Saturday, 29 November 2014

APC Challenge - Week 11

Altered Playing Card Challenge
Week 11

Playing "catch-up" is fun and I'm almost there, but in the meantime have a look at my interpretation of Week 11 of the challenge.

This week, the challenge was to use a piece of paper towel used for mopping up.  The ink on my mop up paper towel has become quite dark but very sparkly (which unfortunately doesn't show up in the pic) but I went with it anyway.

On card #1 I adhered the paper towel to the playing card using a thin layer of clear gesso and left it to dry.  On card #2 I did the same but after say 30 seconds pulled it back off and it left colour from the inks on the towel behind as well as any pattern the towel may happen to have.  Pretty cool, eh? 
I stamped "Schu" from Stampotique, coloured him with Distress Markers and cut him out.  I thought I would add a touch of glitter to his wings using a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Wow!  This is so easy to use and SO glittery!  I then stamped the quote (also from Stampotique) cut it out and adhered down the side of Schu.
On card #2, I stamped the hearts (Stampotique again) three times and coloured them with Distress Markers.  I covered the end of a bamboo skewer (snapped off) with washi tape and fashioned a couple of leaves from the same to form a flower stem.  Hmmm ...... bit odd, this, and I'm not sure I like it very much, but hey, it's there and it's all a bit of a learning curve!
 I'll be back before you know it with Week 12, see you soon!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 28 November 2014

APC Challenge - Week 9

Altered Playing Card Challenge
Week 9

Ok, so now that you've looked at Week 10, it's time to go back to Week 9
(just to be confusing - well, I'm confused anyway!)
For card #1 of week 9, spray some ink, hand draw an image, add some washi tape and a bit of doodling and finish with a quote.

Well, sort of ........for my background I used some TH paint and a stencil, found some circles that I'd used for another project a few months ago, added some washi tape for stems, doodled around both circles and finished with the word "fly".  If you look at the top corner, you will see some doodled birds flying in the distance!

For card #2, start with a pale background, stencil over using an ink colour, glue on a bit of tissue paper, splatter with water, die cut a shape, add lace and a stamped image.

Hmmm ....... not quite!  I stencilled some TH distress ink directly onto my gessoed card, added some tissue paper, a bit more distress ink (which promptly came off on my fingers) and finished with a Stampin' Up rub-on from a couple of years back.  As I said ...... not quite!
Anyhow, I'm ok with how these both came out, hope you do too.
Stay tuned for Week 11, coming soon!!!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

APC Challenge - Week 10

Altered Playing Card Challenge

Ok, I've been off the planet and just landed!!!
Not really, but it has been a month since I last posted and what have I to show for it?
Sadly, not much.
That's not to say I haven't been doing stuff, just that ....... well, I don't know!?!?!?!

Anyhow, here is my offering for Week 10 of the challenge.

This week the criteria was to transfer an image into wet paint but since I've never done this I decided simply to cut out a face and a lovely pupsicle and use them just as they were.

The backgrounds are paint just smooshed around with my fingers (the one on the left has gold glitter through it - even better!), with the images stamped using Dylusion stamps.

I just realised the poor girl doesn't have any arms - oops, or maybe she's just keeping warm under her fancy poncho!!!

And what happened to Week 9 I hear you say?
Well, don't you worry, it will be along shortly, hehehe!!!!!

Happy Crafting!