Saturday, August 8, 2009

Paris in the Springtime

I was in the mood for a vintage design today and ran across this Paris set I haven't used in a while. I have been using the one from TJ Designs most often, but I love this one from Cavallini Papers & Co., too! I wanted a fresh, light design and knew that I could find the perfect papers in my Collage Pack from TweetyJill Publications. I love this week's sketch because it has a lot of different layers. I opted to add the bow to the top rather than a strip of paper or something else.
For the focal layer, I did some collage stamping using a few of the different stamps included in the set. I used Momento London Fog Ink, PTI Smokey Shadow and Antique Linen by Ranger. Of course I had to add the small clock charm because it says Paris on it. I thought it was the perfect fit. I also used one of the crochet flowers that my Mom made me a while back. I realized that I am only down to two. Eek! I tried using one of my SU! retired fleurettes, but the pink was too soft and clashed. Darn it! I haven't even used one of those, yet!
Of course I had to sponge, distress, sew and glitter to make it complete! LOL! I am proud that I resisted adding an accordion flower! I had a lot of fun with this sketch! I know I say that every week, but Jen does such a fabulous job!
You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and Megan
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer

I hope you all get a chance to play along this week!
Thanks for fluttering by!!!

15 comments:

Chris said...

Love the clean and vintage look - you don't always that together! Just beautiful...

Carla Murphy said...

Love this collage Kelly. Love the clock for the flower center - it's perfect!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awesome vintage touches -- love that clockface brad! Viva la France!

JeanFB said...

Stunning!! The colors, the collage, the marbled paper, the buttons - everything's just perfect!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a wonderful college look, Kelly! Love the buttons and the crocheted flower accent!

Meredith said...

This is beautiful!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

kelly, i just love this! that collage look is so cool when YOU do it, but when i do it---total blah! i guess i need to work on that! i hope you're feeling good these days and coming along great with your pregnancy. hugs, sus

Amy said...

Ah...gorgeousness, Kelly! I love everything you do, but your vintage creations are always my favorite!

Give your belly a rub from me! Ü

Amy

Cynthia said...

Just love, love, love your vintage creations. Ditto to what everyone said. You are the queen of vintagey gorgeous. I'm thinking you should submit this for publication and show the big girls how it is really done! We need more of your look out there in the craft world.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a stunning card you created! I have not been to Paris. It's on my "to visit" list and I envision the soft colors from your card and the romantic touches to be adundant when I do get there.

Tanya said...

This is absolutly beautiful!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Kelly!

PaperTree Designs said...

pretty, pretty, pretty!
x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Eclectically chic. Love all the textures.
Lesley x

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love the card and those amazing stamps. I am always into Paris themed or travel themed stamps.