Monday, January 11, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Something New

If you've never tried altering a store-purchased greeting card, I encourage you to give it a try. It truly makes you look at cards in a whole new way. I did so for a blog swap sponsored by a friend of mine. We created three and received three in return. I dug out my beeswax (which is never far away in my art room!) and added just a few layers of tissue to the already Autumn-like card as well as pressed leaves and mica bits. The lady is from D.J. Pettit and the tree is chipboard. I recreated the card into "something new", the theme of Mixed Media Monday this week.

26 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Fantastic Heather! Altering greeting cards is one of my favorite activities! Beautiful job! xxoo

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really really wonderful. Love the colors and the design. Gorgeous.

Heather, you are ok ???

Willy said...

Great altering, Heather!

debbie said...

DEAR HEATHER,
I LOVE YOUR BLOG...I LOVE ART OF ALL KINDS. HOW CREATIVE YOU ARE.
I HAVE TWO BLOGS BUT MY MOST RECENT ONE IS SIMPLY DEBBIE.
I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU STOP BY.
THIS IS SO PRETTY.
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Hermine said...

Fantastic!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful what you have made with the card, love the colors and everything about it.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful altering card, Heather.
Love the colors.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Heather! What a great idea!

Martina2801 said...

Such an beautiful creation, Heather!

Terri said...

Great idea! I love what you did to the card. Beeswax is so fab!

katrin said...

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Diane said...

What a wonderful idea--a way of making your own unique greeting card--I love it!!

Rachel said...

Great idea. Love the results!

WrightStuff said...

It's a great idea. I'm one of those people who often buys cards and keeps them because they are so pretty and I feel will inspire me somehow - then I end up with box loads!!

indybev said...

What a great idea! I have loads of "rejects" to play with. What you did with this one is so inspiring. Great work!

Silvia said...

Heather, it looks wonderful, love the colours.

Cindy said...

Wow, Heather--amazing! (I've wanted to use beeswax, but I'm afraid I'll get burned!) I wonder if it's that hard to work with...Your card is wonderful!
Hugs from me,
Cindy Adkins

Amy said...

superb Heather...so bright and happy!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful card that fits so well with the theme - I love the idea of using an old greeting card and am wowed with the outcome. Wonderful Angel tags too! Kristin :)

Faye said...

What an incredible card! I love the warm, sunny colors.

Nancy B said...

Beautiful card! You've inspired me to give this a try.

Michelle said...

Those cards are stunning. I'm adding beeswax to my Wish List!

Diane said...

Ah, Heather - what a clever idea, and what a wonderful result you achieved. I'm going to be on the lookout for cards to alter now, LOL! Diane

Janny said...

Beautiful card Heather!

*jean* said...

that is a wonderful & clever idea!! you did a beautiful job!!!

LiveArt said...

Wow, gorgeous cards Heather!! love those autumn colours!!

Linda