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Monday, October 15, 2007

TMTA & AJ WK41

The TMTA challenge this week is Moon & Stars. I love celestial items & pictures so I went with that this week. The background is distressed gesso. I used a page from an old book, applied gesso & then used blue & dark purple inks swirled over it using kitchen towel. I added a touch of black in places. The ink was a bit too thick & the text isn't very visible but I am very thrilled with the finished piece. I stamped large stars in dark purple before applying the two images. Then I used a stencil & silver pen to add stars.

This week's AJ challenge is Magic Carpet, where would you ask it to go? I have chosen the land of fairytales. The text isn't meant to be too legible as i didn't want it detracting from the overall image. It reads, Magic carpet take me to the land of fairytales & childhood dreams. Where no one is ever hungry hurt or at war. Everyone is loved & happy & free. What made me do this piece is all the hunger & war in the world. The poor people of Zimbabwe are often on my mind. Those poor kids don't have a fairyland. Paper is an offcut from a CJ I recently did, DCWV, Once Upon a Time.

43 comments:

Sandy said...

Awesome. Its so wonderful. Great work.

Hermine said...

This is gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Wonderful Paula love your take on the first one.

Jenny said...

Ohhh...what a sweet card. I would like to go there as well!

Marjolein said...

Love the AJC card!! Take me with you ok?

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Clau said...

The howling wolf is fantastic, Paula. Just perfect for a celestial theme.

michelle said...

I love all the technique you used on your first card and your second card is so pretty. Fairyland sounds like a great place.

toscania-art-life said...

Gorgeous, great artwork Paula!

Kelly said...

fantastic!

Dani D said...

so beautiful - wow

Jeannette said...

They are both great, well done.

Scrapanimal said...

Wow the card is so beautiful.

love Simone

Carrie said...

Gorgeous work.

Sija said...

Fab Atc's!

the dreamer said...

Hi, Paula dear! As usual, gorgeous stuff. Love the sun image and all the layers you did. I also love fairies so love the second one too. =)

nina

JENN said...

Awesome!!

Tristan said...

Very pretty card! There are days where I wish I could be in a fairytale!

anne said...

Lovely!!!!!

Deb said...

Wow Paula these are fab!

Andrea said...

Wonderful ATC, a fab background and great images

Nellie said...

Stunning moon atc. Love the colours and the idea with the wolf

Jillian said...

Beautiful ATC, Paula! Love the celestial wolf--it's a great image.

Karva said...

Amazing work as always Paula, your such a talented crafter
well done
Karen

lisa said...

so pretty, both of them..I like that brown background on the fairy land card, nice shade, a bit different

Lis said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!!

Lisa Renéa said...

Lovely! Such a delight to see your art!

Janine said...

love the fairyland one, what a great place that would be.

Crystal said...

Great work!

Je@net said...

What a great cards Paula!! And please...take me with you to fairyland!!

Myriame said...

Both are splendid.
The background of both is very beautiful.

Emilia said...

this "magic carpet" is so sweet! I love the sentiment you used ...

loublou said...

hi paula. i love these so much i was going to do the same challenge but as yet not came up with a good idea

thanks for visiting my blog take care xxx lou

Louly said...

These are both beautiful. I love the moon/sun on the first one, it looks really 3D like you've decoupaged it.

micayla said...

Hello stranger, it seems an age since i last made an appearence in the blogging world, but for today I am back.
I can see I have a lot to catch up on, so i am off to read the prev posts........
I adore that fairy card, sooooo sweet.

~magic-sparkles-of art~ said...

Oh i love your working with this theme. So a good idea and a perfect artwork

ArtKat said...

Hi Paula,

Seems like every time I come to visit your blog, you have lots of new things for me to see! Love your moon & stars ATC, great work! Your Fibonacci 4x4 and your pink card are also very nice! Even ill, you create fabulous artwork! Hope that you are feeling better, take care!
ArtKat :)

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cheri said...

Your card is precious! I love the world of fairytales. Your work is beautiful and so thought provoking.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful ATC!!

Nat said...

Love those fairies - wonderful Card!!!

emfalconbridge said...

SIGH - i want to go there too! great card!!

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous ATC - I love your background technique!