Friday, January 9, 2015

Altered Playing Cards

I am taking part in a weekly Altered Playing Card (APC) challenge. Here are a couple of APC's using the gorgeously diverse stamps by Lost Coast Designs :

For this APC the topic was bees. The perfect bee was to be found amongst the gorgeous winged animals, More Bugz, look how realistic it is : 
Here is my completed APC, I have used a honey comb stencil, die, embossing powers and inks.
The wording is significant on this APC "Long live the Queen", this is not necessarily because I am a Royalist, but because the bee is such an important part of life and existence, lets have thriving colonies.

The second APC uses one of the awesome girls from The Doodle Dolls 1 Set :
I lightly gesso'd this playing card so that some of it would show through in the background, love that effect. The background is done with crackle paste and a stencil and dylusions sprays. The image is colored with copics and white and black gel pen.

Here is a close up of her, I think she is pretty special. You can also see the background more clearly :
Just over half way through the APC challenge, its fun to alter a pack of 52 playing cards and I am most impressed with myself for keeping up ! LOL
Thanks for stopping by x


  1. Gorgeous, Nikki ! Love them both but the party girl is my favourite ! Love the colours on this one...
    Corrie x

  2. Great APCs, Nikki! I agree with Corrie. Love them both and I'm ready to party with the Party Girl. :)


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