Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Montmartre, Paris, France

Greetings everyone! I have been traveling for the past four days and have not been able to easily post to my blog, so it is good to be back home! I prepared this card just before I left for the Stampsmith Challenge this month, which is called Flip and Fold, but I am just getting a chance to load it now. I really enjoyed making this card. I struggled with my small offering of Stampsmith images and finally decided on this image from the Paris Art Stamp sheet. I could be all wrong, but this image takes me back to the precious trip my daughter and I took to Paris and the surrounding countryside which included a walk through Montmartre at the top of Paris. It was filled with artists painting, drawing and selling their work. After successfully stamping the image on my first try (yeah) with Black StazOn ink onto Glossy paper, I immediately remembered this beautiful black and gold ribbon I had just acquired. From there, I pulled out this gorgeous black card stock with a gold Fleur De Lis print on it, which I fashioned into a gate folded card. I mounted the main image onto black and gold papers and attached it to the front of the card with photo corners. The top portion was adhered to remain fixed when the card opens. The Paris sentiment, also by Stampsmith, was added to the bottom of the card and trimmed close. Simple embellishments include vintage brass buttons and a pinned on Paris charm. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I truly appreciate your visits and your comments. On a side note, I was selected at random to pick a free sheet of stamps for February over at Stampsmith! So, I will have some new images to work with for future Stampsmith Challenges. Yeah!


Meggymay said...

Your card, is a fabulous, love the main image, it jogs many memories for me.
Look forward to seeing your new stamps.

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous stamping, I thought it was a photograph! Such a striking image, and so wonderful it evokes such precious memories for you. xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful as always Yvonne! Love the Paris sheet! Congrats on getting picked! Looking forward to see what you do with your new stamps! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!


Chris Arlington said...

Beautiful blog Yvonne. I just discovered you from Terry's blog. I am now a follower.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely collage and vintagelook Yvonne!

greetings, Alie :-)

Karen McAlpine said...

Great flip and fold card! The Paris set is one of my fav's...thanks for sharing your reminiscences. That paper goes great with this image. Thanks for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge!!

Maria said...

Hi Yvonne. I love your flip n fold, this is a gorgeous image (not seen it before), and really does look like a photo! A beautiful creation.

Maria x