Nov 8, 2015

I love Paris...even in the rain!

I Love Paris...Even In The Rain

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month we have the theme
of Winter In Paris!

Living nowhere near Europe, and with our seasons in Australia the opposite to those in Europe,
I had to really put my thinking cap on for this challenge.
I didn't even know whether it snows in Paris!
So, my thoughts went to what I thought Winter was ~ and any-which-way I looked at it I couldn't escape the rain!

 So my piece for you this month has Wintry colours and rain.

The background uses purple and blue DI's on an acrylic block that was lightly spritzed with water.
Then placed onto some white card.  
A little water flicking,
and a little bleach,
and voila, that was my background.

My writing is a little dodgy, 
but I think it suits the card just the same.

Masking is one of my favourite things to do, it adds so much
the stamping is done using masking to create layers.
Then I also used masking of the inked area to stamp some add another couple of layers!

In the end, this is a monochromatic one-layer piece.
And, even with it's simplicity, it is one of my favourite makes for this year!

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

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges~


Astrid Maclean said...

This is brilliant Dot, love the rain drops, very cleverly put together!

Shirley Chillman said...

Mine to, simplicity at it's best.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Babs Watson said...


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Love the background and your fab details,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

Erin Bentley said...

Wow this is a gorgeous project, love the raindrops and the stamps are great.

Hugs Erin xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning. Love the design
Linda xxx

Joan said...

Fabulous piece Dot, love the raindrops

Avril Watson said...

Stunning card Dot, I have hankered about going to Paris, and I am determined to get there, Rain or Shine, LOL..Hugs xxx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow fabulous creation. Great card x

Mrs.B said...

One of my favourite pieces too, feels like you're looking out of a window on a rainy day. Love everything about this.
Avril xx

rachel said...

oh this is sooo very beautiful - I love it - perfect xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your card!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous antipodean interpretation of Paris in winter, Dot!! And your writing suits the card perfectly ;) Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

Sheryl said...

This is stunning, I love the design, a beautifully crafted card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.
Hugs Sheryl DT Member xx

A Pink said...

Superbly stunning ! Dot You've used some of my favourite stamps to create a real masterpiece. It has a place in my ultimate faves gallery . x

Gio said...

This card is just magical. Wonderful composition! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

Ellie Knol said...

I put another hat on now, still LOVE your card! :)

Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge !

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

maria f. said...

What a lovely, artsy scene.

Claire said...

REally beautiful stamping Dot, clever design and a stunning card
Claire xx

Linda said...

I love this ..... great colour and fabulous stamping! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

Congrats on winning this month at the TIMI challenge! (I voted for your card, LOVED it!)

Alison said...

Beautiful card Dot! Congratulations!
Alison x

Coco said...

Congratulations for your win, your card is PERFECT and so beautiful!!
Coco x

Miek said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful card!

Team Clark said...

Your card is just delightful! So happy for you! These images and colors are just fabulous together!!!

butterfly said...

This is absolutely brilliant - such a perfect combination of ink and stamping.
Alison x

Ineke van den Akker said...

SUPER!!!! Well done!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

super cool card - congrats on your TIMI win!