I just started with the cards that I like the most at the moment, The magician, The Hanged Man and The Fool.
Now my cards turned out pretty big so they can't be used but I like them as decoration anyway
I would like to enter the Hanged Man in the Haunted Design House challenge Hangmans Handiwork.
ok here they are
the Hanged Man, it's not as scary as it seems, it gives you the opportunity to look at things from a different point of view.
the hanged mand it here in his own free will, taking time to reflect and to learn from his mistakes.
so nothing scary here LOL
In readings, the Hanged Man reminds us that the best approach to a problem is not always the most obvious. When we most want to force our will on someone, that is when we should release. When we most want to have our own way, that is when we should sacrifice. When we most want to act, that is when we should wait. The irony is that by making these contradictory moves, we find what we are looking for
The skull and bone are Rick St. Dennis images, the flowes are clearstamps by Viva Decor, the hanged man is a rubber art doll stamp, but don't know the brand
The Fool, the funniest card of all
The Fool represents the complete faith that life is good and worthy of trust. Some might call the Fool too innocent, but his innocence sustains him and brings him joy. In readings, the Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem
The voodoo skull man I used as the fool is the RSD june freebie, you can find him here
This image is what started the idea it just shouted magician to me (That is the stange thing about Rick's images, they seem to talk to you, and some of them even shout LOL), this is also an Rick St, Dennis image and it's called the entity.
In a reading, the Magician implies that the primal forces of creativity are yours if you can claim your power and act with awareness and concentration. This card is a signal to act and act now, provided you understand exactly what you want and are committed to getting it.
this is Gandalf, but he will be the Hermit soon
In readings, the Hermit often suggests a need for time alone - a period of reflection when distractions are limited. In times of action and high energy, he stands for the still center that must be created for balance. He can also indicate that withdrawal or retreat is advised for the moment. In addition, the Hermit can represent seeking of all kinds, especially for deeper understanding or the truth of a situation. "Seek, and ye shall find," we have been told, and so the Hermit stands for guidance as well. We can receive help from wise teachers, and, in turn, help others as we progress.
The fun part is that I just started to make the cards, starting with the magician, then the hanged man and the fool, and I did not look at the meaning (copy pasted from the net) of the cards, I just picked the ones that I was atracted to the most, and I am not a big believer in fortune telling, I never read any of the tarot decks in my collection.
They are just nice to look at to me. But the meaning of these cards sounds sort of where i am in life now. Coincidence,....... I don't know. We will see LOL
I will enter the magician in the following challenges http://dominoartblog.blogspot.nl/2013/05/dominoart-challenge-4-week-2-of-any.html (i hope making your own playing cards count, cause i didn't really alter them)