Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joyeux Noel

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for stopping by the blog today!  

Steph here with a cute little Christmas frame project for you.
The focal point of my frame is the cutest little Christmas gnome. 
Poor guy has slipped on the ice and is sliding across the snow on his little bum. 
I love the contrast of the "Joyeux Noel" and the look on his face 
indicating he is not so joyous at the moment. 
Please take a minute and scroll through the pictures and be sure to check out the 
supply list at the bottom of the post. 
I hope this little guy puts you in a Joyeux mood! 

Lately, I have been mentioning what great gifts some of our projects will make. 
Well, I actually have the person who is going to receive this all picked out already.
I am so excited to surprise her with this on Christmas. 
She will be able to add a photo of her little gnomes and change the focal point of the frame. 

All supplies for this project were obtained from Altered Pages. 
The frame comes as a blank wooden "canvas" ready for your imagination and creativity to bring it to life. 
The papers are from the "Joyeux Noel" set from Glitz.
The collage image is one of many great images from Altered Pages as well. 
I used a couple different versions of fibers as well as paper flowers and glass glintz...
all from Altered Pages. 

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you have a fun, joyous holiday season.
Be careful on that ice & snow!!! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Star Light, Star Bright

Happy Friday Everyone (oooh Friday the 13th)! 

We are getting ever closer to the big day so I thought I would share with you a very homemade, yet quick craft that makes a heartfelt ornament for hanging on a tree or beautiful adornment for special gift wrapping...a paper star.  

There are many, MANY versions of the paper star, from the German 5 point paper star to endless styles of Origami stars. I will skip the star tutorial (you're welcome) and let you pick the style and design you would like to use. 
I will; however, provide you with inspiration in the way of pictures and my FAVORITE source for all of your crafting supply needs, AlteredPages.com of course. 

I do have to admit falling right in love with these little beauties. They remind me of paper stars on my Grandmothers tree when I was just a little girl. I even made a little lovely out of paper scraps...I'm a big believer is using up every little scrap I can. 

All supplies are listed at the end of this post. Be sure to check out  Altered Pages  for all your supply needs. 

Above a star is done in pink chevron paper from Glitz with rose sticker accents. 
For the center I attached vintage red mini garland and a silvertone filigree charm. 
The garland and charm were attached using Crystal Lacquer. 
The hanger for this star was made with simple black ribbon. 


My next star was done using the double sided Joyeux Noel papers from Glitz. 
This literally is the same piece of paper...just front and back. My center design here is a button with a little amber gem in the middle.  


Here is the back side of the same star with the center of this being a paper flower
with the same style amber gem in the center. 
A strand of mini pearls was used as the hanger for this star. 


This star I left as a single star, meaning this one is flat on the back. 
I thought this would make a beautiful addition to a pretty package. 
A special gift deserves special packaging, right? Right! 
This was done using the "Uncharted Waters" 8 x 8 Glitz paper pack.
I just love how versatile these papers are. 

I used a grey ribbon bow and silver snowflake rhinestone for the finishing touch. 

Here is my sweet little scrap ornament. It just might be my Favorite. 
I took a long paper scrap about an inch wide and I accordion folded it. 
I then pulled the accordion together at the ends to create a circle. 
I glued the edges and attached a coordinating paper circle to the back to keep it secure
as well as to hide the mechanics. 
I then attached a Glitz giant gem from the Cashmere Dame collection. 
I added vintage mini garland around the outer edge
and continued that at the top to create a loop to hang it by.  
I added another Giant Gem from glitz to the back and finished it off with clear glitter. 

I hope you enjoy the pictures. And, I really hope you give this a try. 
This project was very similar to potato chips. Whaaaaat?! Yes, chips...once you start, it's hard to stop! 

Be sure to check out the supply list below. All links provided to save you time. 
Have fun crafting! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Elf on the brain...

Welcome to today's post.
I know it's a bit early, but..........
I have elves on my brain. So, I thought why not spread some elfish cheer around. 
I have for you today an upcycled bottle project. 
I just love altering bottles. I think the possibilities are endless, 
not to mention they're just plain FUN. 

First, I chose a bottle that I thought was a bit different. 
It is the prettiest blue hue, not your typical green or clear.
It was originally a bottle of German white wine. 
I can't remember the name, but I do remember that it was yummy. 

You can see above that I added layer upon layer to my bottle.
I started with Christmas tissue from my supplies and kept adding from there
and collage images from Altered Pages.  
I thought how perfect is he? He is obviously enjoying his beverage and
his little pants are just the right color blue to match the bottle. 

