Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Two Altered Playing Cards

I'm finishing up Week Two of the Altered Playing Cards Challenge hosted by Claudine Criner.  My playing cards were gesso'd up for a week (week one), and I've been anxious to start decorating.  

Last Monday Claudine's Art Corner offered up a fabulous two cards to get us started.  If you'd like to participate in this 26 week challenge, please see the button on my sidebar.

For these first two cards, I stuck to the script as closely as possible, adapting only to use products I had on hand.  Of course, as artists we can "alter" as we see fit, but I'm also trying to incorporate the specific techniques/style that Claudine is showing us.  To see Claudine's makes, go HERE

I started with the spray inks on Monday.  Then went on a short trip and just now got back to decorate the cards on Sunday.  You can see that I had added more texture with the gesso on the butterfly card.  

Spray ink.
Dylusions Fresh Lime
Maya Mist Hydrangea Blue
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Witch's Potion Purple

Die cut:
Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine
Stampin' Up die cut butterflies

Digital Stamps:

New whimsical girl with bird digi stamp

Since Claudine is using on some of the stamps on her sample cards, we were afforded the opportunity to acquire some of these images at a reduced cost for participating in the challenge.  Thank you Janet Klein!  To see Janet's stamps at her Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps Etsy shop, go HERE.

Vera Lane Studio digi
Red Lead Paperworks (the Sky is the Limit stamp)
Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC (Relish Reading almanac stamp on butterflies)

Inks and Pens:
Archival Jet Black ink pad
Sharpie Black marker
various Copics to color girl
Inkssentials Opaque White pen

a bit of black dresden metal scrap trim
Stampin' Up Primrose Petal card stock (butterflies)
Recollections Chalk Board Paper (vine die cut)
Printworks Matte Photo Paper--this paper works well for me in my ink jet printer, giving me true colors for digiral images.  A plus for this project is that the Copic markers go on well and don't bleed through the backside.  I would never have tried this had I not read that Claudine said Copics work well on digital images made with an ink jet printer.

The second two cards will be up on Claudine's blog tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what 's in store for us next.

I'm entering these challenges:

Pile It On:  Challenge #37 Flowers and/or Feathers

Crafting At the Weekend:  Challenge 5 Anything Goes

Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #191 ATCs  (no prizes or badges, just plain fun creating)

Designs by Lisa:  Bloggers Challenge From Drab to Fab-Alter It

Inkspirational Challenge 65 Word Prompt:  Take Flight: entering the second butterfly card

Stamping Sensations:  September Challenge Things With Wings
(I'm not sure if a digi stamp counts--if not, I'm entering just the butterfly card.)  closes October 1.

Red Rubber Inspirationals:  137 Just Text Me
This is a new challenge site for me that I found at Paper Playful.  I'm entering the second card since it has text on it but no stamped images--just die cuts.  Even the stamp on the butterflies is text!


Vera Lane Studio said...

These are both wonderful!
I hope you had a fun time working with Vera Lane Studio digi images -- you did a nice job with our girl!

Claudine said...

These are fabulous, I really love what you've done with your first two cards!!

brenda said...

Very vibrant and eye catching.

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Electra said...

I love these! so colourful and fun! I'm thrilled that you joined us at Opus Gluei for this challenge, I hope we see you often!

cm said...

Two artsy, funky fun cards here - and the one with the butterfly is truly delightful with the vibrant colours, cool swirl and eye-catching sentiment! Thank you for sharing your interpretation of 'flight' at Inkspirational Challenges!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great cards - especially the one on the right! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great take on the Text Me challenge this week at the Red Rubber Inspirationals! So glad you joined us this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

pinky said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Pia Larsen said...

Very artsy and vibrant take on this challenge.
Thanks for joining us at INKspirational Challenges.
Pia :o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

These are both awesome! It is so much fun to see everyone's take on the themes. Your cards have so much added dimension--love how you made them!

ionabunny said...

Love these. The girl is so quirky and I love the strong colour contact on the butterfly card. Hugz

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