Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Altering Books

For the last 3 weeks, Rebecca, Lead Fiskateer has been leading an Altered Book revolution! Well, not so much a revolution, but we sure are getting excited and full of ideas. Rebecca has been using ustream to broadcast live and teach us how to alter books based on techniques she's used and of course showing how to use your Fiskars tools to do so.

Week one she covered what you will need for successful altering:

I got my gel medium, nice sharp blades for my craft knife and of course some hard cover books. and Ultra ShapeXpress and some templates and punches were also essential.

Here was my book originally:

Week two she went over how to cut out areas of your books using templates and punches.  I started using a square template for my book but then ended up switching to a die cut shape with a fancier edge. I decided on a theme and that was going to be garden and flowers. So i punched out a butterfly and put it between the cut out layers. then wrapped the whole thing in patterned paper. I still need to sand the edge of the cut out area but here is the general idea:

Week 3 Rebecca went over ways to alter pages, distress and decorate.  Resisting techniques and different ways to use the gel medium

After this weeks live stream was over, I decided to continue on and decorate my cover.

I think I'm gonna use my USX and this butterflies to finish decorating the front. I can't wait to finish this book. its got a long way to go though!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May Sketch Challenge

Hello all! Today I have the May sketch and the lovely projects submitted by the talented design team! Check them out and make sure to leave some love for these ladies!

Groovey Deb

12x24 TLC

Tracey Sabella

12x24 "Zoo"Pendous Day

Sheena Johnson

12x24 So Happy to be
Back to School

Mary Gulbrandson

12x12 Stoney Brook

Peg Rounds

Super Cute Girlfriends/
Friendship Card

Cindy deRosier

12x24 CHA

My layout
12X24 Beauties

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

looking to take your questions...

I'm looking to take some questions anyone might have about scrapbooking or paper crafting!! please submit a question. I hope to do video responses!!