Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Amour in Paris!

Hello again!

Well, I did manage to stamp today and I'm so happy - I needed to badly! I've been wanting to play with the Friday Sketchers challenge this past week and have only just got round to doing it today. Oh well - better late than never, right! It was a fabulous sketch and I decided to pull out some of my neglected stamps!! I haven't played with any of my vintage stamps for a long time and I had this idea which I thought would work perfectly for this sketch. I love the subtle hues of green and purple used in this card - they give it such a romantic feel. I used my new Labels 1 nesties and stamped the Eiffel Tower on that panel. The swirls are doodle die-cuts from Spellbinders. I inked, gently painted and cut out the Victorian couple and popped them up with the Eiffel Tower showing beside them. I wanted to give the feel that they were out for a romantic walk in Paris! The 'amour' sentiment is part of the Eiffel Tower stamp which I stamped and cut out from a piece of purple cardstock. I adhered two brads and placed the sentiment to the left side as per the sketch. A finishing touch using two Prima flowers gives the card it's final look.

This is not a usual look for me and I do find 'vintage' quite challenging, but I have to say I'm happy with the final card. I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play with this sketch challenge too!


Danielle x


LINDA said...

OH Danielle This is so Beautiful.I just love it!! I have that stamp too, and have not used it in ages..I just might have to pull it out..TFS

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...This is absolutely Fantastic, Danielle!!
I love your composition, and stamp France, Tour Eiffel!!!!
Marvellous details.
You have interpreted my sketch beautifully and I am very happy.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

Vanessa said...

I love it! I love the hues and the composition of the card. It's dramatic and beautiful!

Rachel said...

This is such a beautiful card!!

JULS~ said...

Hi Danielle! What an awesome Parisian-style card. You are awesome at layering {sumthin I've gotta work on}. AND I'm a Starbucks fan, so I thought your java cards were WAY CUTE!

Shirley said...

How beautiful and lovely. The vintage touch is just wonderful!


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