Saturday, July 19, 2014

Postcard from Paris

Hi folks...I'm back again with my usual monthly post over at the Craftwork Cards Blog and this time I've been playing with the gorgeous Postcard From Paris Paper Pad...haven't decided yet whether it will be a wall hanging or an album cover.
I started off with an 8"x8" piece of chipboard and covered it with the Map paper (the papers just happen to be the same size so no point in making life complicated.  I coloured the edge with the chisel nib of a black Promarker...great for hiding the unsightly edges of the chipboard and creating a frame for your work at the same time.
The alphabet letters are Grunge Paper Alphabets from Tim Holtz coloured with Black Soot Distress Paint.  I embossed the big "P" with the Postcard Embossing Folder from you know who and sanded it back to give a bit of texture.  The Eiffel Tower...Postage Label and Pointy Finger are French Industrial Salvage Stickers (yes from TH)
I cut Grunge Board into odd sized tiles...covered them with the Postcard From Paris papers and edged each one with the black Promarker. I then stamped each tile with small sentiments or icons and decorated with Alphabet and Chit Chat Stickers.
As there are no die cuts flowers available with the Postcard From Paris papers...I had a rummage through my Craftwork Cards stash and found a few sheets left over from the Blush Rose Collection and what do you know...a perfect colour match...
And I'm off to the seaside tomorrow with The Ribbon Girls so why don't you join me for a paddle
Hugs Kath xxx

7 comments:

Redanne said...

What a beautiful album cover/handing it is too. I love the Paris paper as much as the London paper and I really, really love how you used the paper here. Quite the stunner Kath! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

this is just beautiful Kath - and so very inspiring too - love it to bits xx

misteejay said...

This is a "Wow" piece Kath. Love all the detail and texture. A really super creation.

Toni xx

Annie said...

Hi Kath.... I totally love this fabulous make. The papers are stunning and you have created perfect layout.

The letter P looks wonderful with the embossing and sanding. TFS and best Wishes. Hope to be in Aberdeen at some point soon as my DH works there and I would love to meet you at the Papeterie.

Huge hugs and enjoy the weekend

Annie x

Paper Junkie said...

Fabulous work Kath - (as usual).You are very fortunate being able to sneek your parcels in that way - now my hubby works from home it's all become much more tricky! You may want to rethink that olive colour for the walls - unless it is my computer and it's more greeny than it appears, the colour looks very familiar to one I tried years back - got part way with it and stopped when I realised just what it looked like....I renamed it "holiday tummy" - need I say more???

Cumbrianlass said...

This is absolutely fabulous Kath. the papers are gorgeous as are all the embellishments .
Janet xxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A stunning creation with these lovely papers - your attention to detail is beautiful! Hope you're having a good weekend.
Rebecca.

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