Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paris Collage

At Just Us Girls, the challenge this week is a Technique:  to create a collage with stamps.


I had a leg up, so to speak, because a long while ago, I created my own patterned paper using a text stamp and a flourished stamp.  This sat unused until now, and I was able to add a couple more stamps to make it more complete.


5 stamps were used to create this collage:

  • En Francais background - Stampin' Up!
  • Bella Toile background - Stampin' Up!
  • Anna Griffin border
  • Eiffel Tower from Vintage Traveler - Our Craft Lounge
  • Steampunk Balloon Guys - Lost Coast Designs

I punched the edge on top, mounted on black cardstock, then on River Rock card base, added a bow and buttons and -- voila!


One other challenge that inspired me:  The Shabby Tea Room's "Vintage Boudoir".  Here is their inspiration pic:


For the challenge, we are to be inspired by the colors in the photo (I honed in on the cream tones, and black from the words on the sign) AND use a sewing-themed embellishment (I have buttons and ribbon).

Thanks so much for joining me today!  It's finally cold here in the Northeast; really feels like January now.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  En Francais background - Stampin' Up!; Bella Toile background - Stampin' Up!; Anna Griffin border; Eiffel Tower from Vintage Traveler - Our Craft Lounge; Steampunk Balloon Guys - Lost Coast Designs
Paper:  River Rock, Basic Black - SU; white - PTI
Ink:  Sahara Sand - SU; Antique Linen Distress - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  scalloped border - SU
Other:  buttons; black satin ribbon - Michael's 

24 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous BG paper you created, Colleen! Just love that En Francais stamp. Perfect mix of all things French :)

Linda Callahan said...

Tres jolie!

Annette said...

beautiful...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful job on the collage card! Your paper is divine --what is it about script and the tower; just a made for match! :) Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Maria said...

Mais oui! Tres jolie! Oh, I sure do love a Parisian theme! And, your card is a beauty! Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!!:-))

Michelle said...

you created a beautiful background, Colleen! such an elegant color combo!

Stella said...

That en Francais stamp is on my wishkist but I haven't found a SU demonstrator here in Holland; argh! But I never get tired of cards where I can see this beauty. You made a perfect match with your stamps. This collage is elegant. I love the French touch. The colors are chic!
Have a lovely Sunday!
XX

Maria and Simeon said...

OMG.. This is AWESOME!! I can't find the right words to say how thrilled I am. You really did a great collage card and the colors, the stamps, the embellishments, WOW ... the whole design is pretty and stylish and elegant and romantic... and.. I really can feel the magic of Paris. (I'm wishing to myself to go there someday :)) And you, too (if you haven't been there already:) If you are - go twice :)
Hugs
- Maria

Lisa said...

Very elegant Colleen! What a beautiful collection of stamps you've put together! Hope you've had a great weekend ;)

Bonnie said...

A classic collage all wrapped up in a pretty bow. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Now how can ooolala measure up with some of the other French lingo in to comments? Oh, well, I tried. If you are going to continue with this fabulous theme - I am going to have to take French lessons or at least find my French dictionary! I really like this card, so soft and lots of fun stuff to look at. I love collages.

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Colleen! You are SO good at stamping lovely collages--and the French theme is perfect for it, and SO up your alley! Gorgeous work :)

Benzi said...

Super collage creation with this 5 stamp card. It's beautiful!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Linda R. said...

Such an amazing card. I love it!!

Hugs, Linda

Lynn said...

Love, love, love what you created Colleen. You knocked the collage challenge out of the park. This is really fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Leintje* said...

OOOoooo I love the Eiffel Tower, This is now my favorite card of your card collection!! You should win this one!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

So vintage and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those buttons and the ribbon/bow! You rock:) LOVE LOVE LOVE ya!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this Parisian collage Colleen. Love the ribbon & buttons. Paris is one of my favorite cities and this card makes me wish I was there.

Leslie Miller said...

Your hand made designer paper is as gorgeous as anything I would buy! Beautiful card!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another pretty card Colleen! I love how you use and layer your stamps! I am not very good with my stamps and always get disappointed with the outcome. Yours always looks like pretty bought paper! The buttons and bow are great touches too!

Lisa Kind said...

How fun that you had some collage paper that you made on hand! This is so pretty and so French! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

LeAnne said...

Just love this, Colleen! (Of course, you know I love everything you make!)

Janine said...

Superb card - love the combination of stamps you have used.

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