Thursday, March 3, 2011

Altered Ancestors Book Swap, Part 2

Hi bloggers! I want share the next batch of little fat book swap pages. I've now completed 8 of the 11 and am feeling the mailing deadline looming down on me. Hee hee. Click here to see the first 4 if you missed 'em.

I'll admit this lovely lady isn't very altered. She has a crystal on her dress and a butterfly on her shoulder. I rubbed gold Ranger alcohol ink Mixative on the TH word tag. I was inspired by the very talented Laura Carson on this page.
I love this page! I set out to find an ancestor who evokes "travel" just so I could use this paper. The Paris ticket and "oh la la" were printed at home.

You have to watch out for this con artist - she'll take the shirt off your back!

Drama Queen
"The theater, the theater. What happened to the theater?" This is a line Danny Kaye says in White Christmas. It's my least favorite part of my *most* favorite movie. Funny. The crown is a TH stamp that was embossed and cut out. "Art" is made of grungeboard from the Mixed Minis set. Using tweezers I rubbed the letters in a pool of Bundled Sage distress reinker. Impatiently I used a heat gun to dry with interesting results. The liquid evaporated, leaving a cool texture behind - almost like flocking. I'm going to play around with it some more. I finished the letters with Rock Candy distress paint (although next time I will use Glossy Accents since the crackle is minimum on the little letters. Live and learn!) 

So, for a little recap: Over at the All Things Tim Yahoo group I'm in an Altered Ancestors Little Fat Book swap. There are over 20 players and each of us makes 11 pages to send off to our swap coordinator. She then randomly picks pages to bind into little fat books and sends to the players. I don't even know if my book will include any of my own pages!

Each page is 4"x4" and the left side is for the binding rings. The photos were printed on a satin photo paper (just what I had on hand) and cut out. I rounded them for a little dimension and used a silicone as glue so they're all raised off the page a little. The pages are grunge paper with TH card stock attached on the front and back.

There they are! I have a few more days to finish up the last 3, then they get mailed off. This has been a huge project for me and I'll be happy when it's done. Yay!



Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! Delightfully fun! Love the guy's hat in picture 2 and the lady playing cards especially! Hugs, Lesley

Lisa said...

Those are fantastic! I hope I get one. I love all the different designs you've been using...very creative!

annette said...

You did an amazing job on these. I just love them.

Jason said...

Love them! I really like the Drama Queen as I feel that represents me the most.


Patricia Mae said...

Susan those are really neat! I like them. Thanks for sharing.