Friday, June 20, 2014

Playing With the Queen of Hearts....

"Playing with the queen of hearts
Knowing it ain't really smart
The joker ain't the only fool
Who'll do anything for you!"

The wedding challenge over at Exploring Cricut inspired me to scrap some of the pictures from Katie's wedding last June!  I guess I needed a little break after it was over and now I'm excited to go back and look at the pictures again!

My daughter and her husband are avid game players.  Since we all play Euchre quite a bit, the kids decided to give out decks of cards as their favors at the wedding.  The photographer saw the cards and decided to capture a picture of them with the cards "exploding in the air" behind them.  This has to be one of their favorite pictures from the wedding!

I started with a piece of CTMH For Always paper.  I dry brushed it with gesso.  I adhered a heart cut from Art Philosophy in CTMH Jublilee paper.  

I used a stencil, cut from Artbooking, and texture paste to add a bold pattern on the right side.  Then I turned it over and rubbed the excess off in the middle.  I stamped some flower bouquets around the area where my pictures would eventually go.

The crown and fleur de lis were cut from Artiste and Art Philosophy respectively, painted with gel medium and glittered.  To give it a weathered look, I rubbed in the glitter, but only in spots!

I gave the playing cards a coat of gesso and then inked them with CTMH Sky, Indian Corn Blue, Chocolate, and Slate.  I added a little tulle from the wedding under the pictures and a little pewter heart brad.

The silk flowers are from the wedding.  I used CTMH Create a Shade Pearl Paint mixed with some Sky Re-inker to paint them.  The silver flower is from CTMH.  I added some Sparkle Flourishes under the flowers.

The wire embellishments were actually parts of the headbands worn in the wedding!  I made them and had one laying with my craft "stuff."  So, I decided to cut it apart and use it on this layout!  

I stamped the picture with "Love much" and "Laught often" from the CTMH Stamp "Big Hug".  I had the other Joker left and decided he needed to be watching all of this from the corner!

This layout is headed off to the following challenges!

Exploring Cricut - Wedding 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Spray it, paint it, mist it, be messy
Pile it On - Wrong but Right:  I used playing cards and parts of a headband!
ScrapbookerPhD - Add texture

All CTMH from KatiesCorner.  

As for the song lyrics, I just couldn't get the song out of my head as I was working on this layout!  Does that happen to anyone else?  


  1. Very unique, I just love the playing cards! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. What a wonderful layout-great texture and meanings in everything you added to it! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut & More this week!

  3. Fabulous wedding layout!! Love the photo and the story behind it. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Wedding' challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!!!! :)

  4. What a great wedding layout! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Great layout, thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut and More.

  6. very cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  7. What an awesome wedding page! Love the use of the cards, and the pic with the cards flying behind them in the air is wonderful! Perfect for our "Wrong but Right" challenge this week at Pile it On!
    PS...I now have that song playing in my head! LOL
    Tracey, DT

  8. Fun wedding layout!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. GREAT job on the scrapbook page! Wow! Great elements! Thanks for joining us on Scrapbooker PhD this week! :-D Hugs, Cathy

  10. This is a great layout! I love the wire elements you added...those are really fun! Thanks for getting messy with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 10!

  11. I loved reading the story behind the layout. It gave me a great appreciation for the time and place, and I bet the wedding was absolutely wonderful. Good for you for going with the Joker theme. Thanks for joining ScrapbookerPhD's texture challenge.

  12. Love the playing cards! And the background! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. Nice layout, love the cards and the texture in the background. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!