Saturday, September 5, 2015

September Hop with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


Thanks for joining me for the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop.

You should be coming to me from Marissa's blog .
After, head on back to Gloria's blog

Once a month a group of us will get together to inspire, share, and show you how to use up 
your hoard.
To start at the beginning or to get a full list of participating bloggers
head on over to Gloria's blog

My project this month is an altered deck of playing cards.
I joined a swap with Jessica Brogan called the 
Inspirational Card Deck Swap.
Alter 52 cards, send them out and get 52 back.
How fun is that?
To create my cards the backgrounds are all from my underpapers
(the paper I cover my desk with to catch errant paint, mist, and stamping)

I added some more stamping, Sewing pattern paper,
Wasii tape etc...

Some cards have embossing 
(to allow me to use pigment ink which NEVER dries on paint)

The hearts on some of the cards were created by cutting 
free hand from painted pieces of book text.

I have tons of sheets of word stickers
so I would cut them up to say what I wanted, AND 
make a huge dent in my stash

52 cards sure is a lot.
They all measure roughly the size of ATCs.
That is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Almost to the end...
To finish them all off I flicked watered down acrylic paint
over them all.
I love me some splatters.

Well that is it for this month's 
Hoarders Hop.

Make to check with us every 5th of the month to get inspired on ways to 
use that hoard.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I think this is such a FUN project...and it's MASSIVE! It must have taken you quite a while to finish. Each card is unique, but also tied to all the other cards, and I just love that. Delicious color palette and a super fun project!

Jan's Paper Flowers said... creative!!! I love it!

New Creations said...

OMG!!! What a fun stack of cards creation with all beautiful textures on it! Love the color scheme!!!

d. Loren Prince said...

Those are all such gorgeou wee pieces of art! That swap looks so fun! I'm setting a note to check into next year. I'm inspired 😊

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing colors and design, love your mixed media project!! xo

Lisa Lynn said...

That is so creative - I have never heard of such a swap - that's so neat. I just can't imagine 52.

Unknown said...

I like bed your hearts❤️It was a fun project and looking forward to the end result, an altered deck back,
It's a terrific way to use up stuff and create🌻

Jean Bullock said...

Well done.

SHartl said...

What a great way to use those little word stickers on such a fun project. I think I have some sheets of word stickers that would be perfect for this!

Lisa H said...

these are awesome!!

Unknown said...

Really cute projects love the hearts in fact love it all.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Glenda said...

Your project made me tired just looking through the photos! That being said, I love each and every card. You outdid yourself on this lovely project!

Charo said...

Fun!! A great proyect

Marisa Job said...

What a fun and beautiful project!! Great colors!! Hugs!

Pammejo said...

Well, I LOVE, LOVE these playing cards, you are so creative!!!!

Heather said...

very fun project.

Ava Gavloski said...

fun project

Deborah said...

It would be hard for me to part with these. They are so individual and colorful! Love the use of the word combinations!

Gloria Stengel said...

It boggles my mind that you did 52 of these! I love love love them! I can see all sorts of projects making use of these cards! You are such an accomplished mixed media artist! You need to organize your own scrap cruise and TEACH all this fun stuff! ;)

Vicki said...

Christy, I love this set of altered cards!! Perfect for journaling that you do so well!!

Deborah said...

I'm intrigued with your postcard projects! Can you tell me what your do after you create a 12X12 page and then cut it into postcards? Do you back your art with anything before mailing? Do you place your postcards in envelopes for mailing?

Dee Spillane said...

These are really great. Love your words and the ve differenr

Barbara Rankin said...

What a beautiful deck of cards. That seems like it would be a pretty daunting task, but you really did a fabulous job on them. I enjoyed looking at each one. said...

What a fun and fabulous project!! You totally rocked beautifully decorating this deck of cards. Love your style!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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