Friday, September 12, 2014

Altered Playing Cards

Inspired by Hetty's Altered Playing Cards, here are my altered playing cards.
I painted the cards with gesso as suggested by Claudine of Claudine's Art Corner.
Claudine introduced an Altered Playing Card Challenge
and has a Facebook Group for it.
When my gesso was dry, I painted with
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Aqua and Raspberry. 
(If your dabber paint has become a clump, you can add water to thin, then use a paintbrush.)
Stamped Michael Strong Leaves with broken china and fussy cut them.
Cut words from velum and glued to leaves.
Used Lifestyle Crafts Goosebumps LACE embossing folder, 
cut a section then distressed with broken china.
Cut leaves flowers from printed paper scraps, gluing them as shown.
Stamped edges with a Club Scrap Textiles and Notions unmounted stamp 
using Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac ink.
Color pencils used on Michael Strong Star stamp.
Added Clear Star Gelly roll pen for some glitz, which doesn't show in the image.
Laughter sentiment, unknown origin.
Happy Gals from ERA graphics.


  1. Love the use of leaves and star Laura. Hope this comment works as I always have trouble sending them thro. Thanks for sharing. WendyC

  2. I am also doing this Altered project- also inspired by a post Hetty made : ) Loving your ATC's and the images you used. The best part of doing this is seeing all of the different ideas people are coming up with!


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