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Topic: A few cards short of a full deck - Altered Playing Cards  (Read 3716 times)
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« on: March 27, 2013 09:05:14 PM »

I do occasionally make stuff for myself - not often since I am one of the Queens of Swapping.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421054.10#axzz2OnoTMWdQ

But I joined a card swap, I think I saw it on Pinterest, and decided to join. I altered a full deck, plus 6 extras, to send to Jessica Brogan, and I'll receive a deck of 52 cards from 52 different artists. Neat-o!

Her blog:  http://www.insearchofdessert.com/?p=8428







I collaged the fronts - Great way to use up all those teeny tiny scraps that are too good to throw away. No pics of the backs but I used a combo of scrapbook papers and altered papers, and each card has my name, email and 2013.









Each card should contain a quote or inspirational word - most of mine have images but this set did not.









I think I was supposed to choose only 4 quotes and use them over and over, but I have about 15 quotes that I use regularly in my other art endeavors, so there are many of my favorites included.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013 10:27:04 PM »

These are so cool, I love seeing the favourite quotes of artists!  I'm also partial to the Picasso (close your eyes) and the Andy Warhol quote Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013 12:15:45 AM »

I love them! I can't pick a favourite, I like 'em all!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013 06:50:26 AM »

they are all great! Great quotes and great collages!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013 12:26:21 PM »

These cards look fantastic! And kudos for altering a whole deck.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013 03:45:50 PM »

This is breathtaking! Whoever gets one of these is one lucky girl (or guy). I can't choose a favourite, they're all awesome. I just wish some of the pictures were a bit bigger.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013 05:00:43 AM »

They are really awesome! 
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013 01:37:55 PM »

Thanks for the kind words. I got an email yesterday from the swap coordinator saying she received my box/submission. If all goes according to plan, at the end of April, I'll receive a box of cards from 52 other artists!

I'll post some pics when they arrive.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013 12:27:40 PM »

Great great project! I am amazed at the inventiveness of everyone!!! Fantastic!!

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013 11:41:17 AM »

Very inspiring quotes and artwork! I love the ones with pictures Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013 10:48:01 AM »

Very nice! I love the quotes you chose. They are truly inspiring. Hope to see pics of the cards you receive =)
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013 04:22:32 PM »

Yes, I forgot to add them. My preschool closes tomorrow (YAHOO!) so I will have two weeks to takes photos and post on Craftster.

I'm actually working on another deck - Inspiring Song Lyrics....John Lennon and Bob Marley, and maybe Adele.

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013 11:06:27 PM »

I really like how you recycled the sewing pattern packages for your collage images on some of them.
Great project!
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013 03:49:11 PM »

I really like how you recycled the sewing pattern packages for your collage images on some of them.
Great project!

They are color copies - whenever there's a sale at Kinko's or the UPS store, I make a bunch.
My sister bought me 2 boxes filled with patterns, at a garage sale, and then mailed them across country. I try to use the tissue paper inside and save the envies for other projects.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013 03:50:44 AM »

Such a gorgeous project, I love how the colours bring it all together.  It's given me an idea to do something similar - I keep a list of "happy moments" throughout the year, currently it's just in a notebook but it would be nice to put them all onto a little card with some pics like this.  I probably have around 50 so far this year :-)
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