Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laura at Artfully Musing

Good day, all!

I have posted information about Laura's blog at Artfully Musing before (she makes amazing altered bottles!).  With her permission, I wanted to post a photo of some of Laura's fabulous bottles and direct you to her tutorial.

The direct link to Laura's bottle tutorial is: Artfully Musing Bottle Tutorial.  As if that weren't enough, Laura has created a tutorial on the most fabulous chests made out of matchboxes.  Oh to be so creative!  I have not asked Laura if I could post a photo of her Marie Antoinette Chest (I'll do that today!); however, I am sure she would not mind if I share the link with you:  Artfully Musing Matchbox Chest Tutorial.  While you are visiting Laura's blog, be sure to take a look at all of the unique tutorials she offers.

Disclaimer:  I am in no way affiliated with Laura at Artfully Musing but I find her work inspiring and simply want to share her genius with everyone!

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Swaps :)

I have not been working on that Graphic 45 album without taking breaks to create for swaps in some of the great groups I belong to!  Since the photos have been taken and the exposure has been adjusted, I thought I would include a couple of pictures of some other things I've been working on.

First, a magazine collage that I did for a trading partner in Australia (how cool is that?) over at Paper Traders:

I have also made a couple of little art dolls for the wonderful Ms. Shelly that makes the wheel go round over at the Yahoo Altered Books' group site:

This was my first doll that I made; then realized I was supposed to make a ribbon doll! So, effort #2 follows...

By far my favorite!  This little doll started out as tan card stock and one of my Art Doll stamps. :)
I've also swapped bookmarks on a Yahoo group I recently joined called Art for the Creative Mind. Sadly, I did not take photos of those but they are winging their way to my partner as we speak.

I challenge you to try something "outside the box" this week. 


Graphic 45 Album & Other Happenings

Ok so, I think I put this post off for two weeks because of the photographs that needed to be taken.  I've been working on a Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe gate fold album that is 99% finished.  Because my eyes are always larger than my stomach, I put way TOO MANY pages in this album and it is taking FOR-EVAH to finish.  However, since there are so many photos I thought I had probably better post at least the first 11 pages. lol

So... here ya go!

The cover is started but definitely NOT finished. I'm all about junking it up!

This page has photo mats as well as a mini-journal included.

I need to do something else with this page - it just hasn't hit me in the back of the head yet.

Envelope pocket mounted on a chip board covered page.

Last photo for now... more to follow!
I hope this finds you all creating amazing things!
Best wishes,