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#52CafeCards Week 22

Week 22’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was V – Vintage. v -vintage kimberhew blog signed.jpg

A friend gifted me a beautiful package of vintage ephemera. I find it funny that the one piece I was sure that I would never find a use for became the centerpiece of this card, the 1880 Angels.

Products used:

  • 1880 Angels, fussy cut
  • Green “laurel” stems
  • markers
  • matte medium – used to glue down all the items
  • Inktense – “bark” to create the shadows
  • scrap book page (to paint with the salmon acrylic paint)
  • Stamps and ink
    • black and brown – Stazon
    • Diamond background stamp
    • label stamp – “Remember” handwritten on
  • Acrylic paint – beige, salmon
  • Gellyroll pen – black
  • pigma micron archival ink pen

While I had fun, not sure I will do another one of these soon. Hope you enjoy!

kimberhew

#52CafeCards Week 21

Week 21’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was U – Unity. Oops, somehow I screwed it up. I created U for Unique.

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Unique by kimberhew

Not sure how it happened but . . . I decided I loved my Unique card, and I don’t want to create another.

 

I almost threw the card away during the creative process. Then I decided to try something radical. It worked. I love it!

Those are real orchid petals glued onto the card. Again another first, I have wanted to try using items from nature on my projects. I also tried matte medium for the first time.

Fun and horrible project. I started with watercolor paper using matte medium glued a layer of different kinds of papers, using pink, salmon, and light teal acrylic paints with a piece of drywall mesh to create texture and color. The third layer ruined it, Stazon ink and a defective stamp not centered. I tried many things to fix it. No luck.

Channeling Bob Ross, I wanted to give it one more try. So before throwing the card out, I decided to paint it black. The matte medium created a unique surface. I decided to remove some of the black with a wet one, loved the distressed black layer. I had a dried out orchid bloom from my mom laying around my craft table. Viola!

I love it.

Hope you enjoy it!

Kimberhew

#52CafeCards Week 20/T – Teal

Week ’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was T – Teal. Inspired by my recent purchase of Beautiful Faces by Jane Davenport, I tried to recreate her lady with teal hair. My version:Lena with teal hair kimberhew doe eyes blog

In a previous post, I felt it was important to show you our failures. However, this time I decided to show that some failures are an opportunity to try a new skill, in this case, digital editing.

Below is the the other “eye” design. While I was editing I also decided to play with saturation and hues. Fun, Fun!Lena with orangel hair kimberhew angry eyes blog

And these last two appeal to my inner scifi storyteller, I may have to write their stories.

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Artistically Speaking: She was fun and pretty easy. I love her even more after matching her eyes. Each one seems to have a different personality.

Products used:

  1. Gesso
  2. Acrylic paint – black, parchment, light mocha, 2 teals, blue metallic, berry metallic, white
  3. Viva Decor precious metal color – rose
  4. white colored pencil
  5. Pitt Inda Ink Marker
  6. Gelly Roll White Gel pen
  7. pencil
  8. brushes

Keep Creating,

Kimberhew

 

#52CafeCard Week 14/N – Numbers

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Week 14’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was N – Numbers. This week turned to the personal again. There are a lot of number cards that are inspired by a certain look. I love that look but wanted to go in a different direction because I didn’t want to feel like a copy cat. But else can you do with numbers?

There is a story behind the numbers in this card. Each three digit number represents a place we’ve lived. I am convinced that there is a move in my future. If you knew my circumstances, you would think I am crazy.

The longest I have lived in one home is thirteen years. Once during my childhood and once during my children’s childhood. What is the longest you have lived in one place?

Home Sweet Home,

Kimberhew

#52CafeCards Week 13

IMG_20170419_215040.jpgMy life is so busy right now. Trying to find time to create these cards and blogging about them constitutes almost all my free time.

But I love both. Thank you for checking in on my blog. I am no longer ahead in the creation of these cards and just waiting to post. I am behind on both, hoping that my schedule will open up allowing me to catch up.

