Saturday, March 23, 2013

...workshop fun ...

what a great day of creative goodness!!










first we created these sweet little altered art tins. I am SO in love with these!  Going to make a handful for some of my besties with cute little pics and girlfriend quotes inside. (shhhh, don't tell!!)





lunchtime was perrrrfect!!! again, such a great and perfect variety and selection! not sure how we always manage it, but it's always just right! kudos to me ladies!!!
not sure why{???} but I only have 1 photo of the real food....and 10 or so of dessert....hmmmm??!??

Mel's cheesecake eggs!! wow.

Sandy's lemony Easter cupcakes! YAAAuum!!





my little glue & paint Queen!!! xoxo





our 2nd class of the day...great little Springy keepsake...layout ideas sample, banner, display board pieces....It can be just whatever your little heart desires!



PS....we have 2 kits available!! lmk if we can hook you up!! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

our altered art projects for Saturday...

hi everyone!
just sharing a few project shots and supply info for Saturday....




In our first workshop we'll construct these sweet little altered tins complete
with a little companion keepsake book to hide inside. tooo fun!!



Our 2nd workshop is our art journaling layout & design exploration project. As it turns out, this project makes a super fun, stand alone altered journal. Add journal lines to the back of each page and voila!! you have a fabulous, perfect for Spring, colorful keepsake! yay!!  




Supplies: please bring your basic tool kits along with a pair of jewelry pliers.
...and of course don't forget your potluck dish! 
See y'all Saturday!! 
xo denise

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition



"Bird's of a Feather" junque journal. lots & lots of fold outs, pockets and journaling space 
Here are a few of my favorite projects.

I chose a variety of project "types" to share...junque journals, altered books, decor/art pieces and more.
Enjoy!!













one of my all-time favorite projects. a Steampunk junque journal. 


the binding was super fun to create!! I used old rebar wire and rusty hinges. 

we added tons of metal pieces. I  taught how to "rustify" new hardware. 







a great close-up of the binding detail. 

another fav! the base is an old clipboard. it can stand on your counter and hold your recipes and it's cute! 



the inside pockets/pages are constructed of large manilla envelopes folded in half. some are diagonal and some are half  page. love the variety! 



a Fall memory keeper. this will hold a ton of keepsakes and journaling memories. it is also constructed to stand so it could be used as a centerpiece for Fall gatherings. 





just a fun and colorful "Inspiration" journal.



this journal has a very unique design. gate opening, side opening and top opening.  lots of  real estate for journaling, photos and mementos.



a few portfolio projects. I just love the potential for pockets and add-ons. limitless!!









these accordion keepers are very popular with my gals. we've created one for just about every occasion I think!! 



"the Sweet Life". I  really like to alter my designs and offer something new each time. I love adapting a basic format. Unique openings, folds, pockets and the like are one of my design staples. 











this one is way fun! lots of fold-outs and unexpected pieces. 













 I have taught many altered book workshops. This one featured black & white & red.
The possibilities inside are endless!







a shadowbox journal cover. book opens to reveal pages to fill with your favorite quotes. 

great old, peely painted house moulding for the binding.





just a juicy pile of junque journals.

a HUGE art journal. Inside features the ABC's of staying, being inspired. 







paper flower workshop. 



shadowbox/printer drawer project 



I think I taught this workshop 20 times!! It was a huge hit. Love, love the vinatgey beach ladies. 













and just a couple more decor projects. 



art in my studio.....


I hope you've enjoyed my little tour...and thank you for the opportunity to share my art!
Denise