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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Blog Hop for Artistic Outpost - Paris Exposition

Greetings! It is time for another Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost. For April, we are featuring projects of all sorts made with the beautiful collection of images that make up the Paris Exposition plate. The moment this set was released, I knew I had to own a set for myself. I LOVE all things French, and particularly Parisian. I decided to branch out from card making for this project when I came across this adorable wooden purse shaped box at the craft store. I gave it several coats of butterscotch acrylic paint. Wanting to keep to mostly black images, I decided to stamp some of the balloon images with London Fog Memento Ink to give the illusion of being off in the distance. I tried my hand at stamping some of the images on tissue paper before applying them to the surface of the bag and distressed them with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Most of the images on the face, top and sides of the purse were stamped with Black StazOn Ink. The bag was heavily distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, though I'm not sure it shows well in the photos.


Black paper was border punched in a patterned that reminded me of Fleur de Lis and attached around the bottom of the bag.


A chipboard Fleur de Lis was painted black and added to the opposite side of the bag along with an Ideology light bulb some ball and chain links and a Philosophy Tag, also by Ideology. It was fun to try a different surface with this project.


I hope you will hop on over to the rest of the Design Team for their take on this gorgeous stamp set.

Gerrie Johnnic, Lisa Somerville, Suzanne Czosek, Anita Houston, Linda Coughlin, and Tracy Evans

14 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Yvonne! Love love love this altered tiny suitcase! What a great idea! The fleur de lis seems to be a common thing between you genius'! Gorgeous work here!

Fliss said...

This is fantastic Yvonne. Love the black and grey against the soft yellow and the lovely embellishing.
Really spooky too as if you hop over to my place, you'll see why!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your wooden purse Yvonne, you just need a trip to Paris now to take it with you. Love the trim and the fleur de lis, perfect embellishments. Lovely Yvonne. Tracy x

Sue C said...

Wow Yvonne your project is amazing ! I love the colours you've chosen and the stamps are gorgeous ! Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic suitcase - looks really wonderful.

Kate said...

Wow, love your stamping! This is a adorable piece. You did a fabulous job! Are you going to use it or is it just for display?

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What an inspired piece of work, Yvonne. I love the originality of it and the stamps from the Paris Exposition plate are fabulous with it! Your chipboard fleur de lis is the perfect finisher! Super piece of work for this blog hop!

Hugs,
Linda

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great altered project, love how you put it all together.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is really a cool piece! Great job.

Maria said...

Wow, I love this Yvonne! Those stamps are fabulous, the balloons look great in the background, stamped in the grey. A gorgeous creation.

Sorry I've not been visiting much, we're moving house soon so everything's a bit hectic at the moment, and lots of packing going on.

Maria x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I do so love the beautiful case!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you have altered this case Yvonne. Lovely colours and gorgeous stamps. A great piece.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful wooden purse! Lovely use of the images on the surface. Lovely metal accents!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful altered purse! Love the pop of Blue on the balloons and your added Fleur de Lis border!