Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekly Inspiration 4: "Happiness"

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!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Wednesday, Have a Heart (heart hat)  


  1. Love this altered card! The bird is so cute, but I really love that bright blue background with all those lovely stars!

  2. Very cheery and fun! Love the sparkly blue background and your paper pieced birdie is so cute! Great inspiration!

  3. I just love this! The amount of detail work on this small platform is awesome! Thanks for sharing this very creative project with us at 613 Avenue Create! Glad you are feeling better!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Darling design with the birdie!! Love the unique background and shine! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have a Heart” Challenge!

  5. Oh my gosh, so fun!! I love the bird!! The blue background looks amazing with the stars and the shine!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Hi Kathy!
    I absolutely LOVE your sweet project, and I couldn't be happier than to have you stop by and share your artistic talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenges. Please stop by again soon, and I will look forward to visiting your blog again to see your next work of art. You are always most welcome to join the fun!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. This is great...Love the paper-piecing and the shine. So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN


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