Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April in Paris

The challenge this week at Frilly & Funkie is called April in Paris and since I was the lucky random winner in their last challenge, I thought I would play again.  The project must depict springtime in Paris and include a French icon or word so I have made this shabby (almost gaudy) card with lots of flowers.

I had intended to stamp an Eiffel Tower since I have some stamps thanks to my enabling friend Sue but then found this great striped paper from My Mind's Eye in my stash so this became my starting point.  The french text paper was found online but I don't remember where (oops).  The butterfly image is from Imagenes Vintage and I coloured it with Prismacolors blended with Gotrick OMS.

The lace comes from stash and the crinkle ribbon is just Hug Snug rayon seam binding with a little button from my stash in the centre.  I used two different Martha Stewart punches to create the butterflies from some metallic card stock from DCWV and then added some pearl stickers from Dollarama.  The flourish is from the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs die set and was inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Ranger).

The flowers were all made from different materials.  The yellow one is Toile Paper (Recollections) and cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.  I inked it with some Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger).  A Dollarama pearl sticker coloured with a Mustard Promarker makes the centre.  The leaves are Recollections card stock cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die and inked with some Crushed Olive Distress Ink (Ranger).  The pink flower was cut with a Marvy Uchida punch using paper from my stash, sponged with some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Ranger) and then has a little clear dewdrop from my stash added for a centre.  The tiny purple flowers were made from scraps of card stock with an EK Paper Shapers punch and have little Dollarama pearls added for centres.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie - April in Paris
Clear It Out - Theme - Spring, Stash - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Lace, Free, Blooms line)
Card Mania - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Lexi's Creations - Punches and/or Dies
The Pink Elephant - Spring Colors
Joanna Sheen - Spring Into Spring


  1. Beautiful card Cec ! Love the flowers and lace and the Eiffel Tower is a great backdrop ! Sue C x

    Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie !

  2. This is just beautiful. I love the image and pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

  3. Hi Cec - this is a beautiful card. I love your background paper with the Eiffel Tower (just perfect for spring in Paris) and your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  4. Oh Cec, this is just delightful. That striped paper is perfect and I love your brightly colored flowers. And your stamped image is wonderful. So great to have you joining in the fun with us again this week at Frilly and Funkie!


  5. Gorgeous card Cec! I don't think it's gaudy at all. I love the background paper and the butterflies and flowers speak of Spring in Paris! Thanks for joining us again at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. This really makes me think of spring Cec. Thank you for joining us again at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

  7. thanks for sharing with lexis creations I love your image
    Rachel DT

  8. Very lovely! The image is adorable! Love your design and colors! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

  9. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  10. This is so Lovely!!! You've used all my favorite things! Thanks for taking the Clear It Out Challenge! I hope you come play with us again soon!

  11. Lovely card! Really beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Hugs, Mila

  12. Hi Cec!!! Wow, this is very pretty!! Love all the added elements on here. TFS :)


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