This is the loooooove week over at Claudines blog for the altered playing card challenge. LOL
The first was made with gelato's, smudged with my finger onto the gesso'd playing card. The hearts were punched from a retired Stampin' Up! heart punch out of red core'dinations card stock. I then embossed them with a swirly embossing folder, sponged the edges lightly in black and sanded away the top of the embosing. The quote is an adaptation of Claudine's. I loved the wording she used : "When there is love there is no darkness". But I wanted to add on that "Believe in love love love" I wrote the text with a Faber Castell Artist pit pen then a little bit of white gel pen highlights, and sponged the edge with black soot distress ink and a little broken china distress ink. I am not a neon pink kinda girl, but this worked out ok. I actually added a layer of distress paint then some white prisma pencil to tone it down.
The second card is much more arty and organic. I smushed (yes, that is a word) the card through aged mahogany distress reinker. Then when it was still wet I watered down acrylic paint in turquoise and yellow and ran it down each end of the card. I loved how it pooled and how the colors interacted with each other. The heart was punched out of white cardstock and smushed (theres that word again - see told you it was real LOL) in an acrylic paint and aged mahogany distress reinker mix. Then I distressed the edge with scissors and lightly sponged it in black. The turquoise circle was die cut and painted. The love is a die cut, in black with white gel pen added.
I am thoroughly enjoying this challenge, Claudine makes something and then everyone else (think there are 70+ people playing?), makes their own interpretation of what she did, using their own crafting supplies. I love seeing the many different cards each week. Thanks Claudine for starting this off and 'leading' us through this weekly challenge.
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