Saturday, April 16, 2011

Some altered items...

Hi, everyone!  Been busy these past weeks and haven't been uploading any outputs.  My sister and dear family friend came here for a visit (and to bring their long-due Christmas gifts for my boys, hihihi!) and so, for a short period of time, us 3 sisters are complete - together again! My Mom has been visiting also and so, only my Dad has been left back home (we miss you, Dad!).  Been going places here and there with my boys (and their bag-loads of spare everything - shirts,shorts, nappies,snacks, even a PILLOW!) and it was kind of exhausting at times, but fun just the same :)

In between visits, had spurts of time doing scrappy stuff.  Here are 2 altered items i was able to make.

 This one is an altered frame i made for our very close family friend who happens to be the godmother of my eldest son.

What inspired me to make this are creations by Maya Road DT Lia Abdullah. (Of course, this one i made says nothing compared to what she does; she makes GORGEOUS things!!!)  I just love all her projects!!!  ...ok, am a big fan :)  Do visit her blog HERE.  

(Materials: Patterned paper - MME; stamp, chipboards, krafts, velvet flowers - Maya Road; flowers, pearls, bling - Maple Treehouse; embossing folder - Sizzix Texture fades (used in the pink paper inside the frame); frame - Ikea)
This altered tag is an experiment of sorts for me.  First time i used Sizzix (and first time ever for me to have a die-cutting machine - Thanks, DH!) and i just love the Caged Bird die!  So endearing!  Hadn't really been thinking much of the color combo when i started this because i wanted to use immediately the first die i cut.  Backed the paper used with chipboard, and curled it a bit to give some dimension.

(Materials: Patterned papers - Jenny Bowlin, MME, Prima;7Gypsies tags; die - Sizzix Caged Bird; trinket, flowers, trim - Maya Road; tiny flower, bling - Prima; pearl -Maple Treehouse; doily; ribbons)

This tag now sits by our front window :)

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