Friday, September 30, 2011

Thanks for the 'likes'

Thanks to all that recently voted for my project in the Graphic 45 Halloween Rejuvenation Challenge.  I believe I came in 3rd---behind 2nd place by 12 or 13 votes.  I really enjoyed the challenge and watching the live voting.  I met some new friends along the way, too.  In the words of Wendy Vecchi, "It is amazing how art can change strangers into friends!"

Again, thanks all---I am truly grateful.  A magical way to start off Autumn, wouldn't you say?!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Please Vote: Graphic 45 Halloween Rejuvenation Challenge

Hey all, today is the last day to vote over at Graphic 45's Facebook page.

Please hop on over there and "like" the picture of my project (that is, if you like it) here

Scroll down to my last post if you want to see all the close ups (it's worth it, you can't see a lot here).

It has been kinda a close race and would appreciate any support I get.    Really, every vote will count on this one!    THANKS :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

G45 Halloween Rejuvenation Challenge

Another creative challenge I have entered:  Graphic 45 has challenged us to 'rejuvenate' an object from around the house using G45 paper to create a Halloween project.   I have used G45's Halloween in Wonderland papers. Please help me out by voting/liking it on FB link below.  Here are pics of my project:

the before picture

 I picked up this frame months and months ago at a thrift store.  They let me 'have' it for a whopping $1.50 cuz it was missing the frames hanging on the left so it was obviously useless, right?? Wrong! 

completed project--front side

close up of Alice

close up of backside made with Halloween in Wonderland paper---cut out the individual cards and mounted them over Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon

completed project backside

closeup of memory frame with 'drink me' bottle (filled with glossy accents with Lettuce Alcohol ink mixed in)

backside of memory frame with key and keyhole

Rickety tree die used for tree (got this from a new crafty friend, Leiann); Cheshire cat cut from Halloween in Wonderland paper.

Pocketwatch from Tim Holtz Alterations collection; image from G45 papers.

closeup of pocketwatch; paper from G45

another closeup to show the cut out watch face (from G45 paper) inside mini pocketwatch

The fun thing about this challenge is that people will be able to 'like' their fav project on Graphic 45's FB page.  You can view mine here.  You will have to login to FB once you get there so the 'like' button will show up.  The winners will receive G45's Christmas Emporium line, how cool is that??!!

Also adding this to this month's challenge at Alter it Monthly:  Trees
As always, tell me what you think.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wedding Card

Another quick post today:  A wedding card for my brother Devin and his new wife, Sarah.

                                                                  a close up for detail

Rummaged thru my stash for this one.  Used the Top Note Die from Stampin' Up!  Ran it thru the Cuttlebug with Tim Holtz' Damask Embossing Folder.  The Love acetate overlap is by K&Company.  The card base is from DCWV Tattered Time paper stack.  Misc. other supplies.

I am entering it in this week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash:  No coloring Allowed.

The inside says, "Welcome to the Wedded Bliss Club".  Hope they enjoy it!

Get It In Gear ATC

Okay, so long time no post.  I think the saying on my project here, "get it in gear" is quite fitting :)  I am finally getting around to crafting again---and loving it!!  Here I have done an ATC and altered a photo clip stand to match.  I am posting this for two challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  ATC
Simon Says Stamp Blog:  Dies to Die for

before pic of photo clip stand

after pic

up close pic of ATC for detail

entire project

Supplies used:
Distress inks by Ranger:  Peeled Paint, Broken China and Tea Dye
Gears mini Movers and Shapers Die by Alterations from Sizzix by Tim Holtz
ATC die by Alterations from Sizzix by Tim Holtz
Gears from Idea-Ology by Tim Holtz
Alcohol inks by Ranger:  Expresso and Copper Mixative
Gears Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
blue acetate
text paper from old math book
sentiment stamp by Technique Tuesday
copper embossing powder

Hope you like!  And now, back to my craft studio...............