Tuesday 1 May 2012

On My Travels

The May Referral Theme over at Artistic Outpost is TRAVEL and I am travelling to Paris this time around using the Paris Exposition plate.
My background is decorated with PARIS paper tape, simply applied in strips to white card stock. I cut a circular aperture from the centre using my Spellbinders die, the circle of which I have used in my second card.  I cut a circle from white card and stamped the Eiffel Tower in coffee Archival ink, adding 1889 to one side along with a little more tape "Tour Eiffel".
I cut the filmstrip frames from white card and aged a little with vintage photo ink adding a little fired brick to the edges.  I stamped the handsome gentlemen from the Paris Exposition plate to the central panels and again aged with a little vintage photo ink.  For a little more interest and dimension I added a PARIS charm stapled into place.
I stamped Paris Exposition onto white card and coloured with fired brick ink adding vintage photo to the edges. I used my alphabet blocks to add TRAVEL to the bottom corner.
I have cut the fleur de lis from white card using Tim's Alterations mini die, adding two layers for dimension and colouring with fired brick ink.
As I had the circle remaining from my first card I decided to use in my second card, embossing the edges with gold embossing powder and adding an Eiffel tower charm for more interest. I stamped the Eiffel Tower to the bottom corner with coffee Archival Ink and then sponged my card with butterscotch Adirondack Ink.
I cut two smaller circles from white card and stamped my images with Archival Ink and aged with vintage photo Distress Ink, adding gold embossing powder to the edges.
Paris Exposition has been stamped onto white card and coloured with fired brick ink. The edges of the decorated piece have also been embossed with gold embossing powder.
TRAVEL has been added to the top of my card cut from white card using the Alphabet Chip Block die, colouring with vintage photo and black soot ink.

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Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Tracy! I love, love, love both of your cards! Your olor choices are so fresh and I absolutely love your compositions. Bravo! Best wishe, Yvonne

cheryl said...

oh gosh Tracy Hun,these are amazing oh just love those stamps you have used and the layout is just first class,a real treat for the eyes,on this cold wet windy day hugs Cherylxxxxxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...thank you Tracy for your snapshots of Parisian delights, muted colours filled with vintage romance give us the epitome of Paris...loVely stuff...Mel :)

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy two wonderful cards have you made.
Amazing play with this stamps. Wonderful work as always. xoxo

Helen said...

Both cards are simply fabulous, I especially like the first one as it's more my colour, but both make me want to visit Paris!

Sue said...

Paris from your sofa!! Love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

After seeing your Paris cards it makes me want to jump on a plane. If only!!!!
Beautifully done Tracy!
hugs Lynn

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Tracy, Both your Paris cards are lovely!! Don't know how you keep coming up with so many lovely creations.
I am brain dead tonight so having a night in front of telly!!
Siobhan x

Emma Williams said...

Oh wow!! My favourite city and you have captured the feel of it so well..beautiful cards, Tracy!!
All of your creations since my last visit are all fabulous but then again, when aren't your cards gorgeous!?!? lol
Hope all is well in your world...
Love Emma xxx

Brenda Brown said...

These are both superb Tracy, fabulous images and designs and remind me of my visit there in March.
hugs {brenda} xox

Barb Cady said...

Ooh, ooh and more ooh with some lala added for good measure! Fab Tracy, love the colours on the first card, they are both great x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

A double shot...love it!!! They are both gorgeous and that yellow is really striking and unexpected with these images...so cool!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Amazing stamping on the cards with fabulous layering and detail.

Suzanne C said...

I have a fondness for circles on cards and love how you used them on your second card and the fleur de lis on the first card are beautiful!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous use of the AO images for the Travel Theme! Love the added images to the filmstrip piece!