Portal to the Unexplained Altered Book

I loved messing around with altered art. I want to share a interesting and creative Altered book. To access the unexplained the variety of cogs and gears go check out Andy Skinners Blog to dive further in the depths of the Unexplained.

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I hope you dove deep and let your imagination free on this altered book. How the book evolved, my imagination of what I could see in my head and what transpire on to the pages and with in the book.



Have a great creative Day

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Andy Skinner


Industrial Elements 


DecoArt Media

DecoArt Media:  Texture Sand Paste, Matte Medium, Crackle Paint, Decou-page Matte.

Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Yellow Iron Oxide, Diarylide Yellow, Carbon Black, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber, Pyrrole Red,


Tando Limited Creative



Andy Skinner Curiosity Stamp ASCRS04, Andy Skinner Unexplained StampASCRS09, Industrial Industrial Stamp ASCRS03


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Tres Jolie Guesting for CSI

Hiya! Tres Jolie is having a spot guest designing over at CSI:Color Story Inspiration this Month. If you don’t know what CSI is well here is the scoop. You can free style or use the prompts provided and the colour palette to help tell your story.


Here is what I came up with and how I cracked the case. I used the paper from the kit to my benefit on the prompts. I used the floral pattern. I also use the travel theme and used a picture from our girls 40th Birthday holiday week in Key West. A sunrise on the eastern coast of the island. I added the ribbon and lace and some pretty blooms to go with it. I also added a bit of flair to incorporate the anchor in the page. So fitting for Key West. I also used a label to write my journaling.

Tres Jolie Guest CSI Heather

Here is a short video of my creative process.


A few more Close-ups for you.




And for more inspiration on the case check out CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.

I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Tres Jolie August Sketch Challenge


Hello All, another sketch this month from Tres Jolie. This sketch showcases elements that could be used from the main kit.
Here is my take on the sketch, I loved the different elements from the paper and did a fair amount of fussy cutting. I am not big fan on detail cutting but some of the papers are just perfect for that.
TJ August 2018 layout sketch

I made a video, but I spared you the fussy cutting.

Here are some close-ups for you.



Such elegant elements for fussy cutting.


I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Love Wedding Card

Hello all, I just would like to share with you today a wedding card and matching envelope I made for my sister, she has a wedding coming up and wanted me to make a card that matched the wedding colours. Almost a Prussian blue with silver accents.

I dug out some paper that matched the picture of the shoe she sent me. It was the only colour swatch she had to give me. I love making my cards dimensional so I usually make an envelope to fit the card and match.

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Here is a video of the creative process. And Seeing here in the northern midwest, summers are short so another day of creating outside.

Here are some close-ups for you.


I stated with some crackle past and the Greek Key Pattern Stencil to start on the bottom, Then I used some simple wax on the Love Heart.


I layered some ribbon with the distressed hexagon pieces. And topped it off with a flower cluster.

Wedding Card And Envelope

Thank you for stopping by today.


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Mixed Media Place

I took inspiration from the Envelopes and browns and blues from the pictures.




Creative Embellishments

Distress Hexagon Pieces

Love Hearts

Greek Key Pattern Stencil

Half Tone Circle Stamps

Riddersholm Design Barn Market

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Garden Party Faerie Tags

Hello Everyone, It’s me again, I want to share a fun set of Garden Party Faerie Tags I made with the fabulous new collection. There are just bold contrasting colours in this collection I just couldn’t just go with one colour. I decided to make two to show case how beautiful they both are, not only by itself, but side by side.


I usually never really have a plan when I create, I usually just look around, figure out what I am in the mood to make and let the creative flow run wild. Some time you notice that in my videos. So here is another video to show how these tags move from one phase on to the next and so on, until I fell like I really like what I see. So Enjoy the Vid.

Here are a few close-ups for you.




Thank you for stopping by today.



Garden Party Fairy Lights

Garden Party Knotty 

Garden Party Born

Garden Party Elements Stickers 

Garden Party Word Stickers

Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pack

Garden Party Tags 

Cold Country Clear Stamps

Hazy Days Clear Stamps

Paint Chips Clear Stamps

Lost and Found Clear Stamps

Lost and Found Wonky Half Tone Mask

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Tres Jolie August 2018 Reveal

Tres Jolie August 2018 reveal

It’s time for our August kit reveal.

This months kit is again filled with a combination of international and US products. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie August 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*