Monday, November 26, 2012

Altered Pages "Glitter and Gleam" Challenge Project

The December Challenge at
Glitter and Gleam

It hasn't really been announced yet ... in fact,
we haven't even got the winners from November's Rusted Challenge yet.

But I had a little spare time while I was waiting for other 
projects to dry, so I got an early start!

I started out with a double fold picture frame album box from 7 Gypsies, and covered it with the 
gorgeous Core'dination Glitter Silk Paper from Altered Pages.  To adhere it, I used the terrific Double Stick 1/2" Tape also from Altered Pages. I love it because it has a heavy duty adhesive on 
it - and there is no waiting around time for drying! Then I finished blinging out the front with various
findings and stash goodies, like rhinestones, crystal floral sprays, shimmery snowflakes and ribbon.
The poinsietta in the middle of the German Foil Scrap framed niche is cut from a Sizzix die, and adhered with a Wobble spring, so it bounces and makes me smile.

When the double fold doors on the box are opened, there is an accordian-folded album, filled with
lots of Glitter and Gleam! Whenever I think of anything that gleams, the first thing that comes to
mind is Paris ... though I have to admit that MOST things make me think of Paris! 

Unfortunately, the glitter and gleam and bling and shimmer don't really show well in these photos - 
even though in real life they fairly well glisten with a plethora of rhinestones, jewels, shimmer mists, glitter, glimmer mist and lacquers.
I'm not sure when the challenge will be posted on the blog Altered Pages Challenges, but check it out regularly - and if you haven't seen the Rusted challenge projects yet, go take a look! The prize package for the Altered Pages Challenges winner is always a terrific supply trove!

Glad you could spend a few minutes with me today.

... now, go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The November ALTERED PAGES BLOG CHALLENGE has been announced! 
And look at the terrific prize package that goes to the winner!
...lots and lots of goodies - almost a $50 value!

The theme this month is Rust. It can be any project you like - a card, an ATC, an ornament, a mixed media collage or assemblage - the only limitation is your imagination! Just use rusted colors - or rust!

Rules are simple:
For your project you must use at least one item from Altered Pages (i.e., collage sheet image, ECO art board, tags, papers, etc.) - and don't forget to tell us what it is!
Link up your entry using the InLinkz Tool at the bottom of each challenge post, remembering to link directly to your photo of your entry or your blog post.
Most important: HAVE FUN!

You have until November 30th to link your project photograph.
And the top 3 projects, as voted by the design team, will win the Altered Pages 
digital collage of their choice!

This is my offering for this month's challenge ... a rusted Christmas ornament. I used a rusted tin circle, a rusted key, a rusted flan mold, a Tim Holtz bottle brush wreath, some rusted ball chain, and a Tim Holtz chain tassel. I used a bottle cap from Altered Pages, and Altered Pages collage image, cut with the special bottle cap image die cutter (which works especially well with the Genius Die Cutting Magnetic Platform, which holds your die exactly where you want it!), and layered over with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, with just a touch of the fabulous Terri Sproul Mica Mixers for shimmer and shine!

Now, it's time for you to get your supply goodies in front of you - and go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