Friday, 22 January 2010

A Bit of Whimsy

This is something a bit different for me, not sure if you could call it Altered Art – but it’s my bit of whimsy.
I have used a new playing card as the base, ageing it with a mixture of stamping ink, rubbed on and then rubbed off with a tissue and some colouring chalk.
Box of bits
The photo came from this box of bits I got from a car boot sale for a couple of pounds, a funny place to find just one small photo.
card 3
The tickets are genuine old bus/tram tickets, another find, this time from an Antique Market for pence.
Bag of birds Close up bird
The dove is new, from Hobbycrafts (£1.49 per pack),  but I have rubbed a bit of brown chalk into it to make it look aged. I just love it, birds are so in at the moment.
Card 2
The key was from bracelet I found in a sale in New Look, it was about £1.99 and had about 20 little key charms on, which I took off, it was like finding treasure!
The small butterfly circle  is from  K & Co Cut’ n Paste Die Cut Cardstock Ephemera (569805), and finally, the thread is just a length of embroidery cotton wrapped round several times.
This started out as a modern Valentine in my head but I sort of got distracted…..  but I am dead chuffed with the result, this is a keeper, for my treasure box.


Janie said...

Love your altered card, I admire other peoples altered art but never tried it as i'm not sure what i'd do with it after?

Carmen said...

These are both gorgeous - love all this sort of stuff - can see why it's going in your treasure box. Absolute fantastic find on the key bracelet too!

Jo Power said...

Lovely altered art. I love altered art but have never tried it myself. Love the card xx

lindar06 said...

Love reading your blog, it really inspires me. Big Happy Birthday!!!

Tinkertaylor said...

I'd keep it too it's gorgeous

Angela said...

Happy Birthday!!

Greenpixey said...

Happy birthday :) You got an award to pick up on my blog

Mrs Crafty said...

I adore your blog. You are resourceful and keep the basics to a minimum without having to go out and buy stuff. Your cards are brilliant too.

Thank you. I gave up cardmaking about 2 years ago and you have rejuvenated my mojo!!


clare said...

WOW..your altered art is gorgeous hun..and you make it look so easy..i made my first altered art the other day..using toilet flaten them out and covered with paper and made it in to a address book(on blog)just wish i had more time to explore more in to altered art.

and what another great find..i so cant wait for the boot sales to start backup here in the warmer

TFS Hugs Clare xx