Altered Artspirations

Altered ARTspriations Challenge Update!

Sixty-six Altered ARTspiration challenges! I love it, and am enchanted at the amount of artist that play each month in this fantastic challenge! This month is a free style, with a just a small requirement.  Use a quote.  The challenge is to create any size project with a quote.  Pretty straight forward and fun! 

1. Create any size project with a favorite quote!
 
Is it something humorous? Some wisdom you’d like to pass down? An affirmation to your soul? Something that inspires you?

Your challenge is to create any size project with a quote!

 
2. It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our ALTERED ASPIRATION GALLERY {here} then come back and link us to the thread in the SBG forum so we can leave you some love, and know who participated

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie & each entry will also be put into a random drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie (you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: April 30th!

You are of course welcome to use any products you wish on this challenge!

 

"Freestyle Art based on This Ad"

The Tangie has oodles of inspiration and taking that inspiration, twisting it, add a bit of art journaling, and a pinch of hilarity brings it to this months Altered ARTspiration!  The ad was found a while ago, and it popped up this month for us to alter to our hearts content!  This means, you don’t have to recreate it, just pick something in it that grabs you, colors or one of the elements and run with it!!

 

All the particulars for the challenge are located in the Monthly Challenge section at ScrapBookGraphics (SBG). 
Here are a few highlights from the gallery, that can only delight and encourage you to open up a blank canvas and begin playing!!
First I love the backgrounds and woman in the decanter is just fabulous by Its only ME; Where to Next Darling.

The dramatic rose on display, so vibrant and alive against the old peeling background was just beyond tantalizing to me by defordj; Glory in the Flower. 

I just noticed this is the first layout in the SBG gallery by defordj!  I can tell you I am looking forward to seeing more!!!
There are many more in the gallery, to look at and just sigh over!  I hope to see yours there soon! There is still  plenty of time to do this months Altered ARTspiration challenge!!
I will be looking for yours soon!!

A relaxing and fun challenge!

This year I was introduced to the world of ATC’s.  The little cards of wonder!  I had become so accustomed to a 12×12 inch canvas, switching to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 was a bit rough (I admit I do 5×7 and then shrink).  But having different size canvases has become a favorite thing of  mine.
This month’s Altered ARTspiration from Tangie is Gothic Arches. I love how people are using these arches in so many different ways:

Scrappie Irene blew me away with her digital one, but then her hybrid card “Merry Christmas” is just unbelievable with the elegance and old fashion Christmas feel:

Then CarolW took the idea of the arch and made it an entrance to this fabulous scene called Gothic Christmas – altered artspiration:

 For a completely different look ladynorth used 3 arches and made this wonderful page “Winter Solstice Longest Night”:

As always, I love the comments in the gallery.  I do believe that people in the altered world of creating can leave the kindest and most uplifting comments:

Ramona to Janelill first arch page:  Lovely wish and … creation! Did you know that the first thing to getting your wish is to visualise it first? Here’s Wishing you all you Wish For!
MamaBe to seniorgal: The double arch with the offset looks incredible! I love how some of your elements are clipped with your photo to the arch and some are out in front of the arch…gives the whole page a very eyecatching look.
joannknnrd to lmgdonahue: Wow, this is such an amazing mix of products. It all adds up to one beautiful piece!
 So, take a moment this hectic season, sit and enjoy a relaxing challenge, please pop over to the Altered ARTspiration Thread and pick up the free Gothic Arch templates.  

REMEMBER:  
It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our Altered Artspirations Gallery {here} then come back and link us up in this SBG thread so we can leave you some love, and know who participated (Tangie gives the coupons from here not from the gallery so please make sure you let us know you played)!

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie & each entry will also be put into a drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie (you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: December 31st!

Can’t wait to see yours!!

{Thursday Nonsense} Who doesn’t love a good challenge?

Happy Thursday afternoon everyone! I have been literally working 18-20 hour days getting the Art Journal Caravan Expedition 2011 ready for the shop this weekend! I’m so very excited with how it is turning out and I can’t wait to share with you guys! I thought I’d take a little break and hop on over here and do my Thursday Nonsense blog posting. I got to thinking about the challenge I posted yesterday in the Scrapbookgraphics.com forums… it is going to be so much fun and I KNOW the entries are going to be spectacular, won’t you join us? We’re making Gothic Arches this month with a Christmas theme! I think we’re going to have to add these arches in on a regular rotation with  skinnies and inchies! I’ve even made a freebie for you to make it easy to get started (you’ll have to pop over to the forums to grab it! Plus check out all the “Gothic Arches” eye candy on google! WOW!

I sure would love to see even more of you drop by every month! You even get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie just for playing along. Plus there are about 10 other challenges going on every month at SBG too, it really is a great place to hang out when you need some inspiration for a new project!

I hope that you are all having great December so far and that it brings lots of joy and fun to you even though it’s such a busy time of year! We’re going tonight to buy a new tree– I’m so excited!

PS! I just heard about this really neat Christmas gift idea you might want to check out! It’s custom playing cards made from your family tree! Looks pretty neat! http://ourfamilypastime.com/

Artspiration Challenge-Inchies!! YOU STILL HAVE TIME to PLAY!!

November is a month that notoriously goes so fast!! I am gonna  sit down and think about being grateful this weekend, then scrap it using Tangie’s awesome challenge Altered Artspirations #61 is Gratitude Inchies!  I would love to have you join me.  No worries if you don’t know how to do inchies, the directions are all there and Tangie has a FREE template to download also!!

I want to show a few of the many that have been uploaded already, they are just all so different and yet so awesome!
This one by Its only Me called Mykhaila and Peter get MARRIED.  The detail and time that went into this is phenomenal. 

then this one by Senior Gal, the colors are fabulous!!!  Here is Thankful for Fall

Now, let your imagination run wild, as dear Serenoa did for the Gratitude towards the men who have served in her family.  Altered and inchies are open to interpretation!! tee hee

Enjoy the rest of your week, and think about life and being thankful! It is good!

