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Monday, November 26, 2007

AJ wk47 & TMTA

Art journal week 47, Happy Place. Well I have done cards about home, my sofa & a layout in recent weeks about my favourite window spot so for this prompt, I decided to go for my crafting spot. Instead of another pic of my craft table I chose to decorate my card using two images I made at it instead. The girls are from one of my fav sets of stamps. Im happiest right now creating with ink & rubber. I often create lots of images but never use them. Reserving them for projects to come such as this one today. I have run out if ink on my printer so I am glad I printed images a while ago & am so pleased I have stamps to play with! Paper is off cuts from a project I can't share until Feb 2008. It is Urban Lily, babylily, blush dots. Brad, MM, bloom, Dunhelm.

TMTA prompt this week is Headwear. As I said, I have no ink so I had to search through my images box to see if anyone was wearing a hat!! I was fortunate to come across this gorgeous vintage Christmas image. So I set to work punching mini snowflakes with a punch I bought for 75p from Tesco. I stamped the tree & the holly in evergreen, versacolour ink. The tree edges are overstamped in briliance moonlight white. The berries are Heidi Swapp gems. Paper is an offcut from another project I can't share until Feb 2008. It's one of the new Papermania single sheets, but can't find the name strip I cut off it!!(They are entries in my teamies CJ's)

I managed 7 hours sleep last night which is an absolute miracle. The nose is still really blocked & all decongestants do is make me worse. But, I woke refreshed & had one of those "light bulb" moments. I figured out how to get photos of my artwork when its dark. I stand them at the base of a reasonably tall table lamp that is switched on & then using the flash to balance out the yellow light it appears to work. If they are still a touch yellow, my photo editing program sorts it out! Lets see if it works tonight at 5pm. It did these two at 8.30am!!!

34 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow great ATC´s. Wonderful winter dream, the little girl is so lovely.

Hermine said...

Looks great, love it.

valerie said...

fab cards paula strted my gratiude journal last night so far just a blank greeting card will add some more things as I find them, glad to here emily is carrying on with something next year

val

Linda said...

Lovely card and all with no ink!

Andrea, said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better today. Love your ATC the image is so pretty. Fab AJ as well, those stamps are so lovely.

Rainbow Lady said...

Love it Paula.
Put your hat on if you go out now, there's a good girl. Feel better soon
Love Cynthia x

Clau said...

It's good to hear you're feeling better. Both your art journal entry and the TMTA ATC are wonderful!

Femmy said...

both are great!

ilonka said...

wonderful atc's!

Marjolein said...

Great card Paula, love the design!! Gotta start on mine!

Jenny said...

What great cards!

I've been doing a lot of stamping on my projects lately too. It's so easy to do and the results look so great.

valerie said...

hope you fell all better soon

enjoy said...

both are just darling ;-)

Kelly said...

great ATCs!

michelle said...

great cards! Isn't it amazing what you find in your stash when you have to look!

Silvia said...

Wonderful work, love them both.

Lis said...

both beautiful cards, i love those stamps!!

Bettie said...

It's great, Paula. I love the image
Bettie
www.bertiebo.punt.nl

happydays525 said...

Love those images! Great cards, so fun to come up with something from your stash isn't it?

malieta said...

Your ATC's are beautiful Paula!
I do wish that you could be relieved of your cold very soon. I know that this cold has to be draining all your energy, and having to work in that condition has to be "hellish". Take care now.
(((hugs)))
malieta:)

Sue Smith said...

Gorgeous work! I love the way you've used colour in both pieces!

Sija said...

Lovely atc's.

the dreamer said...

Hi, girlie! So sorry to hear you still have a bit of a cold. =( Hope you get well completely soon. *hugs*

Love all these projects you're doing. I like the commissioned card and the little girl in the green winter cape. =)

Been kinda hectic lately so I haven't done TMTA in 2 weeks! =(

Just wanted to drop by and say hi. =)

nina

alice k. said...

I love your happy place card! Wonderfully perfect interplay of character, embellishment and color!

Nat said...

totally cute cards!!!

ArtKat said...

Nice work on the ATC! So glad you're feeling somewhat better stay in that "happy place"! :)

Penelope Crackers said...

What sweet stamps and embellishments and I love the way you put together your card. Was reading on Valerie's blog in her comments where you wrote how sick you've been. I'm so sorry. Glad to hear your doing better. Hope it continues!

Je@net said...

What a beautiful cards Paula!! Love the stamps and the colors you used!!

Myriame said...

Wow great, and so cute

Deb said...

Wow, Paula this is gorgeous, so pretty and so sweet!

thank you for your kind words, it is nice to be 'missed'

Scrapanimal said...

LOve the card you make for the prompt of emily. the colours are great. With this card you have show us what your favourit stuff is to make a card and that can also be a happy place

XO Simone

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful ATC!!

Barbara B. said...

A lovly card. Super!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Love it!