Friday, December 21, 2012

Altered Arts Magazine: Journal Cover

This journal cover was made for Altered Arts Magazine with some very yummy preferred partner products!

Journal Cover

5 3/4” x 8” chipboard journal with blank white pages, Kunst & Papier
12x12” decorative paper; Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection, Graphic 45
Flute” paper, Canvas Home Basics
Ribbon; Urban Couture, Basic Grey
Dye ink, Red Pepper-Adirondack Earthtones, Ranger Ink
Distress Ink, Black Soot-Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink
Leather flower embellishments, So Happy, Prima
Bling Flourish, “Say it with bling”, Want 2 Scrap
Bird Cut out, “Wings and Things”(Cyndi Duncan), Mail Box Muse
Double Sided Super Sticky Tape, ThermOWeb

  1. Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper to the size of the journal covers. Adhere one to the front and one to the back. Ink the edges.
  2. Cut Flute paper triangle 5” x 2 1/2” and a rectangle 3 1/4” x 4”.
  3. Gently fold the rectangle but do not crease and hand cut a heart shape from the bottom center as the bird house “door”.
  4. Apply red ink to the triangle roof piece and black ink to the rectangle piece.
  5. Attach a piece of ribbon around the rectangle using double sided sticky tape.
  6. Attach the “birdhouse” pieces to the journal cover.
  7. Cut out the bird image.
  8. Glue the flower embellishment into place and slip the bird slightly behind the flower.
  9. Attach the bling flourishes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.
Merry Christmas to all!
Make art everyday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Spotlight on Crafting Rocks!!

I am thrilled to be a Spotlight Designer on Crafting Rocks!
Thank you, Westcott!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection hop!
We are a diverse group of Craft Industry Designers, sharing our creativity through hopping.
We hop on the FIRST MONDAY of each month.  This month's theme is Holiday Gifts.

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 For my hop, I'm sharing my Altered Arts Magazine DT post.
This little cutie can be a refrigerator magnet, pin or ornament. 

Victorian Magnet / Ornament or Pin

2x2” wrapped canvas (Canvas Home Basics) (AAM preferred partner)
Handmade flower Item# 556518 Prima Marketing (AAM preferred partner)
acrylic paint: New Grass -EcoGreen Crafts
pink self-adhesive pearls: Say it with Pearls- Want 2 Scrap
Misc: wide vintage lace, brown suede paper, hot glue & gun, Magnet dot

  1. Paint the front and sides of the canvas with acrylic paint, let dry.
  2. Cut vintage lace 4x4” and hot glue to the canvas, carefully wrapping corners and adhering with hot glue on the back side.
  3. Cut a 2x2” piece of brown suede paper and hot glue to the back side to give a nice clean finish.
  4. Apply the pink self-adhesive pearls around the edge of the canvas. (A large flower design was used for this project but cut apart to apply straight around the edge of canvas)
  5. Hot glue the Handmade flower (Item# 556518 Prima Marketing) to the front center of the canvas.
  6. Hot glue a magnet, pin back or hanger to the back of the project. 

    Thanks so much for hopping around today!  Please visit the other designer blogs for more wonderful and crafty gift giving projects.