Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Carnival – Boo Bash & Steampunk Spells Train by Vic Smills

Things will be rockin all night at the Boo Bash.  Notice the microphone in front and what a spectacular top!
No worries about getting to the Halloween Carnival, just jump on the Steampunk Spells Train.
You can see more of Vic’s artwork and details about how she made her carnival pieces on her blog Vic’sCreations.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Carnival - More Pieces from Laurie

Oh my, you are not going to believe all of the pieces Laurie has made.
The paper she used looks like a fire is burning under those pots and I love the graveyard trim.
Laurie couldn't find lamp shade hoop so she had an epiphany and decide to use splatter screens (to keep grease from popping out of the pan) as the sides of her Ferris Wheel. 
For more pictures and details checkout Laurie’s blog “The Rogue Stamper”.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Carnival – More Pieces from Karen Mallory

Karen has been a busy girl creating her carnival.
What a great idea; instead of spinning cauldrons why not spinning pumpkins!
Balloon Cart
Karen’s balloon cart is made from a coffin.
Another great idea; Swing with a Gargoyle.
And here is Karen’s fabulous table scape loaded with all of her pieces.

You can see more of Karen’s artwork on her blog “Karen’s Dolls & Stuff”.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEW 3D Tent Collage Sheets & Digital Image Set - Plus a Video Tutorial

Step right up to check out my new 3D Tent Collage Sheets and DigitalImage Set available at Alpha Stamps.  On offer are Halloween, circus, gypsy and carnival tents.  These tents work great for your art project or decorations for a party.  For those of you building a Halloween Carnival, imagine adding a few tents to your carnival display.
One collage sheet features a Circus Tent.
Printing the sheet twice gives you all of the pieces needed to construct the tent.
The other collage sheet features a Halloween Tent.
Printing the sheet twice gives you all of the pieces needed to construct the tent.
Digital image sets are a great option in that they allow you to easily resize individual images.  You can also print only the images you need.

The image set includes:
  • All of the images on the Circus sheet plus a larger version of the circus tent
  • All of the images on the Halloween sheet plus a larger version f the Halloween tent
  • A large gypsy tent (pictured below)
  • A large Carnival tent (you’ll see this one in the video tutorial)

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to assemble the 3D paper tents and give you all kinds of ideas on how to use the pieces.  I’ll show you how to create different opening for the tents, ideas on how to use just the tops of the tents and how to use the tent pieces as a pattern to create tents with other designs.
Alpha Stamps Supplies Used in the Sample Tents:
Circus Tent

Halloween Tent
Crepe Paper Halloween Collage Sheet – Border inside tent
Hello Pumpkin Collage Sheet – Pumpkin headed girl
Skeleton Slides Collage Sheet – Devil skeleton

Gypsy Tent

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Magic Marie ATC

I made this ATC for a swap.  I figure Marie must be a little magic to have become so popular over the years.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More Halloween Themed Children ATCs by Various Artists

ATC by Carolyn Utter
ATC by Heather Bloom
ATC by Kris Dickinson
ATC by Michelle Carrier
ATC by Phyllis Terrell
ATCs by Wendy Robinson