Sunday, August 19, 2012

Altered Game Piece Pendant

Frida Pendant Necklace

I created my Frida Pendant from a Toy Story Memory Game card. I purchased the game at a garage sale on Saturday and I could not wait to alter and repurpose it. I saw so many possibilites!

I tried a new technique for the background. I used a piece of paper torn from a damaged book as a base layer. I then used gesso, watercolor crayons and plain old Crayolas to give the background some color. The Frida image I used is from Dilly Beans. I colored Frida with MS Paint and then gave her cheeks a little blush with chalk. The butterfly is from Dover. The pendant is embellished with two black metal snaps and one shiny red rhinestone.

Altering this game piece was so much fun that I can't wait to make more!

I am entering this pendant in the following challenges:

The Stamp Man - precious metal
Stampotique - #261 alter it
Paper Play - #33 upcycle/recycle
Dilly Beans - bright colors
Card Makin Mamas - try something new
Allsorts - #168 heavy metal

Please visit the above mentioned sites and take in the wide assortment of artwork.

~following my paper whims ~ wendy


  1. Oh Oh Oh.....
    I so love this, you did a Fan-Tab-O-loso Job.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week. I hope to see you again very soon.
    Wishing you a very creative week.

  2. that is so cute, well done!
    thanks for playing with us at the Stampotique Designer Challenge :)


  3. This is absolutely stunning, love the repurposing of the game piece! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

  4. what a wonderful pendant! you are really talented! :) Thank you for welcoming me into the SI team. xxlisa

  5. Hi, This is really unique. Thanks for entering allsorts this week. Tracy x

  6. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week! xoxo

  7. What a fabby and unique idea! Great use for it! Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay Challenges.

  8. This is a fantastic altered pendant - very inspiring and so unique!!!! Love it. Thank you for joining in with us at Stampotique and hope to see you again. Polly

  9. So cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at SDC this week.

  10. How clever and gorgeous!!!! I've been scouting the local flea market for alterable stuff, what a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  11. So beautiful and cute! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  12. How cool and creative! Gonna look at garage sales with a whole new eye from no on. Fabulous work. Thanks for sharing with Dilly Beans. xxD

  13. Clever , great way to recycle products. Well done. Thank you for sharing at Card Makin' Mamas.

  14. Wow, Stunning piece of art. I love this. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp man Precious metals challenge and have a great day. Angela