Saturday, March 7, 2015

Alice Book Page


I've been working on my Alice Altered Book and completed a couple more pages the other day.  The first I'm sharing is what I call the Keyhole page.  I've been working in an old school dictionary and isolated a couple of K pages for this spread.  After gluing a few pages together for strength, I covered the page in 3 colours of Glaze paints. 

Once dry I used a new Dylusions Small Keyhole stencil and some dimensional paste over most of the page. Once that was dry, I cut out a larger keyhole in the top right.  The Tweety Jill stamps and collage elements pertaining to being careful what you drink was used next. 
I added a Tim Holtz key in the opening using thin gold coloured wire.

Then I used another stencil, this one by Stencil Girl and some black dimensional paint to add depth in the corners.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mojo Monday 387

I guess the way to ensure I have the time to play AND post is to plan out a few posts and then go play some more! 

I subscribe to Mojo Monday who, every Monday, send me a new card sketch.  Follow the sketch and upload your creation.  A great challenge.  Sometimes I get the card done and forget to upload, and sometimes I just run out of time in the week to create!  It's a nice way to get a card done quickly. 
Here is this week's sketch and my creation:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Unbirthday Party!

Wanna know what I've been up to?
I've been planning and hosting an Unbirthday Party!
I do not have many close friends and as the years go, I'm becoming more forgetful of keeping in touch or remembering birthdays... So I planned an unbirthday for a small group here in the house on Feb 21.  (For we are given only ONE birthday each year, but we also have 364 UNbirthdays! - Mad Hatter)  Each guest was asked to dress inspired by Alice In Wonderland characters and to bring a small $10 wrapped gift for a gift exchange game.  The rest was all me! 

I decorated the house:

 (altered dollar store Happy Valentines Day banner)
 (punched playing cards strung on textured ribbon)
(signs mimicked from the animated movie)
Created a Photo Booth area:
 (flowers and bread-and-butterfly mimicked from animated movie)
 (my godchild Larissa and I)
(altered goodwill sunglasses)
I planned and created some some fun food:

And we had fun!

I hope to make this a yearly event on different dates and maybe outside, so more can come!
Quite a fun way to beat the winter blues!

Time Flies!

 It's June! Almost July! I have just come back from Quilt Canada in Vancouver.   This is a show that highlights the best juried quilts a...