Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Paris in April

Today I would like to start off by saying "Hello" to all my followers and "Welcome" to my newest followers!  Where ever you are, I hope the weather is starting to feel more like Spring with Butterflies and Flowers!  As some of you know we had a really nasty wind/dust storm and that has passed, but it was something else and left quite the mess behind!  On to my tag!
The tag background was inked with DI, Squeezed Lemonade and Tattered Rose with a touch of Festive Berry and all shading was done with Vintage Photo.  The background was stamped using Archival Sepia.  The butterflies from Tim's Tissue Wrap, were colored on the reverse side using Sharpies to avoid any bleeding.  Cut them out and glued them down. 
The Eiffel Tower was cut, embossed and highlighted and then clear embossed.  I added a little DI to the flowers to give that Spring feel in Paris!

Will link this tag to the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie:  April in Paris
Country View Crafts :  Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Fly

Hope to get a little more crafting down this week, but the Hubby is taking some time off and we usually end up goofing off or running errands!  I so appreciate your stopping by today and hope you are having a great week! 


47 comments:

Debi said...

lovely Terry, I love how you've cut out the Effiel Tower, and love the muted colours, Debi x

Krisha said...

Definitely a feel of spring on this tag. Just beautiful! I'm still in San Diego for a couple more days. There was no dirt blowing here last week, but lots of wind and rain. Today: beautiful, even went for a swim this evening!!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful! love love love! Fabulous techniques and colours Terry! You put so much detail and love in your creations!

Had to get out my winter coat! Where the heck is spring damn it!!

Wishes
Debbie

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Terry! I LOVE the DI colors you mixed together. Just a beautiful tag. Glad you survived the dust storm.

Jane Wetzel said...

I love your tag..wonderful! I want to go to Paris sooooo bad!

Michele said...

gorgeous parisian tag Terry!a little hail storm in seattle today but otherwise nice! :) xo

inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous tag , you have captured great colours! Hugs trace x

Brenda Brown said...

This is so evocative of Paris in the spring and reminds me of my visit there last year. Butterflies, as always, cheer me up and you have used one of my most favourite stamp plates. A gorgeous design. Thanks for choosing to share it at Country View Challenges.
hugs {brenda} xox

Maria Ontiveros said...

Doing a catch-up. Love your last three creations, but this is my favorite. The butterflies are fantastic.
Rinda

Buttons said...

Oh that is fantastic Terry - love that mix of colours and those delicate butterflies. Thanks for joining in at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Very pretty tag, love the colours! It is still cold here, no sign of spring! Valerie

joanna said...

I love the butterfly on your pretty tag!!
happy spring :)

Michelle Webb said...

Awesome tag, I love it, especially the embossed tower. Brilliant idea. xx

Sue said...

Just beautiful Terry, I love your gentle colours, and the tissue butterfly is wonderful. What is going on with the weather!! x

Pam said...

Great tag Terry, love the colors too!

butterfly said...

Fabulous tag, Terry - just love those tissue wrap butterflies taking flight across it, and fabulous background - wow!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Terry...your tag is so pretty! I love your Parisian theme. Those tissue wrap butterflies colored on the back side is a great idea. :) I love how they look on your tag. Love the blended background, too! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Sophie said...

Liebe Terry, das ist das perfekte Tag.
Es sieht einfach sehr schön aus.

Liebe Grüße xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Terry, beautiful tag, love the embossed Eiffel Tower, gorgeous design and I love how you added the fleur de lis embellishment to the butterfly body, lovely touch. Great background and love the floral touches. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous tag, Terry! That's one of my favorite backgrounds and I love how you've placed the Tower on top.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is lovely - love the vintage feel.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A real stunner!
I can tell you what's april like in Paris, LOL, because i was just there! : )

Netty said...

Loving your Parisian theme Terry, its such a gorgeous tag. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous tag. I would love to go to Paris someday.

Happy Wednesday my friend.

Hugs~

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, love the textured Eiffel-Tower.

Ira Huberts said...

You know what they say Terry, it's always time for Paris and your Paris looks absolutely delicate and marvelous! Superbly made tag! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Laurart said...

Absolutely beautiful! Lots of love from Laura xxxx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, love how you embossed the Effiel Tower.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Terry, love the background colours. Wonderful embossing on the Eiffel Tower.
Enjoy your week - whatever you do!
Avril xx

Beverly Sager said...

Gorgeous! I suppose I've wondered when/how to use the Squeezed Lemonade because it's so light & bright. But what you've done with it in the background is lovely. Thanks for sharing :D

Karin said...

Stunning tag! Have a great weekend!

Sonia said...

Wowwww,terrific tag,I adore this beautiful image^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh I wish I were in Paris ...... sigh!
Such a gorgeous tag with that Eiffel Tower taking centre stage and of course your fabulous background.
Have a lovely weekend dear Terry.
Wishes
Lynne

Sharon said...

Fabulous Terry!

Vada said...

Love Your Tag Miss Terry!!
Great Effiel Tower, new Die?
Hugs Vada

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Terry
Lots of great details.

Greetings Janny

Lynn Stevens said...

Nothing like Paris in the springtime to put a smile on my face.
Sorry to hear about your dust storm,Did it look kind of like that photo I sent you awhile ago? Yuck.... the wind is howling here today.
Hugs Lynn

Sandra said...

Wow Terry! I really love your Paris tag! It's so pretty! Great embossing folder for the texture for the Eiffel Tower! And love those butterflies! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Ephemera said...

Fabulous tag, really exquisite stamping Terry, and such a beautiful design, have a great Sunday. XX

Charlene said...

Hi Terry!! This tag is really wonderful!!

Claudia said...

Wow, gorgeous tag!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry...what a great tag!!1 I love how the embossing on the eiffel tower looks like the structure itself! A great effect.
Dot x

Donna Gibson said...

Gorgeous Tag, Terry! I love the soft background color. It's the perfect backdrop for your Eiffel Tower. And I especially love how you used the fleur de lis in the center of the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Nicecrane Designs said...

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inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, just back to say thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge and also for playing along at Frilly and Funkie hugs trace x

Chris Warner said...

How pretty is this? Love the colours, a great tag Terry. Chris xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so delightful Terry! That background is just gorgeous, and I love the Eiffel Tower! Beautiful work and I'm so happy to have you back playing with us again at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

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