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Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Love Paris….

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actually, I have never been to Paris…..I am visiting it today vicariously through my card, which makes me laugh.  I love making these kinds of cards, which are sort of eclectic, shabby, odd….they make me smile, but does anybody but me “get” them?  Why does this style appeal to me?  It doesn’t have a message, or “say” anything…..but I still like it and it fulfills a creative need for me, so that’s my philosophical thought of the day.  Enough rambling, here’s the whole thing:

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Oh, well I guess I’d better explain the reason I made the card:  the City Crafter Challenge Blog challenged us this week to make a card inspired by this:

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I knew I had some vintage Paris-y things from the Graphics Fairy, and I already had the little orange flower on my desk, so I just printed everything out, tinted them with some Copics and daubers and adhered it to a BIG 5x7” card of Apricot Appeal.  I added some bling and glitter:

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I had some really wide organdy ribbon that I tied around the postcard and heated the ends with my heat gun to make them curl up.  Fun!  So this is about as close to Paris as I’ll ever get, and for this country girl, that’s just fine with me!  Thanks for visiting today!  Oh, and if you want a nice tutorial on how to make these little flowers, go here to Lolly Chops!

  • Stamps:  Sweet Bee, CHF
  • Paper:  Apricot Appeal, WW, Haiku (ret SU), K&Co
  • Ink:   Creamy Caramel, Basic Gray
  • Acc:  Organdy Ribbon, Bling, Glitter, Heat Tool, Copics, Sponge Daubers, Computer

20 comments:

june lanum said...

Wow you covered Paris. Love the flower.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You funny girl, you really crack me up, LOL! This card looks as though it is the twin sister of that inspiration photo, cool! Nice job!
Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Elise said...

Oh, dear... OH, DEAR! I'm feeling all romantic and hopeful and PARISIAN! hee hee {I thought "no fair, LeAnne's been to PARIS... " but then read on... and YOU'RE just like me - living vicariously though delightful materials...} Anywhoo, darlin', this card is A W E S O M E! You NEVER cease to amaze and dazzle me with your fine, fine creations! Yee Haw!

Bev J. said...

Thanks for the Paris adventure! My type trip anymore-fast and someone else does all the work. -grin-. Neat card and great flower. tfs

Michele said...

LOVE your creation! Beautiful!

Karyle said...

I love this and I get it....thanks.

Karen McAlpine said...

I get "it". I love that collagy, soft, mixed media stuff too.

Barbara said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, LeAnne. I love all your little details.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Beautiful -love this collage and colors!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love your collage card!! I've never been to Paris, but this card surely captured the romance!! That flower is awesome!!

ChristineCreations said...

I think it's wonderful! Eclectic and chic!

Linda Robinson said...

Your are so darn cute! And I just love your card! It's Wonderful

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

LeAnne,this is so beautiful!!!! Love Paris...been there ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Linda L said...

Wow these are beautiful!

JeanFB said...

Positively gorgeous!!! I adore this kind of card (I totally "get it"!) Beautiful job. :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW.. this is such a beautiful card... love it...

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! LOVE the rolled flower!

Kathleen said...

Oh my, LeAnne---I've been away so long! This card is so lovely. I love it! Thanks for the sweet comment on my girl's bridal portraits---whew---glad that's OVER! It was fun, but so much work! This card is just stunning---so glad to be able to look around again!

1CardCreator said...

I get it and I love it too! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous creation! Love the Graphics Fairy too. I use alot of her stuff. Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB. :)