Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Heart's in Paris

It's time for week two of Donna's April in Paris challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  Here's my take on the funkie side of things, well I should say I set out to make something a little more funkie than this.  I think I strayed over to the shabby chic side of things.  Oh well, at least I got the Paris part right - I used the large background stamp from Papillon set and spelled out Paris using the Industrious Stickers - Cirque which I have fallen in love with.

I started by cutting the Postage Stamp frame (Movers and Shapers Base Die) out two times from chipboard.  I used the largest of the Sized Rectangles inside the Postage Stamp Frame to actually create a frame of sorts.  I glued the two die cuts together to give the frame some dimension, then painted it with gesso to make it white.  It was too white so once try, I sponged it with old paper and then sponged the very edges with Vintage Photo DI.  I stamped the BG stamp onto white CS and then sponged it liberally with Vintage Photo DI.  My "I left my" sentiment was computer generated, printed on white CS, cut with the Tattered Banners die and then sponged with Vintage Photo.  The same for the tiny flowers that were cut with the Tattered Florals decorative strip die.
I used a bronze metal floral corner that I painted silver with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and added a large ivory resin heart that I also sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  I mounted it all on a piece of corrugated cardboard that I dry brushed with white gesso.  I also added an easel backing so the piece can be set on a desk or a shelf.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments!


These items used in this project are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

13 comments:

Donna Gibson said...

So beautiful Linda! I love the shabby chic look! Thank you so much for creating such a great piece for my challenge!

inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous make! Love the heart and those letters look great . Trace x

Evelyn S. said...

It might be a little "shabby," but it's definitely chic, Linda! Love it!

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Beautiful card! I like how you use Tim Holtz's items!

Lin said...

Beautiful!!

Buttons said...

Love your funkie shabby chic take on this challenge Linda. That Papillon stamp has become a real favourite very quickly and it looks superb here. Great idea to recolour the bronze corner with DS Pewter as it looks perfect here. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Wow, I can see why you're in love with those alphabet stickers - so fab! Love the corrugated texture (of course!) and the gorgeous neutral palette - a great make!
Alison x

Sophie said...

Linda, das ist großes Kino, sieht sensationell aus.
Eine großartige Arbeit.

Sophie x

Maryanne said...

This is so lovely, Linda! The letters are fantastic and I like the postage stamp frame. I didn't think of how I would use it but now you've given me ideas!

Darlene G said...

Oh, I love this Linda. I love Paris and this is so beautiful.

Laurart said...

So stunningly beautiful! This is an amazing creation Linda - truly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Lots of love from Laura xxxx

Anita Houston said...

Very French feeling! Love the vintage vibe with the script and images and the corrugated was a perfect base!

Lisa M said...

I think you've ventured into a whole new venue of creating...shabby grunge...and it's brilliant! Those stickers are unbelievable and your design is definitely beautiful Linda!!
Happy weekend and hugs to you.
Lisa x

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