Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Back home to the backgrounds ...

First of all, I want to apologise to those of you who so kindly commented on my last post and never got a reply from me. I've actually been away for the last few days, walking and relaxing in the beautiful area of  Dartmoor in south-west England ... and while I was there, I managed to delete several of the e-mailed comment notifications on my BlackBerry by mistake! So, I'd now like to say a belated "thank you" to all who were so complimentary about my recent quillings on digital backgrounds ... and show you a few more that I managed to finish just before departing on my break.

As you can probably tell, my brain is now working overtime on all the creative possibilities of Photoshop! My head is just brimming with thoughts about colour combinations and textures, and I've already got quite a number of new card designs that I've printed but haven't yet had time to quill. As the rain continues to pour down on our miserable English summer, however, I hope to be able to catch up with myself again very soon.

Here are two versions of the same background design which I've managed to turn into two very different cards:

And here's another in which I managed to use the 'gradient fill' feature in Photoshop to create a somewhat bolder background ... I suspect this card design might be more suitable for a man:

It will be interesting to see how these new cards go down with customers at the market on Friday.

Now, I really must try and break free from the computer to go and quill some more...


  1. Hello ,my dear
    I hope you are allright and in high spirits after a little vacation.
    Lovely new cards with sweet colours are a proof this summer is a good one!
    Do you go to watch something at the Olimpics? You are so lucky with this and I can see the weather is fine! hugs,

  2. They are totally different, really love the backgrounds , and doing great on the quilling, they do go well together. Really love the one that can be for a man's card, I totally agree, its awesome!!! Good luck Friday!!!

  3. Vacationing is a perfectly legitimate excuse for not responding to comments. Hope you had a wonderful time :)
    Love the cards and my favorite is the one with the bird, that's really pretty

  4. All are beautiful! So unusual and typically yours! However, the third is my favorite.

  5. Welcome back, Philippa! I like so much these abstract cards of yours... in the 3rd one with blue, I see a heart with wings :) Always a pleasure and a delight to admire your work!

    Happy Quilling!

  6. Brilliant that you again!
    have a good weekend!
    Greetings Baukje

  7. So rich and adorable creations!



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