Thursday, 19 January 2012

I Love Paris....

Good Evening Everyone!

I put this together last night.  I came close to the idea that was in my head but need to tweek the design a bit more.  Instead of heart brads holding down the corners I would love to find something that would make kewl Victorian photo holders.  Something like that would tie in with the Eiffel Tower nicely especially if it had a wrought iron look without the wrought iron price!  If I find something to use along that line I will post it at a later date!

I started by stamping on a small piece of white cardstock.  It's hard to see in the photo but I used Antique Linen Distress to stamp a background behind the tower.  The leaves and flowers are coloured with distress inks and I went outside the lines with the sponging on purpose.  Next I used a light grey copic and gave PARIS a shadow which also made them stand out more.
The mesh background is from a roll that I bought at the dollar store before Christmas.  It unravels easily but that's alright for this one.  The gold tinsel that is woven into it slides out easily so may just pull it all out next time.  I was thinking that I may distress the weave before cutting it as well.
Lastly, I accented the flowers with pink Stickles.  It made them stand out a lot more!

The recipe is:
Stamps -  Stampendous CRP144 - I Love Paris
               Penny Black 1999L Letter Background
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters
Adirondack Dye Inks - Pink Sherbet
Versa Fine Black
Paper - Staples 110 lb. and unknown
Ribbon - WalMart
Bow Easy

Have a wonderful work week!

Just thought I'd share something wierd and funny with you as well.  I occasionally go into Stats to see where my viewers are coming from.  The largest source????  I went to this link and found there's nothing there that I can see that would refer anyone to my blog.  Go figure!!


NancyD said...

Beautiful card Sheree. I love the gold string mesh in the background and of course the images are fab! Love your composition as usual.

The link is from a spammer. I have the same issue sometimes. You don't want to click on it because it helps them come back more often.


Sherri said...

This is so cute! I love how versatile you are! One minute a gorgeous landscape and the next a beautiful card! Way to go!!

Myrna said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous. You are sooooo talented, yes you are!!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sheree ah dont you love it when you can see a card almost in your head before you do it - love that! re. the corner have the Cuttlebug Vintage corners and they can be used in all different ways - do have metal set of vintage ones would look good too on this sort of thing but have not brought myself to use them yet always turn to these they look great in metal paper or card or look, and can be used all sorts of ways - see here:

and the centre pieces can also be used as corner die as Ikki shows on her blog here:
So if you leave the pop out bits in they look different to if pieces come out I have used them on my blog both ways - here is search for them on my blog:
That should keep you busy! :D I love the lemon too not often used thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

Anonymous said...

Sheree, gorgeous card, that mesh really is pretty, I'll have to look in our local store for some. The whole Paris theme is fantastic, love it!

Hugs, Lori m

Carole said...

Sheree, this is stunning! I really, really love it! I've always wanted to go to Paris.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous. TFS.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh, no don't change a thing! I love the heart brads. The card is stunning.

Gail said...

Very nice!
Your poor head must be ready to explose somedays with all the craftiness in there!

Sheree said...

Haha Gail... You are just too funny!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Such a lovely card! Very soft and feminine with a vintage flair! Absolutely wonderful! Hugz, Cheryl

Victoria said...

I love this! Gorgeous colours and I really like the heart brads, but think the corners you mention would look good too. I really like the background stamping you've done to anchor the Eiffel Tower.

Heidi said...

I adore paris and your card is very vintage paris! Even the hearts tie in with the love part of the card. But having said that I can see where you are going with the photo ties. they too would be good. hugs heid x

Olga said...

girl this is breathtaking!!!!!!! You have so much talent!

Lorraine said...

So pretty! I love the colors, inking and coloring! And i get those spammers too - argh, lol.

Merry said...

Weird where our links come from isn't it. I have done that myself and couldn't see anything on the page to refer to my blog.

Love your card...the colours are so soft and pretty.

Michele Kovack said...

This is stunning!

Victoria said...

for your corners 3 words Spellbinder Parisian Accents! Great card!