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actually it’s two give-aways.  but one is now and one is in a week or two.  it’s been awhile and since i’ve been trying to hoard stuff to put on my newly redesigned website (that i haven’t finished redesigning) i feel like i should get some stuff out the door… and what better way to do that than for free!?

vintage paper give away: 50+ book pages

first up, a big, fat bundle of 50+ vintage book pages (in english and other languages), a few collage sheet images (designed by moi) and little bits of hand-made papers (some even made by me)… and other pretty goodness.  all you have to do is comment for a chance to win.  like altered bits on facebook and have two chances to win.

vintage paper give away: 50+ book pages

vintage paper give away: 50+ book pages

next week: a 3d giveaway.  i’m not totally sure what it will be yet, but it won’t be paperly or flat, and it will probably be rusty, old and/or bonetastic (i don’t mean that in a naughty way — i just mean it may have bones it in).  ((well, i suppose to some that could be one and the same though, eh?))

the winner will be announced on wednesday, august 29th.

happy day and good luck, paper lovers!  xx

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there are lots of fun things going on at alteredbits.com for memorial day weekend!  from now through june 1st there are heaps of freebies, sales and extras just for you.

free, five cent, medium frozen charlotte, large charlotte doll

first, get a medium or large frozen charlotte for a mere five cents when purchasing the “how to crackle frozen charlottes” tutorial.  limit one per customer — only 20 listed.  these will go FAST.

frozen charlotte, crackle, mixed media, tutorial, art, free charlotte

click here for more details >>

second, get TWO FREE DIGITAL COLLAGE SHEETS with the purchase of four collage sheets, digital or print, or equal or lesser value.  or get $5 off the entire “collaged bits” collection (mention this in a paypal note and your account will be immediately credited the $5).

digital collage sheets, collage sheets, anatomical collage sheets, vintage

check out the print collage sheets here >>
and the digital collage sheets here >>

next, “crackled window effect” altered art tutorial price is reduced to $10 plus get a FREE digital collage sheet of your choice.  this is a permanent deal, not just limited to memorial day weekend.  woots!

crackled window mixed media altered art effect

click here for more details >>

FREE SHIPPING on all “Rare, Limited Quantity and One of a Kind” items, from this page of the altered bits site.  (shipping will be credited immediately upon purchase and sent via USPS first class post)  i will be having LOTS of new things coming in next month and i would LOVE to clear out this section as soon as possible. just leave a note in paypal about the free shipping to jog my cluttered memory.  >>

BIG FREE BUNDLES with all purchases over $25 — it will be a delectable, mysterious surprise.  🙂

heaps of items are being added to the site this week and more sales and specials (and some give-aways) are soon to come so check back over the next week or three!

now that i’m well again, and despite my broken riblets, i can’t stop cleaning and organizing.  i finally finished the kitchen and am back to doing the studio.  omg, i have WAY too much stuff!!  as a result, i’ll likely be posting several giveaways over the coming weeks.  just as cool, i already have FIVE huge bags full of arty goodness to donate to scrap (school & community reuse action project).  if you’re from portland, you surely already know and love scrap.  for those who don’t know, they are a non-profit and their mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.  i didn’t mean for this to turn into an advertisement (even though they kick serious ass with their yummy section of re-use lace and glass and fabric and paints and wood thingies and rusty this and that, etc.)….

antique, photos, carte de viste, vintage, fabric, buttons
first, a little bundle of goodness, including two 1800s antique carte de viste photographs and a little brass photo frame with a heart (just from the 80s — had a photo of a niece in it at one time).  will come wrapped in three vintage fabric pieces, and tied with a lovely recycled sari silk ribbon.  could be fun to make some fabric collages or add to an altered book or whatever.

old coin charms, bellydance coins
these are the four left-overs of all of the new coin charms i have bundled up and added to my site.  i was going to keep them for myself but omg, i have WAY too much stuff.  seriously — i could make a collage and an assemblage every single day for the next five years and the ONLY thing i may need to buy is nails and glue… and maybe not even that.

porcelain, clay mermaid baby doll

disclaimer: i have absolutely NO idea where this adorable little mermaid baby doll came from, if i bought it or if it was a gift.  please don’t hate me if you gave this to me or i got it from you or whatever.  it’s cute — just a little too cute for me so i figured i should give it to someone who would love it and put it to good use.  looks hand-made from a mold, perhaps.  has a hole through the shoulders so could be made into a big necklace or whatever.

all you have to do to enter is comment.  if you want one thing more than another please specify.  THREE winners will be picked by next wednesday or so.  by “or so” i mean i am shooting to pick winners on wednesday but i may get side-tracked as i do that often.  plus, the little man is going to gramma’s house on wednesday for FOUR days so i’m going to be childless and may lose track of myself for a bit.

i have a massive texture making fetish.  dunno why, but i do.  so, i think every tuesday that i’m in the mood will be texture tuesday.  a freeby texture i’ll offer up for use in your physical or digital art, iffin you’re into that sort of thing.  (i have NO idea where “iffin” came from, sorry.)

free texture, photoshop texture, paper, sky, free images

BUT that is nowhere as cool as pulp in my hands… yesterday, i received not one but TWO of the books for our pulp redux collaboration.  i have both lisa jurist’s book (mudhound primitives) and lisa sarsfield’s book (lucky dip).  yes, two pulp books in my hot little hands in unison!!  omg, they are AMAZING!  i gently unpackaged each of them, one at a time, to get a good look at them before carefully wrapping them back up.  they are so fat!!  and i don’t mean in that weird teenage cool way.  they are thick as hell!  lisa s’s measures in just about 4 inches thick (two more people to work in it) and lisa j’s book is just over SIX inches thick.  wonder how they will look when i’m done…

…this is how they look pre-alicia-contributions…

lisa sarsfield’s book (i’m working on this one first as one more person will need it after me before pulp #1 comes to a sad end).  her theme is “labyrinth”:

altered book

and this is lisa jurist’s book.  i’m working on hers second as i’m the final contributor and i don’t want to hold anyone up.  her title is “roots, beneath the layers”:

altered book

(and happy birthday to my husby!  he’s 31 today.  woots!)

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