Saturday, September 20, 2014

A;tered Playing Cards 3 and 4

I've completed Week 3 which is to make cards 3 and 4.  If you'd like more details about Claudine Criner's Altered Playing Card challenge, a link to her blog is HERE.

I followed Claudine's prompts for the backgrounds.  One is done with alcohol inks and one with distress ink pads.  The alcohol inks are on top of crushed tissue paper.  The distress inks are on top of drywall mesh tape.  At the time I gesso'd up the 52 cards, I added some texture with these additional elements.

My alcohol inks were a tad dark so I opted not to try stamping.  Instead I used some digital images.  I was disappointed that my distress inks wouldn't stay vibrant, even after multiple applications.

Christmas Memories Playing Card

Because of the resulting alcohol ink background, I chose a holiday themed childhood memory of going to visit my Milwaukee relatives where my aunt always gave me a box of chocolates.

Playing card layered with crushed tissue paper covered in gesso
Ranger Alcohol Inks:  Bottle, Slate, and Currant
Lunagirl Moonbeams Christmas Photos
Moonlight Journey My Love Valentine Tags
felt snowflake and button from stash

I'm entering this card in the
Crafting by Designs challenge where Lunagirl Moonbeams is the sponsor this week.  The theme is Childhood Memories.

Autumn Season Playing Card

I went with Claudine's idea to creat a seasonal card.  I chose an owl for my bird and Tim Holtz' letters to spell "fall" rather than "fly".  I did "follow suit" (excuse the pun) to use a leaf made with distsress paper (which I sanded), and the same colors of distress inks.

Playing card layered with drywall mesh tape covered in gesso.
Ranger Tim HoltzDistress Ink Pads:  Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Paper, and Mustard Seed
Maya Road owl glued to Coredinations green distress card stock
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die Tattered Leaves
Coredinations brown distress card stock
Green dye ink
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Salvage Stickers

I'm entering this card in the
Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge Blog for the creative theme Autumn
Eclectic Paperie September e-play challenge:  Fall
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge:  #212 Fall

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