Saturday, 2 August 2014

4 more altered playing cards

Hello Everyone, it's been a fabulous week here at the Brown household with Ken's birthday Thursday and our 40th wedding anniversary on the same day. Last night we celebrated with the children and grand children having a lovely meal out together and tonight we celebrate with a few friends and neighbours by having a summer garden BBQ. We just hope it doesn't rain after all the wonderful hot sunny weather we had in July.


 Today I thought I would share four altered playing cards that I have been making (you can seer the previous 4 here that I made in March if you haven’t caught up with them yet)
Although I followed the ideas and techniques from Stephanie Ackerman, I am using images and collage pieces of my own. 
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I save quotes and make my own sheets and print out to use in albums, on cards and mixed media projects.
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I won’t share the process steps in respect for Stephanie and her online class, but suffice to say I am enjoying making these and having fun exploring some mixed media techniques.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} xx

26 comments:

sally said...

Looks like you've been having yourself a lot of fun and not just in the celebrating department!

Sally

Redanne said...

I am a little bit behind with the lessons but after seeing these beauties I feel inspired to start! I love that grungy look you have achieved on them, they really do look vintage Brenda. Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
I also am enjoying viewing these altered playing cards,you have inspired me to try some of my own.They do look great.
Smiles:)
Sue

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love all four but my favourite is the vintage lady and the quote you have used.
Have a wonderful time at the BBQ tonight and I hope it stays dry.

Hugs Annie x

Artfully challenged said...

These are wonderful Brenda,love the texture on them. Great ideas with the words too,lovely vintage vibe as well

Lovely weekend

Hugs
Donna xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

these are so fab! love them all and your quotes look great alongside them...I have my first 8 done i think...must find them and blog them and get making more...all i need is twice as many hours in my day! Hope you have a wonderful day!! enjoy xx hugs x x

Lululiz said...

Congrats on your 40th wedding anniversary and I hope the weather is perfect for your BBQ tonight.

Love the way you have altered the cards, all 4 are splendid!

Daniele said...

so loving these Brenda, lots of depth and details
hugs

Dagmar said...

Happy 40th wedding day <3
Have a great BBQ and fun with your friends and neighbours. Your playig Cards are so fantastic - great work! hugs Dagmar

Paper Profusion said...

A fabulous four from you Brenda - one for each decade - love all the sepia shading anf gorgeous details. Many congratulations on your anniversary and a happy b.day to Ken too! I hope that weather is good for bbq, but even not, have a terrific evening. Nicola x

Buttons said...

Four more cracking cards here Brenda. Love how the quotes have really taken centre stage on beautifully altered backgrounds. Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Four more fantastic card, love all the elements and quotes. Hope it stayed dry and you enjoyed you celebration tonight.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brenda congratulations on your wedding anniversary, so very special for you and your DH and all your family.
A stunning collection of cards. I like the fact that they are all individual pieces of mini art yet somehow they are harmonious, lined up together.
My absolute favourite is the woman with a dream.
Wishes
Lynne

Cecile Nichols said...

Your cards are really great! I've thought about taking Stephanie's workshop, and this really leads me closer to doing just that! Would you mind telling me whose rubber stamp the pen nibs is? I don't recognize it. Thanks so much for sharing your art!

Von said...

Fab work as always Brenda :)
Von ♥

cheryl Baker said...

oh gosh,these are amazing,hun the designs,and depth they all have just brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxx

Theresa said...

These are adorable!! Maybe I need to get over there and take that class with Stephanie!!

2amscrapper said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda! These are wonderful cards! Hope you have great weather for your BBQ!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous altered playing cards. Great vintage feeling. Love the quotes.

butterfly said...

Huge congrats on your big anniversary - sounds like you're having a great time celebrating that and the birthday with friends and family.

Four more fab playing cards... can't believe I signed up for Stephanie's class a year and a half ago and still haven't managed to fit any of it in - ah, well - I love how you're playing with the ideas and making them your own.
Alison xx

hazel said...

Fabulous altered playing cards, great quotes and lovely images. I'm now going to check out Stephanie's workshops.
xxx Hazel.

Samantha Read said...

What can I say? I just love everything you make. Big hugs to you from Poppy and me xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, I just love these grungy vintage playing cards! All four are wonderful! Well I hope your BBQ went along fine and that the rain did not visit! Hugs!

1CardCreator said...

These are all lovely and so authentically vintage looking too! ~Diane

Mary Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry I'm a little late in wishing you a Happy Anniversary (40th .. oh that so wonderful!!). I was looking at the altered playing cards and thinking how they looked like you enjoyed the creative process here. The layering is fantastic with stamps, remnant rubs, tissue tape, paper, ink ... . Just a joy to look at them and uncover the layers and your ability to create something beautiful with these elements. Wonderful -- Mary Elizabeth

Marjie Kemper said...

These are lovely, Brenda! That quote about adjusting our sails is profound. You make me want to go make some ATCs!