Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paris On My Mind!

"Cities Of The World" is the challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.  If you need a little inspiration, click right HERE to see what my fabulous DT Sisters have created.  Come on and join in, pull out those "City" type stamps and get all inky with the FSC gang!  Don't forget there is always a chance that you will win a little goodie from Marina's Cottage Crafts.
Since this is also going to visit Simon Says Stamp and Show a Kaleidoscope of Colour, I pulled out a nice assortment of colors in Distress Inks and Markers!  The stamps I used are Tim's and the mini Paris tag is from Invoke, which I came across at the Carson Convention.  I thought it worked quite well with Tim's stamps!  For the background stamp, I swiped several colors of Distress Inks directly from the pad to the stamp.  Once I stamped this on my white card stock, I added clear embossing powder and then heat set.  Distressed this with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  The sign and mini tag, I colored with my new Distress Markers and also clear embossed and then added Distress Inks for more color.  Both of these were cut using deckled scissors for a little extra interest.  Added a little piece of lace (can you see it, Lynne) and a tiny flower!   The little butterfly was an Easter Basket goodie from my Hubby!
I can't wait to see what you come up with for "Any Capital City" and you have two weeks, so come on and join in!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!

Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Antique Linen, Milled Lavender
Distress Markers:  Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Milled Lavender

40 comments:

Netty said...

wow your tag is superb Terry, loving all the embossing and the embellies. The small tag is beautiful. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Chris Arlington said...

Terry this is fabulous ! A real eye catcher.

Debi said...

the colours are fabulous Terry!!!!!!!!! love it, Debi x

Dan said...

What a great card - I love the technique you used for your background, so creative! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done Terry! I love your color choices and the touch of lace. Best wishes, Yvonne

cebelica said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, stunning card, a visual treat for the eyes, the colours (love that colour combination) and stamping are superb. Have a lovely day. xx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, Paris is a lovely city! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,you always come up with the most amazing designs and this is just brilliant love all the embossing,and all the gorgeous embellishments,you have added to this,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Fliss said...

A wonderful creation here Terry. Just love the gorgeous background and the colours you've used. The stamped tag and panel are beautiful embellishments.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my Terry, you really used some of the finest stamps on your wonderful creation here, just fab! Seems we both had Paris on our minds this week, lol!

Shirl said...

Perfect Terry such a brilliant contrast to all the other projects and such a fabby tag.

Hugs Shirley x x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous, love the tag, it draws the eye straight away.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous Terry! The colours are really beautiful and I love the embossing
Claire xx

Candy C said...

Your card looks fantastic! I love your blended colors on your background and how you then heat embossed everything using clear embossing powder! Beautiful colors. Beautiful distressing. Beautiful design. Love it all! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic Paris collage, the background looks wonderful.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, you have really outdone yourself with this one!!! just gorgeous! Love the inking and resist and more inking for the background, and then the layers and embellies really round it all off. And, sorry if I sound a little odd, but I really like the yellow matting around the outside...it makes a really beautiful frame that picks up all the gorgeous colours.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your glorious colours Terry and all the stamps are perfect for the cities theme. The little tag you have made to adorn this card is so charming and attractive. I love the whole effect you have created.
hugs {brenda} xox

Mrs.B said...

LOVE this Terry! Great inking on the background stamp and a fabulous tag.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Terry, love the background stamping and the colours of the mini tag and sign are really vibrant. Can't wait to get my hands on my markers! Sue C x

lynne said...

LOL Terry you do make me laugh, of course I spied the lace. Surely you didn't think I would let you down!!!!
Stunning colours and of course I love your choice of city. Didn't we have a wonderful time, taking in the sights, eating macaroons (I had pink you had green)and those amazing Flea Market finds, such treasures. That fertile imagination of mine will get me into trouble one of those days!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous card.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

O.K Terry I'm imagining myself there. Oh Paris is so lovely this time of year!! I so wish!
What a fun and colorful tag you created!

Hey GF how come you didn't tell me Tomorrow is your Birthday? Hope its a great one! humm...... Now what can I send you? any hints? please....
Hugs Lynn

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Terry, love how you pulled all the pieces together! Butterfly is gorgeous too!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooow, I mean - wooooooow! This is gorgeous Terry! Love the colours and that little tag is cutest ever! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

CuddlyBunny said...

I've always wished to go to Paris ... now I want to go to YOUR Paris! What a wonderfully colorful and inviting card!

Michele said...

i love all the separate elements you've used -- each a little work of art in its own right. gorgeous coloring and design. this is a winner Terry. xo

Sandra said...

Paris is such a pretty city, and so is your card. Love that you used different colors with that stamp! Stunning!

Ann said...

Another fabulous creation Terry - you're so inspirational!! TFS & have a great weekend too, Ann xx

anna christensen crafts said...

Terry, this is really gorgeous! I love your colour scheme, it is so fresh and unusual and that teeny tag looks great!

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece, nice little tags you've made!

xxx Ellie xxx

Buttons said...

Love that multicoloured background. So effective and eyecatching.
Hugs, Buttons x

Vada said...

Wow Miss Terry! Beautiful As Always!!! Love the great color combo, and great work w/ the markers. Outstanding GF!
Hugs Vada

Linda R said...

This is gorgeous my friend. i just love the yummy colors..

Hugs~

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Paris, and you certainly did it justice.
Rinda

Jingle said...

Testing comments....

PetraB said...

This is terrific, love the colours and all the stamping.

Ali Manning said...

This is lovely and what a great challenge theme!

pooky said...

Awsome card Terry! Love the colors you used. Have a super day!
Bev

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic... what a load of color!

Sherry said...

This is absolutely stunning Terry! I love the colour combination you've used too xx

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