Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paris In Springtime!

Here we are with Challenge #3 at A Vintage Journey and the theme is "A Bit of French," chosen by the talented Astrid! All of the DT has so much "Tim" inspiration to share with you on our French journey, so be sure to visit! There is a prize from Country View Crafts for one lucky winner, so come on and join in with your vintage, grungy and fabulous projects and show us your Tim style!.
I decided my project would be a journey to Paris via my imagination for the time being and of course Tim was my guide! I first started with an 6 x 8 inch canvas, painted the edges black (did not want any white to show through), covered the canvas with Vintage Shabby paper which was inked over with Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean and Antique Linen. Inked with Brushed Corduroy over my new Doily Layered Stencil, finished off the edges with Tissue taped (mitered the corners) and shaded. Will also journey on over to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Anything Goes" and Inspiration Journal's "A Few Of My Favorite Things" and obviously that would be Tim's stamps, dies, stencils, inks and embellishments and Paris or France at The Kraft Journal!
Using clear embossing ink and powder, along with some Black Soot, I stamped various images from the Paris to London set and created the inky background with Salty Ocean, Peeled Painted and Brushed Corduroy. Distressed the edges and shaded with Vintage Photo and Black Soot.
Using more of Tim's papers, I stamped some butterflies on the post card along with some inking and distressing, fussy cut a butterfly which color was added using markers and shaded in black.
Crowded Attic (letter print) was the background paper for my Eiffel Tower, embossed with the Eiffel Tower Texture Fade and highlighted the raised areas and shaded. This was placed on chipboard and finished off with a metal spinner and flower aiming for the Heart of Love, cut from grunge and inked in Brushed Corduroy, shaded in black.
And of course the Eiffel Tower needed the perfect place to stand upon and that would be the Alpha Tiles shaded in black.
The adorable Parisian man was fussy cut after being stamped in coffee Archival and lightly colored with Antique Linen and Tattered Rose.
A Ticket was stamped on kraft paper in black Archival, die cut and edged. What French themed project would be complete without a Fleur de lis painted with Vintage Photo and while still damp, excess paint blotted off with a paper towel.
With the canvas now completed, I realized it needed something more and so a nice piece of cardboard was cut by removing the inset piece, which was not a fun thing at all. A little bit of crackle and stain was applied around the edges and all finished of with a piece of cheesecloth, twisted tightly and dyed. Talk about a chunk of junk becoming a pretty nice item!
Hope you have enjoyed this little French journey with me and I so thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. Enjoy the journey!

45 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Girrrrrrrrllllllllll.... LOVE this! So many layers and sooooo much texture. Your composition is exquisite. Can't wait to play along on this one.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Tres Bien! J'adore!!!

Michele said...

you are a GENIUS at composition. so much gong on here and every bit of it fitting together with perfection. fabulous. xo

Buttons said...

A beautiful hanging Terry. I love the way you've removed the centre of the corrugated base to create a flat surface to work on and added so many perfect elements to this. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful hanging Terry, love all the details. Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry. Wow! I love all the detail in each and every layer...so arty, and so french!
Dot x

Linda R said...

This looks wonderful. I LOVE all the wonderful layering you did here.

I do hope you have a happy weekend my friend.

Hugs~

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh what a fabulous hanger Terry, love each and every layer! The way you did the Eiffel tower looks so cool, and the Paris letters finish it off brilliantly, it looks fab!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic layer Terry, love all the additions and how you framed it all.
Yvonne x

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Terry, I love all the elements and how you layered them up over that fabulous base, the gorgeous butterfly and that beautiful little Fleur de lis - everything!! Hugs, Anne xx

Chris Warner said...

Oh Terry, this is fabulous! I love the elements you've brought together for this and all the layering is fab! It has the definite feel of France to it! Love it! Chris xxx

Pam said...

Pretty canvas, I love the lighter colors!

Sophie said...

Wow, Terry, wie wunderbar das geworden ist...
Ein richtiges Schmuckstück.
Ich bin sowas von begeistert.
Großes Kino!

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Vada said...

Oh Terry, Love the Tag's BG!!! The stentel work is toooooo, die for! You must of hated to cover it up. This little hanging is just outstanding in every way!
Hugs Vada

Candy C said...

Terry...your canvas is so cool! I think the addition of the corrugated "frame" was absolutely perfect! It added such depth and contrast to your already absolutely gorgeous canvas piece you'd created. I love everything about your piece...the colors, the design, the layers of very cool ephemera. But, that butterfly makes it for me! Don't ask my why...I just LOVE it being front and center. :) <3 Candy

butterfly said...

