Monday, March 30, 2015

Altered Playing Card Challenge - Winners Post

Hello all, thanks once again for coming back to the blog. Today I am going to announce the winner of the big give-a-way and also go over my storage idea for this entire deck.

First I want to thank those that followed along each week, weather you finished your deck or not, I appreciate everyone who followed along. Here are the links for each week just in case your finishing up.

and our Facebook group

and the Pinterest Board link
Pinterest Board

I decided use an Artist Trading Block (by Eileen Hull) to hold my entire deck, it was the perfect size, there are several sizes of this block but for this I'm using the largest, you can find it HERE

I used the black Matboard for my box and I'm going to decorate white paper for each side

Here are what my squares look like for my sides
My process was to paint the backgrounds and then stencil and doodle on each square. I used Dina Wakley's paints 
For my hearts, I used gelli print backgrounds and drew hearts and cut them out, I also used torn gelli prints

I pasted each decorated square to each side of my artist trading block

I cut the lid off, the altered playing cards will stick out the top, which is what I want, this way I can flip through them. Here is what my box looks like

The feet are mini dominos glued together two high

Front View

However you decide to display yours, I'm sure it will work for you.
I hope you have had a great time playing in this challenge and hopefully you finished your set. If not, keep going! 

And now for the winner of our giveaway
I put all the names in a hat and had my daughter draw one. I added some names from my Facebook group as well, people that don't blog but have followed along each week

AND THE WINNER IS............

Susan K.....

Great look on the last 2 playing cards of the deck! Off to see what I can do with mine....

Congrats Susan, email me with your address or message me on Facebook. Either way, I will send your prize out asap! YAY!

Some of you have expressed that you want me to do the jokers so next week, I will do the jokers and those will be the last. Come back next week to see those

Once again, thanks so much for following along!!


  1. Incredible Claudine. These are all just GORGEOUS!! And your storage box is beyond delightful!!!

    I would have loved to have played along, always too late!!!

    Gez xx

  2. Oh my stars! What a way to start the week! Thank you for such a great challenge and getting so many others to share their creativity!

  3. Love your altered box idea but think for now I'll keep mine in ATC sleeves (9/page). Can't wait to do my jokers! Yay!!!!

  4. Congrats to Susan K! This is an adorable way to store your full deck! I haven't exactly decided on mine yet, but I really like this idea!

    I'll be looking forward to your jokers!

  5. Congrats SusanK !!! And Claudine, I love your storage box idea--and the great art displayed on it. Helene

  6. Woo hoo Susan K! Congratulations! Great box Claudine! So colorful and love your designs as always.

  7. Happy for the winner and for the idea for a container - CUTE! I did do all the extra cards that were in my deck.

  8. Your box housing all your cards is genius! LOVE the sides and the feet!

  9. Love this box & your hearts are wonderful! Congrats Susan lucky lady!

  10. Claudine your storage box is awesome ! It looks just perfect for your lovely project !!! The colors and the hearts are so decorative ! Love it !
    Also wanted to send congratulations to Susan. Gosh you are so lucky !!! Congrats dear !!
    Thank you Claudine for sharing your creativity.
    Hugs from Monica..... Spain

  11. Great claudine and congrats to susan

  12. hooray for Susan! Claudine thank you so much for hosting this fantastic challenge. even though I only got about halfway through I learned many new techniques and found a new art-making love! i'll probably get through the rest of the weeks eventually! anyway thank you so much for building this community and this opportunity. you are the best! xo