Sunday, 27 October 2013

One Special Lady

Today is all about one Lady...

Lovely Mandy has stepped down from CR duties for health reasons.  We all miss her and Maja came up with the idea that we would all make Mandy something and send them to her, to arrive at the same time, and hopefully bring some smiles.

I decided on some altered playing cards.  I glued them to a sheet of card, gessoed and stenciled some pearl meduim over them...

I had intentions of doing step by step photos but I got consumed in art and forgot!  In between photos I added rubber stamping, ink, paint and sprays.  Here they are drying about half way through the process.

I then searched for inspirational quotes and words - nothing heavy (hopefully!) but things that we need to hear about being kind to ourselves - and printed them out.  I added some white seam binding and coloured lace for some texture.  A bit of doodling with a black pen and I was done.

 Here are a few with a close up of some of the details...

  I then realised I had nothing to put them in so I gave a cardboard box the same treatment - gesso, stencilled medium, inks and sprays.

I used lace, heart buttons and seam binding from Crafty Ribbons, a recycled box and a suit of playing cards.

Sharing at
Inspire Me Fridays
Altered Eclectics
Quoth the Raven


  1. What a clever idea and one that will definitely bring a smile to Mandy's face. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

  2. Really fab. Mandy will be thrilled.

  3. Love your altered cards and box! What a fabulous gift. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

  4. Your project is stunning I love it and thanks for sharing over at Altered Eclectics.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Owner - Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics

  5. Wow, these are gorgeous Laura, such a fabulous idea!!

  6. What a beautiful gift. :-) Thank you for sharing with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN

    IKE x

  7. I love all the texture you have created. This is a great gift :)

    Thank you for playing along with us Quoth the Raven


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