Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Love Paris!

Today was a Parisian dream! These next few crafts were inspired by my love for all things French!

The first one is av available for trade but only for another Paris themed ATC that I think is "to die for." I really love this one and it is the first one ATC I have made using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo blended for the background. After that, I sprayed it lightly with Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine. The stamp is from the French Market collection by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, stamped in Distress Ink in Black Soot. The border on the left and other like fragments are the Nostalgia themed tissue tape by Tim Holtz. Then, the word fragments I made by tearing vintage book pages and staining them with Walnut Ink in Terra Cotta and Eucalyptus. The embellishments are a French postage stamp from my collection that was given to me in swap. An "E" made of grunge board from Tim Holtz's line that I stained with Vintage Photo ink and then covered with Distress Stickles also in Vintage Photo and a bit of black lace held in place with a brad by Lost and Found. The stamped flourishes on the top and left are stamped in Cosmic Copper from the "Brilliance" set of Dew Drops ink pads. I hope this information will help you create your own Paris ATC's and give you lots of new ideas!

The second ATC is traded as I made it to angel a swap on Swap-bot, titled "Where I Want To Live." Of course where else would I want to live, but Paris. Again, I used the same type of "E" for the word Eiffel and inked it with the Vintage Photo but then I took a cotton swab and dipped it into my Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine and dabbed it onto the "E" for a strong wash of shimmer. The background is from land of Nod studio, check them out on Flickr, lots of free awesome stuff like this to use. Over the background I then used a fabulous red sticker, and purple postage stamp. the Eiffel tower image is from a collage by Norma Frances, also on Flickr. I then added tissue tape along the bottom, and the used a label from a French wine and a Fleur de Lis I cut using a punch from Martha Stewart's line. So much fun, and words change the lettering, just remember to always have fun if trying this!

The last one is a postcard I made for an upcoming private swap. Using Distress Inks in Broken China, Vintage Photo and Black Soot I am blended them to make the background, then added the images and embellishments to complete. The crown on the left side I made using a "mini-mask" by Tim Holtz. Isn't it fun!? Bye for now...

Well, this is my latest post out of many, many more to follow soon! Happy crafting!


  1. These are beautiful - i'd love to see them in real life. i think he last one is my favorite, but that might just be because i'm a sucker for anything blue.

  2. Thanks! It is a truly different color palette for me, to use such strong colors is not normally my style, but I love it too, I think I am going to play with colors as soon as I can get more inks, I want to try the Fired Brick and the Dusty Concord too!