Sunday, July 24, 2011

Copic Marker Box


Here is how you can make your own box. First you need the   ArtBin Double Deep W/ Removable Divider 
For the insert that hold the markers in place, it is really very easy. Here is what you need .


This is the grid that hold the markers in place. It is only florescent light covers from Plaskolite I bought mine at Lowes.
You can cut the grid with wire nippers. The size is 19 holes x 19 holes. (that means you have that dimensions  after cut. )  You need two of them.
On the bottom layer you will need to make a notch on the back side. I hope you can tell with this picture.
Then you need 

  1. 4 - 1/4 in. x 51/2 inch lag bolts 
  2. 12- 1/4 in. washers
  3. 4 - 3/8 in. washers (for the first washer where the lag notch is. 1/4 will be too small.) 
  4. 12- 1/4 in. nuts
  5. 4- 1/4 in. cap nuts (they are just glued in place. This will protect the bottom of the box.)
  6. 8 - 1/4  inside diameter one inch long nylon couplers. (I had to use 2 for each corner.) or 4 if you can get 2 in. long couplers.

 Top view with the lid shut.
 Side view laying down.
 Side view sitting on end.

Well let me know what you think. Any questions I will try to answer.
Thanks for stoppin by.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHAPTER 5 Challenge - Week 4: Tea-Things

This is my project for this month.





`And ever since that,' the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, `he won't do a thing I ask! It's always six o'clock now.' A bright idea came into Alice's head. `Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?' she asked. `Yes, that's it,' said the Hatter with a sigh: `it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.' `Then you keep moving round, I suppose?' said Alice. `Exactly so,' said the Hatter: `as the things get used up.' `But what happens when you come to the beginning again?' Alice ventured to ask. 
The Mad Hatter's tea table was full of tea-things, with place settings all the way around and many teapots and teacups. Your challenge this month is to have a teapot or teacup on your project, and, as an option, to use something OTHER than a stamped image as your focal point!

That's because The Altered Alice design team will be showing off with digital collage sheets from One Crabapple [Etsy Store | Blog], which has of the most interesting and different Alice in Wonderland categories I've seen! The winner will have their choice of five collage sheets from One Crabapple!


The owner and artist is taking care of some family priorities, so if the store is closed when you visit, just put in your email in to be notified when it reopens. Take a look at the Sold Items to see all the products while the store is closed. It is well worth waiting for I promise; most of the design team members had a difficult time making  their choices and a couple of us needed all of everything in the Alice category, see for yourself:

 
 
 
  
July is a long month, so you have almost four weeks to enter your project! Plenty of time for even our stragglers to play along, just be sure to enter by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC -4:00) on Friday, July 29. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced the last Sunday of the month on July 31.
 
 
 
This is my project for this month. I used my black and white printer for this. I colored it in with prisma pencils and gamisole. 
I wanted Alice to have a blue dress. I also wanted the tea pot to have a antique tea pot look. Then I loved the way the tea cups looked, great just in the black and white form. 
I sprayed the cups with the perfect pearls mist. and the tag was embossed with the clock works folder. 
Then sponged with faded jeans Distress Ink. Then sprayed with blue smoke perfect pearls mist..
The ribbon tied on the top is seam binding. I pounced the faded jeans on the ribbon the sprayed it a couple of times with perfect pearls to spread the ink. I really like the way it turned out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Celebrate Mad Hatter Day with a MAD TEA PARTY - Week 3



Since I am bring tarts to the tea party I wanted to add them in my card. If you look the
background paper of my card it has the tarts. What are you going to bring.






Join Us for a MAD TEA PARTY!


We LOVE The Artistic Stamper!Our generous sponsor this month is The Artistic Stamper, and they are offering a£15 pound voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps! They have a WONDERFUL online store that offers free worldwide shipping on orders over £35 and they carry loads of my favorite brands. The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blogoffers amazing inspiration and interesting challenges, so be sure to visit! Jennie has kindly provided our design team with the Mabel Lucie Attwell Mad Hatter Stamp for our projects this month. It will be interesting to see how everyone applies their own style and vision to the same image!

