Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Little Bit French

Actually I'm not French at all, but I am drawn to everything French, which is what brought me to Rhonda's blog, A Little Bit French and etsy shop, ParisGal56. She makes such beautiful French-inspired items and I was fortunate enough to have won these fabulously fragrant lavendar filled burlap sachets in last Friday's giveaway. And look at the lace pouch Rhonda made to send them in-another gift in itself! Merci Rhonda!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Spread The Rosette Love

Are you drawn to these beauties as much as I am? Rosettes are popping up everywhere in blogland, and thankfully Jill of Gypsy Brocante is hosting a swap and giveaway for all of us in need of a little rosette therapy. Never made a rosette before? Neither have I! Jill has a great tutorial on her blog to help all of us first-time rosette makers. Either the link within this post or the button on the sidebar will take you there. Hope to be swapping rosettes with you soon!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Under The Sea Bliss

It's here! The Under The Sea Chunky Collaborative is complete and what a fun book this turned out to be. One of our group members, Ellen, has graciously started a companion blog for the Altered Art Fat Book Yahoo Group. The entire book is available for viewing via a Picasa slide show (if you prefer still photos, click on the slide show and you'll link to the web album). If anyone's interested, there is a link to join the group on the top right hand corner of the altered art fat book blog . Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What's in the Bag?

Are you curious to see what's in the bag? It's soooooo worth taking a peek - trust me. And if you do, please mention that I encouraged you to snoop. Ready to look inside? What are you waiting for, click HERE!

Monday, July 12, 2010

In Keeping With The Heat, Water Theme

Since posting my Under The Sea pages (thank you so much for your kind comments) many of you have mentioned also experiencing some exceptionally hot, with-little-relief type weather.
If you can't be a bathing beauty, at least create with some!
Here are some images for you to use; public domain to the best of my knowledge. Left click to enlarge, then right click and save.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

90 Degrees Here, Wish I Was Under The Sea!

I just finished pages for an Under The Sea themed chunky book collaborative in my Altered Art Fat Books Yahoo group. I started by decoupaging pieces of tissue paper in blues and greens to a 4x4 cardboard base. Along the bottom of the page I adhered seashells (collected from Key West and Ft. Lauderdale vacations). Next was some fabulous trim from Flights Of Fancy Boutique. This trim was perfect for giving the look of seaweed and netting to catch........
MERMAIDS!!!!! Lots and lots of fun-to-make, articulated, mix & match mermaid paper dolls. Deborah of Supplies To Go has the collage sheets to make these mer-beauties in her etsy shop. Each page gets one tucked under the netting. Removable but still very much part of the book. Every page was embellished with seahorse and sand dollar charms. I'll be sure to share the finished book later this month.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Best Bead Giveaway EVER!!!!

Denise Yezbak Moore, a very talented jewelry designer and owner of Rusty Roxx Jewelry is hosting what is truly the best bead giveaway EVER at her blog, Bling It On. We're talking over $350 worth of some of the most gorgeous beads EVER! Hurry over and check it out. The winner (or winners) will be announced July 2nd.