Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Altered Playing Cards Week 12

Yeah! We are now at week 12 of the altered playing card challenge and I'm actually keeping up. I don't think there was really a theme this week but Claudine did use pattern paper on her cards. She also did lines for writing but I didn't really want to do a lot of writing on mine. However I . did use her phrases as my jump start.

This card here took a little bit of thinking on my part. I started yesterday thinking about what I like about myself. I didn't really want to make a list and I decided this afternoon to go with one thing. One thing I like about myself is that I have the ability to have fun no matter what is happening in my life.

I don't  have much in the way of pattern paper. However, a few years back I was able to find some pattern paper of Monet's waterlilies. I always loved that painting. I had a scrap and decided to use it on this card.  I took a gold Sharpie and drew my border. I decided to print and cut out Peter Pan and Wendy from a image.  I have a stamp with have fun as part of the sentiment. I decided to mask and just use the have fun part. I stamped it on a scrap of plastic from a page protector. Then after using a drop of glue on the corners to adhere it I placed gems at the corners. The gems reminded me of water drops.

 As I said I don't have a lot of pattern paper. However, while I was prepping my cards I was also playing. I had inked a stamp and stamped into the wet gesso. I thought it would be perfect for this card. I was playing with my eBrush and metallic Sharpies. I discovered that if I held the eBrush up high that I got nice metallic speckles. The I am thankful for is from a journal tag which did not cut right. I cut it from the top. I printed the this momeent moments to come with a Brother's label maker. For the leaf which was print and cut I painted gold paint on it and then  
used a wrinkled plastic bag on it.

Next week there will not be a challenge but do come back the following week to see what week 13 is. Also come back soon to check to see what my next project is. I'll give you a hint it is another Christmas card but this one for children or for those who are children at heart.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Both of these are lovely but I really love your leaf.

  2. Cool backgrounds. Your Peter Pan really grabs my attention. Like Myrna, I like your leaf. Gee, no DP. I have loads of the stuff and just bought more. I'm a paper piggy for sure--LOL.


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