Thursday, September 11, 2008

Theme Thursday - Altered Playing Cards


This artist trading card started its life as a playing card. I read about a wonderful technique that I've described in other posts whereby you coat the card with layers of gesso, pages from the telephone book and gel medium. Bits of the phone book show through giving interest to the background. This is my entry for this week's Theme Thursday challenge.

23 comments:

Femmy said...

what a perfect image to use on the B&W background!!!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous.

Sherry said...

Your ATC is gorgeous and I'm thinking -- this would make such a fantastic print in a larger size to frame and hang!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful!

Gillian said...

Beautifully altered Heather, I too love the background technique you have used here:)

Alberta and Ava said...

This is really beautiful, Heather. Now, I want to try your method of using phone book pages! I also have some old science textbooks that would go well with natural images. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly said...

lovely! thanks for sharing the technique! I will have to try it!

Char said...

Striking altered card. Fab

Karen Mowrey said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - one more; beautiful!

Ahkeraliisa said...

You have done very elegant card!

Barb said...

Beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow elegant.
Absolutely wonderful. Hugs.

Willy said...

Wonderful card, Heather!

Lynn said...

Wow, now this is a technique I have just got to try, it looks gorgeous, and I love the image you used too, she looks so beautiful.
One of these days I would love to get involved in all of the challenges you do, but I have a class starting Monday and am sooo excited :)
Heather, come check out the book that came in the mail today, I am sooooo thrilled by it :)

Faye said...

Just gorgeous, Heather.I need to go experiment with that technique. Your turned out so great.

Lucy said...

I adore this piece heather, it is gorgeous!! Great idea on the technique, something I definitely want to try!!

cafegirl71 said...

Great image...your card is lovely.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh La La, I love this ATC, great job Heather! Hugs***Renea

Chris said...

Oh this is so beautiful...I love your work :)
hugs
Chris xx

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is spectacular-great technique!
chris p

Dawn said...

Whoaaah this is just dreamy!
Love how you have placed the charm in her hands..

Rosemary said...

Such a lovely composition.