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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Capital City at FSC

Hi Folks,

The theme this fortnight over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is  'Any Capital City'.  If you follow the blog, you will have seen the sneak peaks posted this last week - did you guess the challenge?
(When Blogger decided to do his 'thing' with followers,  FSC lost all its followers because its a Wordpress blog - so you may need to follow with Mr. Linky - thay way you will be kept up to date with Winners and Top 3 as well as the 'Spotlight' entries and the sneak peaks)

This challenge can of course be your own capital, but unfortunately, I didn't have any London stamps, although there are some fabulous ones available, so I opted for Paris.  There are some fabulous and very original creations from the rest of the DT, so please pop over to the blog and take a look.  We are as usual sponsored by Marina of Cottage Crafts with a €7 Voucher to spend in the shop.

For my card I started off by inking the background with Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar Bundled Sage and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. I then stamped Tim Holtz Papillion Script in Worn Lipstick, the postmark, Paris and flourish were Stamped in Black Memento.  The main image is Stampendous, again sponged with the same DI's, plus Tumbled Glass. Flowers were colours with Worn Lipstick DI.

I am entering this card in:
  Rogue Redhead - Spring Colours
  Polkadoodles - Distressing
  DutchDare - Spring has Sprung
  Crafts & Me - Favourite colours
  By the Cute & Girly - Spring

Thats it for now, and I hope you all enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

Avril xx


32 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

ooh la la Avril.. C'est magnifique est tres chic!
(I realise now i didn't do French A level for nothing lol!)
LOve the shabby chic style
Lisa x

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous Avril. I love that Stampendous stamp. Paris is one of my favourite places, hope to get back there soon. Have a lovely Bank Holiday. Happy crafting, Linda xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the image and fabulous background.xxx

Fliss said...

A real stunner Avril. Loving the pretty pastel colours and Paris theme which I was tempted by too (really want to go there!).
Thanks too for entering your gorgeous creation in Polka Doodles distressing challenge and it's lovely to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirl said...

Gorgeous romantic feel to your card Avril with all my fave colours. I want that stamp.

Hugs Shirley x x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the parisian feel...

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Avril, love the romantic look of your card, its a great stamp.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Avril, the colours are stunning and that stamp is a real show stopper.
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great colors and a fantastic image.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril, I think I would love Paris in the spring time too, and the summer, and the autumn and the winter...lol. But what I love the most about this card is all the inking and stamping that you have done!! The romance and fun of Paris really shine through.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is just gorgeous Avril. I love the colour scheme and that is one of my favourite stamps (reminds me of my trip there in March).
Have a great BH Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril. Hugs, Claire x

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning card Avril! I am really drawn to this Eiffel tower image. Your distressing is masterful. Have a fabulous week. Best, Yvonne

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Avril
Stylish and such elegance. I love that touch of the shabby pink bow.
Beautiful, distressed colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Avril, the colours are lovely and the stamp you've used is one of my fave's! Sue C x

Hannelie said...

So pretty!
Thanks for entering the DDCC!
Hannelie

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card Avril! This stamp is my ultimate favourite and whenever I see it I am bound to fall in love with the items that features it :-). Enjoy your Sunday! hugs xx

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful card Avril love the sponging and image x

Katina said...

Oh, I LOVE this!!! I'll have to have a go at CASEing this if you don't mind. GORGEOUS!

xx

Jenni's Jems said...

love that background stamp it is the perfect backdrop for your image - fabulous card x

Julia S-W said...

Such a beautiful, gorgeous card Avril. I love the colours, the image and your composition.
Juliaxx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece, nice collage of stamps and colors!

xxx Ellie xxx

Céline said...

fab card, love the gorgeous image
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month
hugs
céline

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card, the main image is beautiful and I love the background you created. Jean x

Debbie said...

Avril, your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the wonderful colours and the image is fabulous.
Debbie x

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, was sure I'd left a comment (must be an age thing LOL!) this is absolutely gorgeous, love your beautifully blended background, such pretty colours and adore that stamp. Have a lovely day. XX

Dotty Jo said...

Very elegant and stylish, you really do make gorgeous cards Avril, Jo x

Mary J said...

Wow, that's beautiful Avril, gorgeous muted colours!

Terry said...

Such a pretty card, Arvil! Love the Paris theme and the colors are so classy! Have fun!

The Rogue Redhead said...

Beautiful! Love how you brought all the elements together! Thanks for playing the Spring Colors Rebel Challenge at RRD!

nnalorac said...

My kinda card Avril, just gorgeous love the stamps you've used and super inky background. Thanks for playing along at BTC&G. Carolxxc

Aideen said...

LOVE the image!! :) and great colours.....

thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month.... :) x