The challenge this month is to create a project to celebrate the Mad Hatter, AND to bring something to our Mad Tea Party! You have until Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and we'll announce the winner of the £15 voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps on Sunday, June 26!

Here are the design team's party contributions:


Saturday, May 14, 2011

CHAPTER 4 Challenge - Week 1: TIME

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'
`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.
`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'
`Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'
`Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating.'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Time marches on so it's time for a new challege, and the challenge is to make something that represents TIME! Take your time, you have until May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) to show us YOUR timely creation!  There are so many ways to represent time - you could use a clock or a watch, hourglass, calendar. . .  take some TIME to think about it and then be sure you submit on TIME because TIME flies!  Ok, I think I have it out of my system. . . or is that my clockworks?


Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs, and they have some fabulous Alice in Wonderland digi images that some of the design team will be using. The randomly chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive five digi stamps of their choice from the Fresh Brewed Designs store!

While it is not required that you use Alice in Wonderland images, we do encourage it. Entries that feature some aspect of Wonderland will be entered twice for the prize drawing! 

Three guest designers will be joining us for May:  Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary will be sharing her project in our Week 3 post, and Retta Fox of Foxy's Weblog and Tracy (CuddlyBunny) of Not a Moment to Spare will be sharing their creations during our Week 4 inspiration post. I know you will enjoy seeing the work of these talented designers, two of whom are past entrants to our challenges!

I just loved the Fresh Brewed Designs they were so much fun to color.
I hope you all join us with these great stamps and join 
us with this months designs.
Here is the colors I used for this card


.Copic's
  •  Face : E-000, 00, 11,  93
  •  Eyes : E-39
  •  Shadow: B-12
  •  Dress: Y-21, 26, 28
  •  Dress: R-24, 27, RV:29
  •  Dress: C-5, 7, 9
  •  Flamingo : R11, 12, 22
  •  Background: B-0000 C-1, 2   
  • Thanks for stopping by.

    Sunday, May 1, 2011

    CHAPTER 4 Challenge - Week 1: TIME

    Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'
    `If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
    `I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.
    `Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'
    `Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'
    `Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating.'
    -- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Time marches on so it's time for a new challege, and the challenge is to make something that represents TIME! Take your time, you have until May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) to show us YOUR timely creation!  There are so many ways to represent time - you could use a clock or a watch, hourglass, calendar. . .  take some TIME to think about it and then be sure you submit on TIME because TIME flies!  Ok, I think I have it out of my system. . . or is that my clockworks?


    Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs, and they have some fabulous Alice in Wonderland digi images that some of the design team will be using. The randomly chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive five digi stamps of their choice from the Fresh Brewed Designs store!

    While it is not required that you use Alice in Wonderland images, we do encourage it. Entries that feature some aspect of Wonderland will be entered twice for the prize drawing! 

    Three guest designers will be joining us for May:  Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary will be sharing her project in our Week 3 post, and Retta Fox of Foxy's Weblog and Tracy (CuddlyBunny) of Not a Moment to Spare will be sharing their creations during our Week 4 inspiration post. I know you will enjoy seeing the work of these talented designers, two of whom are past entrants to our challenges!

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    Hoppy Easter

     This was a freebie from Just Inklined.
    The patterned paper was from Bo Bunny Vicki B. Collection 
    which I embossed with the new SU framed tulips folder.
    The ribbon is from my stash.
     This is the colors I used.
    • Rabbit: : E41, E42, E44, E93
    • Carrot : YR04, 07, 09
    • Carrot Top : YG61, 63, 97
    • Grass : YG13, 17
    • Eyes : B0000
    • Background : N0, N1, B0000
    • Mat :R81, 85

    This is my daughter and son-in-laws Easter card for this year.

