Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Altered Playing Card Challenge, Week 24: Washi Tape

I'm once again joining Claudine at Claudine's Art Corner, where for Week 24, the prompt was Washi Tape.  For once I can't say I don't have the supplies I need to complete this week's cards, because, as some of you remember (and maybe I was reading Claudine's mind), I recently made a few of my own tissue and faux washi tapes.

As always, I started with my two lightly gessoed playing cards

and got out my handmade and purchased washi tapes.

The purchased tapes for the second card seemed to have a theme, and one that was quite similar to one of Claudine's.  Although I had no dies, I had a butterfly I had been gifted by Annette (Voodoo Vixen).

So, I used the butterfly as a template to create the washi tape butterfly.  I cut a piece of thin cardboard, placed the butterfly over it, then drew the butterfly.  Next, I added washi tape, then cut the entire assembly out.

I considered various things I could stamp on the black and white card, but settled for the reindeer I purchased specifically for one of Claudine's challenges.  I figured it would be the last time I would use it, so might as well get some good out of it.  My hands were so cold, I didn't want to cut out the antlers, so I stamped directly on the washi tape.  I think it was a mistake, but I can live with it.

Not exactly what Claudine had in mind, but I still was quite happy with what I had created, considering all I had was the washi tape and playing cards to work with this week.  More than I normally have to complete her challenges!

Thanks as always, for the wonderful comments you leave.  They keep me going in this challenge which thankfully, has only THREE more weeks to go.

12 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both turned out great Elizabeth! You are always using your selfmade stuff and what you have at the hand and that is so different and unique ! I love your art!

Anonymous said...

Love the book pages and then the pops of color. Bravo to a nice mix. xox

see you there! said...

I like how you meet the challenges with what you have on hand. Your washi tapes look very interesting.


~*~Patty S said...

Nice use of your special homemade ingredients which make it all the more special.
I also applaud you for cutting around that butterfly...the tape can be tricky to cut I find sometimes.
Happy middle of the week to you E!

TwinkleToes2day said...

I'm loving both results, but especially the butterfly, it is s-o lovely Elizabeth. Congrats on two more excellent APCs :o)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my recent 'Beauty' page of my Anti Journal. You made me smile *cheeese* ((hugs))

Nancy said...

Clever Washi butterfly! And well done on the challenge. Always fun to see what you're up to. If you get a chance, send along your postal mailing address so I can send a surprise your way.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Both cards are wonderful! This is one week where we both lucked out and had most of the supplies. Hope to have mine done tomorrow or Friday. After frozen pipes yesterday, we scrubbed going out until today.

Jo Murray said...

Clever you...some good tips here. The butterfly is cool.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant Elizabeth! I sense that you will be looking forward to the end of this challenge but these two are lovely - I think the reindeer looks great! Sorry to hear that it is still cold - we had an icy wind yesterday and then still and quite mild today - rain and wind on the way!! Off to the caravan tomorrow so comments will be hit or miss - back soon(with pics), Chrisx

johanna said...

i love how you fussy cut (ha! i just learned this word recently and now i had to use it;)) the Butterfly. all turned out so beautifully!

oh, and DO use the "quoth the raven"... i think more People will... it´s always just the first Thing that Comes to my mind when i think of ravens!

Claudine Criner said...

Beautiful cards, way to go this week!!!

ionabunny said...

Love your b and w tape and your beautiful butterfly. Hugz