Saturday, March 24, 2012

from Paris, with Love

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here, its actually starting to get nice outside.  When I say, 'nice' I mean 70 degree weather, with the sun shining.  This winter, to me, has been long.  Before you think that I hate the winter, I don't.  I love sitting at home, watching the snow fall outside.  The trees covered with snow.  The whisp of smoke from our chimney.  However, we haven't had a lot of snow.  But, we have had a lot of cold temperatures.  And I am not a fan of cold temperatures.  Did I mention that it snowed here on Sunday evening.  And yes, it was 70 today.
Anyways, Anita, over @ Our Creative Corner is our hostess this week.  Anita, would like you to show us your 'spring break vacation destination'.  The only other requirement is to include the name of your destination on your paper craft item.  Sounds pretty fun!
                     Here is my card:

You would probably guess that my 'spring break vacation destination' would be the south pacific.  And, you would be wrong.  I'd go to the south pacific anytime of the year, not just during the end of winter.  But, I have a 'love affair' with Paris.  Don't ask me why.  I have wonderful memories of Paris.  I even prefer French cuisine.   But there is something about that city.  I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to Paris.  For my card I used some new products that I picked up recently.  The beautiful pattern paper, is from Teresa Collins.  
I used two different stamp sets:  Avignon, and Greetings from Paris.  I cut a scrap piece of very vanilla card stock to create my own postcard.  Then I used various stamp pads to stamp the different stamps: Desert Sand, Twilight, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip.
The doily is actually a 4" paper doily, that I cut in half and adhered to the back of the yellow pattern paper.  I wrapped a piece of Baja Breeze seam binding around the card front.  I made one of those multi-loop bows.  I added another bow made out of white bakers twine and then a small paper blossom from Prima. 

I stamped a postage stamp in Crushed Curry classic ink, and fussy cut it out.  I adhered it below the paper blossom, so it would cover up the pointy end of the corsage pin.  I added a rhinestone ring below the pearl tip corsage pin.I also added a yellow button.  I had to.  It's a weakness, for me: buttons and bling.  There is also a blue rhinestone added to the post card. 
Thank you for stopping by.  Now, lets see your 'spring break vacation destination!  


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
I love your take on this Challenge and I like how you have added the doily as part of your Bg. Your design is just wonderful.

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card Sharon ... your design elements and detailing is stunning ...and i just love that floral arrangement too!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Parisian chic at it's best here Sharon!!! Love it all, the blue, the pattern, the postcard is awesome, and the image of the tower along with the rose is superb!!! I'm like you and think Paris has a certain mystique, and I hope I get to go someday! Thank you for the inspiration here...lovely work!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow....such a gorgeous card. I love the fabulous layers and elements so much.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! I love the color combo and the beautiful papers and embellishments! A perfect Paris postcard!

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon this is gorgeous, I soooo love your style. The colors are wonderful, that yellow makes it all pop and the flower ribbon treatment, ah-mazing!!!

MarcyK924 said...

WOW Sharon, we share the same love of Paris and France! Francophiles, we are! I love your clean, fresh colors and stunning layers! Gorgeous pp and that ribbon is beautiful! Hugs, Marcy

MarcyK924 said...

Ooo Sharon, we have the same love of Paris and France! I love the clean, fresh colors you chose and those pp are stunning! Love the post card! Hugs, Marcy

Holly Barrett said...

Great color and paper choices for this Paris-inspired card. Love it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, this just screams PARIS!! What gorgeous colors and your stamping is perfection. That Le Chocolat stamp is wonderful and I'm a sucker for post cards. Looking at your card makes me feel like I am there! Super piece for this week's spring break challenge!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!