Friday, January 1, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Something Old, Something New


I had the pleasure recently of participating in an altered greeting card exchange. The challenge presented by the host was to take an actual store-bought card and to alter it in some way. I was very drawn to the background colours of this one and instantly was inclined to dig out my beeswax and give it more depth using strips of tissue paper and images from napkins. I thought this transformation fit the "Something Old, Something New" theme on the Three Muses Challenge site.

13 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous card! awesome background!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful transformation Heather- wonderful layering of colors and depth of design. Happy New Year!

Taluula said...

Heather, this is a very special piece : gorgeous background and awesome layering. Love it.

Happy New year

indybev said...

What an interesting challenge that was, and how well it fit into our old/new challenge! Well done, Heather! Happy New Year!

Ophelia said...

This is beautiful!!!

vintagesusie said...

Hi Heather...Happy New Year!!!!
I love your altered card & I love the idea of taking a new card & altering it...that sounds so fun. The sweet little angel you used has always been one of my favorites. Nice piece, whoever gets this card is going to be very lucky!!! :)

Leila Gervais said...

Very clever! I love the color and depth to this "new" card.

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; love your recent themed art here! Beautiful background with the tissue and napkins! Love it! xxoo

Ozstuff said...

Your card is exquisite. The depth of colours and textures that you have achieved on a purchased card are simply amazing. The fairy image is the lovely icing on the cake. Superb artwork as always. I really love this one.

Happy New Year!!

Amy said...

wow!! She has the most stunning delicate wings. I love the detail of them..you used such pretty colors for her background Heather. Cute and sweet title you gave your card Heather.

I have some blog candy at my blog if you'd like to sign up!! See you soon Heather

Sandy said...

Wow stunning creation. Amazing colors and design. Love them.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful what a creative solution to alter an image.

Happy New Year!

Janny said...

Have a great 20101! Beautiful work!