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Thursday, January 31, 2013

when things dont work the way you planned

I had a vision for this image, but if i tell you when i look at it now, i ask myself "what was i thinking?"
the paper is too busy and my image seemed to get a bit lost.  However i thought i would share with you anyway, since i know that i havent posted much lately.
I was reorganising my studio a few weeks ago and pushed a wall unit that i hadnt unpacked, across the room and managed to tear the ligaments in my back, so i have kinda been man down!  will be a few more weeks before i manage to feel 100 % again, but am pleased to share that i am feeling a lot better.
so for my card i used lots of layers of die cuts and doillies, tons of Gesso on each layer, a pearly flourish and i would have liked to have made the image appear as if she were on a layer of flowers, oh well you win some and lose some.  I haven seemed to recieve any new stamps in months so i went ahead and bought this one as i just had to have her.  Hopefully the postman will bring me some new stamps soon so i can get inspired by all the new stamps out there and start to share some more of my work.


  1. Gorgeous card Paola. Love the softness of the mono coloring of Tilda and her headbang really pops up with the mono base coloring. Sweet work :o)

  2. Hi Paola,
    I have missed hearing from you!!!
    Love the way you have coloured Tilda, she is so soft and 'quiet'. I am sorry to hear that your card didn't turn out the way you had imagined :o( I really like the black and white DP though. You can guess my favourite thing though, can't you?
    All the amazing pearls :o)
    Get that back of yours feeling better real soon!
    Hugs, Candy
    Magnolia-licious Designer

  3. You may not have planned for the way your card came out, but it works! I like the way that red is the accent color here. I like your card very much!

  4. Super card my friend. Love that you colored Tilda in shades of Greg! Red is always beautiful on a card whether as Ann accent piece or the main pazzaaz factor. Fab work as always. Hope you'll be join full swing soon. Hugs...Barb

  5. Stunning card Paola. I love the way you colored Tilda also your design is fab.

  6. Gorgeous card, love the scene you created with the hearts, fabulous monochome coloring