Thursday, April 9, 2015

Altered Playing card - Week 23

... and the fun continues into week 23 ...

I am a bit behind schedule as the actual challenge has finished, but I am thoroughly enjoying it so I decided I am going slow on purpose to prolong it ! LOL

I am doing to a bit of a tutorial for this I decided :

My first card :

I made this background using my palette knife. I mixed the blue and white to make a lighter blue, then with my knife I dabbed the pallet knife onto the card to give it a sort of marbled look and texture.

See the lines where the pallet knife touched and was lifted straight up :

I stamped a grid pattern onto the card, then stamped the face straight onto the blue background. I stamped the face again onto white card stock, painted a few bits and fussy cut her. The flowers were punched from patterned paper and added. The quote is from a set by Dylusions :)
 I have no idea what stamp this is that I used for the face, a friend sent it to me as a gift - thanks Jo :) I like that she is being her own person, wearing an interesting array of flowers.
 The finished APC :

My second card :

Claudine used gold, but I decided against gold, if I had used my gold paint I couldn't have stamped or sponged over it, so I opted for a yellow/orange combo. I again used my craft knife to apply the paint - I think I am a bit lazy to clean brushes LOL. Whilst the paint was wet I pounced it with paper towel.
 Yummy texture and colors combined.

I just love that a little of the blue playing card still peeps through.

When my background was dry I used a stencil and distress ink in tea dye. I used a stamp from Lost Coast Designs, the largest butterfly from the butterfly set. It was stamped in versafine and embossed in clear powder :
 I liked how the clear embossing powder also stuck to the distress ink so I melted that too, a lovely shiny APC surface :) I liked the saying for this, Find Joy.
 So all done, week 23 APCs :


  1. These are great Nikki, good to see you're still continuing with the challenge.

  2. The orange one with that stunning butterfly is my favourite but the face is nice too !
    Corrie x

  3. Beautiful, Nikki. Love that circle stencil too!

  4. Two gorgeous ATCs again, I love the one with the face, my favourite!! :) xx


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