Sunday, 7 December 2014

Snowbirds and Mercats

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's a couple more of the altered playing cards for Claudine's challenge.  I am a bit behind so these are the week 9 cards.  I posted week 10 the other day so only two weeks behind now LOL.  Go HERE for Claudine's post.  This challenge is such fun.  Hugz

Claudine had a card with circles scratched in it.  I didn't, but managed to add some in.  Obviously my gesso isn't too firmly attached to my playing cards.  Hope it stays put!!  I coloured with Dylusion sprays


I doodled, added some washi die cut shapes and High Hopes Mer-Cat.  How cool is he?  I absolutely loved the sentiment Claudine used and I think it really suits the image.  

For my next card I used very dilute orange acrylic paint and then stencilled with VersaMagic Tea Leaves chalk ink.  The stencil is actually for decorating the top of a cake!!  Love it.  


I really liked this but then I realised I had missed out adding the tissue and the inking!!  I made my own printed tissue using Kaisercraft Graffiti stamp and inked with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  



I spent ages trying to find the right die and image and finally settled on Poppystamps Bountiful Sunflower cut from an orange metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle.  Then I decided to have it hanging down!!  I added some burlap and lace to the bottom and High Hopes Snowbird.  He was destined for a Christmas scene but seemed to fit here very well.  I added the arrow, partly to cover up the gap, cos my sunflower was positioned a bit low!!, and partly cos I think this bird is a bit of a non-conformist.  Snowbird will be joining the fun at Poppystamps, where challenge #3 is Sparkle and Shine, and also the Dazzling Diva Challenge #54.  



I am liking these very much.  Thanks for the inspiration Claudine, and thank you for taking the time to visit.  Hugz

Entering these over at Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

5 comments:

  1. Fun and colorful designs! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva Challenge!

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  2. Wow, these are so great! I love them both, I really like how you scratched your circles in. Nicely done on both.

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  3. You are rockin' this Altered Playing Card Challenge, Gail! Both of these are great!

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  4. These are both so much fun! Whimsical and so colorful!

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  5. This little snowbird is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps! have a great 2015!

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