I haven't had as much time to just play lately but I did have three more altered playing cards that I completed a little while ago and forgot to post. That's unusual for me because usually I can't wait to share...sometimes before the glue dries or the Glossy Accents goes clear...lol. I started each of these with the usual sanded and gessoed background, then layers of Neocolor II water colour crayon, some Inktense blocks and a little gelato rounded off with Big Brush pen JFF. Layers of scrap paper were layered over the Keeper one as well as a little stencilling with white gesso and TCW's Halftone borders template. White paint pen dots were placed along the patterned paper edges and used to trace over the 3 from the card. The images of the girl is from Tumble Fish Studio and the wings are from my stash. Black half pearls were adhered to the wings and tiny white ones to the girl's dress. The message on the card comes from a song by The Band Perry which states that "with or without you, I'm still me" and she declares that she is a keeper...and aren't we all!
The third playing card also makes me smile...that is something I would say to my husband and then we would both crack up. The background was done in the same fashion except that white ink was placed on each side one at a time and allowed to drip toward the center. When the ink dried it became shiny and opaque so I outlined it to show it off more. Lots of doodling and shading were done on each card. The circles are punched from leftover embossed cardstock and allowed to drift off the top and bottom of the card.The one became this gentleman's soapbox or mountain (as in King of the ...). Whatever he's telling us, he thinks he's all of that and a bag of chips. We know who is really right :)
Thanks for stopping by today. You know I really like when you do that. Hope you find a little play time soon.
Life is good; so is art.