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Monday, September 24, 2007

3 Challenges in One Post!

Arty Girlz, challenge 1.
I only just got this done before the second one goes up tomorrow.
It was made last night, but the camera batteries died on me!
It is a 5x5 piece & serves as an attractive desk reminder of the regular weekly challenges.
Background paper is Papermania Inspirations Earth Tones. Stamped with pocket watch images & time quote, Artistic Stamper & leaves, Habico.
Overlay is a inkjet transparency printed with the days & the challenges. Boy was that fun as the stuff has to be on the rough side on the reverse so the text has to be reverse to begin!
Once printed it was fastened to the piece using 4 small gold brads & then I inked the whole piece very lightly with Adirondack Alcohol ink, Butterscotch,


Art Journal wk38, I wonder...
Background is a page from an old book, lightly washed with two acrylic paint colours, pink & brown. Over the top of this is a piece of acetate inked with Adirondack cranberry & currant.
Leaves along bottom are created in paintshop pro using picture tube.
Leaves stamped & cut out. Words printed on a small piece of self adhesive vellum. My supply of this is now empty & can't find a stockist!!

TMTA - Smile

What makes me smile. Well quite a few things do, but the most obvious that springs to my mind is this picture of my cat, Thomas when he was just 6 or 8 wks old. It sits right here on my desk so I can see it everyday. I nicknamed him totty as he was so tiny. When he passed away I decided to call my card & crafts Tot Creations, in his honour. What also makes me smile is this gorgeous background kindly made & given to us crafters by the incredibly talented Hermine Koster.

41 comments:

Je@net said...

OMG..looking at your weekly program I Wonder if you have time to go to work everyday?! LOL
Seriously.....what a lot of challenges, but girlie, love them all! Your cards are fabulous!!

Clau said...

Wow, three challenges in one. I don't know where to start, but I really love that you put so much thoughts in your work. Your cat ATC is wonderful especially the little fish skeleton :)

Sandy said...

Its a really fantastic work. Three challenges wow. Great.

Julie said...

WOW Paula all three are absolutely FAB !!!!

Thanks so much for joining in with Arty Girlz :)

Barbara said...

Nice using Hermine's background for the Smile challenge.

Marjolein said...

I love your cards!!!!! But that weekly program........oh my..... what a lot of challenges, but..... as long as you like them all, and you have fun with it.....who cares! I love challenges too, as you know, gonna check that Artzy thing out!

crissi said...

wow Paula you have been busy the weekly programe is stunning as are the ATC's thanks for taking part in the Arty Girlz challenge :-)

Tristan said...

Great card! I love the leaves in Autumn!

Kelly said...

great work! you have been busy!

Hermine said...

All three are beautiful, especially smiled at the ATC with your cat. So great!

Crystal said...

Great work!

I particularly love the kitty ATC, but all are great. The image of the old watch is pretty cool too!

Shell said...

LOVE your 'weekly challenges'! Must get out my alcohol inks and have another play!

Andrea said...

Great journal and fab ATC's,

Magickdiva said...

Great work Paula - love the challenge reminder but - Thursday is not a rest day - that's the Magickdiva challenge day! LOL!

Janine said...

great idea for the challenge desk reminder, I think I migth need one of those!! How do you find to work and sleep. Love your ATC's

Angelina said...

So.. you have been busy! Great work!!

Gillian said...

you have been a busy little bee paula lol, what a fab selection:)

Lis said...

YOu have been very busy, fantastic cards. I love the idea of the challenges list.

Rachel Whetzel said...

Great card! Love it!

emfalconbridge said...

love these!

saffiertje said...

I wonder where you find time to do all those beautiful projects everytime!
Love your cards!!!!

Jenny said...

Holy cow...that's a lot to do in a week!

Your cards look great! I especially love the picture of your cat. Too sweet!

Sam Morris said...

Where do you find the time??? lol All three are just fantastic and cograts on your Arty Girlz RAK win ;o)

lisa said...

Love these two cards paula, especially the one with the kitten..we have 3 ourselves.

scrapnnMO said...

Awww what sweet cards! Love all your vintage cards! tfs!

Lisa Renéa said...

Wow! All three of these are great! Hard to pic a fav, but I do love the kitty! So very cute!!

Sija said...

All are really wonderful! You're so bussy :o))

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful ATC's!! I love the one with the kitty, but that is because I'm an catlover.

the dreamer said...

Hi, Paula! Wow, I can relate on the number of challenges. It's like it's what I do all the time. LOL. But it is such fun and is incredibly addicting. But I've decided to stick to what's on my plate right now and not add anymore. Hahah.

Love the alcohol ink effect and how cute is that little kittie. =)

nina

Sylvia said...

Very cool stuff, Paula, just great! Love how you have autumn leaves on your card as well!

happydays525 said...

Wow! I really love this one! So artsy and thoughtful, thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

wow! you go girl! I love how you work those alcohol inks! I need a something to list all the challenges so I can quit slacking and get a move on it!

Elizabeth said...

And I thought I was busy! Wow. Great cards, I would just love more time to do all the great challenges out there :)

Myriame said...

Beautiful ATC, Splendid

Nat said...

woooow -those cards are so amazing- love them!!!!

Silvia said...

Great work, love them all.

Lee W. said...

All of your stuff is gorgeous- can I send you a picture of my cat?

cheri said...

Glad you enjoy all that you do and then share it with us! Love your *work*!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautiful cards, love the alcohol ink one - just great!

valerie said...

sorry this took so long to post paula slipping abit on these but oyur card is stunning

Val

Dani said...

I love your cards !! great job, and indeed shall they know their beauty ??...luckly we can enjoy it ;)