Saturday, 18 July 2009

Springtime Paris Memories


I finished a couple of cards this morning using the extra birdie images I stamped yesterday whilst making the one for the challenge. I will post these at a later date!

Here is an ATC I have just done for the 'Lots To Do' theme this week. The challenge was to make something that reminds you of Paris. Paris is a bit of an enigma really, for some inexplicable reason crafters love it - maybe it's the romanticism of the place, but whatever it is making things to do with Paris range from portraying the tragic Marie Antoinette to images of the magnificent architecture!

I have called this ATC 'Memories of Paris in the Springtime', a take on the April in Paris theme.
The background paper is by Crafty Individuals and I just sponged over it with some white versamark. The flourish stamp is also one of the Crafty individuals range (have spent rather a lot there just lately!! LOL) applied with black Stazon. The three small images were all stamped onto the same background paper then cut out and collaged. I printed the vintage woman onto an inkjet transparency, but when I put it on the ATC the image was too dark. So I put some of the lighter part ofthe background paper behind her, sponged it again with white versamark and then glued the transparency on top. It did make it lighter but still not as light as I hoped.
The flower is another from my stash and as they're out on my desk I'm using them on everything at the minute!!!

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE your inspiration and the end result of your creativity! Beautiful job!

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  2. WOW this is a fantastic piece, great colours and great memories of Paris

    Thanks for joining in with us this week on the Lotstodo Challenge - Sam xxxx

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  3. Oh another beautiful piece of work. Stunning Viv, i love your lady in this one
    Hugs June xxx

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  4. Gorgeous Viv and I love the recent birdie art too!

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  5. This is just beautfiul, Viv! I love the yellow flower.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  6. Love the swirly background. Parisian lady is looking a bit stern here, do you think she's just turned down something from the patisserie? :)

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  7. fab, what lovely soft colours, very nice Jaqi

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