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Alice, Flowers and a few Ghosts

Hello crafty friends.

I have been watching a lot of videos and trying out new things in my mixed media journey.  I have found a few friends who have been delving in as well and this month we have encouraged each other to do altered playing cards.  We watched these videos:

I loved Nina's Alice card and purchased the napkins she used.  I ended up with two cards as you see here.  I ussed gesso on the playing cards and put the napkins down on them.  Next, I added some texture paste and gold paint, printed off quotes, gold paint, some distressing and a fun bottle button I have had for many years.

Once my cards were done, I wasn't sure what to do with them. I saw a cool open journal in the SCS Inspiration challenge and it reminded me these would look great in my new Dina Wakley Journal.  Since we are doing when it is hot in the **Art*Journal*Journey* monthly theme, I added in some Summer flowers, leaves and butterflies plus some of my hot coffee on the edges which reacted cool with TH Distress Vintage Photo  ink.  The postcard, flowers, and leaves are all from the Stamperia Alice paper pack.
Here are a few cards I have made lately.

This one is for the featured stamper challenge posted today on  The Featured Stamper is Debby (limedoodle) and HERE is her card I cased.  The background was salted after I put down my watercolors (the watercolor challenge this week was salted backgrounds).  I added in some texture paste and gold paint as well. 
This card was an ink/spray/smash background and the SU! Petal Pallet stamp set.  The challenge I entered it in also had us using ribbon or washi tape so I added in a bit of washi tape. 
A fun ghost card made with some new DRS Designs Halloween images and an inks/spray/smash background.
Hope you are doing well!  Many hugz, 



  1. Hi Nancy! Love your summery Alice page, so pretty. I've never seen Alice napkins here, great find. Your cards are gorgeous, too, and Halloween is coming, yes! I've been making Christmas tags for a challenge today, it feels strange....Have a wonderful week, take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. That Alice page is amazing Nancy. Wow. I think you were smart to buy those napkins. They make a beautiful background. I love the little bottle too. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey. It is much appreciated. And you made some wonderful cards. I do enjoy Halloween and I love the ghosts in the sky. Pretty soon for me. But I make myself wait at least until August before I pull of those bin. Smile. Hope you are having a super weekend! Hugs-Erika

  3. I LOVE the Alice cards you made and how you incorporated them on your beautiful AJ page! That's so creative! And wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love that you made a Halloween card - yes Halloween will be here before you know it and we soon be wishing for hot weather when it's cold outside! Thanks for sharing your art with all of us! HUGS, Sharon

  4. A fabulous collection of makes Nancy, they are all fabulous - I especially like the floral cards, they are so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Wonderful projects Nancy! I love the Alice ATCs page!
    Alison xx

  6. WOW Nancy, your page is awesome! I love the altered paying cards and all of the textures! Thanks for the links :) Gorgeous cards, the Halloween card is so cute and fun. I hope your summer is going well.
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. You always make the cutest cards! Very nicely done!

  8. great collection of cards Nancy, your bird and flowers with the smooshed background is wonderful and I do like the cute little ghosts :)

  9. Goodness Nancy, I was sure I had been here and left a comment, but that is not the case. Your Alice page is incredible. I'm in awe of how the coffee interacted with the ink. I also love the flowers and how you incorporated the postcard and background papers, too. This is a really fun entry for Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for joining us again.

    You made some incredibly beautiful cards, too, dear.

  10. Your Alice cards look terrific on the page and I smiled to see that you painted with hot coffee to keep up with the HOT theme.
    I love your three cards. The illustrations on the first two are just right with the words and I think the third with all the floating ghosts has to be my favourite especially with the witch going off on her travels on her usual method of transport. And I have to mention the purple and gold background, it's marvellous.
    Thanks very much for your lovely comment on my blog and I hope you will come to visit another time.

  11. All your art pieces look fantastic and I love how you created the Alice page.

  12. The three cards are absolutely lovely - I think the lavender just about wins for me (because I adore lavender) but they are all beautifully done. The misty background for the ghosts is definitely spooky! Your Alice page is a delight - so many layers of stories and so much imagination - just like the book itself.
    Alison x


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