Sunday, May 10, 2015

Moo Mania meets the final Altered Playing Cards

I don't really like to combine challenges, but this was just too good to pass up.  I'm trying to finish a few things, and one of them is the

Altered Playing Card Challenge.  This challenge is now completed, and I have moved the above icon from my right sidebar, along with the URL where to find the completed set of APCs, to Previous Collaborations which is located at the top of my home page.

We were asked to decorate our jokers, but

I didn't have any jokers.  So of course, I improvised by going to my huge stash of playing cards.

I definitely didn't want to take the time to gesso these cards, so found a security envelope I thought would fit the bill.  In addition to that, I hoped to use these rollers, a pencil eraser, and a couple of sheets of old dictionary pages I spritzed with my handmade shimmering mists.

The theme this fortnight at Moo Mania and More is flowers. 

And what could be more perfect for my Faux Jokers than flowers.  After all, once the playing cards were covered, who would know, other than you and me, that they were not jokers.

I call this one My Fantasy Garden

and this one Springtime in the Rockies.  Granted, i have no idea what springtime looks like in the Rockies, but I thought these flowers looked like they had grown up in a field at the base of a mountain.

For the APC on the left, I cut dictionary pages into the shape of the flowers.  The centers were two pony beads I melted during April's recycling days.  I used some rick rack gifted me at Christmas by Chris.

For Springtime in the Rockies, I tried to get my rollers to roll lines, but ended up with a bit of a mess.  I dipped a pencil eraser in two colors to make the flowers.

Thanks for joining me at Moo Mania with my Faux Joker flowers and thanks for sticking with me through all these altered playing cards.  For once, I am totally happy with what I created, because these were of my own (and only my own) design.

10 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on completing your APC's Elizabeth! Yours were definitely unique and fantastic as you improvised nearly every week.

Love the final joke! :-) xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your completed deck of cards will surely be a big treasure! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the last two ones as much as all the others Elizabeth!
Congrats on going through that fab APC Challenge!

I enjoyed it!
Thank you for sharing and thank you very much for joining
Moo Mania & More!
Happy rest of this Sunday dear Elizabeth!
oxo
Susi

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Absolutely lovely APS pieces.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Jo Murray said...

Well done! You certainly came up with the goods here!

Halle said...

These turned out great! I'm totally into security envies these days too. Such great patterns for free!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Huzzah! Finito at last. And I love how you finitoed (yeah, yeah, I know - just glad you weren't an English teacher, hehe). The eraser flowers are very cute and I like the backgrounds from envelopes. I like to make flowers from decorated envelopes. Have a great week ahead Elizabeth :o))

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Really fun use of elements!!! xox

johanna said...

isn´t it fun in the end? love the dots with the pencil Rubbers. the ric rac is such a good idea to use!

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are both beautiful Elizabeth and a fitting end to this challenge - your own design is brilliant! Hope you are feeling better! Chrisx