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Monday, October 22, 2007

AJ WK 42 - Grateful & TMTA - Friends

Art Journal challenge, crikey only 10 weeks left on this one but talks are on for another in the New Year!! The prompt is Grateful. Be it for things in a whole week or pick out one thing. I'm grateful for my friend Louise. Really I could have made the one card to fit both challenges today as TMTA is friends, but as I love to create so much, I made two seperate cards.
I am grateful for something Louise did last week & this. Last week, she turned up at my flat with a carrier bag full of DVD's. Movies galore to watch as I wasn't well & she felt that at least if I couldn't craft I would be occupied. I have watched almost all of them now, just two left.
Today, was my first day back at work & she took me out to lunch to ease me back into it. Everyone should have a friend like Lou. She is 13 years my junior, yet we like the same music, comedy, drinks, men... in fact her & her fiance, Pete are my partners in crime!!!

TMTA, prompt for this week, as I already said, is friends. This is part of an image I obtained from Rein, as one of her Monday morning shares. Many Thanks Rein, they are so pretty. They are sisters I think & life friends.

Both cards are made using my distressed gesso backgrounds. The top one is just inks on patterned paper & the lower card was an old page inked & gesso'd then stamped over with heart images.

31 comments:

Kelly said...

great ATC

Jenny said...

What a great card and a great friend!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous. Love this ATC. Great work.

Rein said...

lovely ATC Paula!
I used this image too. ;)

Sija said...

Wonderful Atc Paula!

Scrapanimal said...

the cards are great. Love the colours you used on ypur background.

Love Simone

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Great friends are truly a treasure!

My Paper World said...

Stunning work! and what a lovely friend you have!

Jillian said...

Great ATCs, Paula. I really love the journaled card.

Andrea said...

Fab ATC's Paula, your friend sounds wonderful. Glad your 1st day back wasn't too bad.

All Pink girl said...

lovley ATC ,true friends are good to have ,Dawnx

Lis said...

both cards are wonderful :)

Angelina said...

Great ATC! Fabulous image!

Marjolein said...

Great AJC, must be very nice to have a friend like that!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful ATC, Paula.

Bettie said...

It's beautiful, Paula. I know nothing about distressed gesso, but I'm going to find out!

Hermine said...

Great ATC Paula.

stamp and scrape said...

Lou is what we would call a kindred spirit in our house (courtesy of Anne of Green Gables). Thanks for sharing her with us.
Ros

Je@net said...

A great card for a great friend!! She deserves it!!
Have a nice week Paula, it's always hard on the first days.

the dreamer said...

Awww. Love the cards and the story of your wonderful friend. =)

nina

P.S. hope you're taking it easy and feeling much better. *hugs*

Deborah said...

Great card and good to have such a good friend :)

Annes Art said...

Schitterend beide!!

lisa said...

For the 4th time I will try to leave a comment, its playing up on me lately.
I like the cards, primarily because of the pink shades, I'm a big fan of pink.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate your comments a lot, I really do.
I keep meaning to ask you about your photo cube there.
I've clicked on it but there's no info.
Clicking on it showed me the 'enlarged' function though which was nice, I did'nt know it did that.
Where do you get that?

ArtKat said...

Hi Paula...Love the colors and the image, great job! (Am also glad you're feeling better, and that you have a friend like Louise!) :)

Silvia said...

Wonderful work.

Lis said...

Both cards are fantastic :)

saffiertje said...

They are both wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful ATC, lovely couple!!

Tania said...

cute ATC!

Nat said...

Those are both beautiful!!!

manus said...

Wonderful girlfriends! The background is fantastic!