Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Altered Playing Cards

I made these for a swap being hosted by Carol V on DoCrafts. The top one was made using two different types of image transfer. The background is book text which I coloured using distress inks. I then added the flowers using a Mod Podge image Transfer technique. The main image is a gel medium image transfer onto a piece of linen, and Iadded some cut out flowers at the corners. I actually changed this slightly after I took the photo by the addition of the words "little flower", but I'm far too lazy to take another photo (and it's too dark anyway), so you'll just have to imagine what it looks like.

I'm a bit disappointed because I ordered some new gel medium and some texturising and modelling pastes which I had hoped to play with today. I had an email telling me they were posted first class yesterday, so spent most of today looking out for the post office van because they never ring the doorbell. Well, it turned up eventually - during the half hour in which I was out picking up the boys from school! I have spent tonight practically begging Matt to go to the sorting office for me in the morning because I'm in work for the rest of the week and won't be able to go until Saturday.

Anyway, back to the ATCs. On the second one, I alcohol inked the corners of the card. (They're shiny cards and it was the only thing I could get to stick). I again added book text for the background and coloured it with distress inks. I cut out the circles and inked them in distress ink as well, then stuck them down and spritzed the whole thing with water so the ink woudl run a bit around the edges of the circles. I cut out the image of the little boy and stuck him on and then cut out the jester's hat from pieces of book text and inked it. Finally I stuck some more inked book text to the back of the metal star, added the works "little star" and attached it using a brad.

For the last one, I again used book text and distress ink for the background, and then layered on some paper that I created whilst experimenting with Mica powders a couple of days ago. It's done in the same way as the backgrounds on my mica powder ATCs below but using a light beige coloured paper. I then layered on the musical notes, the picture of the girl, the crown and the words and added a heart gem to finish it off.

Umm... I think I've caught prettyitis again. Pink and flowers in two ATCs in one day! Does anybody know a good cure?


Mooneybeams said...

I like these! Where did you manage to find ATC sized playing cards? I know some are the right size but I haven't managed to find any and I've been wanting to do playing card ATCs!

magpie said...

Beautiful Sian Love tham all
Sharon xx

Femmy said...

fabulous cards Sian!!

vintage wil said...

Fabulous atc s Sian!!!