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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Art Journal Week 17 My Bedroom

The prompt couldn't have been more apt this week. I moved into this flat 9 years ago today so it is only fitting that I include a photo of my favourite room in the house. I have not decorated as I loved the colour scheme so much. Everywhere else I have made my mark!!! The journal strips say it all! Thank You Emily for such a fantastic challenge & for being psychic!!

I made this card about my bedroom using the colours & patterns from the wallpaper pictured below. I used pale lilac card to cover the back of my playing card & used swirls & dots & jacobean type flowers to match the style of flowers in the room. I am particularly proud of these curtains as I made them from a king sized flat bedsheet & two pillowcases for the vallance. The window was just too long to have curtains to the sill but at 105 inches long would have cost me a fortune to buy. These babies cost £17 in BHS sale, for the sheet & pillowcases, 5 years ago.

8 comments:

Lis said...

Fantastic card, love the colour purple its my favourite :)

Jenny said...

What a sweet card! And I love the story behind your curtains. They're great!

beth j said...

your bedroom sounds just lovely.

Maisymary's Findings said...

wow how sweet is lilac ! terric little sanctuary you're got now Paula ! way to go grrl !

ttfn, Pearl

valerie said...

fab card how clever to make such large curtains my sewing machine rarely sees the light of day and yet I used to love sewing

Val

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula - love your sweet bedroom - the wallpaper and curtains are great and I love the colours! I trust your room will help you recuperate quickly and you'll get your energy back.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, too :-)

Susan
http://cardmakingsaga.blogspot.com/

Ronda P. said...

Beautiful colors! Way to make use out of sheets! Very clever!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Paula your room is so pretty and soft, love that Wallpaper!
it is a very clever idea using the sheets like that!...