Category Archives: Altered Art

National Scrapbook Day

APOS! hosted a wonderful day. The building was full of talent I only wish i had taken some time to wander around a bit more to see all the work of everyone.
Here are a couple of things i created. My ATC’s are for a swap over at Art for the creative mind..subject.. sew easy!!

and i love love love this piece i made inspired by Tim Holtz himself

i also worked on a She but didn’t get it finished but will post as soon as i do!

i have so much more happening in my world. For instance, i am preparing our next challenge from Ezee Pzee which will be revealed the first Sunday of June, i am preparing for the upcoming Tim inspired Tags class and the most sought after mixed media class over at A PILE OF SCRAP! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum and i am working on my Grunge Tags and challenges for the inspiration team girls

so til next time…


Art for the Creative Mind

so i have joined this forum a while ago in order to expand my artist side and have ended up doing things that i have never attempted before; for instance did you see last week when i made the dress!! it was part of a swap.

So the next thing i have attempted which i have never done before are ATC’s!! and girl did i have fun.

the only guideline we were given is ‘Easter Bonnet”. well i thought i was all set and then i read the forum and all of a sudden i was scared to death!! my interpretation was totally off to what was suggested!! i posted that i would have to start over and one very sweet kind forum friend said no!! don’t change a thing because it is suppose to be yours!

so these are the two that i did. i was able to use gesso and glimmermist and glimmerglam and my favorite new thing which i haven’t had time to explore my melt pot with beeswax. It is going to be very hard to part with my first ever ATC but i do know that they are going to a good home!

next swap is clay beads… HELP!!!

so til next time…


Marie Antoinette Dress

I have started on a new group recently and today just finished my first piece for a swap. The category was Marie Antoinette Dress. That is all we are given. We were to let our imaginations go. Well as you can see this is something totally out of the norm for me. Here is my first and then final attempt. I just had to put grunge on it!!

I happen to like them both. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by. My next swap is ATC’s.. Easter Bonnet. should be interesting! I so can’t wait!

til next time


Ezee Pzee – flower box

okay so we were all given the parts to put together and decorate a flower box. Now if you know me you know i can’t just do a flower box.. so i decided i would do a wheel barrel!!
so as you know i love using recycled products from around the house and that i did.

The ‘wheel is the center piece from a roll of ribbon and the sprocket centre is from a left over project piece. The legs are handles off an old used foam paint brush! I used fabric tac glue and attached them to the bottom of the flower box.

Next I stamped the side of the flower box with a white paint dabber on to a stamp. Left it to dry and then painted over the entire box with a red paint. Once the paint was almost dry I used a dampened paper towel and wiped some of the red off the stamped white.

I then covered the top of the flower box with left over duct tape. i love how it turned out.
so my flower box turned into a wheel barrel is pretty but in order for it to be complete I needed to add flowers!

Now I had wanted to use ‘real’ flowers but just couldn’t find the right ones so plastic ones it was!

My mannequins shorts are made with tissue tape which has been distress stained, glimmermisted and gesso’d. Her ‘top’ is a bounce sheet which has been sprayed with chalk (as is the tie that is holding her hat on)

so that left me with lots of little ezee pzee pieces left to do something with. so many pieces and so many choices.

so into my stash i went and i found this old wooden puzzle piece. i took the puzzle pieces out and then cut a piece of cardboard to fit. I took the cardboard and started tearing away the top layers. once i was happy with the look i took out the distress stains and started painting.. but wait what do i see.. looks like a figure looking back at me! and what do you ask made the texture on my flower clouds (one of ezee pzee flowers that i cut in half!).. why it was made by using beeswax! first time using my melt pot.. love it!

I really enjoyed doing this months project and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

What are you going to do with your next ezee pzee ebellishment. leave me a comment for one ballot and a link to your project or send me a pic for the second ballot and i will do a random draw next Sunday for a little RAK which i will send to you! Follow me and you will get your name entered a third time!!!

Please take a moment and pop on over to the other dezign team members sites and see what magic they created with their Ezee Pzee pieces!!

til next time


SAME – Tim Holtz stamp binder

WOW it seems like it has been a while since i have been able to sit down and work on something just for the sake of creating without pressure. Now don’t get me wrong i LOVE creating for the inspiration team and the dezign team and for classes but every once in a while i want to play just for the sake of playing and getting messy.

So this is what i did. I took this old binder that was doomed for the dumpster

and created this lovely piece of art

it took only a few steps and a few products and this was the first step.

i cut out paper the size of the front and back cover, layed down my stencils and then layered on some gesso. Once i was happy with the amount i picked up my stencil and placed it on the opposite page. I than grabbed my brayer and some paper towel and then TADA.. finished.

i partially dried my GESSO with my heat tool. did you know that by drying it will flatten out your gesso BUT it will also cause it to blister and crack some!! pretty cool i then set it aside to completely dry. Once dry i just layered on different colours of perfect pearls and a bit of color wash. once i was happy with the colouring and the mix i used my damp paper towel and cleaned off the gesso.

i then dug out my Claudine Hellmuth matte gloss and glued my papers onto the binder and pressed it on really well using my brayer. Once both front and back were glued down i used a piece of sticky back canvas and wrapped the end of the binder. A bit more perfect pearls and color wash and it was complete

oh wait no it needed a couple of other things so i took out my coupon die cut and my stamps; placed them on the back of a label with glossy accents and then attached to the binder spine with a couple of brads.

then all that was left to do was to add a bit of ribbon and corners and then my treasured stamps!!!

thanks for stopping bye. Til next time