Monday, May 31, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things »-(¯`v´¯)-»

This week over at Mixed Media Monday the theme is Personal Symbols and Myths. Wow does that leave it wide open. Your suppose use a theme or symbol that you use a lot in your art. It did not take me long to figure out what symbols and them was. First of all I use a swirl stamp from Scroll Works on just about everything... you can see it in the background and then I love fairies so they are in about 80% of everything I do :))

anyway here is my entry

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Marie At the Theater

This week at Mixed Monday Monday the challenge is Marie Antoinette... I love Marie Antoinette. Another thing I love is that to play over at Mixed Monday Monday you can do a card or you can do an assemblage or maybe a fabric collage or... or... a... THEATER :)) and you all know how I love theaters. So this week I did Marie and her court at the theater. I really only did the little puppets for it because I already had the little theater done but I mounted them on some chip board and then glitzed them up with some glitters, feathers and some tiny rhinestones.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home Gothic Arch

I did this for this weeks Gothic Arches Challenge I just love the shape of a gothic arch and a long time back I use to participate in there challenge. Then they went to there own website and my Google reader would not pick it up. I had a hard time following so I kinda fell away...but they are back on a blog and I was thrilled to find them again. I have decided to limit myself to two challenges so that I don't get overwhelmed trying to keep up ...lol Anyway I am going to be keeping it to Mixed Media Monday and Gothic Arches. So this is a week of new/old beginnings for me :))



Oh yes .... here is the image I used

Click on the thumb and save the larger printable version

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Artic Souls with Carolyn

The local group of Artistic Souls meet once a month and we take turns hosting projects. This month it was Carolyn's turn. Recently she had been fortunate to be able to attend one of Michelle Zindorf's brayering classes so she shared what she had learned. These are the cards I did but I really did not do so well. I think my brayer had a flat spot on it because I had so much trouble with lines showing up where I did not want lines :)) But at least I know how the technique is done so when I get a new roller my cards should come out better. If you go take a peek at Carolyn's blog you can see what they really should look like ...lol

Thank you so much Carolyn! your an awesome teacher!!!



Art Alchemist's New Shop

I had mentioned the other day that I would post when Janice and Michelle got there dolls finished and there little etsy store open. These are the first of there "for sale" items. For a better look please visit there little store and if you are an etsy member please leave them a heart by adding her to your favorite shops :)
Thanks!
Inka



Marie Antoinette

Here is my heart


Joy

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sky Castles

Today is the local meeting of Artistic Souls. Every few months we all bring a stamp and then we swap it around until we have each had a turn with each stamp. This is the end of this round and my turn to use the stamp I brought. I brought the castle from Scrolls Work and this is the card I made. It was really hard to get a picture of because the center of the card folds like little steps then you put your images and words on each little step. I really love how it came out :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Childs Play for Mixed Media Monday & Free Vintage Printabe Graphic

I use to love participating in several fun challenges. Then I got busy in several online clubs and running my business that I kinda fell away. Now that I am no longer running a business and have a little more time, I decided to let myself just have fun. One of the challenge sites I really enjoyed was Mixed Media Monday. Although I have not participated in a long time I kept them on my Google reader thinking next week, next week. Well next week is here :))

This card was really simple but I love the way it came out. I cut down an actual vintage card and layered it onto cardstock. Then embossed a swirly floral image around the edges, glitzed it up with some stickels a touch of ribbon and a couple of charms.

Before I cut it up, I scanned the vintage original of course :)) If you click on the thumb above it will take you to the larger version you can save and print too :)
Enjoy!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oh you beautiful dolls!

I think I mentioned that recently I had been doing a little private tutoring. When Janice and her granddaughter Michelle decided to start a little enterprise creating art together, they approached me and asked if I could give them a little private tutoring. I was so honored that felt a few lessons from me would give them that edge to be successful. So I brainstormed for a few days writing down my most used and favorite techniques. For the past few weeks they have been over several times. We have had so much fun creating some wonderful projects. They will be available soon in there little etsy store.

So here is a sneak peek at Michelle and one of her projects

...and Janice with one of her projects.

I know these pictures really don't do them justice but I will post more of them and there projects when they get there little store open.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Grab My Button ... Get a Free Single Collage Sheet

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I know there are a lot of you that would put my button on your blog anyway but as a special thank you I want to give you a free collage sheet.

Just save the code and add it to the main page of your blog. When you have it in place, Post your link here and send me an email at alteredartifacts@clearwire.net with a link to your blog and the complete name of the collage sheet you would like from my etsy store. Then I will email you your free collage sheet

Multiple sheets and personalized sheets are not included

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Free Printables Vintage Postcard Images

First I would like to say ....Happy Mothers Day everyone!

and then I would like to apologize for not posting in so long : / Maybe these little freebee images will make up for it :D Be sure to click on the images and save the larger printable version!

I have been so caught up with teaching some private lessons. I am so proud of what my two students have created and I will be posting some pictures of their projects soon!