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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Paris Flower Exposition


 
Good morning and welcome to the April Artistic Outpost blog hop.  We are using the Paris Exposition stamp set this month - one of my favorites!  I decided on sort of a black and white theme for this piece, sort of because it's really not a pure white.  I created a finely textured background to stamp on by taking a piece of Very Vanilla CS and painting it with a coarse brush and Claudine Hellmuth's Gesso.  The gesso left a striped texture when dry and I stamped over it using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.  All edges were sponged lightly with Vintage Photo DI.  

It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but I did the same gesso painting on a smaller piece of Very Vanilla paper and then stamped it with "Exposition" text stamp in the same ink and then ran it through an SU sizzlit butterfly embossing/die.  The LeBallon stamp was stamped on a ticket cut with the Tim Holtz M&S Ticket die and the black CS fleur de lis were cut with a Spellbinder's die.  The flowers were cut with the new Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers decorative Strip die, colored with Tattered Rose distress stain and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Biscotti spray.  

There you have it - another quick and easy card from me - but I really like the colors and the way it turned out. It looks nicer IRL where you can see the texture from the gesso.  

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Have fun visiting all these wonderful and inspiring artists!  Thanks for stopping by!

UPDATE:  A reader asked about the fleur de lis, yes it is a a Spellbinder's die.

20 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Look at your gorgeous stitching! I love that you used the ferris wheel image...I have yet to use it. Your colors are gorgeous...what a beautiful card! Oh yeah...and the fleur de lis border is brilliant!

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Linda! What. Beautiful composition! I love the colors you selected and what Gesso achieved on your project. Bravo!

Rita said...

Wow Linda, Love your card, what can I say, I keep seeing so many things on it I can look at it for hours. Beautiful colours too. Have a Great Day. Hugs Rita xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love how you have used the Gesso and the layout is beautiful as is the butterfly, trim and flowers. Stunning. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I went back and had another look and wanted to say I love how the 9 on the butterfly wing matches up with the date. Beautiful detail Linda. Tracy x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work, yet again Linda ! I love the stamps and the touch of colour is perfect (Tattered Rose is fast becoming a favourite!)I wish my stitching was as neat as yours ! Sue C x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wonderful composition and texture on your fab card GF!

Kate said...

Lovely as usual. I love the stamping and that the only embellies are your beautiful flowers!
Kate

Michelle Gray said...

Great card! Gotta try the technique you used with the gesso and stiff brush.
I don't see mention of the fleur di lis strip and how it was made. Guessing it's die. Please share.

Lisa M said...

"There you have it - another quick and easy card from me"....hahahaha...I'll write more as soon as I can stop laughing! ......
Seems I am better now and I just have to say that your Q & E cards are like stretching my know how to the max.
Beautiful, detailed, intricate and so much depth and texture as is your trademark and as always, a true inspirational piece.
Thank you for the 'easy' details..LOL...Oh crud, here I go again.....
hugs!
Lisa xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just stunning!

Adair said...

Very nice, Linda! I recently returned from a trip to France and spent time sitting by the Eiffel Tower!

Annie said...

Hi Linda this is a fabulous piece. I love all of these stamps and the colours are just right. Love your flowers and embellishments too. Very inspirational creation. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all. Many thanks too for kind comments you left on my blog. I just love the way it has worked out. That's what I love about crafting, you start with an idea in your head and it continues to develop. Hugs Annie :)

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

all funkie and beauty...no junkie here.

Jean McKenzie said...

Another beautiful creation Linda! Love the flowers and all the other elements! I think you must be super busy these days! I have ordered a few more things from you!!

Annie said...

Hi Linda. Commented earlier on this lovely post..stamps are fab. Just wanted to let you know that I have enlarged the photo of my altered bottle if you want to check it out. I am learning something new about blogging every day....just hope I can master linking posts properly........I just seem to have a mental block !!!!. Annie x

Annie said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for deleting my first entry. Think I have the hang of linking posts now. I was having problems with my browser too, which meant that the site and posts were not responding properly. Changed to another browser and now working fine. Thanks for your patience and kind comments.

Annie x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the soft pretty flowers (one of your many trademarks!) Fantastic design and card!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh my pink and black goodness! This is a feast for the eyes! No one does flowers like you!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful design and use of the AO images! Love the splashes of pink from your beautiful blossoms!

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