Wow, Terry - what a fabulous collage. The elements are brilliantly composed to let the eye travel around, and that doily background looks just glorious! Love, love, love that butterfly!! Fantastic.
Alison xx

1CardCreator said...

Stunning Terry, this is my "new" favorite piece, I love all of yours! ~Diane

Annie said...

hi Terry this is a fantastic make. I love the background layers you have created here and the wonderful colour palette. This is a favourite stamp set and I love your fabulous hanging

Have a great weekend and thanks for your lovely comment earlier on my blog

HUgs

Annie x

Sharon said...

Wow stunning Terry! Love the background effects and all the layers and the butterfly is a real focal image!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I do not want to leave this French journey behind.
Wonderful combination of textures and how adorable, the man clutching the heart.
Wishes
Lynne

MichelleZ said...

Terry, this Parisan project is beautifully done. I love the colors and textures. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, I don't even know where to start! This piece has so many fantastic layers that all came together to create such an amazing piece. It's truly a feast for the eyes, so much going on to hone in on and focus on. Kudos on a suburb piece, Terry!

Hugs,
Linda

Inkypinkycraft said...

Terry what a fabulous piece! Love how you created such a gorgeous background, its fab and what a great piece including that gorgeous butterfly! hugs x trace x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Stunning make, totally love the "rustic" cardboard frame, it really finishes the piece beautifully. Great layered background.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

What a fabulous piece - saw it on Vintage Journey and came over for a closer look :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Great job with those layers Terry.
A wonderful hanger.
Sure wish I had more time to play these days.
Hugs Lynn

Ira's Crea Corner said...

Your Paris creation is amazing Terry! So many lovely details and so splendidly combined! Leave that to you! Love love this!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Martina2801 said...

I can not find the right words to comment on your beautiful Paris creation, Terry! Your art is always beautiful and rich in details, with new inspirations! Love, love, love it!

Beth said...

wow GF what a fabulous hanging love all the details on this project and that butterfly gorgeous.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Hanging Terry! I love all those wonderful layers yet you managed to remove the centre of the corrugated card to work on! Brilliant! All just wonderful xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous project, Terry! It really says Springtime in Paris to me. Wish I was going this year! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous layers atop the corrugated and harlequin backgrounds! I love all your layers! This screams Parisian!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my Terry this is just one amazing work of art, you have created exquisite layers and finished off with wonderful embellishments. That butterfly is magnificent and so fits in with this gorgeous Parisienne feel. Looks like the Eiffel Tower die is going on my list of must buys lol xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking piece of art.

Diane said...

What a fun project with all the lovely details.

Hugs Diane

Karen Garrard said...

Such a lovely piece Terry. Love what you did with the corrugated paper. Beautifully done. Also a Big thank-you for popping in to visit my blog and your lovely comment. Have a great day! Karen.x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is FABULOUS, Terry! And with all that great corrugated kraft paper, this is SO PERFECT for our Paris/France Challenge this week at The Kraft Journal. There's still about one day left for you to link up in the challenge, and I REALLY hope that you will stop by to share it with us. It would be such a blessing to have you play along.
Blessings,
Karen
The Kraft Journal
www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I just had to swing by and let you know how much I adore this creation! I love how much texture you were able to pull in and even though it's "vintage," you still kept it whimsical and energetic with those great pops of color. I especially liked how you've got your Frenchman holding on to the heart. Great eye for detail and I absolutely enjoyed every element of your piece.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Tres chic Terry! Beautiful layers full of vintage goodness. Beautifully put together, love it! xxx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous, love all the layers and texture. Wonderful collection of images, and so many details.
Avril xx

Sophie said...

Ein fantastisches Werk, mit so vielen Details.
Da kann ich mich garnicht dran satt sehen.
Eine super Karte !

Schöne Ostergrüße

Babette said...

Hi Terry,
Thank you for joining the Paris challenge at The Kraft Journal. Your work is wonderful. We would love to have you as a featured artist so please contact me through KraftOutlet.com. Thanks.
(sorry couldn't find an email address)
Babette

Lynn said...

Congrats on your winning entry at TKJ. Your canvas is lovely. I really like all the wonderfully inked and stamped layers atop a shabby krafty cardboard. The cheesecloth tie is beautiful in its own right.

Kate said...

Loving that fabulous background. So much to look at. I love that butterfly.
Kate

2amscrapper said...

such wonderful details!

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