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Friday, January 04, 2008

4x4 Friday - Textured Paper

One of the promises to myself this year (you will eventually get to see a minibook of all my promises) was to make a piece of art everyday. No matter how tired I am when I walk through the door, I must spent an hour on art. Some "me time" to wind down from the day & if I have the energy, go on & create more. This week I am easing back into full time working & I'm more tired than I expected, but I am glad to be making art. This first 4x4 Friday challenge, really got my creativity flowing tonight. I have had Christmas roughly pulled away from me & been forced into the New Year so my thoughts turned to spring!!

The papers are both textured, but the lightest piece is actually wallpaper. I left the torn edge uninked for softness. I stamped the wheelbarrow stamp lightly to give the effect of watercolour & filled in the space with textured paper flowers & gorgeous Flower Soft, given to me by a dear friend, Cat. I added small gems to each of the flowers. I then stamped flowers & words all over. All stamps are See D's. Flowers are from Got Flowers, Crafty Carrot, although she doesn't sell them anymore sadly!!

20 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow fabulous. The Spring is coming :)
Lovely flowers.

Marjolein said...

Wow, this is beautiful Paula, what a great card!! Good goal to create something everyday... hope you'll manage, it sure is a nice way to relax!!
So love it that you're going to play along in the Paper 08 challenge, can't wait to see your cover and first page hon!

Marlou said...

beautiful 4x4 love the little wheelbarrow :)

gaby said...

Sweet colors!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous 4x4 Paula, I love the soft colours and the flowers in the wheelbarrow look great. I have never used flower soft but it looks really effective.
I made my 4x4 after tea so will photograph it tomorrow. The shoes are all bought plus a few other bits! have a good weekend.

~*~ Patty said...

Just beautiful Paula! So soft, the flowers look perfect with their gemstone centers = So Pretty!

Rosie said...

Paula, this is so very soft and pretty... love your attention to detail hunni! :D

michelle said...

I love how you used wallpaper! what a great idea! I love how your card turned out. I can't imagine how tired you must be, but hopefully it'll get easier again. I do like your promise (totally stealing that btw) to make art everyday.

mamaluke said...

Love the bling in those flowers!

Susan said...

Paula, it's a lovely card. I also hear what you are saying about being creative every day. I carve at least an hour out of my evening to work on something. It keeps me sane.

Rein said...

Great 4x4 Paula, love the barrow.

Silvia said...

I love your 4x4. Great idea, to put the prima flowers into the wheelbarrow.

Heather Grow said...

Hi Paula. I love all the color you added with the flowers. Super pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

LOVE how you have made this - you were certainly inspired!

malieta said...

This card is very pretty and I love the flowers and the colors!
malieta:)

Myriame said...

Splendid card.
Very sunny, it seems spring

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great use of texture, Paula...love how you have used the flower embellishments!!

stamp and scrape said...

Love the wheelbarrow full of flowers - so pretty!
Ros

Eleni said...

Love the way you've put the primas in the wheelbarrow!!! Amazing!

AztecMichelle said...

Your flowers are just amazing!
Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia
http://aztecmichelle.wordpress.com/