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    The Altered Alice CHAPTER 3 Challenge - Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow!

    "Mr. Tenniel is the only artist, who has drawn for me, who has resolutely refused to use a model, and declared he no more needed one than I should need a multiplication table to work a mathematical problem! I venture to think that he was mistaken and that for want of a model, he drew several pictures of "Alice" entirely out of proportion - head decidedly too large and feet decidedly too small."
    -- From a letter by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
    Although the stories were written for and inspired by the brunette Alice Liddell, when it came time for Tenniel to create the illustrations, Carroll sent him a photo of blonde Mary Hilton-Badcock as his image of what Alice should look like. Early color illustrations of Alice show a girl with long blonde hair, wearing either a blue dress with a white pinafore, or a yellow dress with a blue and white pinafore.
    Therefore, our challenge this month is to create something that is predominantly blue and yellow, the colors associated with Alice! Although it is not required that you use Wonderland in your project, those that do feature Wonderland will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one! Enter on The Altered Alice by Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and the winner will be posted sometime on Sunday, April 24.

    Our April sponsor is Aritistic Outpost, makers of fabulous rubber art stamp sets including the Wonderland Collage set that will be featured by our design team. The Artistic Outpost design team will be playing along as well! One lucky winner will receive a $14 gift certificate to the Artistic Outpost store.

    The Artistic Outpost's full line of vintage inspired art stamps are sold in unmounted themed collections. All the unmounted sets are $14, so the winner will be able to select the set of their choice. They also offer several collections pre-cut and mounted on cling foam. Be sure to visit their blog for frequent udates, ideas, and inspiration from Artistic Outpost and their talented design team. I have used their stamps and the fine-line detail they are able to achieve in their rubber art stamps is truly outstanding!

    This is my card that I made with the Artistic Outpost's fantastic stamps.
    I will probably make it into a belated birthday card!
    I think it has the perfect sentiment for it don't you. LOL

      I love the way the colors turned out on the card.  I used Copics with paper from the Bo Bunny's 
    Timepiece Collection. I used gold jelly roll pens around the clock faces. I didn't write down the Copic colors I used. Sorry!!!!

      I used the gold foil tape around the rabbit to frame him and the sentiments are popped up on 3M foam mounting tape, which I colored with a brown Copic marker to help hide the tape.  I really like the way it turned out.

    This was a fun challenge I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Altered Alice Chapter 2 Challenge - Week 3: Hall of Doors

    "There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!' She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

    There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again."
         -- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    This month's challenge is to use a door or doors, and preferably for the door or doors to open and close so we can see what lays beyond! While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project features Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!
    I am thrilled to announce that The Octopode Factory is our March sponsor! We are celebrating because Lily has moved into the world of rubber! That's right - RUBBER STAMPS! Lily started with her quirky digital images, and she has gifted the design team members with some of her wonderful Wonderland digital sets. Most of the digital images we will be using are those that are now available in rubber,
    One lucky winner will win a $30 gift certificate for digital images from The Octopode Factory's Etsy store!

    HURRY UP and ENTER by Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) and a winner will be announced on Sunday, March 27. Show us your DOORS!
    Now for my entry. This was a fun and challenging  for me because it's not my usual style, but it turned out to be really fun. I hope you like them as much as I do.

    The Door to Wonderland shows Alice's eye peeking out through it. Thanks Lynne for you help in the computer part on how to make this work.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Check out the other design team creations for Week 3, and you can ENTER your creation on the Week 1 post!

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Birthday Wishes

    This is my daughter's Birthday Card.
     The digi is from http://weestamps.weebly.com/catalog.html They are new and just so cute. Hope you enjoy.
                                                               This is the copic's I used.

