Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Hiatus

I have decided to take the rest of the year off to enjoy the holidays.  I want to thank everyone that has supported me in my decision to create a blog.  You are all sooo wonderful.  May you and yours have a great holiday!  See you January.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Inspiration

Today I would like to share a link to a blogger who is offering twenty five online classes and twenty prompts, mostly holiday themed but techniques that can be applied year around.  She is very talented and I'm quite sure you will find something you must try!  So check it out, play, create and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Altered Book Wednesday

Today's offering is a continuation of my "Good Fortune" altered book.  This spread is by the lovely lady and amazing artist Claudia, a member of our local Altered Book Coalition.  She used a weaving technique that utilized a Chinese menu.  I love it soooo much.  Thank you Claudia.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

Only had a chance to play in the studio for a bit this weekend but conducted an experiment I want to share. I came across some texture tiles used for cake fondant.  They are much larger and thinner than embossing folders and I couldn't resist them for only fifty cents!  I layered a large Rolodex card and the tile and ran them through the die cut machine. Loving it! They don't emboss as deeply as embossing folders, so they will be excellent for creating backgrounds.  They didn't flatten out but the brick pattern tile did curl but other than that I should be able to use them over and over.  Below is the texture tiles packaging, the tiles and the end result.  I would say this is a score!