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Saturday, 14 August 2010

What on Earth


It's Play Date Cafe time once again and this week we've been given earthy colours to be challenged with. Two dark hues of green and brown and a lighter beige colour. So you can't help but to make something which has a feel of nature to it. Hence why I found myself drawn to using twine and this hempish style of ribbon.

It's my usual blend of die cuts and punches mixed in with a smidgen of sewing and a dollop of bling. Still kept my design clean and simple. There is a sentiment in there too if you squint. A demure happy birthday courtesy of a Papertrey Ink stamp. I think it's the grungiest card I've made in quite a while. Ahhh good to see those browns again.

16 comments:

Dotpat said...

I like that Paul, mind must admit love earth tones and I like the hessian type things too

Cath Wilson said...

Love the twine and hemp ribbon, Paul - I love natural things, so this really appeals to me. Lovely design, too.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely, wonderful flower medallion you created with the punches and hemp. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo I love browns too. The sewing on your flower is fab. Great card! X

Carol Q said...

I absolutely love your use of string and twine in this Paul.

Stephanie Kraft said...

I just love this, Paul! Such a clean and earthy design.. love the twine flower! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Michele said...

Love the grungy look of your card, Paul. All the elements work together brilliantly - the twine flower is fab! x

Suzanne C said...

Great clean design. Love the twine and flower. Glad you joined us again at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

You're so right...these colors do scream 'earthy' and in a good way, of course : )
This is a beautiful card and I love the dimension your focal point brings x

Neet said...

Love those natural materials you have used - to perfection. The way you have used them fits in so well with the overall design. Great card.

Tasha said...

Its such a beautiful card, love the focal point
love tasha xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Paul--this is a fab fab fab card! You rocked these colors (not a surprise though--you are super TALENTED!!). I love that twine/hemp string!! AMAZING!! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Lesley said...

I love the use of the hemp in this card. Adds fab texture!

Elise said...

Oh, PAUL! This is ONE delicious piece of paper-craft! Your flower and use of twine is making me dizzy with craft-envy! What EXCELLENT use of the PDCC colors - for which you, are ALREADY a master! So glad you shared this fabulous piece!!! Yee haw!

Curt in Carmel said...

I love your card Paul. I am always drawn to earth colors and browns, rusts, and forest greens are some of my favorite color schemes. That is why I love Fall so much. Best, Curt

Dana said...

That flower is the shiz! I love it!