Sunday, October 2, 2011

French Flair

Hello friends!  I have a little bit of time before my company arrives this afternoon, so this will be a short post. 
Isn't it so....French-looking? 

A lacy border for the card, made with the Modern Garland punch.


This fleur-de-lis brad started life in a very shiny silver way.  I rubbed black acrylic paint on it, then wiped off the excess after it dried a couple of moments. 


The challenges I am entering:
Thanks for popping by!

Colleen

Stamps:  Floral Damask - Inkadinkado; Notably Ornate, En Francais - SU
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler - SU
Ink:  Going Gray, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punches:  Modern Garland - Martha Stewart; wide oval, Modern Label - SU
Other:  fleur-de-lis brad - Recollections; dimensionals; pearls

40 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Ooh, la la...so very French! Love the muted colors and pops of red! The edges look awesome too! C'est magnifique!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Colleen. Awesome colors and stamps used. Good job with the fleur-de-lis brad...you made it work perfectly.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful song, beautiful card, Colleen! I love the fleur-de-lis...it is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Noor Nahdi said...

Very chic and unique!!!! The color combo is just perfect :)

Linda Callahan said...

Tres belle mon amie! Love the pop of red!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh just gorgeous! That pop of red is perfection~

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful and stunning card Colleen!! Very Parisian and sophisticated. Makes me wish I was there - but I always wish I were in London or Paris!!!

Ria said...

WOW soo beautifull :) thanks for joining the Inky Impressions Challenge :)
hugs Ria

Amy said...

Get out of here!!! This is such a stunning card! I love the grey paired with the cranberry color....yummy!!

Angelica said...

Beautiful card and wonderful details. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

Quite french-looking indeed Colleen! Love the pretty flourishes and the touch of red!

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, it's very French looking and very beautiful! Divine, actually. Lovely combination of stamps and elements. I see art here!

Emily Keaton said...

So very French, indeed, Colleen! I really love how this looks, and that modern garland border punch adds so much interest--to an already very interesting design! I wish I had a good script background stamp. You are always using yours in such effective ways. And how clever were you to shabby up that fleur-de-lis brad so nicely???

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. Very much Fresh. Elegant!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

In the true spirit of your card-I have written you my comment:


Mon très cher ami. Vous avez créé une plus belle création que l'un pourrait trouver dans une boutique près d'un petit café pittoresque a renté la rue un peu latérale et la belle ville de Paris. J'aime il-c'est si beau !

Isn't it amazing how "Pinterest can influence your creativity. I made some projects for the week of the October 11 that have been influenced by it!

Marisa said...

Love the french script in the BG and a fabulous use of this set. Love the pop of red.

Barb said...

this is beautiful...very French, very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Bueno! Sorry, wrong language! This is gorgeous! I love what you did to the fleur-brad! I love gray/silver with red. Great job, as always! Can you rub some of your talent off on me, please?

Chris R. from Iowa

~Tammy~ said...

Very French indeed! Beautiful Love all your special touches!

Rita said...

Love The Beatles; they are usually playing while I stamp. :) Beautiful card; I love the En Francais on the background that the brad is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH LA LA!! LOVE that French theme--the border punch is AMAZING--and I LOVE your color story! BEAUTIFUL!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Everything about this is fabulous.. That french script in the background is so elegant..

Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB, good to see you here!

Ros said...

Definitely french looking and so very beautiful ... love this! thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Beautiful! Great colors and design. Especially love all the attention to the fine details, right down to the border punch on the edge. Stunning! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Colleen, just beautiful!

Joey said...

Beautiful card Colleen and gorgeous attention to detail, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Nance Leedy said...

C'est magnifique! Love the colors and all the attention to detail! So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players!

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card! I love all the elements...especially how you flipped the modern label punch. Very clever. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CCCB!

Tara Bilbao said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the layers of stamping and the pop of red. Your work is always a joy. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!

Carrie said...

Beautiful card so elegant and just perfect for our die cut challenge so thanks for sharing it at Inky Impressions xx

Virginia L. said...

You have definitely captured the French flair!! LOVE the colors and composition, Colleen! I adore that pop of red in this! Stunning!

Debstamps said...

Andrea took the ooh la la right out of my mouth! Your simple details and clean execution are just perfect--not too much--and just right with the splash of red!

E.T. said...

BRILLIANT! Gorgeous! stunning!

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a stunning creation Colleen! I love the colours and the clean design! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

Christy Q said...

What a cool treatment on that brad! The colors sure do pop and the brad really makes the card.

Shirley said...

Wow! So French lovely!!!

babar said...

The final layout of your card is very attractive specially i like the bird sketch.
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