Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Altered Art Projects from our Design Team

Today I am sharing some Altered Art Projects for you. These are pieces that will hang on a wall or stand on an easle. I love this style of scrapbooking and the three pieces I have to share today are just beautiful. Each one is different from the other ones, but each one is very special.
First up is one from Adriana. She has called hers Home Sweet Home.
Here is what Adriana had to say about her project

" When I received this “Emma Frame” IDTFR0012, it reminded of my days when I did quilting and stitching. With the small rectangles and squares with the gorgeous flourish on top and inside the frames. I decided to make a mini quilt hanging piece, and have called this project,  “Home Sweet Home”.

First I painted the Emma frame with brown paint, then embossed ink all over the frame, sprinkled Vintage photo distress embossing powder by Tim Holtz. Heated the frame with my heating gun. The finished effect is like a soft suede mat look with a vintage distress look.
IDFR0012 Emma Frame 139mmx 169mm

Then I cut a piece of chipboard slightly bigger than the frame covered with it paper, inked the edges then added lace & ribbon on bottom.  I then cut out pieces of paper, placed on the underside on each opening. Inked the Letters, flourishes and tinies. Arranged embellishments. Attached clips to hold the frame on top, tied with beautiful seam binding. Then attached the finished frame on to the covered chipboard square.

IDS0015 Embellishments 8 Small (4 on Board)

IDT0003 Flourish 1 and Variations

IDT0019 Bird Cages Small
Materials Used

Kasiercraft - 6x6 paper pad - "These Days"
Kaisercraft resins bloggoms
Various metal embeslishments, clock face
Inks, seam binding, ribbon and mini flowers
How special is this wall art piece, Adriana makes it all sound so simple. I love all the bits and pieces whe has added to her frame.
If you would like to see more of Adriana's work visit her blog

Next up is Karen
Again she has created a wall hanger and in true Karen style it is full of detail with lots of little bits and pieces. You could spend a hour looking at this and still see more and more.

Karen has used Tim Holtz configurations boxes to make this piece of art.

This photo shows the inking and stamping Karen has added to the chipboard flourish.
IDFL0011 Long Swirly Flourish Small

So many little bits and piece to take in, here it is the pearls she has used to great effect.
IDFR0002 Photo Frame 1
Karen has used BoBunny papers, and cut and punched lots of butterflies. Karen has inked her chipboard then stamped over the top for a beautiful effect.

Each little compartment is a complete work of art.  You can tell this project has taken quite a lot of time. So much attention to detail and beautifully done. Karen is quite the master at this form of scrapbooking.
To see more of Karen's work visit her blog
Karen Zuegar
Last up I have a wall art piece from Hilde. Hilde does amazing work and it is always detailed with beautiful colours.  This project is a perfect example of Hilde's work, its just perfect and I love all the photo's.
 She has used some of Imaginarium's chipboard words, inked them and added them to her wall art.
Materials used
My Mind's Eye Papers
Marieanne Design Frame
Flowers from Petaloo and Prima
Tim Holtz crackle Paint

What a perfect little keepsake, with so detail to catch the eye,  who would not love to have one of these hanging on the wall.
to see more of Hilde's work visit her blog
What a great start to the week, don't forget to leave a comment to go into the draw to win some of our wonderful chipboard.
Have a great week.


  1. They are all

    ... S T U N N I N G.....

  2. Wowwww! Really amazing.. Wish I could order here in the Netherlands. Hugs Marley

  3. All i can say is WOW! Such amazing crafty talent!

  4. Amazing. I would take any and all to hang in my house!

  5. Ooooh I need that frame! Time to shop for sure!!