Aimee and I invite the WASSIMA gals to join us (and anyone else who wants to play along!). Be sure to read Aimee's post on it, too....she has photos from her 2007 set on her blog. Some of mine can be found here. And Emily's are gorgeous as well...plus she explains all her great painting and layering techniques, so be sure to look at her examples, too. Look at the comments on Emily's cards to find others who participated last year - there were some awesome artists playing along each week.
You don't need much to get started. Just one ordinary deck of playing cards....and the rest is up to you:
- Pull your favorite bits from your fabric, fibers, scrapbooking, painting, crafty, artsy stashes to decorate your cards.
- You can decorate the bases all at once then journal each week or create each card as you go....whatever works.
- You might want to make a home for your cards! Last time I started with a cigar box filled with bits of this and that....and tried to use what I had in the box each week. Other weeks I used magazines to collage, or my latest favorite patterned papers and embellishments. Aimee was REALLY good about only using her scrappin' stash....I LOVE how layered and ORGANIC hers were. Originally, I made a pouch for mine per Emily's example (I bought her KIT, so sorry, I have no idea where to get that fabric!) and still LOVE the pouch--even tho' my cards long ago outgrew their home!!
Ready? WEEK ONE will start on Sunday, Jun 22. I will post the prompts on ODD weeks, Aimee on EVEN weeks. Get yourself a deck of cards and maybe a box or tray or basket that will be dedicated to this project for the next year.....and let's MAKE ART!