Hello Crafty Friends.
The New Year's Resolution continues! Today I am sharing the altered playing card I made for last week and tomorrow I am sharing the card for this week. (Being sick the weekend before threw my schedule off a little bit but I happily made two altered cards this week to catch up.)
The altered card for last week was inspired by Blue Monday- nicknamed as such because it is supposedly the "blue-ist" day of the year. I decided to flip that frown upside down and create something cheerful.
The playing card was covered with two layers of white gesso, dried and then Martha Stewart's Pearl Acrylic Paint (color: Aquarium) applied. While it was drying I stamped Dina Wakley's Holiday Media Stamp and Stencil set on scrap papers and heat embossed in black. The hat and bird were fussy cut and glossy accents applied to the eyes.
After the card was dried, I used Brett Weldele's star stencil (love this stencil!!) and Ranger's Texture paste to create the background. Distress Glitter in Clear Rock Candy was sprinkled onto the paste.
A small amount of Ranger's Texture Paste was mixed with Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in Ruby. It was used to create the "happiness" from the Holiday stencil. It created a very cool texture and pops against the glittery blue background.
The scribbly bird was adhered to the card front and two large black pearls were the finishing touch. Isn't that a happy bird? The bird and altered card is definitely the antithesis of Blue Monday. So sweet!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I do hope that the altered card made you smile. Tomorrow I will share this week's card...which was also a fun make. (I am really enjoying this resolution!)
Have a happy crafty day!
This card is entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Wednesday, Have a Heart (heart hat)