layer I just used Red Punched Hearts ready to use For my second print layer I added a mix of Acrylic Paints in other red tones such as Red Gold, Red Violet and Magenta with a touch of white to the plate and roughly brayered these across the plate trying not to blend them totally together. Before taking my original red print to pick up the second print I proceeded to add my punched hearts t

Random Love Thoughts!

I love cards!!! I love Valentines... so many cards.... I love LOVE!!!!   Happy Lovely Valentines!!!     Here is a cute trifold card for a special someone at Valentines with random love thoughts.   The brown cardstock base measures 6 x 12 inches, scored at 4 and 8 inches to create a trifold card.       Supplies: Glitz Cardstock Stickers Glitz Giant Rhinestone Glitz Whatnots Glitz Peek A Boo Happy Travels Ink Brown, Delacata Gold Punchinella Petaloo Flowers Double Stick Tape Glassine bag Gold Opulence Staples Doily Brown Cardstock     Use Ink Brown and Delacata Gold  with Punchinella  to create the background on the brown cardstock.   Random Thought #1 - "You look lovely today!"   On the front adhere doily, Glitz Cardstock Stickers , Glitz Whatnots , Glitz Peek A Boo Happy Travels  and Petaloo Flowers .  Add staples to the top left corner and bottom right.   Random Thought #2 - "Who Love