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Thursday, 8 November 2012

No Stopping Me Now

Nothing for ages and then, all of a sudden, two posts in one day. Well this was a rapid, rough and ready craft I knocked up pretty quickly.

I've decided to be inspired by a challenge. Having seen this post by Mark Gould, and noting he has joined the design team for Fun With ATCs, I thought I'd have a go myself. I think I could benefit from the motivation of creative challenges, to lift me out of my dry spell. I shall be scouting the net for a few more I think.

Anyway, back to this one. The theme is 'Fashion' and this is what I've come up with.




It doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. The card I used wasn't exactly the smoothest grade for applying ink to and shows up much worse when scanned, than it does in real life. But in my quest to embrace imperfections a bit more, I shall leave it as it is.

Though I've been crafting for donkey's years, I still find myself slap bang in the middle of a learning curve. But hey, that's half the fun.

Till next time

h&k

Pxx

17 comments:

Streifenhörnchen said...

That's a really pretty art nouveau atc! Thanks for artwork for our challenge blog. - greetings,Uta

die amelie said...

Not a lot of imperfection there to embrace, as I see it, Paul ;)

Love that held back colour scheme and graphical feel!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at FwATCs!

die amelie xx

mark gould said...

Thanks for playing along with us at fun with ATC's Paul. lovely pastel colours and the text behind puts me in mind of the art deco period.
I had not thought of scanning work into the computer instead of taking pics, must give that a try.
As for a learning curve, I am pretty sure there are no flats ;)

Gráinne said...

I like it a lot, love those soft colors and the image itself, of course.
Thanks a lot for playing along with FwATC - great to see you there.
Best, Suzanne

alexa said...

Now there's elegance! Such a super colour palette too ...

Neet said...

Welcome back to crafting with rubber stamps. Lovely act.
Came on here to say I didn't know you were a friend of Lindsay Masons. Must tell you how I know her - she won't remember me.

Hugs, Neet xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh,I like that, Paul - not your usual style but lovely work. I love the b/g and echo Amelie's comment re lack of imperfection xxx

Elly said...

What an outstanding ATC!! Looks so french stylish and a great choice of colours (:o)

Dotpat said...

Looks great to me Paul and love the one below too, glad you feel more like crafting Dot

JoZart said...

The colouring is so subtle, Paul, and it gives a real vintage look to it. I can remember Crepe de Chine dresses in just those colours and Yes! I am ancient!
Thanks for your comment.. the lino cut/print workshop was such an excellent day.
Jo x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, subtle vintage pastels - so stylish! No imperfections to my eye either... love it!
Alison x

Michele said...

Love the muted colours - looks very vintage - Fab! x

Rein said...

Pretty ATC,
love the soft culours.

friemelchen said...

WOW, das ist so Klasse!

Frank Garcia said...

Love this, the colors are adorable. Super fun!

cbee said...

Wow, really a great ATC!! Congratulations on being Top 3 at Fun with ATCs!

mark gould said...

Congrats on making the top 3 Paul. Great ATC