Monday, August 30, 2010

Another selection of cards

that I will be taking to sell at work. I am only showing new ones, not reproductions of ones made before (with the exception of the last post where I showed a revamped one because it has been my most popular ever design)

This is another one which I couldn't get to sit with the top four!! The paper wasn't big enough unless I squashed them up. Can't afford any casualties at this late stage!!

Finally I got chance to play for the sheer sake of it. Something I have little time to do. Now I mentioned in my last post I had a tag that was outstanding, that has now been done & will eventually be posted to Karin in the next week. Sadly no decent photo to share with you yet.
My Chrysalis forum friend, Joanne, has got an article in the new Craft Stamper magazine (October 2010) As a subscriber, I already have my new issue hot off the press.
I love the designs she made & decided as I had time to play, I would make them for myself, but using a different colour palette. I selected, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint Distress Inks for an earthy feel.

What you might not be able to see on here (though clicking on the photo might take you in closer) is that while the background & the black silhouettes were wet (CI-226) I carefully dusted on some Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls. The effect is very pretty. They look less black on the coloured part, almost bronze, but the black on the white remains mainly black with just flecks of the gold. I am very chuffed with the completed pieces.
By backing the designs in shades of green cardstock from the earth collection Co-ordinates, it finshed them off nicely with a touch of black card to make the white stand out.


Carol Q said...

gorgeous Paula!

joanne wardle said...

all of these cards are wonderful. I bet they sell like hot cakes.
I'm so pleased that you liked my article. I absolutely love your take on it. you definitely made it your own.
I'm just chuffed to bits that you did this!!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You'll sell these as soon as take them into work Paula. Gorgeous.

I can't wait for my magazine to appear so I can see what Joanne did. Your inspired pieces are stunning. Not overworked, but have a subtle understated look and work brilliantly.

lisa said...

Your cards are just gorgeous, Paula. I'm sure they'll be a huge success. I love the soft colours.
I saw Joanne's designs too and loved them. Very simple but really classy. The background colours you've chosen work perfectly and I think I really need to add these CI stamps to my collection!!
Hugs Lisax

Karin said...

great set of cards Paula.

Pearl said...

such elegant cards all , Paula !!! I'm sure these will simply fly !