Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sometimes I pretend...


Hello there! I decided to have a play with a few more altered playing cards. The first one is a card I had set aside because it wasn't telling me what it wanted. I often do a bunch of backgrounds at the same time and then set the cards aside until I have an image or saying that I want to feature. I go through all of the pre-made backgrounds until I find one that whispers "pick me" and this one was strangely silent until now. The funny thing is it's now one of my favourites (for the moment...lol). I have always loved this saying because I can relate so well...just ask my family. They know I can't sustain "normal" for any length of time :) I won't go through the backgrounds because I've done it so often. There are three separate images combined on this card: the woman's head, her crown, and the butterfly bow tie. The bottom black section is a torn piece of embossed cardstock with white dots. The dots were continued on the butterfly and as half pearls on her crown. She looks like she'd be fun to spend time with!


The next card uses one image from Tumble Fish Studio with crazy fussy cutting but it was worth it. These lovelies are sitting on a bench made from a Tumble Fish border. Three little half pearls and computer generated and black matted words finish this card. As always, I have edged the card and the images with black Big Brush pen to frame things up. This image cracks me up because they are all sitting nice as can be with their hands folded in their laps and these amazing bird heads. What's wrong with this picture?


I love the sweetness of the last one. The little girl sun is a favourite image of mine and that little boy in the yellow slicker is so cute. I'm glad the sun is out so his crackers don't get soggy before he gets them home to Mom. Both the red and the black strips are embossed with different patterns. The red has Treasure Gold over the embossed hearts to make them shine. Whenever I have embossed cardstock, I save the scraps and put it in a little container on my desk. Then when I'm doing these cards or other mixed media art, I can grab and go. That also rescues me from over-thinking which is a bonus in this type of creating. If I stop and  analyze  too much, my mojo, which has a short attention span, takes a hike :)

Well, those are my three little creations. Thanks for joining me today. I love sharing my makes with you. It makes them twice the fun!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie




6 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Oh Bonnie, these are utterly wonderful, I share your problem too, "the not too normal" one I mean, LOL...think as women, who are cut into so many pieces, it is pretty hard to stay normal...love these little works of art hun xxx

ParkNSlide said...

Outstanding! Love the vivid colors, the quirkiness and the quotes. Fun themes to brighten my day.

Sandy said...

Wonderful Bonnie and what a great tip. I over think all the time - oh woe is me. i love all the sentiments.
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

You should have a book filled with all your fab atc's!!! Love these fun pieces!

butterfly said...

Oh boy... do not envy the fussy cutting, especially on the second one, but it's so worth it for the end result, of course. Another cracking trio, Bonnie!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Oh gosh these have me itching to get started! The bird heads are hilarious. This is going to be so much fun! Hugs!