Sunday, November 14, 2010

Carte a Jouer #5

The challenge this week is for a material background and cake, you can see Isa's challenge blog at I stuck a piece of cream silk onto my playing card and then ran it through a cuttlebug folder coated with cinnamon stickles to give it an embossed and glittery look. My cake is made from 3 pieces of card again each run through a cuttlebug flower edge folder and highlighted with stickles. Each layer of cake was edged with copper leafing pen and tiny punched pieces of pink paper in the shape of stars and swags and stickles were used to make the candles on the top. Sadly the photo merges all the stickles and it is not easy to see the definition. The word "engaged" is layered on card stock to form the base of the cake. Finally I edged the playing card with copper leafing pen.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Carte a Jouer #4

The theme this time is plants like the pumpkin that have curly tendrils and to use coloured wax for the background. I melted several colours of blue wax onto the card and twisted it around while wet so that they ran and mixed. In one corner I made a mask of part of a circle and melted white wax into that area to give the impression of moonlight. I then drew 3 bats in black wax across the moon. My pumpkin is cut out of a coke can and embossed and coloured with alcohol inks. A thin glaze of glitter glue was applied to the dark sky to add shimmer from the moonlight.

Carte a Jouer # 3

This is my card for the 3rd challenge set by Isa, ( to make a card with a Halloween theme and to use make the subject as a textured relief out of tissue paper. I lined my card with black tissue paper and cut out a silhouette of a pumpkin and covered it with white tissue paper using decoupage medium. A thin glaze of orange and green acrylic paints was applied and extended over the edges onto the black tissue to give a faint halo of colour around the pumpkin. Thicker acrylic paint was then applied to the pumpkin and when dry a thin lustre of gold lumiere paint was applied with my finger to highlight the raised areas. This same lustre was applied to the black tissue background.