Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Altered Sleeve

Many posts ago I shared the altered sleeves I created for a swap.
I have received a sweet coffee and tea book in return and am so thrilled to share it with you.
This swap was great fun and it was wonderful to receive this great treasure in the mail.
Book cover
I prefer tea!
Add cream please!
Mornings are always good with a hot cup of Coffee!
Percolator Beauty!
Not only can you alter sleeves for a keepsake book,  it might be fun to create a digital collage for a special event or party that you are hosting and make a printable for the hot cider or chocolate that you might be serving. Click here for a sample template. Why stop there...get out some glitter and ribbons and have fun! Host a fairy party and make some bracelets with cut outs,glitter and ribbon... it would be so much fun!
I hope this project inspires you to get creative and have fun! 
Thank you for coming to visit and have a wonderful and creative day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Stuff Your Stuff

It was a blast to get creative with the loot that was sent to me from the for the "My Stuff, Your Stuff" swap.
I recently sent out the two cards that were made. I have completed one more card and have selected pieces to make another card.
Card one is an Asian theme. Four different elements were used on this card. The text and the Chinese man were from the Heaven Money. A Chinese coin would have worked as well, however this gold flower was found amongst the goodies and it fit well!

If you look closely at the picture a few posts back in October you will spy the materials that were used for these two cards.  This second card was made from an old invitation you can see it in the picture on the top in the center of the stash. There was also an old map and the silver heart embellishment that I was able to use. The card shouts Love! The greens look lime in this picture, when actually they are more pastel. A little glitter was added to give the card a little shimmer.
If you are asked to participate in a swap like this, do sign yourself up. You will have fun and you will get some great art in return!
The swaps I received will be in a future post, they are gorgeous!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Altered Boxes

This week was an exciting week with altered art. As you see, I was given a stack of dinnerware boxes-as I am know to be an altering creative person. After some reflection I thought they would make perfect "Prop Boxes" for my girl scout troop's current journey. This week we began altering. As you see from the picture quite a lot of pink was used as the girls really love that color.

Quite awhile ago I purchased a bag of several cabinet door pulls similar to the one below at the Goodwill for about $1.50, saving them for just such an occasion. They worked great as the handles for the boxes. They were hot glued and secured with the screws after the top was decorated.

Later in the week I was invited to a very special birthday party celebration. And thought I would make card to give with the gift. However, when the creative process began things changed up, as they so very often do. The box below (the same box used as photographed above) is the finished project and while I was photographing the box before the event, I though that I must make a tag to hang from the handle which would say "Happy Birthday!", and so I did,  however there was no time to photograph it as I was off to the event!

This is a very happy Pink Saturday! Please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound  for more seasonal celebrations, she has posted a wonderful Pecan Pie recipe and is featuring sweater pumpkins!
As always, be happy and celebrate this beautiful day!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Beaded Chain

There is an event every Friday Night in downtown Mesa. 
Every 2nd Friday features local artists.
These artist bring their creations and set up booths that line both sides of the main street. 
The shops along the street stay open and often have special promotions during the event.
I happened to go to a wonderful art gallery opening a few weeks ago during this event.
There was a wonderful artist there who loved to bead.
Her designs were captivating.
This necklace was one of my favorites from her collection so elegant. Composed of small gold seed beads which are strung on thread.
Simple, yet beautiful.