Friday, October 8, 2010

Design team update

I'm on the Altered Pages Design Team! I was surprised when I was chosen, very pleasantly surprised. So I figured it was time I shared another project I did for the contest. I don't know why it's taken me so long to add this here, but better late than never.

This is a set of four coasters, decorated with Christmas in mind. They're hung as ornaments, but they could easily be a coaster book instead.

Each coaster has designer paper glued to it. Each image was decorated with a Sakura gel pen with sparkles.

The image to above has embellishments made from Christmas decoratives I bought at Michaels last year. The little snowflake was from snowflake garland that I cut up.

The image to the left has frou-frou glued at the bottom and her wings sparkle from the gel pen.

The image on the right beside this paragraph is on my favorite designer paper - it's a gorgeous purple color and though not exactly a Christmas color, it's beautiful. She has a sprig from a gold decorative on her, too. I love buying these things from a discount bin and then tearing them apart to use on lots of things. It's economical, but it also looks very pretty.

The last image is my favorite. The little girl has the most beguiling face and her pose is just pretty. She is also on the most Christmas-y of the Christmas papers, done in traditional greens and reds.

So this was my third entry into the contest. Christmas stuff isn't a holiday that comes easily to me.

I've finished my first kit submission for the site, a set of bookmarks. I'll post them here soon. I've found another outlet for my creative urges - writing, and though it's not something I can share, it still makes me feel like I'm making something. And I have lots of creative energy again, lots of ideas for stuff I can make and share, so hopefully there will be more regular posts from me. If anyone is still reading, thanks for that.


Kay said...

Congratulations Michelle!

I love these.


ktstamps said...

OMG! How are you? It has been a long time! I miss your emails and I hope you are doing well. What type of a job are you doing??? I am still teaching school at Lakeside and life is going well. Tell me how life is going?? Happy Monday! kt

Lois said...

These are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing (and for writing on this blog) your work.

Lois said...

You are so talented. I am happy that you are creating again.