Saturday, April 7, 2018

Paris in Spring

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a different sort of cards than my usual floral cards.
Sometimes it's just nice to let "stamps take us to places.....", you know what I mean? 😊

Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - In Paris
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - In Paris 

from: Scrapbook.com
(all supplies I used are listed at the end of the post)
you brighten my day-001

This stamp may not be high on everyone's list, but you can interpret however you like it.
As I noticed that in this stamp, there are people holding the umbrellas.

you brighten my day (3)

 I wanted to create a post-rain scene. In that sense, it may still look gloomy yet it is still full of promise. Well, you get the idea.
you brighten my day

I started out with stamping the main image in Black Soot and Vintage Photo (Distress Oxide). I then clear-embossed the image and added the background colors : one color at a time.
you brighten my day (2)

I still wanted the background a bit dark and so, I applied a tiny bit of Black Soot. This is a great way to practice your ink-blending.

This iconic image reminds me of that time when we posed in front of the Eiffel Tower with the kids in 2007!!  Here is a trip down the memory lane...
By the way, Penny Black's floral cling stamps are still available over Scrapbook.com.
I adore these cling stamps/dies and can play with them all day....

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Floral Arrangement Die here
Happy Birthdayyou are my most favorite person

Blossom Branch here (VERY limited quantity)
best wishes (3)you are so special -001

Leaf Pattern Die here and Flower Pageant Stamp here.

have a fabulous birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by!

18 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia, your Paris card is really lovely as are ALL of the ones you share here today! You really do, do beautiful work! TFS!

lostinpaper said...

This is gorgeous Virginia!

Linda BL said...

Romance of Paris can be seen in your lovely card!

Harriet said...

Lofely, you captured the 'mood' of the stamp beautifully!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors on your beautiful card!

conil said...

I can smell the freshness of the air after a good soaking rain. And what could be better than seeing the Eiffel Tower with all those lovely soft colors behind it...nothing.

Sue D said...

I like your gloomy yet full of promise background.

Cindy C. said...

Lovely card featuring the Eiffle Tower Virginia! And thanks for sharing all those beautiful floral cards too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful Paris scene, Virginia! Just love your ink blending and the stitched frame!! Fun to walk down memory lane with your family photo too!!

~amy~ said...

Virginia, I love your parisian themed card...it's beautiful! Having visited Paris last fall, I adore all things parisian :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and pretty creations! ! That's a beautiful family photo too! Like everyone else, I love Paris too, but every time I was there, it was cold, regardless is November, January or April, LOL!

Shelly said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Virginia! Beautiful scene!

Dawn Turley said...

Your colour blending is really perfect Virginia. A beautiful scene.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness...this is GORGEOUS!!

cm said...

Your Eiffel Tower/Paris card is stunning, Virginia! My brother and I visited France two years in a row (before we met our respective spouses) on Tour de France trips (back when Lance Armstrong was my 'hero'...yeah, not any more!). Both journeys were incredible, with highlights being the wrap-up to the races in Paris and our subsequent 'extra days spent' visiting the city. Being afraid of heights, I didn't climb the Tower, but my brother did...and has fabulous photos of his vantage point. Paris...such a beautiful city; France...such a lovely country!
Hugs~carol

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! Your Eiffel Tower Card is such a jewel !!
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shelter volunteer said...

May I ask what specific ink colors you used for the rainy effect? It is lovely!

Purple Princess said...

Very pretty scene!!