I then added some blingy trim from my stash to the upper rim of the bottle 
along with pretty vintage garland bursting out of the cork. 

If you are going to be so kind as to give your upcycled project as a gift, 
be sure to take the time and make a cute little coordinating card.
You have all of your supplies out now anyway, you may as well. :-)   

Happy Creating! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Evil Libations

Hello again ghouls and boys...
Today's 31 Days of Halloween Hop offering is a chilly bottle of evil libations to wet your whistle. 

 I started my project with a wine bottle that I just really loved the shape of. 
It is a very thick, sturdy glass and I felt that it will stand the test of 
time being brought out year after year for Halloween. 

Of course, I found amazing collage images at Altered Pages
I also used some eerily fun images from Smeared and Smudged
Such a great selection at both .coms. You really need to check them out!

You can see in the picture below that I started with text pages, graphic 45 papers and collage images. 
I built them up laying here and there. You can find a sampling of amazing collage images here. 

After decoupaging all papers I added the cork back to the bottle. 
I then wired up some fun little resin skulls and poked them right into the cork. 
After allowing ample dry time and all layers were complete I finished off 
my dastardly concoction with colorful fibers tied around the neck of the bottle. 
I then embellished with gears, crystals and a key. 
You know to lock up the liquor cabinet when we are all done partaking. 

Happy Halloween!!!
Stephanie S.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Buckaroo Sally

Ms. Buckaroo Skully

Featuring products from AlteredPages.com and BombshellStamps.com 

Here is how Ms. Buckaroo Skully came to life.

Starting with a 5x7 canvas art board I created the background by stamping a checkerboard pattern using my Maya Road Earth Brown Chalk InkWhile still wet I blended the ink from the center out in all directions. Using my Big Brush PITT Pen in black I outlined the entire panel...for a little pop ya know?

I painted out my BombshellStamps.com image and the Alteredpages.com cowgirl image using my Neutral Color Pack of Gelatos & gave it all a bit of detail & color. 
I then fussy cut all of my images, attached them together using my UHU glue stick where needed and set them aside.  I was lucky to find some scrap book paper from my, well, scraps, and it worked perfectly.  This is the bucking bronco image you see behind Ms. Skully. I added some color here as well, using my trusty Gelatos.  

To finish off the canvas panel.  I added a band at the top and bottom with Newspaper Journal Washi Tape and jute. I attached the jute with Crystal Lacquer. I added some cute Brown Resin Blossoms...a couple here...a few there. She is a cowGIRL after all.

I then adhered my collage and digital images adding Ms. Skully  last. I gave her a lasso made of twine. She never knows when she might need to hogtie something.  

For the finishing touch I added burlap to the back of the panel allowing a 1 inch border all around. And, this is Ms. Buckaroo Skully.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fa Boo lous!

Hi there Hoppers, Stephanie Siatta here with a fun little journal page for you. 
This simple yet fun page was done with 
Dylusions inks and stamps as well as other great gothic stamps 
from AlteredPages.com. 
You can find them by clicking  here. Dylusions  

I inked the background with the super versatile 
blue and green Dylusions inks and added black gothic stars 
in black right over the Dylusions. 
I then stamped multiple images from the Dependable Dotty
stamp collection cutting here and arranging there. 
I then gave them vibrant color with more inks as well as Gelatos.
I added a collage from AlteredPages.com of a simple little witches hat. 
To the witches hat I added a hint of sparkle 

I hope you enjoy! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hi there everybody, it's Steph here today and what a very special day it is. It is my amazing Mom's birthday!!  Jean Moore is 39 years young today (I'm allowed to say that right?).  I just don't know how she does it considering I am 42.  Today is her day to go strut her stuff and hopefully the Miss Sassy Britches that I have made will help inspire her to do just that.    

This was done using watercolor paper, cardstock, a combination of stamps and Dylusions inks.  You can find all of them here at AlteredPages.com.  Starting out the background was done using 
Dylusions Spray Inks in Cut Grass.  I used a combination of the Dylusions Dependable Dotty and Time Marches On stamps for her body.  I grabbed the arms from a magazine ad where the arms just happened to be in the perfect pose for strutting.  Don't you love when things just work out like that?  I thought the flat pearl brad was so sweet for her necklace and a black shiny German Scrap cut could not have been more perfect for her bouffant hairdo.  I then printed the text on good old cardstock and boxed it in with my black Micron pen. 

Mom, you are always making others smile with your love, generosity and caring.  I hope Miss Sassy Britches makes you smile today.  Happy Birthday! I love you with all my heart!  Now get away from that computer and go have some fun!!!