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.
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.
The tickets are genuine old bus/tram tickets, another find, this time from an Antique Market for pence.
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.
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.