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Sunday, September 05, 2010

A bit more creativity!

I've had a wonderful day of completing things. First up is my late tag for Karin, on the Chrysalis forum. I hosted this tag swap, early in the year & I think we all have one left to make before the challenge is over. It has been fun & we have done it at a steady pace that fits in with everyones life style & busy crafting timetable.
Karin's theme is sea/nature. I used a free CS stamp & a plate from the Stampers Guild.
The small ticket is from a Paperartsy plate. Rub ons spell the word "sea" on it. The background is high gloss card coloured with blue alcohol inks. I added white embossing around the edges & on the small aquamarine pearls to give a look of sea foam. The same design is on the reverse.


Next up are two more cards made using Joanne's idea from this month's Craft Stamper. Again I have adapted the designs & colours. I also use an embossing border for the inside edge of the cards. On this first one, I scored a border around the front panel. This one Im going to try & sell. It's only one altered art type & only the teeniest handmade background, no one will ever notice!!!

This next one, is for Trudie, my sister's friend, who had an asthma attack last week & was taken into hospital. I didn't stamp the image too darkly as I felt it would spoil the soft coloured background.
The colours I used for these two;
Birthday Card:- Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Broken China & a tiny bit of Dusty Concorde on the edges.
Get Well Card:- Antique Linen, Tattered Rose & Worn Lipstick.
Other Items.
Stamps:-Papermania- Henbury Lane & Gel-A-Tins - Big & Wild Things.
Greetings Stamps- Stampin' Up.
Embossing Borders- Cuttlebug-With Love Set.

15 comments:

joanne wardle said...

wow!! love these as well. I'm loving seeing the different colour combinations you choose, they all work so well. I'm so pleased that you are enjoying the technique.

Love your tag too, the colour is gorgeous

Audrey said...

beautiful cards Paula

lisa said...

Your tag is just gorgeous, Paula, I love the blue.
Your cards are stunning too. The embossed panel compliments the stamps so well, just inspired.
Hugs Lisax

Karin said...

Beautiful tag Paula, I can't wait to see it irl.
Love the cards too!

penibear said...

These are absolutely lovely Paula - I'm hopeless at minimalism!

Susan said...

I love your cards, Paula. They are all so pretty. I like the texture and design and isn't that Eiffel Tower stamp lovely? I bought that one myself recently :)

Lovely to see you bloggng again too!

Carrie said...

You've been very busy Paula - love what you have done with Joanne's idea and your previous post's cards too -

penny4thoughts said...

I love the simplicity of your 2 white cards - very nice!

Tracey said...

Beautifully subtle effects here Paula, love the embossed detailing to finish the cards, thanks for sharing XXX

Pearl said...

love the white cards too - their backgrounds & the embossing ! very elegant & sophisticated !

lam said...

once again amazing work from your hand. I love the black and whit card, so elegant and besutiful

Micayla said...

At last, I am back. So happy to get caught up Paula. With all the chat about cards in our emails I must admit I was excited to come and see them. So glad I did, love the little inside details, so pretty!
xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hello Hello Dear Paula ~ Lovely catching up with you as always!
Your seashell tag is really lovely as are your pretty embossed and stamped cards ... lucky ones to receive your creative creations!
oxo

Rein said...

Beautiful cards Paula!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

BRILLIANT!! Classy and perfect!