Friday, 31 October 2014

Shabby Chic Paris

I wanted to finish the last STAMPlorations challenge for the month and realised it's now or never as the deadline is today. You can find the cards I've submitted to the two other October challgenges here and here. I can't believe it's November tomorrow. Where does the time go?

I used the STAMPlorations sketch as the starting point for the card. I used the second colour combo from the Colour Me...! Challenge (my card using the first colour combo is here). I was also inspired by the Make My Monday Challenge where the theme is Chabby Chic. 

I cut a oval mask, and used it to sponge Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick Distress ink onto the card. I stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous I See Paris stamp set in Walnut Stain. I also stamped the Stampin' Up En Fran├žais stamp in Walnut Stain after first stamping off some of the colour through an oval mask. Last, I stamped the tickets from the Tim Holtz stamp set The Journey in Broken China and Worn Lipstick, and inked and distressed all edges. I added some lace as a finishing touch. As I didn't want to try and cram a sentiment on the card, I stamped it inside the card instead.

Cardstock: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, Tim Holtz Core'dinations Worn Lipstick, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous I See Paris CMS009 and The Journey, Stampin' Up En Fran├žaise
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks Broken China, Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick 
Other: Lace and lace washi tape from my stash


Joan said...

Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

Becca Cruger said...

Beautiful! I love the masked oval and the lovely romantic feel of this card.

Deepti said...

The stamping looks fabulous and so is the inking :) thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations!

Anonymous said...

Love your Vintage take on our sketch. Beautiful masking and blending. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations for our Sketch Challenge. Good Luck! Monika

Claire Creates Cards said...

Such a beautiful vintage card! The masking and blending look amazing! The colors are just perfect, too! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me...! this week! XX

Hayley Kew said...

Such a coool look to this card, very fun indeed! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you playing along again soon :)

Fliss said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at our MMM shabby chic challenge.
Fliss x