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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just playing around.....

with my inks & stamps, because I can! I have this week off work & after packing in all the appointments such as dentist, doctor, shopping etc... I finally can get down to some crafting. Still no sign of my printer ink replacement cartridge, but I do have a photo to use if needs must to complete my Mojoholder DT piece for Friday night. Meanwhile I completed this piece and am working on something else.

This piece came together in just an hour & then got pushed to the edge of my craft table for another hour, as I considered how to finish it off. I struggle to finish pieces originally!!
I made the background from distress inks & stamped random images over the edges. The girl is, as many of you already know, my favourite Crafty Individuals image. She is stamped in Adirondack Eggplant dye ink & covered with a piece of vellum to soften her. The torn piece of paper is from a book painted first with gesso & then inked up to blend with the background. I also inked the lace in Tea Dye Distress ink, again, to age it slightly. It looked far too stark left white. The pansies are real dried flowers & now that I have finished this piece the top flower will be covered with glossy accents to prevent it ageing & falling apart. Had I done this prior to taking the photo it would not have dried sufficiently to get a decent shot! You can tell I have made that mistake before, can't you ;-)
The cardboard is a piece from an old SC kit box & I have inked a mix of colours to distress it further.

9 comments:

IsaNorris said...

beautiful card !!! have you ordered the new stuff yet ?? LOL
isa

Jacqueline said...

Paula, I love your collage cards, you use such beautiful colors!

One4Joy said...

This is lovely...the ethereal feel of your card is lovely!

Marjolein said...

Great card Paula, and the stamp is adorable!

joanne wardle said...

lovely, great colour combination

Pearl said...

i have to agree ! your collage cards are truly works of art ! & something special ! even as you think about how to add your original touch to them ! ( dont we all !!! ) love how you used the distress inks everywhere !

alcoholinky said...

lovely Paula. like the effect of the vellum over the image and gorgeous soft colours.

Sue Abbott said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog Paula. This card's yummy,I love the distressed look and pretty image. I'm waiting with anticipation for you to do an 'altered house. GO ON, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!
Sue x

Susan said...

Hi Paula - sorry I have been such a bad blogger of late. Moving house and getting sick kind of stopped me :) I am getting back to crafting again now and am enjoying looking at your wonderful work! I hope you enjoy your week off work very much. XX