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1  Re: Shop the Swap Spring Market 2014 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: April 04, 2014 01:21:05 PM
Sold to loves2experiment, thank you!

time for stuff pendent 

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2  OOAK glam-nut fantastic ring! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by alteredmommy on: April 01, 2014 08:38:33 AM

So the other night I was going to a fancy formal event and realized I needed a little something to compliment my swank gown.  With only a couple hours before I had to leave I decided to sit in my craft room and find some inspiration while noshing on some tasty pistachios. 

Inspiration!  I knew I could make something completely original that no one else would have out of the pistachio shells!!

No time to watch paint dry so I busted out the alcohol inks.  with gloves on of course Grin

I needed a bigger base to realize my idea so found a metal piece on my table (it came in a bag of junk) and glued it on with both a dab of E3000 and hot glue.  I then used the hot glue gun to attach the pistachio shells in a lovely pattern and viola!  Glam ring in under an hour!!

It was a hit at the party, I received so many compliments on my "organic" style Grin

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3  Re: STS Spring Market 2014 !! (sign up March 15 - April 5/14)DO NOT POST YET! in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by alteredmommy on: March 15, 2014 12:23:36 PM
the altered atelier


Welcome to my shop with items coming to you from Northern Alberta Canada!  I live in a smoke free home but do have 2 dogs so there is a distinct possiblility of animal hair on my items as I'm more likely to be on Craftster or crafting than vacuuming Smiley
Striped wool toque  1 point

Honey comb cowl  1 point
Definitely a darker rose than in the picture, this cowl is 6 inches wide and 24 inches long (thats doubled) and will nicely wrap around your neck twice

NorObi belt 2 points
Obi style knitted belt, 37  inches long and  8 inches wide (about a small/medium).  Can tie in the front or back.  

Beer coaster notebooks .5 point each

Wordy bangle bracelet  1 point
Wood bangle collaged with Russian text with 2 coats of satin varnish on top (has a slight shine to it)


Vogue couture hat patterns  1 point each
Uncut crazy expensive hat patterns.  

4mm glass pearl beads  all 5 for 1 point

Greek books  1 point each
books for papercrafting, Greek is realllly hard to find and such a pretty language Smiley  

claims from me
to loves2experiment - time for stuff pendant (2) send by April 11

claims I've made

Points started with  3
Current- 3

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4  Re: Box of Sunshine Gallery (SO Feb 17) in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: February 28, 2014 07:09:41 PM
Yay, my turn to share the freaking fabulous box of sunshine that arrived from my partner dharma_rebel!!!  

Explosion of yellow!

Tons of extras...straws, nail files, honey, cute little bee notecards with lampwork beads, sunflower seeds, seattle pencil, a realllly good chocolate bar and the cutest idea "sunshine heirloom seeds" (really jelly beans Smiley )

Craftiness!  A couple of crochet dishcloths and owl clip, a lip balm in a cozy (with a neat sheepy button that you can't see), a jar of sunshiney whimsies, earrings and 3 bracelets (the peace sign on one unfortunately got cut off in the picture)

A fabulous Alabama Chanin inspired head scarf!

and finally my total favourite.....some gorgeous bunting!  Love, love, love this Grin

Thank you so much dharma, this is just the thing to cheer me up on another -30C weekend....I feel summer coming Grin
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5  Featured Projects for 2013 (April-December) in MORE ART, LESS CRAFT by alteredmommy on: February 10, 2014 03:32:15 PM
Featured Projects for the Remainder of 2013 (April-Dec)   

Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the More Art, Less Craft corner of the Craftster community!  Our Featured Projects were chosen by the Craftster community via the "this rocks" button and they do indeed rock!

Yellow Rose and more by Lettersalad

Prunesquallor, appreciating  by Ludi

The room quilled mosaic by littlecircles

Harry Potter doodle by patty_o_furniture

Harness - An Elephant Portrait by TheDaytimeHeroes

Mother/Daughter art by MamanTattoo

1st time making Homemade Xmas cards by faemystique

A Home for Alice by gozer
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6  Re: Artist Trading Block Swap (ATBS) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: February 05, 2014 11:45:12 AM
I received as well yesterday from my partner fancybutch.....her ATB is freaking amazing!!!!!  She chose to go with a theme of back alley street art, I don't know how she figured out how much I LOVE street art but I'm so glad she did!

Here's the front with an awesome art message quote....and rusty screws....and wire.....love, love, love Grin

The back with a cat by a French stencil street artist named C215, with a rusted hinge

Side view

I also really love the splatter painted metal bits on the top and bottom, they are much more vibrant in real life and a very cool idea.  Thanks for the awesome ATB fancybutch, what a fantastic start to a new collection obsession Grin
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7  Re: IYP 24 - Fall Fandango Gallery in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: December 31, 2013 02:05:20 PM
I was so happy to see my package from katilady arrive today (my last swap pkg of the year on the last day of the year!)  It is an awesome burst of colour to my dreary snow filled day Grin

When I opened the package I found this so freaking cool arted up cigar box-with a quote from one of my favourite people! 

opeeeeen the box and ART!! 

close up of the 6" x 6" piece

couple of magnets

Love it all, thanks katilady you rock Grin
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8  Re: Assemblage art swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: October 21, 2013 09:59:47 PM
I received the most amazing piece of altered assemblage today from Craftsunderground!!  At first glance I was in love because she included so many of my favourite things....rusty stuff, a cross, old book cover, copper bits, old wood ruler and cool random bits.  But then I read the back where she explained what everything on the right side symbolizes.....and the "for skill' piece became very personal to me. 
The front....

The left side...

The right side, with all of the symbolic items (explained on the back)

The back (which is also the back cover of the book)...

Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of art Craftsunderground, you rock my socks Grin  Now I have to decide where to put it, I was going to hang it over my work table for inspiration but it would also be fabulous in the kitchen where I could see it ALL THE TIME.....
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9  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2013 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by alteredmommy on: October 16, 2013 09:32:25 AM
sold to LeapFeetFirst

Thanks Smiley
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10  Refuge - A mixed media assemblage in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by alteredmommy on: October 05, 2013 12:40:54 PM
This is a piece I made for the fabulous LimeRiot in the spring.  Started with a black gesso'ed wood board (about 8" x 10"), then layered all kinds of paper bits, ephemera, stamps on with gel medium.  I then glazed with nickel azo and antiqueing (brown) followed by some white gesso dry brushing.  Usually I antique all my text but wanted the random sentences/words to pop out this time so I left them white.  Then came the real fun stuff...RUSTY CRAP! 

detail-layered snuff can lid, rusty bottle cap from the Las Vegas desert, some kind of fishing lure doo dad, resin paper scrap and the most fabulous tangle of rusted wire that I found a few years ago outside my muffler guy's shop!  This is one of my favourite "found on the ground" items.  I drilled a couple of holes in the wood to hold the wire on.

left edge - I thought it needed a little pop of colour so I affixed some collage paper that I made to matt board and cut some strips.  and another rusty bit....more rust is always good in my book Grin

right edge - you can see the vintage blue buttons on the top, I love that colour and it paired with the random stamps on top.  followed through with the red by tying red thread through them first.

I really liked working on the wood board, so many more options than the usual canvas I use.  drilling!  piling crap on! 
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