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Monday, 23 June 2008

Pretty Piece of Paper


I really enjoyed this challenge as I have so many pretty papers but tend to use them flat as I don't like to cut them! I also have lots of sheets that I keep for best! I've seen Leonie and Dawn demonstrate this technique before but never had a go. So thanks Leonie for getting me to look at my papers in a different way!
I used Dovecraft butterfly and paisley paper and decided to decoupage the paisley parts not the obvious butterflies. I inked around the edges of the base card and the pieces before I decoupaged. The text is cut from a K&Co paper and I finished by punching some pink hearts out of plain paper as there are small hearts in the main paper.
I then got carried away with my scraps (while footie was on) and went on to make another 4 ATC's (sitting in bed watching Big Brother!) using the same papers, some coloured match sticks and sparkly gems. I am really pleased with these and am going to experiment with some other pretty papers!

16 comments:

daisy

Totally gorgeous ATCs Sharon - love them all xx

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Sharon, these are amazing. You are so talented.

Thank you for explaining the links thing. If you don't mind I'll give it a try here.
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Carolyn

Sorry about the deleted post, but I got it right the second time.

Thanks again for your help.

sharon

Thank you for your kind comments Daisy and Carolyn and well done Carolyn for getting the link to work. I'm glad you could follow my instructions!

Heather Robinson

Wow, these are beautiful. What fine cutting work you've done for them and the result is pieces that have great depth and gorgeous design!

Linda

Gorgeous work that fulfilled the challenge beautifully.
XX

missy k

Hi Sharon

These really are lovely. Such pretty papers, K & Co another favourite!

I love football!! More time to craft:) !

Good luck btw for when you go back to work in July...

Karen

sharon

Thank you - I'm back on Monday! AAaaahh!

AngelaC

Fabulous - I LOVE the colours you have used (pink and turquoise are 2 of my favourites)!

craftytrog

These are truly beautiful Sharon!! :0) xx

Linda

Hi Sharon, I'm having a practice!
me

Linda

It worked!!!Thanks for the great instructions teacher!
xx

sharon

Well done Linda - glad you could follow my waffle!

Leonie

Sharon, they are all wonderful! You must have enjoyed cutting us your papers when you got going as you just kept on going!! Brilliant. So pleased you had a go, and the new blog heading looks great.
xxx
Leonie

Chriss Rollins

Your butterfly ATC's are gorgeous Sharon sorry i havent stopped by for a little while.
love your header, so pretty.
take care Chriss x