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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.

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Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥


~~ Best of 2010: Altered Items ~~

Posted by Ania On Saturday, January 01, 2011

Continuing on the “Best of 2010” stuff, here’s my favorite altered items this year.

Last years Best of 2009-posts can be seen here: Cards, Layouts, Altered items, Minibooks.


This was a set of tea+card created with Pink Paislee’s Amber Road-collection. The tea-can originallly was a can of honey.


I love this because I actually did one of my very rare stamping here (I even embossed stuff!), misted and painted the I love this color-scheme.


Amber Road is such a gorgeous, dark yet sophisticated collection…


The lid, painted white then blackwashed and sanded.


This was an altered box holding cards, created for Pink Paislee’s Inspirational Tour back in April. You can find the tutorial here Smile



This dressed up chocolate-box. I love it because I thought I was being oh, so clever (I still think I am! Smile with tongue out) with the message on the tag Smile


It simply means the contents of this box (which’s chocolate mind you) was for those aged 36+ only – which’s perfect for my friend who’s the oldest in her family.



These wrapped chocolate-bars. I think I love them because I love the paper-collection used here, from Fancy Pants Designs. Plus – bonus for using the felt-shapes! Smile


Ok so tbh - this paper-collection (Dancing Girl) isn’t really my first choice for scrapping. But – I found out it’s great for little girls (um, ofcourse Smile with tongue out) – and making small, cute cards and bags for their little gifts.. Perfect!


Ok, this really is an altered item. I love how using a multi-medium (Like Claudine Hellmuths) sealer seem to transform the papers to canvasses when used on both sides twice. Like, giving you the feeling of working with canvas-fabric. You can find the tutorial on the Fancy Pants blogpost here.


I even did a fair bit of hand-stitching (rare!) & used the good old Basic Grey magnetthingies.


The way I created it, it could be used over and over again – by taking out the notebook so you could reuse the cover..



Mini-canvas w/felt, pebbles, pleated ribbons, bling, rub-ons and mist!! what’s NOT to love here!? You can find the tutorial on this one here Smile


A box-card! Smile With room for money inside..



Another notebook – and another tutorial found here Smile


This one’s pretty simple – but I need to add this one because I LOVE this woodgrainpaper and these Kraft-stickers! Everything from Hambly Screenprints. The white paint-splatter is white glimmer chalk Smile


Phew! I managed to keep the # to 10 this time, yay me! Smile

5 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Best of 2010: Altered Items ~~'

  1. Grethe Said,'> 11:55 AM

    Så fantastisk flotte ting du har laget! Digger måten du bruker papirer og farger på! Virkelig en stor kilde til inspirasjon denne bloggen din!


  2. Anonymous Said,'> 12:11 PM

    Så nydelige ting du lage. Liker det kreative og fargene.


  3. Lula Said,'> 12:25 PM

    Fantastiske ting du har laget. Jeg suger til meg alt av inspirasjon;) Godt nyttår Ania!



  4. Eli Said,'> 12:28 PM

    Hva annet kan man si enn at du kan utføre magi med papir og pynt? Lekre ting fra ende til annen; og selv om jeg ikke driver på med papirhobby noe særlig lenger så er det alltid inspirerende å kikke innom her hos deg! Godt nytt år vennen :) *klem*


  5.'> 1:28 AM

    Love looking back at your past projects! The canvas is adorable! Happy New Year!


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