Week 13’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was M – Me. This was a hard one for me. As I stated above my life is out-of-control. So, this card is about my faith carrying me.

Blessings,

Kimberhew

#52CafeCards Week 12

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Week 12’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was L – Lace. Oh no! What I am going to do do? Do I even have any lace in the house?

Looking around my house, I spied a small amount hanging from the collar of a dress, my latest thrift store find. The lace in places had become detached and I planned on removing it. Yeah, I could recycle.

Now for a theme, I’m not a lacy kind of “girl” anymore. I saw all kinds of neat wedding dress themed cards on our group. Some had lace stamps creating neat backgrounds.  What to do???

When I scoured my house for lace, I found an envelope with old photos from my mother-in-law. I have been wanting to create a piece with old photos. So, I sat at my desk and ran with it. No old photos were harmed in the creation. I used a copy 😉

This piece ended up feeling very special as my mother-in-law is in failing health and she loved it.

Hug your loved ones,

Kimberhew

#52CafeCards Week 11

IMG_20170327_184108Week 11’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was K – Kaleidoscope & Kaktus. It was a weird combination for me. At first I struggled with the spelling of Kaktus with a “K.”

However we are an international group and so many of the group are braving a second language, surely to goodness I can handle the unusual spelling of a common word.

Unable to find a creative connection between Kaleidoscope and kaktus, I stayed with just placing both on the card. I have been wanting to play in the sand. In my mind, cactus grow in sand.

I have collected sand from my vacations. The white white sand in project is from Destin, Florida and the yellowish sand is from Caseville, Michigan. I liked the way the white turned out better than the yellow.

I have also experimented with markers on printer photo paper. The Kaleidoscope and the Kaktus were created on this kind of paper. I really like the effects. Hoping to share in the future some of my other artwork created with markers and paint on photo paper.

Stay sandy,

Kimberhew

 

 

#52CafeCards Week 10/J – Journey

 

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Week 10’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was J – Journey. This was a difficult week for me. There are so many ways and types of journeys. It was so hard to narrow down what I wanted to do.

I chose to focus the image on modes of transportation, using stamps and tea bags. I also tried using gloss gel medium for the first time. While I have used Modge Podge extensively, I am still learning about and experimenting with the other mediums.

I really like Gloss Gel Medium (I used this one). Since this project I have used it several times and sometimes I really wish it didn’t have the glossy shine. I want to try Matte Gel Medium next or maybe a texture paste. Stay tuned.

For those who are interested in how to use gloss gel medium, here is an You Tube video by Michele Theberge that I found very useful.

Thank you for looking!

Kimberhew

 

#52CafeCards Week 9/I – Imagination

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Week 9’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was Imagination for I. This one was a fun one for me. I have been wanting to use puzzle pieces in an artwork. Finding this Jane Davenport face stamp helped me to experiment.

I really like this card. I did have something like this planned for the poem I wrote about my mom and her aneurysm. Not sure my emotions will ever let me start/finish that project.

Are you dealing with a difficult family situation? I am. My art is my therapy. Is it yours?

Blessings,

Kimberhew

 

#52CafeCards – Week 8

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Week 8’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was H – ??? It was a twofer week. Marta originally chose Hummingbird, but she loved all the other projects in our group with hearts. She added hearts. So we had a choice this week, Hummingbird, Heart, or Hummingbird and Heart.

Hummingbird and Heart cards spoke to me. My personal challenge was to try a technique that I admire, paper piecing collage. I definitely did not master it. I like the way the heart turned out. I even like the body and head of the hummingbird, but the wings and tail feathers make me wince. It was hard to share this one.

I will try this technique again. Pretty sure that I will keep using my own style of paper piecing. I struggle with the ripping/gluing of such tiny pieces of paper even though I think it has a great aesthetic.

Lovingly endure!

Kimberhew