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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Altered Playing Cards - F

Oh what to do, what to do? lol.  I think this alot when in craft room - too much stuff, need to sort it all out and get my act together so I started to sort out a drawer and come across alot of playing cards so I thought why the hell not! lol

So here are my altered playing cards.  

The pics come first with the brief details beneath for each one

This one I covered the top half with crumpled serviette just to give texture.  I stamped a ladys head and tore round the piece I wanted and stuck it onto the card after a little distressing. I wanted her to look a little more colourful so gave her some blusher! I covered the remainder of the card in a crackle paint and wiped over the entire thing with inka gold in green, turquioise and pink.  I tore a partial sentiment and stuck it at the bottom and used wooden letters to complete the word 'young'.  I used inka gold over the letters. 

This one I gessoed first.  I covered it in Distress Inks, red, green, blue and brown and sprayed with water to mingle them up a little.   I stamped a random flourish in the corner and rubbed white perfect pearls over it.I used a grass stamp, gate and clouded sun.   I think the outcome is effective but that is just my opinion lol. 
Voila! all done

I do hope you you visit again and again and again lol

Hugz always

Elaine xxx


  1. Love the technique and the fabulous earth tones! We were delighted to find this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create! Congratulations on last weeks win!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Toll! Danke daß du bei der KE-C mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  3. Brilliant love what you did on both-great images and texture and love the colours-I have also started a clear out gave loads away last week and have started a box to give to the school nursery when they re-open(not that you can see any difference lol)
    Carol x

  4. Excellently done! Thanks for taking the challenge this week here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  5. Both are beautiful, Elaine, but I really love the second one. What a fabulous sky! Gorgeous, my friend. :-D We're honored to have you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft room Door this week. Good luck and hope we see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. A stunning project.You nailed this challenge with using so many things. I especially like the way you have used the serviette. Great idea. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  7. Two great pieces. Love the colour and texture.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT xx

  8. From playing cards to little pieces of art. Very inspiring!

  9. Hey girl - I love your mixed media pieces... always gets me thinking about what I could do differently with my work. Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house Elaine!
    Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create

  10. Hello Elaine can I ask if you would do a tutorial on how you do your tags I just love the one with the circle (moon/sun) I would love to have a go at doing something like it I hope you don't mind me asking Hugs Andrea DT Twisted Thursday Outlawz Challenge.

  11. I will give it a go hun and tag you in when I manage it x

  12. Fantastic idea! I love the texture of the first one and the hues of the second one. They are both gorgeous! If you hop over to my blog you will find a category called altered mini playing cards... they are very tiny... let me know what you think ;)
    Thank you for sharing your cards with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

  13. These are just great Elaine. I love the textures and technique. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Anything but a Card Challenge" and we hope to see again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. Great texture. Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  15. Fabulous cards Elaine :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Great way to use up old playing cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times.
    DT Deni

  17. Great techniques and I love the textures.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)

  18. It's great when you can have fun in the scraproom. Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Mema's Crafts. Princess – DT Member

  19. A really clever project, thanks for joining us at Treasured Times.
    Dt Deni


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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