Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Altered Playing Card challenge - week 4

Oh boy.  Claudine chose to use items completely out of my comfort zone.  But isn't that what a challenge is all about...stretching and reaching?  This week she chose to work with bright colors, some doodling and gelli plate prints.  I am definitely not a 'brights' person, am the worst doodler and don't have a gelli plate.  I opted to use some background tags I'd made although I could have used patterned paper but felt what I had wasn't what she had in mind.

I love how the word 'draw' appears just under the word 'artist'.  Certainly not planned!

Pink:  gesso; Studio 490 'Residential Artist' SCS044; Black Sharpie; miscellaneous background tags; distress paint (Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick)

Yellow:  gesso; Studio 112 paper tape; Hero Arts alphabet; distress paint (Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn); watercolor paper; Jet Black Archival Ink; distress markers; Sakura Black Marker; Art Impressions woman (mini size)

I found the sentiment on the Anne Taintor website.  She's a hoot and I'd love to have some of her pieces.

To learn more about this challenge you can click on the link on my sidebar or go to Claudine's blog.


  1. Wow, these turned out fab Susan, I love what you've done with both cards!! The pilates one is hilarious! haha! Pinned!

  2. Excellent, Susan!! Love that last one, too...LOL