Welcome to Eclectic Paperie’s Get Altered Challenge!
The Get Altered Challenge is held on the
first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be
inspired, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing!
The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative
journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new
products, and creating altered and mixed media art. Share a unique card, a scrapbook or journal
page, a canvas, or any other project where you’ve used paint, ink, paper, and
embellishments. We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration! All of
those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing
for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.
So grab your supplies and play along! Here are a few things to keep in mind for
-You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we
do love it when you do!
-Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog,
using the Linky Tools. If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t
cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
-When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of
the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge. Link your creations to the eP blog.
-If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured
projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link
no later than 6:00 pm EST on Feb 21st The winner will be announce
project featured right before the eTeam Picks Challenge.
So here is my take on this month's challenge...which was to alter a book.
I used an old thesaurus book. I painted the outside of the book with Black Gesso and added a metal layer that was embossed with a Tim Holtz Alterations Folder. I used more Black Gesso to "age" the metal then added a torn page of text on top. This text page was inked with two different Dylusion Sprays: Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise and the edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I then layered my embellies. I started with Wendy Vecci's roof and window. I added a memory glass from Ranger behind it. This glass was enhanced with an image behind that. I then layered a G45 Butterfly on the upper left. The butterfly was colored with White Gesso then colored with the same sprays. The flower section on the bottom left corner is a melange of Prima flowers, Tim's metal flowers/gears, buttons, a paper flower with black beads in the center and an antique beaded necklace that winds through the flowers with the chain continuing both on the top and bottom. This gave me the opportunity to hook some other antique gems at the top.
Be sure to check out Eclectic Paperie to upload your work....you could win a prize!!!
Me likey prizes!!! LOL
Thanks for stopping by :-)
PS My comment section has been having problems when I link to another blog so I apologize if it is not working...typepad has not offered any ideas as to how to fix it :-(