Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My first attempts at altering

I knew that I wanted to make a card for my niece's birthday with the TGF stamps but my problem was that none of them looked like her so I borrowed a page out of my friend Rachel's book of creativity and altered the stamped images to make it look more like Sierra. I used the body from Rock the Farm, the head from Sassy Suzi and modified her hairdo by cutting off the longer pieces in the back and added some short flips from Gigi. Close up you can see that I need to perfect my trimming but I think it was pretty good for a first time.
Since Sierra is a "farmer" herself I wanted to depict her TGF image correctly; therefore two "donkeys" (I only had horse stamps) to represent Abigail and Jezebel, her momma and daughter miniature donkeys and the over large pig, Morgan.

Since I had left over parts from my stamping experiment I whipped up a birthday card for my Aunt Lessie whose birthday is this week also.

I used the head from the Rock the Farm (my Aunt does NOT have pigtails nor does she wear flowered hats...yet) and the body from Gigi.

I think she came out pretty cute and did not take nearly as long as Sierra's card. Hopefully they will both like them!


JoAnn Ross said...

That's really clever! I never would've thought to do that. I'm still playing with stamps. I haven't quite got the knack of it -- especially the acrylic ones -- even though I have bunches, but I never seem to have the time to really try different techniques.

Since nearly all my cards have been for soldiers to send back home the past 6 years, I have more of a once a week production line going, so creativity tends to get put aside until hopefully they're all back home and life can get back to normal for everyone.

(I also have six years of photos, not counting all the old ones that need scrapping. I suspect I will have to live to 150 to catch up. LOL)

I'm posting a couple of my own today. After a less than happy discussion with my remodel contractor. Wish me luck!

♥Rach♥ said...

Great job J! I love the heads/bodies you paired together, they look so great!!

Melissa said...

Very cut cards!!

♥Rach♥ said...

You did such a GREAT job with your altering, it looks totally fab and totally worth the work :0)