Tag Archives: Retro

A pink retro laundry room? No problem (if it’s in miniature)

A pink retro laundry room? No problem (if it’s in miniature)

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Let’s face it, doing the laundry would be so much more fun with a retro pink washer and dryer. Read the rest of this entry

Cool, Chill, Retro altered tins

Cool, Chill, Retro altered tins

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Retro images, altered tins and Christmas. Could life get any cooler? I hope you check out all the chill details over at the ColourArte blog. Besides, it will save me from having to think of any more cold-related slang.

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Shine on misfit!

Shine on misfit!

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Have you ever felt like a misfit?

Today I pay homage to the king of misfits and an entire genre of misfit art. Rudolph has been on air (and in the air) for more than 50 years and he is still a misfit. Then there is Steampunk–how can a genre that combines Victorian fashion and 19th century steam-powered industrial machinery with technology, sci-fi and fantasy not be a misfit?

I hope you check it out at the Altered Pages blog. In the meantime I hope everyone who feels like a misfit can soar as high as Rudolph. Shine on!

Oh so hip artist trading block–part two

Oh so hip artist trading block–part two

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Please visit the wonderful gang over at the Robin’s Nest to see the tutorial for  Part Two of the Mid-Century Artist Trading Block, celebrating the marvelous mid-century.

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Oh so hip artist trading block–Part one

Oh so hip artist trading block–Part one

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I’m back with another artist trading block–this one celebrating the marvelous mid-century. Read all about how to make it over at he Robin’s Nest.

 

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Christmas is on my mind (apparently something a little less saintly is too)

Christmas is on my mind (apparently something a little less saintly is too)
Christmas is on my mind (apparently something a little less saintly is too)

 

 

I know Halloween hasn’t arrived yet, but I really love making Altoid altered art Christmas ornaments. (Now if I could only figure out how to use up all those mints!).

Please check out my tutorial over at Altered Pages for this Mid Century Retro Altered Art Altoid Tin Christmas Ornament.

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What the hell is reflected in that lid????

Could this be craft porn taken to new extremes? I swear I don’t have naked men lounging about my studio admiring reflections of their love rods in my craft supplies. Really I don’t!

How do you know I’m telling the truth? Because if that were happening, there certainly would not be so much crafting going on.

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Altered art goes retro

Altered art goes retro

Creating a vintage recipe box

Rebel that I am, I decided to break away from the crafting styles of late and head in a new–or rather, should I say, an old–direction.

With this altered art project I went back in time and put a little kitsch into the mix by transforming a cardboard book box into a retro pink refrigerator, or as it was called in the olden days, an ice box. Read the rest of this entry

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

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Graphic 45 hatches its new designers for 2014

Open your windows and put out the patio chairs for a new season has arrived. It’s the season when Graphic 45 selects its new design team for 2014.

Just like the Graphic 45 Staples Collection Metal Butterfly, I am irresistibly drawn to this event. The projects below serve as my audition to this prestigious annual event.

 Project 1: Giant Egg Hatches Graphic 45 Logo

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I made this gigantic egg (you can see it at at the top of the post) to add a little playfulness into the audition. You poor judges can only look at so many scrapbook pages, before getting a little blurry eyed.

The egg stands 11 inches tall and features the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection. The 45 is the numerical portion of the actual Graphic 45 logo, which I enlarged, traced and then hand cut from several pieces of foam core. I then stacked them together in order to give the 45 substantial depth. Read the rest of this entry