Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Workshops

if you're up for some awesome FREE classes/workshops (there's 22 in all!), challenges, fun and games, drop by the Bad Girls message boards between the 14th and 23rd of November. I'm sure there'll be lots to learn!

Friday, November 14, 2008

An altered Forest

Last month I reviewed this tree coaster book for Serendipity Scrapbooks. Here's the how-to for all of the altered trees :)
{they were used as pages in the "tree full of monkeys" minibook}

An Altered Forest by Teresa Matz
Maya Road Tree Coaster Album,buttons, glitter, rickrack, loose pompoms, ink {all in varying sizes and shades of green}ribbons, felt flowers , paper scraps, ink {all in varying sizes and shades of brown}staples, liquid glue, red stickles, 3 small pink buttons, Glassy accents glaze
*tree #1 {embossed cover of the album}
1. Using liquid glue, cover the embossed leaves with glue. Glitter with light green mirco glitter. Allow to dry and shake off extra glitter
2. Rub brown ink into the embossed trunk of the tree, highlighting the wood grain. Allow to dry
3. Draw a small heart on the tree trunk with red stickles, allow to dry.
*tree #2
1. Cover base of tree with ink, mostly green with brown on trunk
2. Staple 3 strips of brown ribbon to coaster, creating a trunk
3. Randomly cover the remaining coaster with green button, allowing green ink to peek through between buttons
*tree #3
1. Create tree trunk by gluing down strips of brown pattern paper
2. Spread the rest of the tree with liquid glue, fairly thick
3. Cover the glue with varying sizes of small green pompoms. Press them well into the glue and allow to dry
*tree #4
1. Cover base of tree with ink, mostly green with brown on trunk
2. Staple strips of ruffled brown ribbon or lace to coaster, creating a trunk
3. Using at least 1 yard of rickrack, {staple end to back of coaster, to stabilize it} wrap randomly around tree top, crossing back and forth..... covering most but not all of the coaster face.
4. Tuck in loose end or staple down on back
*tree #5
1. Thickly cover the front of the coaster with liquid glue {avoiding trunk area}. Cover with dark green micro glitter. Allow to dry, shake off extra glitter
2. Cover glittered area with a layer Glassy accents glaze. Press three small pink buttons into glaze, top right corner} to create a blossom. Allow to completely dry!
3. Create a trunk {in space left open} by stapling down a layer of brown felt flowers.

Scraperie's October Kit

Holiday Bazaar Crop

Now's the time for us to help you get ready for the approaching Holidays. So the Serendipity Scrapbooks Design Team has come up with a wonderful Holiday Bazaar Crop to help you get started. There will be wonderful cards, layouts, and crafts to be made. We will have games and Raks for all of our challenges. Oh and don't forget about the Queen of the Bazaar. They will receive a kit of their choice!
We hope you will join us November 21st with pre crop assignments starting on Nov 14th.
{that's today folks!!!}
Oh and don't forget about our awesome blue light specials that will be there for you to enjoy and get all of the scrappy supplies that you need to continue creating holiday gifts.


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