Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Altered Playing Cards, Week 8


I'm joining Claudine for Week 8 at Claudine's Art Corner with my latest altered playing cards.  But first,

Here is the package I received from Claudine.  Bleubeard got a laugh at his name (Bleu as in roquefort cheese, beard as in not a mustache). 

Inside were all these goodies, and an envelope containing die cuts like the pink one I show at the bottom right in the photo.  And my first EVER white pen.  Can't wait to try it out.  Thanks beyond belief for these goodies, Claudine.  I hope your surgery goes well today.

Here I was without gelatos, but took Claudine's advice and used some of my spray mists.  Since I love hearts, I knew I had an abundance of stamps I could use.

For my first card, I considered dripping paint, since I have no watercolors in tubes, but the sprays won out instead.   While that card was drying,

I did the same on my second card.  But the gesso was so thick on this one, the sprays didn't want to stick, even after I sprayed the card three times, allowing it to dry in between times.

When the first card was dry, I randomly stamped using a heart button stamp.   I try to be random, but I often forget to rotate the card or the stamp each time.

Next, I got out my 1" punch and colored the circle using one of my handmade mists I had used on my other card.

I should have cut and spritzed two of these circles while I was at it, because you can see I messed up on the first one, after I had already put everything except the stamp away.  Yep, I'm anal!

For my second card, I used my three hearts I earlier attached to the back of another stamp  When they didn't look good, I added the music heart and came up with a new sentiment.

Now all that was left was to create the sentiments on my computer and print them out to affix to the cards.

This one was spritzed with my handmade mist and reads "Love is in the air."

This one was spritzed with one of the colors I used on the card and reads "Love: music to my ears."  I contemplated using my black oil pastel around the barely visible hearts, then realized a Sharpie would actually be a wiser choice, since it was the last thing I did.

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11 thoughtful remarks:

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
I had to laugh at the name on the envelope. But the contents is fab. I have seen a few of these card challenges and really must have a go ....one day
janet #22

ionabunny said...

Hi Elizabeth, great cards. I'm not such a heart person but looking forward to making mine. Ooh, what a lovely packet of goodies. Congrats on your win. Hugz

TwinkleToes2day said...

Two more wonderful cards to look over and a package of crafty goodies.......how marvelous!! What a treat for Mr Postie to bring you and how very kind of your friend. Enjo playing with them Elizabeth, and many thanks for your recent comments on my blog. Wee Man asked me earlier to tell you, "There probly is soft play centres in America but maybe you don't know if you don't have small kids"
Hahaha, out of the mouths of babes eh :o))

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This APCs are lovely Elizabeth I always enjoy seeing your progress thank you!
Claudine packe a lot of great things for you and Bleubeard... happy with you about this present!
Have a great day... here it is raining dogs and got cold...brrr
xxx
Susi

massofhair said...

Am a week behind with my APC's as not been well as you know so today i am hoping to catch up with this challenge.

Fantastic package from Claudine some fab goodies for you to play with. Both your APC's are wonderful, love all the layers and the different shaped hearts and the colours you have chosen :-) xxx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! You really nailed those hearts this week! I have a little trouble doing "random"...maybe I should practice that. Love the backgrounds on both of these.

I really had a good chuckle at the name on the package, but all the goodies inside made me forget pretty quickly! You'll have to let me know how the white pen works for you!

Halle said...

Fun goodies in the package. Gracie says hi to Bluebird. ;)

Jo Murray said...

Lovely surprise...and you sure know how to use it all.

Claudine Criner said...

So glad that you liked all the goodies, have fun with those. How funny, I messed up bluebeards name, opps!! Your cards are really fantastic this week too, love those.

~*~Patty S said...

What a great goodie package to get in the mail full of good stuff!
Be careful not to try and use your white pen on wet/damp paint...they can be cranky sometimes ;-)
I can feel the Love in the air with your lovely cards ♥ ♥
oxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely goodies and beautiful cards! Love, Chrisx