Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tarot cards

Some of you might know that I collect Tarot cards, and cause I used some on the altered chess piece, the idea came to mind to make my own. Now 78 cards is a bit too much maybe so I thought to start out with the Major Arcana, that are only 22 cards LOL

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

The magician
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  (i hope making your own playing cards count, cause i didn't really alter them)


  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! These are amazing and beautiful! Fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing the rest.

  2. What a fabulous idea, Mo! Great use of those awesome images. I am looking forward to seeing the other 19 cards. I'll be patient.
    Thanks for playing in the dungeon with us at HDH.

  3. Tarot cards fascinate me and yours are FAB!......Like Glo, I will be patient and wait for the least, I'll try :D
    Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

  4. GAAF!! als tarot liefhebber heb ik genoten van je kaarten. ben benieuwd naar de volgende


  5. These are so cool! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the Major Arcana.:)

  6. Seriously AMAZING! What a creative and fabulous use of Rick's images. Love them ALL! Thanks for joining us at HDH, Monique. Always in awe of your work. xxD

  7. Just so much fabulous artwork in just one post Mo. Love your hanging man. Thank you for sharing with us at HDH xxx

  8. I just love how your mind is thinking. And your coloring such a gift! These are a great start and I can not wait to see more.

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  10. What an amazing talent you have. Your colouring is beautiful. Great to have you with us at NATALIE & AMY's this month. Hugs Sheryl.

  11. your cards are beautiful I love the one with the sun and now the mermaid
    susan s

  12. This is such a great idea and Ricks images certainly lend themselves to this idea, the entity looks fab, I had trouble with it and the hanged man is great fun, love the movable limbs x
    thanks for joining us at hdh

  13. Your Tarot cards are absolutely gorgeous! Such a pity you didn't incorporate a real playing card in in some way...any way, even a portion of one would have worked ;0) Thanks for playing with us at DominoART!