~never lose your joy

An Attitude about Gratitude

  When you have a grateful attitude, you feel better, you look better and that is a good thing.  I keep seeing people leaving little comments on Face-book with a daily thankful thought for the day.  I like it. November in the United States  has a National Holiday called Thanksgiving.  I know Canada has one, and I am sure other great countries have something similar if not in November at other times.  It is a good thing to stop and count your blessings, and to say thank you to others or just be thankful for those in your lives or maybe just to be alive! 
Imagine my excitement when I saw Tangie’s Altered ARTspiration for the month of November at Scrap Book Graphics!!! 

I love inchies, and am always, always amazed at the creativity of everyone in their interpretations of them. To help get you going, Tangie has made a 6×6 template with 25 inchies that you can use. (you don’t have to use it, but it makes it easier, at least for me!!)  It is available for download here.

Here are the nitty gritty details

1. Create any size collage with at least 12 gratitude inchies in it.

2. It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our Altered Artspirations Gallery {here} then come back and link us up in this thread so we can leave you some love, and know who participated (Tangie gives the coupons from here not from the gallery or the blog so please make sure you let us know you played)!

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie & each entry will also be put into a drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie (you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: November 30th!

You are of course welcome to use any products you wish on this challenge!

I am excited and looking forward to seeing your gratitude shine forth in your layouts!! 


 

Chance to win $$$ Coupons for Studio Tangie and Create

This month’s ARTspiration is “Spooky Haunts”
This does NOT have to be Halloween, it could go from the scary haunted house like this to a place that just gives you the creeps!  You ever walk in a place and your skin crawls and you feel a bit sweaty?  My English class used to do that to me.  I knew that woman was going to rip apart my creative writing, cover my page with RO (run ons) and FRAGMENTS.  She loved to underline and capitalize the word fragment on my papers.  I think of her classroom and it is one of the spookiest.  
Okay, I joke, but there are some “Spooky Haunts” just waiting to be scrapped.  Now is the time to pull them out and let us see your creations!! Please upload it to our Altered Artspirations Gallery {here} then come back and link us up in this SBG thread so we can leave you some love, and know who participated (Tangie gives the coupons from the SBG forum not from the gallery so please make sure you let us know you played)!
There are some awesome ones already in the gallery:

 to Going to the Zoo by Mom Of 3 Princesses

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie & each entry will also be put into a drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie (you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: October 31st!

ARTSpiration-Getting Spooky ! ……wo0o○○○○o○○oOo○○○

 We so hope you will join the October ARTspiration challenge this October!
It is a fun and spooky one!! 

This month we’re going to do an altered piece on something you consider to be a “Spooky Haunt”! 
We’re using this definition of haunt noun–a place frequently visited
 Is there a place you have to visit (or resist visiting) you consider spooky? 
The doctor’s office, graveyards, hospitals, mansions, old houses, memorials, the theatre 
everyone will have very different ideas, think outside the box here everyone! 
1. Create any size project with the theme “Spooky Haunt”
2. It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our Altered Artspirations Gallery {gallery link} then come back and link us up in this thread at SBG so we can leave you some love, and know who participated (Tangie gives the coupons from the forum and  not from the gallery so please make sure you let us know you played)!

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month 
get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie &
each entry will also be put into a drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie 
(you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: October 31th!

You are of course welcome to use any products you wish on this challenge!

ARTspiration become ADDictive to MANY

This Skinny thing is becoming a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay addictive! If you haven’t tried one, it is not too late, it goes all month.  In case you missed this months ARTspiration challenge over at SBG, here are the nitty gritty details:

 “Skinny Collages

1. Create a “skinny page collage” 4×8 inches

2. It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our Altered Artspirations Gallery {here} then come back and link us up in this thread so we can leave you some love, and know who participated for the prize!

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each month get a $3 coupon to Studio Tangie & each entry will also be put into a drawing for a $15 gift card to Studio Tangie (you may enter up to 3 pieces per month for a chance to win)!
DEADLINE: September 30th!

You are of course welcome to use any products you wish on this challenge!

 

Oh you know it is a hit, when you see folks do one, then another and then another!!
I love the energy in the ARTspiration Gallery!  

Here are a few that I hope can cause you to say, wow, and I am gonna give that a try. 
here is one from CarolW – Skinny no. 3 – AA
notice it says no. 3…oh yeah sure sign of addiction

then one from ArmyGrl -Evening Star
I believe she has done a few also! woo hoo

Tangie is jumping in on this challenge also with Adventure:

You can see  larkd shows off her adventure to skinny here:

I hope you join us this month! They are fun and like eating potato chips, hard to stop at just one!! Skinnies are a nice addiction, in that they don’t add inches to your waistline! 

Altered Artspiration #32

“Altered Inchies”
Create at least 1 if not a series of inchies!
Don’t know what inchies are? Basically they are 1×1 inch square canvases! Many people make projects out of a whole set of th
em or “hide” them in other works of art! They are very addicting!

The basic guidelines for this Artspiration Challenge are:
1. Create at *least* 1 inchie!

2. It needs to be a new project & please upload it to our new challenge gallery {here} then come back and link us up in this thread so we can leave you some love, and know who participated (I give the coupons from here not from the gallery so please make sure you let us know you played)!

Everyone that participates in the Artspiration Challenges each week get a $2 coupon to Studio Tangie. We want to help you build up your altered art stash of supplies. You are of course welcome to use any products you wish on this challenge!

Check out some of the inspiration from google images. ALL photos copyright their respective owners and are shown here for inspiration only.



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