Thursday, 2 April 2009

Playing card swap plus Lots to do challenge- boxes

I don't normally post photos of my altered art swap piece before everything is swapped out (I don't want people to say 'I don't want that'!) but as the Lots to do challenge this week was boxes, I just had to break my tradition. Sam had posted a tutorial to her Technique Zone blog, and I found it fitted my original idea (house of cards) really well. My lovely friend, Lucy, had lent me this stamp, and it all just came together so well. Where would we be without friends, eh?

Colour: Whispers markers, Versafine, Distress Ink, Whispers inkpad, fineline pen, Sharpies
Stamps: Crafty Individuals (birds), Paperartsy (swirls)
Other: Playing cards, acetate, white card, Pinflair glue gel, mountboard

The shadows in the background are not a trick of the light, I stamped first onto acetate and then coloured the birds black, before placing on the bottom playing card. I like the feeling of depth this gives. The layers are supported by thin strips of mountboard glued in place with white craft glue. And I hope that all my friends who twitter enjoy the little joke about birds tweeting to each other :)
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23 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Hazel its bloomin' FABULOUS!!!!
x

petrasart said...

Hazel....it´s wonderful!!!! I love your house :-)))))))))))

sam21ski said...

Wowser, it's fantastic, may just have to pinch your idea at some point!!!!

Thanks Hazel for joining in with us this week and taking up the Lotstodo challenge - Sam xxx

crafty creations said...

Hazel it's brilliant!!!!!! Love it

Thanks for joining us this week on the Lotstodo Challenge

x Hilda

Paula said...

truly WOW...excellent idea and beautifully created - fab work Hazel.

Moira said...

this is fabulous I love what you have done here, really wonderful

cmoh said...

oh my Gosh! No one would ever say "I don't want that" to this piece of art, or any of your other pieces for that matter...

This is lovely, charming, and oh so creative! Makes me happy to look at it :)

Ang C said...

Its fantastic - that stamp is lovely

Lorraine said...

very clever use of birds lovely art

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is adorable! I have never done anything that original with this stamp! Lynne e mailed me to say she loved it,

Lucy

June said...

What an awesome piece of work !!! stunning and original. I have to say i am gobsmacked !! I have been slowly catching up on blogs since things were so difficult but so glad i am finally getting chance to visit everyone and see some stunning work.. and this one ... well its tops!
Hugs June xxx

My name is CINDY...... said...

Brilliant work!!

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Gwen (Minimaker) said...

I think this is gorgeous, and you're right about the depth to it it,s great. X

Carol Ann said...

Hazel this is fabulous it wouldn't be a case of not wanting it but perhaps more of would there be enough for everyone :) a fantastic piece of work x

Minx said...

WOW, its fab Hazel, and i cant think of anyone who wouldn't be happy to recieve it xx

Cazzy said...

That is fab and I haven't seen altered playing cards before but why not!

Cazzy x

rosy3108 said...

so beautiful!

Sid said...

Lovely and unusual use of the humble playing card Hazel !

Lottie said...

Fantastic

bockel24 said...

This is so very creative, great work!

Angelnorth said...

How did I miss this? What a fab project, I love the creative take on the "house of cards" idea and it came together beautifully - who on earth would say "I don't want that"?!