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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

The altered book spread I'm sharing today is a spread in the final round of a local round robin that I am sooo lucky to be a part of.  The theme was a century of fashion broken down into decades.  I chose the 50s. Why?  I tell you why......I have hoarded a boat load of vintage patterns from the 50s that I have been aching to play with.  Here's how I did it.  First, I took the paper pattern instructions and glued them onto the book pages, then glued some of the tissue pattern on top of that. Lastly, I took the pattern and cut out the "finished" product from the front of the pattern package and glued that sucker down.  I added the words "Sew 50s fashion" because I'm notorious for using the word sooo!  Don't believe me, just look at the first sentence of this post!  Thank you for stopping by and may your Halloween be spookylicious!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Friday Inspiration on Tag Tuesday

Just couldn't help but to add one more Halloween inspiration post.  Today's inspiration is provided by a friend who took children's spring horses, removed the base, painted them white, sketched the "bones" and with one final step turned them into "Bony Ponies!"  My artists friends are so talented!  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Today's cards are brought to you by magazines!  I love to look through magazines for interesting images before they head to the recycle bin or donated for good causes.  As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Eye Candy Friday

With All Hallows' Eve almost upon us, thought I would share some awesome pumpkin art!  Carving pumpkins is truly an art form and the link below shares some amazing artists and their work.  Have a creative weekend everyone!

http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2011/10/28/63-mindblowing-halloween-pumpkin-carvings-picture-gallery/

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art Quote Thursday

"Feet, what do I need them for, if I have wings to fly?"

Frida Kahlo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Today's spread in my book of colors is blue.  For me, blue is a fun color to to work with (unlike purple) and I loved creating this spread.  I challenged myself to use some scrapbook bits that came my way and also added a button, which is huge as buttons always look like an afterthought when I use them! Remember, you can click on the image for a larger view.  Thank you for stopping by on this lovely Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tag Tuesday

Today's tags uses one of my favorite techniques...grunged to the max!  The tags were given a tea bath then inked, given another tea bath, images applied and inked again!  Wish I could tell you where the images of the children came from but it escapes me at the moment.  Remember to click on the image for a larger view. See you tomorrow.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Yikes!  I can't believe my stash of Halloween images is running low, low low!  I must have a secret stash somewhere.  Must go find it so I can create more Halloween Rolodex cards and tags!  Have a great Monday and hope you have plenty of spooky delicious images to play with!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eye Candy Friday

No reason to stop now!  Let's take a look at another Halloween Carnival participant and visit

http://craftknifechronicles.blogspot.com

to check out her three Halloween Carnival rides. Before scrolling down her blog to see the rides, check out her awesome fairy subdivision!  Have a creative weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Art Quote Thursday

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the great ones make you feel that you too can become great."

Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

The next spread in my book of colors is purple.  I love purple but rarely use it.  Don't know why!  So this spread was a quite the challenge.  The background was a paper lantern that I deconstructed, her hair (or headdress if you please) is a silk flower.  The face is a Picasso image from a magazine and the goddess body from my scrap bin.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Altered Tag Tuesday

It's rain, rain and more rain in the forecast.  Love it!  It cleanses the grime of the city, provides nourishment for plants and trees and gives me that wonderful feeling of renewal.  Jumping in puddles is fun too! Today's tags are made from bits and pieces of silk plants but are brought to you courtesy of rain because without it there would be no growth or blooms.  If it's raining where you are....do it....you know you want to.....go puddle jumping!  Enjoy the beauty of rain!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Today's Rolodex cards continue the theme of Halloween deliciousness.  A couple of good witches, two black cats and a scary dude.....perfect Halloween fodder!  Hope you have had a creative Monday and as always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Inspiration Link

I just can't help myself, so here is even more eye candy for Halloween inspiration!  If you like steampunk and Halloween, this week's link is right up your alley!  The light bulb hot air balloon is amazing....great directions too!  Have a creative weekend!

http://www.victorianstudio.com/2013/10/the-black-cat-carnival.html

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Art Quote Thursday

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it"

Salvador Dali

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

The next spread in my book of colors is green.  Reduce, Reuse Recycle. Go green.  Definitely a motto that I try my darndest to live by, especially in my art.  It is so rewarding to give paper that would be thrown out a new purpose. The book was a discard.  The images from old magazines destined for the recycle bin. Scrapbook elements that a friend had no use for.  Like it says:  Be open to the journey.  Give it a try!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tag Tuesday

More Halloween inspired goodies!  The skellie tags below were created with temporary tattoos and tea dyed tags.  Temporary tattoos are so easy to use in your art.  One tip is to be sure and seal the image so that it doesn't turn sticky and eventually lift away from the paper.  Hope everyone is "getting" their Halloween on!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Fall weather is finally here in the South!  To celebrate, I stopped doing the "happy dance" and created some  Halloween Rolodex cards.  Grab your skellies and play along with me!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Inspiration Link

Fall weather will be here tomorrow!  Woohoo!  I love this time of  year and the cooler weather is a great way to welcome Halloween.  Check out the link below for some awesome Halloween inspiration.  Have a great weekend everyone and as always, thank you for stopping by.

http://halloweenartexhibit.ning.com/photo/album/list

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Below is an altered spread from a book I have been trying to finish for ages!  The theme is a simple one, colors.  Oh how I love color!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  This is also my first attempt at compressing a photo.  A lovely blogger suggested a few things for new bloggers and I'm slowly putting them to use.  Thanks June!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tag Tuesday

Altering tags is a lot like altering Rolodex cards.......a great way to use those scraps!  Have a great Tuesday and thank you for stopping by.