Category Archives: Altered Art

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

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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

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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

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Baby Blocks for JACK

here is a set of blocks i gave as a gift to my friend and his wife for Christmas this year. i had a fantastic time making them and let me tell you it was kind of sort of hard to pass them along. i wanted to keep it to see his sweet little face myself each day.

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October Inspiration Team Reveal!!

Well today was the first of my reveals at APOS! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.biz/index NULL.htm)

Each of the inspiration team were given the same few items, a 5 page chipboard flower shaped album, Blackriver Designs papers and rubons, a beautiful tree from Ezee Pzee (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.net/ezeepzeeembellishments NULL.htm) a couple of crochet flowers, some floss and a 12 inch piece of ribbon. We were given the freedom to create what ever we wanted as long as we used a bit of everything in the package. We were also instructed that we could add to or alter as we saw fit. These are a few pics of what i came up with. To see the rest of pics as well as the remaining Inspiration Team’s creations jump on over to here inspiration team gallery (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.biz/gallery/INSPIRATION-TEAM-REVEAL/INSPIRATION-TEAM-REVEAL-cat_c30 NULL.htm)

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or if you have a few minutes we would love for you to hop over to their blogs listed on the left!

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