Monday, September 22, 2014

Altered Playing Card week 2

I thought I would join this fun altered playing card challenge, hosted by the very talented Claudine Criner.

Week one was to gesso a full pack of 52 cards ...

Week two is create .... (hit week two link to be taken to Claudines related blog post)

Here is what I created from Claudines inspiration, two quite different pieces of art.
I did a close up of this nature one to show the texture of the gesso in the background. I did all sorts of different things with my gesso when prepping the 52 cardpack. For this one I smoothed and dabbed with my pallet knife. The dylusions sprays really shows the texture. For this card I used a wildflower stamp from a Blue Indigo stamp set which I embossed with clear embossing powder, and the words are from set JCS171 from Darcies. The butterfly is from a die from Cheery Lynn Designs, Exotic Butterfly Small. I would have used a solid butterfly but I liked how you can see through the wings to the dylusions ink below. I sponged the butterfly lightly with dylusions too.
For this altered playing card, I used dylusions for the background, then I used a fairy stamp by Stamping Bella. I colored her with copics, fussy cut her. Her hair was fun. I colored it brown, then put white gel pen squiggles into it. When it had dried I went over it again with copics, I love how it looks and its now textured. The hearts were punch from a retured Stampin'Up! heart punch and the circles from circle punches. I used the white gel pen to add doodling and the white embossed bubbles are from JOFY09 by PaperArtsy. I added a strip of torn pink wash beneath my fairy and then debated wording .... I decided on 'seek joy'. Its such a jolly, happy and carefree card, it just seemed to fit somehow.
 Looking forward to next weeks inspiration from Claudine, although everyones creations vary so much ... its fabulous to just be given an idea and then to develop it yourself/ in your own style :)

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  1. These are fabulous, loving the little girl and her hearts.

  2. These are amazing. I particularly like the doodling on the bubbles and hearts. A new technique for me to try.

  3. I hadn't noticed the gesso texture at first. Love how it turned out.


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