    • Face:  E000, E00, E11, E70, E93 My go to colors
    • Hair:  Y21, 26. E11
    • Dress: Y21, 15, 17, 18
    • Lady Bug: R05, 08
    • Plant & Roses: G24, 82, 85, RV34, RV32, RV00
    • Present: BG18, BG32, BG34
    • Flower Pot: E17, E19, E18
    • Shadow: N0, N1
    • Paper: October Afternoon Ducks in a Row.
    • Nellie Snelle: Flower Punches.
                                                           
    Sentiments are Stampin Up. I airbrushed around the edges with RV00 and edged the baroque Y21


    Happy Birthday Baby Girl. Thanks for looking.

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Never-Ending Card!

    "Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it. After a while she remembered that she still held the pieces of mushroom in her hands, and she set to work very carefully, nibbling first at one and then at the other, and growing sometimes taller and sometimes shorter, until she had succeeded in bringing herself down to her usual height.
    It was so long since she had been anything near the right size, that it felt quite strange at first; but she got used to it in a few minutes, and began talking to herself, as usual. `Come, there's half my plan done now! How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another!"
           -- Chapter 5, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Well, just like Alice we have been through a change in location and changed form from weekly to monthly, but the challenge chapters remain familiar despite all these puzzling changes!
    To reflect all these puzzling changes, the challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form!  While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project does feature Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!
    STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS is sponsoring our first challenge with a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner, and their design team is going to play along! Be sure to visit their Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog where you can play every week! They are famous for artist Daniel Torrente's quirky characters, but they actually have many artists and quite a few different styles. Jo Capper-Sandon is my favorite with her wonderful mushrooms, and other lines include Janet Klein's flower characters (click next a few times to see them) that remind me of the garden of living flowers! There is something to please everyone at Stampotique Originals!

    The challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form! With the Never-Ending card it changes form and this is my version with the classic Disney Alice. It was a lot of fun making this card. I hope you enjoy!



     This is my first video and I used my phone so its not the best but I wanted to show the movement of the changing of form.



    I learned how to make this cool card by watching several YouTube videos!

    Hope you enjoy!

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Altered Alice Chapter 1 Challenge


    "Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it. After a while she remembered that she still held the pieces of mushroom in her hands, and she set to work very carefully, nibbling first at one and then at the other, and growing sometimes taller and sometimes shorter, until she had succeeded in bringing herself down to her usual height.
    It was so long since she had been anything near the right size, that it felt quite strange at first; but she got used to it in a few minutes, and began talking to herself, as usual. `Come, there's half my plan done now! How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another!"
           -- Chapter 5, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Well, just like Alice we have been through a change in location and changed form from weekly to monthly, but the challenge chapters remain familiar despite all these puzzling changes!
    To reflect all these puzzling changes, the challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form!  While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project does feature Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!
    STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS is sponsoring our first challenge with a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner, and their design team is going to play along! Be sure to visit their Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog where you can play every week! They are famous for artist Daniel Torrente's quirky characters, but they actually have many artists and quite a few different styles. Jo Capper-Sandon is my favorite with her wonderful mushrooms, and other lines include Janet Klein's flower characters (click next a few times to see them) that remind me of the garden of living flowers! There is something to please everyone at Stampotique Originals!
    From one moment to the next , Alice was a different size, so this is to represent Alice with the passing of time.

    I used the wonderful Jasmin stamp from Stampotique. She was stamped in black Memento then masked.  Then I air brushed the background with the Tim Holtz time works mask with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment in London Fog gray Memento and I cut up the words and colored them to match the background.  I used these colors:
    • Skin: E000, E00, E11, E70, E93
    • Hair: Y21, Y28, E37
    • Dress: B41, B21, B23
    • Socks: C00, C1, C3
    • Boots: N0, N1, N3, N5
    • Background: B23, E31
    • Words: E50, Edge in Y26
    I cut this out with the square Grand Nestie and edged with the Krylon gold leaf pen.
    Then with the scalloped square Grand Nestie I cut black card stock and backed with Honey Nut Cheerio chip board! I added eyelets and colored with the Krylon to mach the edge border. 

    Please leave me a comment. I'm a newbee, be kind!