This is the Bingo card I altered for Pat, my swap this month in my art group. Pat specified that she wanted these Jenni Bowlin pink Bingo cards. I first inked the edges of the Bingo card with a pink inkpad. Next I used a cotton swab and sepia inkpad to add an aged look around each square. I had the doll in mind already, but really wanted to leave the Bingo numbers visible. I really thought about tearing papers and making a background, but that seemed to defeat the whole "Bingo card" idea. I looked at Fifth Child Studio's blog and viewed some of the cards that Sara has altered. I was thrilled to see (and read) that she chose to leave most of the Bingo card visible as a Bingo card. So, after being inspired by some of her works, I continued on my altering journey. I love the epoxy square and heart in the middle of the card. I have had it for some time and knew this would be the place to use it. The doll is put together from some of the rubber stamps from Catherine Moore. I stamped this dress on several decorated pieces of paper to see which I thought would look best with this color theme. I added a sticker heart border to the bottom of the dress and then used the peel-away portion of the sticker border at the top of the card. I thought these red foil wings just really made her a stand-out doll. ") And, of course, she needed something to hold in her hands. My first inclination was that it should be a heart. But, while rummaging around in my embellishments, I spied these Bingo buttons, also from Jenni Bowlin. It was just the perfect item. When I tied the red string on the button, it just seemed natural to hang a heart charm from it. (I did not have red string, so I cut a piece of string and dipped it into a bottle of Liquitex Naththol Crimson acrylic ink.) I added two hand cut hearts from a reversable paper diagonally across to the "free" heart space. (Notice that I used one side on the first heart, and the reverse side on the second heart.) I chose this beautiful ruby red tatted lace (bought from Croppinsville) to decorate the left side of the card. I stamped the word "Doll" on the right side of the card. I then computer generated the quote and printed it out. I cut around the quote, edged it with pink ink and adhered it to the lower left of the card. I thought she needed a little hat, so I cut the little chapeau from a piece of ruby red felt and attached it to her head. Last of all, I randomly added single heart stickers.