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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Four, Two, One...

~~~What do those numbers may have in common you may ask??
Or better yet what does 4, 2, 1 represent?? :o)
Well, let me tell ya...
4 = four sets of cards ; 2 = two different swaps ; 1 = one very nice hostess.
Taryn's her name and her alias is 'littleladybug3'  :o)
She's presently hosting 'Flowers for a Friend' , due in a few days, and 'Lovely as a Tree' swap, due next month.
Well, since I have been home sick for days now,and with LOTS of time on my hands still,between napping and taking it easy,I was able to work on lots of swaps ,producing dozens of cards, and still relax and nap between fits of coughs and blowing nose as there was no tomorrow....yukkkk......
the house and all the rest was looked after my concerned and caring hubby, including making me
hot ,steamy much needed chicken soup ....ohh yeahhh..........I think I unknowingly was on a liquid diet!!! lol     Anyways, without  any further delays here are my first two sets of cards :
'FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND' 

***...LOTS of cards today on this post!! ...lol...please scroll all the way down and check all the trees cards too!! Let me know WHICH one of all these cards is YOUR favorite*** :o)


First set of flowery cards- don't they looks like springtime? I wanted to show a 3-D effect....
I used  SU! 'A Tree for all Seasons' set here


*each pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them*
                                                                                 
   
            
I used  'Up  Daisies' set here

Second sets of flowery cards...these daisies are encased in , and shaped  by Spellbinders Nesties. A sentiment is added inside the card, flanked by a cute butterfly .The distressed tecnique was used around the pink c/s edges only,giving the card a more interesting finish.


And now, here are my second sets of cards for the swap due nest month :
'LOVELY AS A TREE'  is the title, just as the set I used to create the colorful images you see here:o)    I tried a new (to me) tecnique (mirrored image/reflexion) and really liked the way they turned out even though this is my very first attempt. In some of the cards I used less ink on purpose (stamp on,stamp off), wanting to leave a much lighter subtle effect on the mirrored image. You can say I was busy experimenting ...that would be a very good assumption :o)


I enjoyed this tecnique very much and also liked the end results with both subtle and vivid inking....
*What do YOU think?  Duable again? :o)









*Darker, vividly stamped image here*






*Used less ink here,displaying a medium reflected  image* Inside sentiment is also displayed here*






*This is amongst the softest of all the mirrored images I made, it has just a very subtle, gentle hint to it*

And, finally, one last card set to complete this upload...............
'TREES THREE' stamp set finally came out of its confinement! Such lovely set and hardly ever used.....*sigh*





These bare trees  images made me think of a simple winter scene,
just added a lot of diamond stickle to the branches for that soft
glittery, snowy look...I rather like how the cards turned out...simple,elegant and with distressed edges. Versatile enough to use for many different occasions.                                                                                                                                        
                                               

Hope you like this latest 'tour-de-cards'...lol....
Thank you for stopping by today...I so appreciate YOUR visit...:o)

16 comments:

Terry said...

Wow Wingpit Sistah.....these are great!! Very pretty.

April said...

You are making the rest of us look bad Sweet P ~ guess I need a day or two to create!!!

MiamiKel said...

LOL April - yeah, glad I'm not in *this* swap, lol! You are on top of your game, my friend =- these are UNBELIEVABLE but the last one and the quote, oh my oh my, such stunning work, Sweet P! These are out of the park FAb ... You;ll make for some very happy swappers!!! Feel better and take care of YOU!! x0x0

Kathy said...

Love the cards Paola ... especially the first set ... so lovely!!!!

LaTaya said...

Wow, u r amazing! Love the daisy cards :)
<3 LaTaya

Diana said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!! These are AAALLLL amazing!!! But my favourite would have to be the reflection technique one...love EVERYTHING about it (can't believe that was your first attempt!) Great work Sweet P. You make me wanna join some swaps, haven't joined one in a few months!

Darlene said...

Wonderful work on each set Sweet P! They are truly beautiful. Feel better soon!

djones said...

OMGoodness you have been crafting a bit!!! Your cards are all wonderful!! You have outdone yourself my friend!!!

Nancy said...

Paola such pretty colours :) lovely!

Imke said...

Amazing Cards, Paola. Love all the trees !!

Carol W said...

WOWZERS!!! Great cards Sweet P...you are rocking this swap...love them all....great colors and the mirror techinque...pretty sure you nailed that one....way to go....simply amazing cards....

BlueInks said...

Ms P, you have outdone yourself! All of your cards turned out perfect.

With a little chicken noodle soup all is possible.....

Maria_G said...

Flower cards are beautiful love the colours.
Also the tree cards are great with the mirrored images, they are very good. Always impressed with your final products.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous cards- love the reflection- how beautiful!!!

Darlene said...

Wowzers!! You have really been busy creating these beauties! Love them all. Especially the reflection cards thanks for all the inspiration in this post!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!! LOVE that reflection card! Such wonderful colors - awesome!
Lynn