Thursday, February 10, 2011

Altered Ancestors Swap


Over on the All Things Tim Yahoo List we are having a Little Fat Book Swap. This is an art swap where each player makes 11 pages and sends them to our list mom Gloria who has so graciously agreed to bind them all for us and send us a bound book back.
These are my pages that I have created for the books.

When making altered art there is usually lots of ethereal images including wings, hats, and other such accessories.
I chose to do something a little different and make my alterations a little more subtle even eerie if you will.

Kind of like that aunt or uncle no one talks about....

Creepy and Kooky .....

Mysterious and Spooky,,,

See anyone you recognize?


  1. Wow - I absolutely LOVE what you've done with Tim's photos! I know those Somerset people will be all over these; I am hoping fervently that I get one of your pages in my book!

  2. Stephen, these are wonderful!!! Now I wish I could have participated in the swap!

  3. Great work Stephen, very clever to alter them that way!

  4. Creepy indeed! I love them all, but especially the top one. I'll keep my fingers crossed that she lands up in my book! :)

    If you'd like to get a glimpse of a couple of my pages here on my blog. They're in the "design stage" - haha!


  5. Oops - didn't proofread... click on the second photo for ancestors.

    Me=doofus. :)

  6. Now I have the Adams family song stuck in my head :)
    Great pages!

  7. Yep, definitely see one of my aunts in there, LOL. I absolutely LOVE the way you altered the photos, and that's why I always try to participate in these collaborative pieces. Everyone has their own take on a theme and that is so great. Mine are way more whimsical. Still in the planning stage, but I think you'll get a smile or two out of them.

  8. Those are so NEAT!! Interesting approach!

  9. Hello Stephen,

    nice to see how you altered the photos. It's a small change but it makes a big difference to the faces !

    I like to see how you made different pages with an almost same layout, but they still come out all different.
    I hesitated long to participate cause I have so many commitments for the moment and I want to be able to make them in time...but it still aches I didn't seeing these pages !

    greetings from belgium

  10. LOVE this altered project Stephen! How fun.

    I hope you are having an art-filled weekend :)

  11. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week Thank you Stephen for showing us your beautifull made tag. Hugs Terry xxx

  12. This is a great take on the swap - love how altered the ancestors are-simple yet not & so effective!!! Hope i get one of your pages!!! Mine have a wing & a hat!!! LOL!!!

  13. Love your pages, I too hope I get one of them. Very clever idea.
    Gail in Oklahoma

  14. all your pages look great--I'm hoping one of them ends up in my book. I'm not picky--love them all. =)