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



ddazzled71 said...

Tristan you always put so much effort and heart into your beautiful projects and this is stunning. So many beautiful details to explore and jammed packed with Glitter and Gleam. I love it! xx

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

MAGNIFICENT! I want to be a dust bunny in your studio, but I know you are neat and tidy so there probably are none allowed. I however, am protected by Killer Dust Bunnies!xo

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is really awesome!

Monica said...

Where do I find Wobble Springs/ this could certainly take my scribbling to a higher plane. just wish i could see your art in person.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this stuff so much and you are so good at it! i am clueless as to how to do this.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful, glitzy album, x

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

YAHOO for you! These are simply great! Happy Holidays Tristan! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Kelli Green aka Cajunstampingqueen said...

A little extra time while things were drying??? You must have been putting the golden gate bridge together then cause I don't think this too a little time at all!!! It's quite beautiful really! Love all the details!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tristan. I love your work, and I can see the glitz and bling and I enjoy looking at every inch of the album, as well as the box. Way cool!

Debbie Buckland said...

Wonderful project. Very beautiful

Art By Wanda said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lyneen said...

I love all things PARIS.... I would have never known what was hiding inside this beauty if I hadn't visited your sight!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for coming over to my blog! I'm afraid my pics didn't turn out very well on my last project but the wings are there and they have the bling on them. Your projects are just amazing! I love all of the bling that's on your newest project and I'm sure you'll be a winner in the contest!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I don't have to see the bling to know it shines and sparkles.You always add flair to any thing you create.An artist you are my friend.
Merry Christmas,
Marie Antionette