Saturday, 1 March 2014

Paper Chase 1 for Country View Crafts

Welcome to my blog where today we are celebrating Country View Crafts FIRST birthday in true traditional style and as is the custom for first anniversaries we are celebrating all things paper.
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I decided to sign up for 52 card pickup after seeing several friends making these fabulous playing cards in a wonderful journaling style – I wanted to learn more so these are my first attempts at them and they will be used for something special which you will see in my second inspirational piece for Paper Chase.
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This card uses music score script for the background and some Tim Holtz journaling tickets, tissue tape and chit-chat stickers.
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The background for this one uses the ATC sized papers from the Shabby Vintage set of papers, also the remnant runs and label letters.
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This one pleased me no end as I used an old AA map book of the British Isles for the background and I tore the heart from the music score paper which I distressed with paint and inks. This also included one of Tim’s stamps on the background as well.
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This last one again used an old vintage photo from the Lost and Found stack, tissue paper, tissue wrap and I think the heart was a punched one – I found it in my box of bits.

Hope you like the style, I am hooked on these at the moment and will have some more to show you soon.

I hope to see you over on the CVC challenge blog – have fun.

hugs {brenda} x0x







44 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

these are fab Brenda, full of yummy vintage goodness and just yummy! Tracex hugs x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Branda, I love your altered playing cards. I want to play also with them.

Have a lovely weekend

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING.. I am in love with each single card here Brenda! GORGEOUS SET!

Joan Heath said...

Love these altered playing cards. So much potential with them. Look forward to seeing more of them xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

Love your altered playing cards. So much texture and interest. Look forward to seeing more!

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are wonderfully vintage! I love the way you've used that TH paper. Really lovely work! You've inspired me to go in search of playing cards: I know we have some somewhere! Julie Ann xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the collage style. The map and heart are fabulous. Great designs too. Tracy x

Redanne said...

Absolutely love the style of these Brenda, it is lovely to see them with different colour combinations. They really are beautiful... Anne xx

massofhair said...

If these are normal playing cards that have been altered i am mega impressed. I love using ICard size at the moment, you have inspired me to have a play.
Stunning Brenda:-) xxx

Samantha Read said...

BEAUTIFUL ♥
Wishing you a lovely weekend, big hugs xx

Helen said...

Wow, they look fabulous - I love using old maps too!

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful, so much work too! I can't imagine a set of 52! ~Diane

Julia S-W said...

I love these Brenda!! I have looked at this course several times since receiving the email for it but haven't yet signed up - perhaps I should!
Beautiful images and wonderful layers.
Thank you for your kind comment today and for supporting my work.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs, Julia xx
Congratulations for the new blog too - sounds fab. May have to dig out my TH stuff and even buy some more!! x

Gabrielle said...

Stunning. Simply stunning x

Clare Lloyd said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.

trisha too said...

These are all wonderful, Brenda!

:)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic cards, all of them.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous set of cards, it will be an amazing collection.
Yvonne

butterfly said...

Brilliant, Brenda - fantastic use of the papers, and lovely to see your take on the 52 card pick-up techniques. Absolutely love these!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I can understand why you signed up because I am tempted but it would be impossible for me to take on much more at the moment, you know how life gets Brenda.
I simply love those - they are such perfection in their imperfections with their grungy, shabby appearance, beautiful, beautiful art.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Oh I have thought about the 52 Card Pickup and you are making this even more tempting! Love the vintage feel (of course)and those elements you layered on. The mapped background is awesome! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Candy C said...

Brenda, these are so gorgeous! Love your altered playing cards! <3 Candy

Sue C said...

Fab cards Brenda ! Look forward to seeing the next set ! Sue C x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, your work is always nothing less than stunning! This altered playing cards are no exception! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Karin said...

wow these are beautiful!
groetjes Karin

augcott said...

These are absolutely wonderful!
Beautiful! Creative!
diane @ thoughts and shots

craftytrog said...

These are gorgeous Brenda! xxx

Sandy said...

These are very creative Brenda - where do you get all the time to accomplish what you do? And this right before the grand opening of your new challenge blog!!
My favorite card is the last one - it reminds me of two girlfriends in one of those photo booths having their picture made. I also like the family one - great background - I really like the design you created!
Sandy xx

nefertiti said...

All differents and all beautiful Brenda!! great set !!!
bizz

Astrid Maclean said...

Love love, love these Brenda, they look fantastic! I really like how you have kept them neutral and I totally adore the photos you have used, stunning first set!!

Maggie said...

Oh Wow I adore these altered playing cards Brenda.

MaggieH

Coco said...

That's very beautiful Brenda! I will be happy to look at each one of the 52 cards! Hugs Coco xx

hazel said...

These are fabulous Brenda, there's such a lot to look at, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

die amelie said...

These look really cool, Brenda!

Great job!
Claudia x

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die amelie said...

Almost forgot: I can see you studied my way of displaying them very eagerly....so thanks for the compliment! They look really beautiful that way, don't they?

Claudia x

Anita Houston said...

These cards are mega fabulous! I'm enjoying this 52 card pickup!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so tempted.... love the collage work on such a manageable sized surface. Your cards are truly fabulouus, Brenda. Love all the layering and different elements you've included. Wish we could have a collage play together some day!

Suzanne K said...

Hi Brenda these are fabulous, do you have the link for 52 pick up? TFS Hugz

Suzanne K said...

Hi Brenda these are fabulous, do you have the link for 52 pick up? TFS Hugz

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh so much yumminess here...I can't wait to see the rest of the deck! I could look at these for ages - beautiful.
Dot x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW these are so gorgeous Brenda. I really have to find some time to join you girls in these cards, they´re sooooooooo beautiful, and I´m blæown away with both yours and Astrids. You ladies are so talented.

Jools Robertson said...

Stunning, love these really like the Art Heart one
So much detail, when you consider the size
I'm determined to have a go at these myself
Thanks for the inspiration

Jools x