Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Seer Apothecary Altered Book.

In 2017 My hubby Sam decided to create an apothecary from an old gardening book, He took out the pages and built the shelves from card. We both worked on the project for a month but unfortunately we did not finish properly until now due to The season, Illness etc. Anyhow we are both rather pleased with this project which is about 14 inches high (a big book )  We loved how it turned out. Here are the pics. 

Over at my other blog Dezinaworld I have a mountain of free images for my friends to enjoy. Go HERE 

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Little Box of Love

This month For Love makes the world go round'  i wanted to make a tiny box for a valentine or other gift. I wanted it to Shout LOVE , so here is what i did...

 I began with a small oval shaped box and painted it with pinks and oranges for a mixed painted metallic look. 

I stamped a heart image on to a patterned piece of  pretty paper and then fussy cut it out.

I love using a stamp platform, its made all the difference to my stamping projects.Next I glued around the heart edges and added pink sparkly glitter for a cute outline

Finally I added some pink/beige flat back pearls all around the edges using larger ones at the bottom and smaller on the top. I made them more secure by using a strong glue for this.

Items used 

Small Box
Flatback pearls

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thats Crafty blues

Had a lovely time creating this piece. It was an old frame that i set further back to create a more shadow box effect. I used lots of  Deco art metallic products from Thats crafty to create a shimmery type Peacock blue piece. I created the texture using lots of oddments i had lying about and also some steampunk gears and bits and brads, I added the word Peace in little wooden letters. I would like to enter it into the 'That's Crafty' Feeling Blue Challenge.

I have been having health issues over Christmas etc so not blogged for a while. The other thing i am currently doing is adding HUNDREDS of free png images like this one ...

to my Dezinaworld blog  Please add to follow and you will NEVER be short of an image to use,

Happy January

June x

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Traditional Christmas card

I normally avoid card making as i am not a great card maker,but i did have a couple of nice card backs in my stash and i do love the combination of red and gold, so a card began to come alive with a little help from Emerald Creek.

I just love my design team role in Altered Pages as they have lots of inspiring products and fellow team members. This month i was trying out the gorgeous Allure embossing powders by Emerald Creek. I used Charred Gold which is totally different from any other embossing powder i have used and its Luscious. (see close up further down the page ).

I began by choosing a ready made card back from my stash and a gold mirri card. I used Versamark clear and an old text stamp and stamped over the mirri card. Then added the gorgeous charred gold embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun..
Next i fussy cut some Christmas Ponsietta flowers from a printed page and i layered them up with a little 3d foam on the backs. I arranged them at the side to show off the charred gold text which looks much better 'off camera'.  
I then needed something to back the topper with and decided to cut up another old piece of striped red Christmas card-stock. I used Versamark around the edges and the embossing powder again to frame the card.
I placed the topper on to the card stock and then arranged on my card back.I have a lace die cut in white card so i again used Versamark and Charred gold and embossed it twice for depth. Here is a close up of the charred gold effect. Isn't it gorgeous?.

Finally i added some tiny little flatback pearls to the centers of the Flowers and this simple card was finished. 

Altered Pages with Emerald  Creek in November 2017 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Emerald Creek Embossed heart and Shoe

I was lucky enough to try out some amazing embossing powders from Emerald Creek this month with  Altered images. I went for the darker tones in the Allure powders and they are 'Awesome' So beautiful. I got to creating a couple of things with the 'Onyx Frost' and wow did i have fun !

I began by using a wooden heart shaped pendant. I covered it in Versamark  clear ink and  and then covered it in the Onyx Frost embossing powder.

I repeated the process four times allowing the layers to cool in between each application.

On the fourth layer i got a patterned acrylic stamp (from my stash )  ready and then inked and embossed the last layer. I did not wait more than 5 seconds then pressed the stamp into the warm embossed surface, I held it there for around thirty seconds and lifted it away leaving the gorgeous pattern imprinted on the heart. 

After i finished embossing i decided to dust with mica powder and then added some Stickles glitz to the finished item. I attached a silver chain and now i have a gorgeous piece of jewellery.

In addition to this i had made a little shoe from air dry clay and i decided that the gorgeous Onyx frost would make a really glam finish. So i embossed the shoe and added some lace and stickles. 

Both of these projects were created for the Altered Pages Blog in association with Emerald Creek. Go check out all the gorgeous products available.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween Party

Fantastic and beautiful Crafters Workshop stencils were the inspiration for my piece this month. I was enchanted by the amazing and varied stencils from Gabrielle Pollacco at TCW . I wanted to go colourful (as I usually do ) and here is the result.

Journal page for Altered Pages with TCW by June Macfarlane.
The journal page background was created with various Acrylic paints mixed in blue, yellow and green. I literally just 'Made a mess '.                                         
After drying with a heat-gun I chose the 'Crazy waves' stencil from TCW  and used more paint in the same colours but deeper hues over the stencil randomly rather than exact as the stencil is. 

I decided to brighten it more and add a little sparkle for the 'party atmosphere', I used gel pensWink of Stella and white paint pen for the doodling.

Next it was time to 'holiday it up' I chose the fabulous Dead Skulls collage #3136 fussy cut around each piece before adhering with a Glue Stick. 

Lastly I added some bling with the blue sparkle accent embellishments. randomly between the images

Please join the fun for Halloween this month with Altered Pages and The Crafters Workshop  TCW.  See lots of fabulous projects from the design team Artists.

Thanks from June 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Floral fantasy

I created this journal page using recycled paper, wallpaper and others Plus i used the gorgeous Spectrum Noir pens plus the Signal gel pen in white from That's Crafty. I also used acrylic paints for the background flowers in yellow tones. This one was designed especially for That's Crafty Blog Challenge . Have a lovely weekend everyone.