The ISC challenge this week is to make a mini book using only ISC stamps. I was inspired by Kathy Tucker's use of her book to record stamping inspirations, so I decided to do the same thing. I made my book from a purchased 2 ring binder that holds 3X5 note cards. I traced the cover onto cardstock, cut it out, and then stamped with ISC's new flower sheet. I used sticker letters for the writing. I also used a quote I like from another ISC sheet "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Inside the book, I decorated 2 of the note cards because I thought I would use this book for blogs that I like to visit and cards from magazines that I would like to use as a idea starter.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Well, a decision has been made in the Altered Pages Design team contest and I was not selected. Trisha Neal and Nancy Peterson were the winners. Congratulations to them. I'm sure they will design some beautiful kits for Altered Pages.
In other news, my husband and I went to the Muny again, this time to see Fiddler on the Roof. I love Fiddler--I know all the music and always enjoy the show. We had a good time. This was the last show of the season, so we'll have to wait until next year to go back.
And for your viewing pleasure, an ATC I made for a swap. The theme was puzzle piece. I coated my puzzle pieces with black UTEE in the melting pot and added some pearl ex for color. The woman is from Altered Pages.
Monday, August 4, 2008
This is the 4th and final week of the Altered Pages Design team challenge. This week we were to create a possible Kit of the Month. I chose to do Marble Magnets. This is a project inspired by the book Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera (Paperback)by Giuseppina Cirincione. Basically, you make tiny little collages that fit under flat backed marbles and glue a magnet on the back. These were fun and rather challenging to do since the canvas is so small. I only wish my photos had turned out better.