Monday, April 16, 2018

Colorizing Black and White Images

Have you seen black and white photos colorized.  I decided to add color to these B&W images on ATC's.  The Altered Pages Beauties Collage sheet is printed on a transparency.  Did you know that you can order the collage sheets at Altered Pages and have them emailed to you! Reprint as often as you wish. .  


To start I cut 3 ATCs from one of the Large Tags, ATCs measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.  Next ic cut three images from the Altered Pages Beauties Collage Sheet.

Using the Luster Rub I added color to the ATC, trying to get most of it in places that would add color to the images.  To do this you can use any medium like: Gelatospaintinks and watercolor pencils.

With Adhesive adhere the images to the cards.

With Gold Paint create frames around the edges of the ATCs!

Add embellishments like: FlowersFoil Heart and Large Rhinestone!

Start thinking about making ATCs we would like to see what you are creating... Share them on the Altered Pages Facebook page!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Stencils of Paris!

Having fun with stencils.  The more the better.  Love all the layers!  The large tags make great embellishments for gift bags.

Collage sheet Transparency Beauties
Large Tag
Feathers Stencil 
Carte Postale Stencil
Art Expression Stencil
Metallic Luster Rub
German foil - Heart and Tassels
Sheet Music scrap
Lace & Ribbon
Tacky Glue

On Large Tag lay the Art Expression Stencil spray Mist, let dry.

Place the Feathers Stencil  over the Art Expression Stencil on the Large Tag use Metallic Luster Rub to add a feather to the tag!

From Collage sheet Transparency Beauties cut image of one of the beauties. 

From the Carte Postale Stencil randomly add Paris images to the tag with ink.

Add Lace and Flowers to the bottom of the tag with Tacky Glue.

Attach a bit of Sheet Music scrap with Tacky Glue  to the top the tag.  Finally, add Ribbons!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SUN KISSED - Graphic 45 Card Class

Come make 6 cards using this absolutely beautiful "beachy" line from Graphic 45! Only a few seats left, reserve yours today!!  For $30 in class kit you receive the Graphic 45 8 x 8 Sun Kissed and Sun Kissed Die Cut Chipboard, with instructions and cards ready for assembly. 

Scrapbook Zone
9621 Mickelberry Rd NW 
Silverdale WA

Saturday, April 28 at 1 PM - 3 PM

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Easter!!!

Wishing all a joyous Easter. 

A few cards from my Easter collection of postcards. 

Sent in 1906 see back below.  Before 1907 the back of a postcard or "Private Mailing Card" was only for the address of the recipient.  All correspondence was on the front of the card in the white space provided.

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!
Note - all postcards are from my private collection unless noted.

Friday, March 16, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Greetings!!!

Will you be sending greetings on St. Patrick's Day?

The coat of arms of Ireland is a harp on an azure blue background. The image of the harp has changed over time. The harp pictured here is similar to the one used during the 17th century.

Message: Miss Mc Came though fine and thinks she is better already.  The girls are decorating and you never saw the "Old Mailery" so gay in Greensboro and flags of Erin. L.A.M.

Notice the postmark, at the bottom id R.P.O. which means this was posted on a Railway Post Office.  From what I can tell the R.P.O. marking is Chicago, Owen & Minneapolis Track 2 in 1908. 
R.P.O index

"At their height, RPO cars were used on over 9,000 train routes covering more than 200,000 route miles in North America. While the majority of this service consisted of one or more cars at the head end of passenger trains, many railways operated solid mail trains between major cities; these solid mail trains would often carry 300 tons of mail daily." More information on Wikepedia

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards are from my private collection unless noted.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring is in the Air!

Don't you just LOVE Spring?  The weather is warming up, flowers are getting ready to bloom and birds are singing in the morning! As I post this the birds are outside the window tweeting away.  Makes me smile. 

Today I have a beautiful tag created with the Music Sheet Stencil, on the Large Watercolor Tag and Little Birdie Medley. 

Music Sheet Stencil
Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Little Spring Birdies
Large Watercolor Tag
Little Birdie Medley
Metallic Rub
Water brush
Mist Brown
Tacky Glue
Ribbon - Seam Binding

Spray water on  Large Watercolor Tag, add color to tag with Gelatos (blue and yellow) with Water brush blend colors on the tag, let dry.  Spray with Mist Brown on the tag, let dry.

With Metallic Rub and Music Sheet Stencil add the notes to the top of the Large Watercolor Tag.  Apply a little rub around the edge of the tag.

Cut image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Little Spring Birdies, use in the center of Little Birdie Medley.  Arrange Little Birdie Medley, attach with Tacky Glue.

Last add Ribbon - Seam Binding to the tag!

Hope you are inspired!