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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

DCM LE -Vroom & Arty Girlz- Flowers

Firstly, I would like to say, Thank You for the lovely comments I have been receiving on my blog. I often wonder how on earth I find time to create so much when I'm out at work 7 hours a day. But, I think if you have creativity in you, the golden rule is to MAKE TIME! I have learned the hard way about working more than playing. Recently I have had so much mojo that I'm chomping at the bit to get home & often sketch my designs while waiting for the stupid spreadsheets to load. Never waste a precious minute when it can be spent making something useful... an old adage I heard many times from my Grandma.
Secondly I am thrilled to have won one of the two RAK's over on the Arty Girlz blog. I am very chuffed. Sam won the other.
Now onto the cards.
This first one is for the DCM, LE challenge. I bought these travel stamps two years ago & have barely used them. Felt it was high time I did. Papers are K&Co. Ephemera, also K&Co. Envelope, from a friend :0)

This one is for the new challenge over on Arty Girlz, Flowers.
Sadly the colour of the alcohol inks intensify in this poor light & it is far softer IRL.
I cut a square frame & added some stamped flowers around the edges.
In the centre I stamped the wheelbarrow stamp & then attached another one over the top.
The small vellum flowers haven't come out quite how I planned them.
Stamps, See D's. Paper, Papermania. Alcohol inks, Red Pepper & Cranberry, Adirondacks.

Now its time for me to cook my tea & do some boring chores! Roll on break from work.

19 comments:

crissi said...

aw paula they are both fab love the stamps and collage of the first one and the other is just so pretty gorgeous colours.

crissixx

Julie said...

Wow Paula......look at the colour of those alcohol inks I absolutely love it....I must get some.....!!

Absolutely fab work as always and thanks again for taking part in Arty Girlz challenge :)

Janine said...

love the petal power comment on the bottom of that card!! But yes you are right to make time and its all about balance.

Juliet said...

Both of these cards are beautiful Paula. I must say also that the Arty Girlz challenge is superb and a brilliant idea.

Andrea said...

2 great cards, I love the way you have collaged the DCM one

Marjolein said...

I love the card, but the DMC one is my favorite!!

Ann said...

Love the travel card, and i agree with you Paula, you have to make time to be creative....it's excellent therapy!
LOL....

Maisymary's Findings said...

Lovely travel card indeed ! Great cards both ! SUch a pretty pink !

michelle said...

these are so great, paula! I am going to take your advice and make time to get my creativity out on paper... no more excuses!

Rein said...

Wow, great cards!
Beautiful collage card for the DCM dare!

alice k. said...

Your transportation card is very clever. Thanks for your encouraging words on making art and being creative! I kind of lose it sometimes. I'll certainly return to your uplifting words.

Paula W said...

Fab cards!

stamp and scrape said...

Wonderful collaging on the travel card - lots of texture and visual interest.
Love the pink background of the other card.
Ros

Megan said...

Hi Paula,

You get lots of comments because your work is so beautiful!!!

You know how bad I am at keeping up with all your creativity though...you are a wonder woman!!

Megan xx

Deb said...

Great cards, I love your tansport collage and vibrant alcohol inking, I love playing with these too, such fun!

Jackie said...

They are lovely Paula, as are all your cards.

Kathy said...

Great cards Paula - I love the vintage travle one - that looks amazing, well done

Saffa said...

OOOh thats gorgeous!!!!

Love the vintage feel of it!!

xxSaffa

Je@net said...

Oooh, they're both great girlie!!