Monday, September 30, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Below are my altered Rolodex cards for this week.  Click on the image if you would like a closer look. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Inspiration Link

Want some Halloween inspiration?  This link to Artfully Musing will provide it!  Great eye candy and excellent tutorials!

Have a creative weekend.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Art Quote Thursday

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self
Jean-Luc Godard

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Today's offering is another altered book from a local round robin.  The theme was "twisted nursery rhymes."  Animal images from a children's book found in a parking lot!.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tag Tuesday

I just love to create with leftover bits and pieces of paper....well that is what this blog is all about!  Below are some tags created from the scrap pile.  Hope you like them and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

I love Altered Rolodex Card Monday!  Below are my cards for this week.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Eye Candy Friday

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would share who has great eye candy and instructions for creating a Halloween Apothecary.  The are six parts, so grab your favorite beverage and prepare to be amazed!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Art Quote Thursday

"I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned to swim."
Frida Kahlo

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

The theme for this book is The Five Senses and was part of a local round robin.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique comes from a lovely lady who has a great blog called 

She shares a technique for making specific background type visible when using book pages in your art. Check it out here:  You will be glad you did!  Have a creative Tuesday.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Below are my Rolodex cards for Monday.  Hope you like them!  Click the image for a larger view.  Thank you sooo much for stopping by.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Inspiration Friday

Deviant Art is a great place to go for eye candy and lots of inspiration!  Below is the link for altered books. Enjoy and hope you have an inspired weekend!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Today's altered book again utilizes a deli sheet used to catch paint splatters and brush/sponge blots for the background.  The theme of this Round Robin book is "take my advice."  The lady was gleaned from a purchased book.  Click on the image if you would like a closer look.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tip Tuesday

I have a "use this instead" tip for you today.  If you use chalks in your art but don't have the right color for a project, look no further than your makeup bag!  Powdered eye shadows and blushes work just as well as the art/craft chalks.  For the frugal artist, browse the makeup aisle at dollar stores and you can score multi-color compacts at a heavily discounted price compared to craft stores!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  Below are my Rolodex cards for today.  Just click on the image for a larger view.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Inspiration Friday

I've posted the link before but a new project has been added.  Make a mini book/wallet from one sheet of paper with video instructions!  Check it out here:  This site always fills me with inspiration.  Hope it does the same for you.  Have a creative weekend!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Today's offering is a spread using a quote from Andy Warhol.  The theme of the book escapes me at the moment.  The background is a deli sheet.  I use deli sheets to catch wayward paint and to swipe my paint brushes across before cleaning.  The image was a Deviant Scrap purchase.  Have a colorful day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tip Tuesday

Here is a low tech but highly effective way to make your own Rolodex cards.  I wanted to cut some large  (3" x 5") cards but didn't have that size die to use in the die cutting machine. I cut the cards by hand and tried and tried to cut the notches on the bottom but they always looked like they were gnawed instead of cut!  Then the light bulb moment happened.  Use a hole punch and punch two holes side by side.  It will look like a heart.  Cut off the little peak at the top, cut the slits at the bottom of the card and there you go, a handmade Rolodex card ready to be altered.  I rounded the corners but it's not necessary.  Are they perfect like store bought cards?  Heck no but it's a great way to recycle paper scraps and it works!  The image below shows the store bought card at top left and my workaround on the right side.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

I have every size and style of Rolodex is good!  Below is a sampling of those different sizes and styles.  Learning new things is always exciting and today I learned about auto correct in my imaging software!  Love, love, love how it brightens the image.  Hope you find something that excites you today!