Oct 20, 2013

"For the Love of Paris"

"For the Love of Paris"

Welcome to a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
This fortnight it is to make a card...
so it can be any style of card that you like, any technique, any theme ~
 as long as it is a card...and of course uses stamps!

For my card I decided to have a go at 
a vintage Parisian theme.  
So romance, vintage/shabby chic, femininity and softness are what came to mind for me to create.
I've admired this style so many times and finally found the stamps to do it with.

The main technique is masking with only a few embellishments.
I borrowed the stamp (isn't she beautiful), and created a one layer design.  
I had fun water colouring her with DI's 
and creating some interest with the folds in her gown.
The background is built up using Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord
on shiny cardstock.  I like the soft effect of bright colours on this card.
Stencils were used to add the diamonds (clear embossing before the inking)
and then a little over-stamping with Watering Can Archival - added for interest.
I looove this colour! 
Butterfly tape was incorporated down the sides.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


Terry said...

Wow! Dot, that image is gorgeous and your water coloring and masking, so perfect! Love all the soft colors and inky layers! Love this!

Astrid Maclean said...

What an amazing stamp!!! Wonderful card altogether!

Brenda Brown said...

You have a wonderful eye for design and detail Dot and this card shows that, it is delightful. I love the colour palette and textures to go with the beautiful images. A great job.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot and I love how you've created so much depth and kept it as a one layer design. I agree the stamp you borrowed is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Bron said...

Dot I always love what you come up with, your designs are fantastic and I LOVE the colours, green with the purple is gorgeous.

Sandy said...

A beautiful card, a wonderful image and love your colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Viv's Visuals said...

Just gorgeous Dot.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is such a beautiful card Dot! I love your choice of the stamps and your masking worked beautifully. Such a charming design! xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, love the soft colours and collage of images. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the details look amazing.

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely beautiful card Dot, love the background you've created for this lovely image.
Avril xx

Lin said...

What an amazingly beautiful image, and you have made it look stunning here. Love how you have built up the colour in the background and what you have ended up with!

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers

creatingwithpaper said...

Wow... what a lovely image. The coloring on this and your embellishments are fantastic! Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful and elegant card, amazing colouring! Spotted it on MIM xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is stunning, I love this style.
Thank you for playing along in the Crafting Café, good luck x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, beautiful stamping and the background colours are dreamy.
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, very feminine.

Fandhmum said...

This is just beautiful and what wonderful colours
Rosie x

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, I love the colourscheme in this card. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us at Ooh La La this week. Hope to see you back again soon. Good luck, from Lisbeth

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card beautiful embellishments and image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Happy Crafting

Chan BBChan said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Letisha Lee said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors... 365cards dt xx

Ellie Knol said...

An easy challenge this time, a card, you've made a beautiful one.
xxx Ellie xxx

Meggymay said...

Calling back to thank you for sharing your beautiful romantic card with us at CCM this time.

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous card. I love that lady stamp and you've coloured her dress beautifully. Thank you for joining us at crafty Cardmakers. Xx

Sandy said...

Just stopping by again to let you know I featured your card as a POTW from last week's MIM entries. You can find it on my Make It Monday DT post on my blog.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous design and lovely image, really an outstanding art work.
Hugs Anja

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colour and the whole collage you have created. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Marie said...

Fabby looking card with a wonderful image. Lovely! Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this time.
Love n hugs

butterfly said...

So romantic, and ever so slightly wistful - lovely!
Alison x