Sunday, September 2, 2012

All Hallows Eve Altered Cabinet Card

Recently I joined a wonderful group, blissfullARTswaps.  Many of the artist I follow are members and I am thrilled to now be swapping with them. 
As always I was a bit apprehensive to join in, fearing I might not "make the cut."  The first swap I joined is an All Hallows Eve Altered Cabinet Card.  I had never altered a Cabinet Card, in fact, I didn't even really know what one was.  The ladies of the group were great, sharing all their knowledge and even mailing me some cards.
Here is what I created.  I decided to dress up my image feeling that she already had a witch like quality to her, kind of a mean headmistress look that could easily be called "witchy."
I started with layers and layers of black seam binding so that I could hide things between the layers.  I made the spider and then a 3D witches hat. 
Some coordinating buttons, lace and flowers finished it off.  And I really like the way she turned out. 
One of my favorite things to do is to package things in a lovely way.  So I decided to make a pocket/envelope for the card.  Recently a wonderful swapper with MAMA sent me a gorgeous vintage crochet piece.  It was a bit large but perfect colors for this. 
I sewed it into a pocket, added some trim, a ruffle and coordinating flowers and ribbon and voila a perfect pocket for my Altered Cabinet Card.
I had so much fun with this new to me art form that I have decided to host my very first blog swap.  So be looking for my announcement in the next few days. 
Thanks for looking.


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very pretty! That was my question: What is a cabinet card?

Creative Wings Boutique said...

So pretty...

Creative Wings Boutique said...

So fab and creepy... That spider was a perfect touch

Georgie Horn said...

Great job on your altered cabinet!

augcott said...

I'll have to find out what this "cabinet card" is all about .... thanks for sharing .... the card is wonderful!