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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Throwing in a Little Bit of Everything


I've turned my back on my love of minimalism this week and thrown a bit of everything into this card. There's plain paper, patterned paper, card, thread, fabric, some ribbon, a brad, chipboard plus I've incorporated stamping, spellbinders dies and a MS border punch. And let's not forget the adhesive; sticky dots, a glue dot, spray adhesive and 3D foam. All that in one card that's roughly the size of my hand.

So what's inspired me? Well yes, you've guessed it, it's Thursday so it must be the Play Date Cafe challenge. And you know what, it may include pink this time around but I love it. Red, pink & white. Very summery, very strawberries & cream which is very Wimbledon. There's a good contrast between the colours which makes it easy to distinguish them from each other.

I must also say a big thank you to Stephanie for sharing her tips for sewing onto cards with me. As you can tell by my rough hand stitching here, I still haven't brushed the dust off my machine yet but the moment I find the time to practice, I assure you I'll be having a play.

Right I must sign off and head off into town. I'm going to be joining in with a crafty group at the weekend and getting myself covered in gesso and glue as I attempt to decorate something in deco-patch tissue. But first, I need an object to alter and where better to search than a local charity shop. If I remember, I'll photograph the finished item (whatever it may be) and pop on here.


17 comments:

Michele said...

Beautiful card - expertly put together!
ps I love the new badges that you've designed for the PDCC xx

Paula said...

a beautifully layered and well laid out design.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Paul! Love the flower and the hand stitching is FAB! I can't wait to see more stitching on your creations.. :)

Thanks again for all the work on the new Cafe badges and as always a wonderful take on the PDCC color inspiration!!

alexa said...

Well done on the new badges, Paul - you were too modest to mention them on here! Looking forward to seeing the 'object' before and after! :)

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic card! All your hard work on our new badges is so very much appreciated!!! Love what you created for us in the badges. Thanks for playing along again with us this week. The effort you did in your card is reflected in how lovely it is!

Sarah Anderson said...

Great card as always Paul, love the stitching. And the badges all look fab on the blogs, you did a wonderful, generous job with them :)

Monika Reeck said...
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Lisa Somerville said...

Fab card, wonderful mixture of papers, embossing and embellishments! Thanks again for the wonderful badges, always great to have you join us at the PDCC.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card, Paul! Love all the texture & that flower! You did a SUPER FAB job on the new look at the Play Date - you should be designing more blogs!!!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card Paul! Your stitching looks fab!

Your new badges look fantastic on our blog! Thanks for designing them for us, they are great!!! :o)

Julie Ranae said...

Well...I have been here at least 3 times looking at this fabby card and had yet to leave my comment : )

This is so different for you and a great extension of that creativity we have been chatting about!

Lovely work !

Monika Reeck said...

great texture on your card and lovely color combination too...so wonderful card...I just joining the playdate cafe challenge too my card is number 45, would you mind to see my blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo gorgeous!!!! Man....less is more for sure with this card!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

Michele Gross said...

Wow! This is so different for you...well done!! Great combination of patterns and textures :) Great job on the new badges! I'm proud to have one on my blog :D

Ted said...

Paul, strawberries and cream is right! This card is beautiful and the hand-stitching is awesome. :) Had to swing by when I caught wind of another male papercrafter. :) Thanks for all the inspiration!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH PAUL----this card is beautiful! I love that embossed paper on the right! Everything goes together well! I also love love love your stitching!!!! You are amazing!! Thanks for making our badges--they are FAB as well:) Double high-five for you!! Thanks for always playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Adventures in Alice Land said...

How beautiful ...I love the different mix of textures! It's gorgeous.