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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered book-- Pic Heavy! on: December 16, 2011 07:39:58 PM
Love it!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hoarder's Journal, my scraps and treasures bound in one book! (pic heavy!!) on: December 16, 2011 07:37:40 PM
How neat! What a great idea Smiley thanks for sharing
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: December 16, 2011 07:28:42 PM
Thank you very much! I'm glad my work was able to spark creativity in yours! I'd love to see pictures once you get some stuff started!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: December 13, 2011 04:41:19 PM
Thank you both!

It's not finished yet, I moved a few times and it ended up in a box somewhere and I have yet to dig it out again. When I do, I'll make more pages and post them Smiley

It was quite nice being able to work on stuff like that at work, it was a pretty sweet job :p
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: December 07, 2011 07:44:28 AM
Thank you Smiley I was fortunate enough to live near a really awesome small business that was exclusively devoted to scrapbooking, so I was able to find all kinds of trinkets and doodads, but I've seen some neat stuff in online swaps and the like. I find the $1 pigment squares from JoAnne's or Michael's to be an invaluable addition to my bag-o-tricks...they're cheap, portable, and oh so handy for "making things pop!"...I'd love to see what you're working on. Thanks so much for the feedback and happy art-ing!! Smiley
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: November 17, 2010 06:52:56 PM
I love this! All of the pages are just gorgeous!

My suggestion is for the problem you mentioned about not having done it with a rolo-dex. If you were able to get the wire off, you could re-bind it at the end with ribbon or something through all of the pre-punched holes. Smiley

This is seriously fantastic, and makes me want to make my own inspiration book!

An excellent idea!!! thank you Cheesy
I'm glad my work was able to inspire you to create your own Smiley
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: March 31, 2010 04:31:12 AM
If you think the white on the backs of the pages is too harsh, then maybe color them with chalk or pastels(?) in a color that matches the image on the right. And maybe a nice quote about the subject on the right page?
Just some ideas Smiley

It's not so much that they are harsh, but rather some of the embellishments are anchored to the backs...so on at least 3 of the pages, there's random stuff sticking out...I do like those ideas though! A quote would be cool.

I do like the idea of "fairy dust" around the "Magic." I think I'll go do that!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kind of a chunky house.... on: March 30, 2010 04:12:26 PM
I'm a fool for just about anything by Tim.

I was in my scrapbooking store the other day and the owner said "nothing gets grown women more excited than a new product by Tim Holtz" I loled
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! on: March 30, 2010 04:09:23 PM
Okay, here goes my first post...

I do some hand-made cards and some altered journals, but I have so much stuff and no real place to set it all up...I haven't been crafting at all lately because of this. About 2 weeks ago, I came up with the perfect solution! Work on something smaller!

I bought 3x5 index cards that were spiral bound, found some of my favourite papers and embellishments, and packed up my re-usable grocery bag with those things and some other paper-crafting essentials (glue-in many forms, scissors, tape, stamp/ink pads, cardboard, and snacks) and I headed out to work.

I work overnights at a pet-hotel so when we are low on guests, there is loads of time to kill between cleaning and playing with the puppies  Wink Working on a smaller scale also makes it really easy to put down what I'm working on when one of the animals needs attending to!

I've been bringing it to work with me for about a week now and worked on it a bit at home, too. I think I've put about 8-12 hours into it so far, and here's what I have...










This shows the sand in detail.










This shows the 3-D look a bit better


I don't like this one as much...I think I need to do something with the white boarder around "Magic"


This is two pages (first page with a window cut into it and affixed to the second by way of elevated glue dot)



this one has a flap...



The "gold leaf" is actually gold spray-paint on the waxy side of an oak leaf. The spray paint dried and released from the leaf, leaving this really cool embellishment.




I'm not sure what to call this one... "Through the looking glass" or "the other side" seem to come to mind most, but I plan on doing an Alice themed page so I don't want to use "through the looking glass" on this one... suggestions welcomed!




This one doesn't feel done yet... but I don't know what else to do with it...


I really like this one, I think it is one of my most creative ones  Grin I really liked the idea of putting the fish behind the cellophane-like stuff ... like it's underwater   Wink



I need to change the jump-rings...I was at work and all I had was a paper clip and a pair of pliers, so they are a bit big...





there's a layer in between, but it's not that interesting yet, so I'll spare you...




That's the last one, so far...

It is a 50 page book, so if I get good feed back, I'll post more as I complete them!

If you have any ideas as to what I should do on the "backs" of the pages...a guy I work with was thinking make the back pages journaling pages, and I do like that idea, but not quite sure how I'd go about it...other suggestions would be great...I could different things so the backs of all 50 pages aren't the same thing...

Also, the down side to working with bound index cards (as opposed to making rollos) is that you are left with the white space where the cards are bound... I could get some coloured glimmer mist or some other form of spray colour to soften the white spaces, but there has to be something more creative to do with it...

What do you think??

I love both constructive criticism and notes on what you like!

Thanks so much for looking!!!
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: easter cards! on: March 30, 2010 01:36:37 PM
Aw! that's a bummer!

They are *very* cute Cheesy

I do have a thought to possibly improve the first two cards... If you take a stamp pad to the edges in a complimentary colour, it will help the egg to "pop" and might make it slightly more appealing...?

if you are concerned with branching out from your "usual" style, try making some ATC's or twinchies or other small papercrafted items, but keep them for yourself. When you take away the pressure of other people liking what you do, your creativity is less timid...or, at least, mine is... Once you become more comfortable with things like layering you can integrate them into your cards...

I think what you have so far is adorable, and I wish you the best in future craft shows Smiley

PS~You used layering in the second card!
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