Monday, November 11, 2013

Eiffel Tower at Sunset

Being laid up this summer with my foot surgery made me stir-crazy.  Lying about sounds good to someone who is too busy, and needs a rest.  (I remember uttering those words before surgery.)  But when you HAVE to lie down, for weeks on end, the grass is greener...yada yada.  I longed to have my life back to 'normal' and be busy...but not an overwrought kind of busy.

Well.

Feels like I went from 0 to 60 in about 2 seconds.  Though my foot still needs physical therapy a couple of times a week, I'm back in the saddle and then some.  Aye yi yi!  I'm soooooo glad I have lots of cards to share that were created before the busy-ness of life took over again.  Here's a publication-reject:


I could have sworn I put this on my blog before, but I must have been dreaming.  The card base has subtle stamping from Elements of Style (SU).  The center panel is a collage of stamps from Our Craft Lounge's Vintage Traveler.  I used different inks to create a sunset kind of effect.   A corduroy button -- topped with a little text sticker -- anchors a corner.


A bird from Elements of Style and my signature pearls topped off the upper portion of the panel.


One of my readers left a question about how I get my Liquid Pearls to look perfectly rounded (though there are none on this card).  Gee.  I never gave it a thought, but the next time I use that product, I will try to pay close attention to the way I do it.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!



Stamps: Vintage Traveler - Our Craft Lounge; Elements of Style - SU Paper: white naturals, Whisper White - SU Ink: Crumb Cake, Orchid Opulence, Pretty In Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace - SU; Walnut Stain - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: corduroy button - SU; text sticker - DCWV; pearls - Queen & Co.

20 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card! I adore everything about this from the bg to the foreground -- stunning~

Sindhu said...

Oh sooo beautiful! Love the background you have created! Totally awesome! The Eiffel Tower is fab too! Love the subtle stamping! <3

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Colleen. Love the pretty inks you used for the background. Using the Eiffel Tower makes this a 'Colleen' card, for sure.

Sue Lelli said...

This card is so GORGEOUS, Colleen! Can't believe it is a reject! What were they thinking???!!!

Lisa said...

All of the elements flow together beautifully Colleen! Love this my sweet friend!!

Sathya said...

Lovely card...Love the soft tones and subtle stamping and its ur signature style :)

Janny said...

GORGEOUS CARD, The stamps, colours and background. Janny

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAY for being better!! I love love love your card!! LOVING the tower and the hummingbird!!!!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, the colours pop against the white. Hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Reusing with Quilling said...

Beautiful card.The background is superb and the suble stamping too !

Jennifer said...

So happy your up and running! This is a beautiful card, love that hummingbird.

Leintje* said...

This card is STUNNING! I adore the Eiffel Tower and have also many stamps of it. This stamp is also soooo beautiful and the combination with this background. Just wonderful!
So happy that you are doing better.

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just beautiful Colleen. You have a way with a "French Flair".
Bear Hugs,
Carol

~Tammy~ said...

This is a beauty! I love the sunset colors you created!

lisa808 said...

Lovely card. I sure do miss OCL.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! It truly has a shabby, French flair!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so pretty, Colleen! I love all the shabby chic details you added, and your sunset effect looks marvelous!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A beautiful reject indeed!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so fabulous.

Ellen said...

Your sunset is amazing! Love the BG and hummer too!
Hugs
Ellen

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