Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Paris in Spring

Hello again! Today I bring you Paris in Spring...I have been working on this on and off for the last few days (that long? I hear you say) Yes that long.  I had an idea, and that is always a bad sign as usually I just start with either a stamp or some colours that I want to work with and the project just evolves.  When I have an idea...well lets say I have difficulties in the translation!
I am still not sure whether I am happy with it as I am still raw from the emotional journey...haha just kidding...though the first bit is true. 
The background is 4 x Paperartsy Frescos ( these are my favourites) applied with cut and dry. I kept layering up the colours until I achieved the blend and effect that I wanted. I then stamped in the same paint colours using a variety of background stamps...this part I am very happy with!  Then using a selection of browns from the same range I coloured another piece of card onto which I stamped the tags and the Eiffel Tower, cut them out and edged with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Using an embossing pen I wrote on each tag Romance and Love and embossed with Vintage Frantage (unfortunately it didn't look very Vintage) and then wrote Paris in Spring and embossed with the same ( not happy with my writing either!) 
Then I gathered together the flowers, leaves, grey board flourishes I wanted to use and various embellishments that I distressed with some texture sand paste and paint. I played around until I found an arrangement that I was pleased with...this is what took days! That and the fact either Borrowers or Fairies keep running away with essential pieces of kit (my scissors still haven't turned up!) , family wanted dinner, Saph needed walking, yadayadayada...
Anyways, back on topic...Despite the colours being harmonious they just didn't look quite right I glued them all down anyway...then knocked it all back with a coat of diluted gesso.  I think this pulled it all together - what do you think? I then distressed the edges of the board and the tags and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then doodled around the edge to frame. 
Thank you once again for popping over, next time give me a little notice and I'll have some nibbles ready.. 

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  1. Very pretty, nothing wrong with your handwriting :-)

  2. You're getting to be quite an expert at this blogging now!!!! And this page is beautiful. Xxx

  3. Lovely colour combination and good composition Debbie. The wrting is absolutely fine too. I like your style of blogging. Xx

  4. A stunning floral creation Debbie that any of "the girls" would love to receive, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Don't be so critical of yourself - this looks beautiful

  6. This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing this with us at Country

  7. A fabulous piece of art, love the colours and all the gorgeous flowers

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  8. Just AWESOME! Sorry for commenting so late! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More woth this fantastic piece!

  9. Lovely flowered project!!! Thank you for joining our April Challenge at Country View Challenges!