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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Theme Thursday & Sketches {by Tamara}

Theme Thursday this week is use some warm colours Red, Orange & Yellow. I selected Fired Brick & Spiced Marmalade distress inks to make my background. I love how these two colours have bled into one another & made the gorgeous pinky red bits & the marmalade has gone quite yellow in the top corner. They fascinate me! Then I stamped script in an orange pretty colur ink cube. Happy is in terracotta. Image courtesy of Vintage Resources. Floral corner along with other two stamps, Crafty Individuals.

Another fantastic card sketch #32 from Tamara this week. I got making it quite merrily using some of the Crate paper Avenue Collection, which my team mate, Anne gave me on our retreat.
Then I realised after I embossed my swirls that the sentiment was not going to look right at the top so I have placed it at the bottom sort of upside down to the original sketch.


36 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful pieces! fabulous!

Rainbow Lady said...

Ooh I just love that background Pauls. Love the swirly one too
Hope you will check out my new challenge site too.
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Rainbow Lady said...

oops sorry Paula
C xx

Femmy said...

wonderful colours Paula!! great card!

Glitter Monkey said...

You have been busy today Paula. I just love playing with ink too - it's such fun. These two colours are gorgeous together and have blended really well. I love the green on the other card and the lovely bloom. Lol x

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS girl! Yummy papers and I love that you turned it to make it happen for you! Fabulous job using the sketch! :)

Andrea, said...

2 fab pieces Paula, I love the colours and image on the first one and the papers on the other are gorgeous. Hope you are feeling a little better

barnie said...

Once again wonderful cards.

Jennie Skaggs said...

these are beautiful. I love how you improvised....and your lady is gorgeous. Jennie

Jolande said...

Beautiful.

Greetings from JOlande
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Contessa Kris said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the way the background colors are all spotted! How did you do that? Really beautiful!

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Very beautiful card.

Donna said...

Gorgeous image! Very nice ~

mamaluke said...

lovely image, and gorgeous papers! like the colour combos

Pearl said...

Yes love the colours for your Theme Thursday piece ! So touchable on screen . Great card for Tamara's sketch !

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both beautiful! lovely colors!

filetta said...

very sweety, and very beautiful colors !

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous pinky orangy red background!

Myriame said...

Both are very beautiful.

Katie said...

Both lovely. I especially like the inking and the image of the lady. I love Crafty Individuals stuff!

Katie

Susan said...

Paula, every time I visit your Blog I am astounded at how prolific and beautiful your creations are. You make such wonderful things!!

Susan said...

Oh, Paula, I just read your comment on my blog about losing all your contacts! I'm doubly glad I stopped in at your blog tonight so you have my blog link back! I have missed you!!

And I'm glad you got some SU! stamp sets too :-)

Nixe07 said...

Wow so beautiful and wonderful created. Great works.

Greetings Moni

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Just beautiful Paula - and I love the way you did the prima flower as focal image on the second card. I also love the bookmark you made on your last post - very nice combo of papers and stamping!

Marjolein said...

Wow, I love the stamped card, what a gorgeous blend of colors you've used.... I think you must have lots and lots of ink. That distress.... think I need some... lots....whatever, need a million first!!

Love the other card too, great flower!
Have a great weekend!!

Anna Jones said...

Nice card!! I love all your creations. The white flower looks real.
Anna

the dreamer said...

Hey, Paula! Just dropping by.

Oh wow, LOVE what you did for the Theme Thursday challenge! Don't you just love it when things come together like that?

And love your card too! Me, I'm still card-challenged, which is why I keep making them. For practice! Haha.

Nina

Marlou said...

beautiful cards here you have made Paula!! :) x

Laura said...

I love the color combinations on your Theme Thursday card. So delicious the way the colors blend with the stamping and image. And thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. I would love to participate in one of your challenges. Creatively Yours, Laura www.layersofcolor.com

Barbara Hagerty said...

Very beautiful, Paula!

Audrey said...

TT is yummy, that marmalade is definitely good enough to eat ;-)

pretty-pink-cards said...

Lovely cards and colours are great

caroline x

Ananas said...

Love that background!!! Great work!

stamp and scrape said...

I adore the 'warm' card - the background is superb behind the pretty image.
Ros

michelle said...

wow! i love them! love the girl and that background you did. it's fantastic!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Both gorgeous cards! I love the Crate Paper on the second card, and what a fabulous brad in the center of the flower! Love it!