Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Challenge cards

Hi all,

This first card is for the Card Patterns sketch 48. I'm really pleased with this card mainly because these aren't my normal "go to" colours. I find oranges, pinks & yellows really challenging especially when put all together. Tell me what do you think of this combo, is it too over the top? I kept the this card very simple just adding a ribbon to cover a join in the background paper & Swarovski Crystals to the owl's eyes & flower. These little "gems" are fantastic as they give such a brilliant shine. As usual my photography sucks ;), so you don't get to see them really shine.


This next card is actually for three challenges. Cardvaarks Red heart challenge, Hero Art's Friendship/Valentines challenge & also for Penny Black's Something Sweet challenge. Although I'm not sure I should enter this into the Hero Art's challenge as it only has a sentiment from them. Well as they say you never know if you don't give it a go.

The first pic shows a close up of the chipboard heart that I coloured in with my Prismacolour pencils, added a small amount of glitter, then a fabric heart & finally covered with glossy accents. I also used perfect pearls on the flower.


For this card I decided to use some of my patchwork fabric. I am really pleased with the way this card came together. I knew mucking around with my fabrics the other day would be a good thing ;D.



I can't believe how creative I've been over the last few days. I seem to have gotten into a real groove as far as my mojo is concerned :). I think doing sketches or having guidelines has been helping & also not worrying about which stamps I "have" to use. Well I'm off to do some more creating - TTFN

PS Happy Australia Day to any fellow Aussies :D

12 comments:

Carrie O said...

Paula your cards look wonderful. I think the first card came out perfect. I love to be challenged when using colors too I think when you are challenged it makes you grow as a card marker and it makes you change up your style a little bit don't you think that?

Diana said...

Both Cards are great. Especially ADORE the red card. Spectacular. Take care friend!

Tracey said...

Happy Aussie Day Paula!!! (one day late...sorry!) LOVE both your cards!! I love the colours in the first one...definitely NOT over the top...perfect for the sketch!!
Sounds like you are feeling better and the bug is behaving??? :)

Beverley said...

FAB cards Paula! I think you stepped out of your comfort zone and succeeded with the first card! The second card is my FAV, I love PB stamps and I love how you have combined all of the elements so beautifully! Thanks for stopping by my blog so regularly! Much appreciated!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards Paula! You've used fabric!!!! I have been trying to use denim lately, but just can't get it to work out! Love your frayed edges and that gorgeous heart! Jo x

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards Paula. so different... love the bright colours on the first... you did a good job with them and the 2nd one is magnificant.... Just so romantic. Those two mice are perfect for it... and as it is a HA sentiment - it counts.

Fabiola said...

super jolie bravo

whoistracy said...

What fun cards Paula! Love the fun colors on the first and the fringed edges on the second.

Kath said...

such a beautiful card paula....love your sweet image...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx

TesaB said...

Great cards, that little owl is too cute, and wow, that mice card is adorable!!!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... those are super cute, Paula! your coloring is just beautiful!! wow!

colourmehappy said...

Absolutely gorgeous red heart card! The background fabric is awesome!