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Friday, 8 July 2011

Sneaking Another One In


What can I say? I felt like doing something crafty in my spare time yesterday evening. I'd had enough of watching TV & I wasn't quite in the mood for settling down with my book. I had a creative itch and decided to have a scratch.

So I logged onto the Play Date Cafe Challenge for a beautifully wistful choice of soft pastel hues and set about cutting, pasting and inking.

The challenging part in making this card was in attempting to add a soft enough colour to the seam binding. The only yellow ink I had was the Mustard Seed Distress Pad, which was unfortunately too vibrant. I had to dab a little onto my craft sheet, add plenty of water and coat the ribbon. It was still too strong, so I rinsed it further in clean water until most of the ink had seeped out, leaving a muted tint which matched this week's challenge.

Right, off to pack a rucsac for the weekend and sit down to some breakfast (or brunch, if it gets any later). See y'all soon. Pxx

15 comments:

Michele said...

Gorgeous card, Paul - very pretty and delicate! x

JoZart said...

So glad you had that itch and scratched it as the result is not as expected.....but a beautiful classy card. Really elegant and love the colour scheme.
Jo x

alexa said...

Well, that's an inspired piece of DIY! Great idea ... and it suits your card so perfectly. I will remember this tip! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Alisonph said...

Lovely cards Paul - the paler colours are beautiful.

E.T said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Julie Ranae said...

Oh Mr Paul...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your style has sure evolved over the past year, hasn't it? ; )
So nice to see you again...miss our chats! xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, yay...this is absolutely brilliant! Your hard work paid off, that seam binding is the perfect shade and so soft and delicate on your card! Love the pins (my fave), the border punching (my fave), the pearls (my fave) and the gorgeous font of your stamp! So, your card is {my fave!} Delightful work, my dear, you are on the cutting edge of shabby!
BTW, love the photography, too! :)

Diana Evans said...

oh this is a beauty!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY---PAUL! It's been a long time since I stopped by--and I'm glad I did! I loooooooooove what you did with these colors! What a shabby beautiful card! I LOVE the details! YOU NAILED it--LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Neet said...

You've really nailed this style Paul. I love how you are using those pretty pastel shades in this type of card. Beautiful balance which gives this card a sense of serenity.

Ruby said...

Ooh this is BEAUTIFUL Paul, I'm loving your shabby chic style, this is now my new fave of yours. FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Paul, this is heavenly! Love that punching around the page that you did on your mint layer. Good work! THanks for playing with us at THe CAfe this week. :)

chris richards said...

Hi Paul, love, love, love this !
hugs
chris richards
xx

Melisa Hunter said...

Very pretty card! You did a wonderful job dying the seam binding.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh Paul, this is such a perfect card! You've done a magnificent job with the colors and have created such a soft beauty. Glad to have you back playing in The CAfe.