CHEERIO! Candy chose to spotlight London with her 5x7 canvas. London Underground from Artistic Outpost was the perfect stamp set for this project! A canvas painted in Traditional Tan and washed in Sable Brown Studio Paints is adorned with stamping, transfer techniques, ephemera, Tissue Tape, and Ideaology pieces.
With the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics there was only one choice for Tracy, it had to be LONDON, using the fabulous London Underground and Loverly London plates from Artistic Outpost to create her door hinged card. Add into the mix plenty of colour from vermillion Archival Ink, brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks.
Sarah went French a la ATC chunky style using Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition. She covered each side with torn layers distressed with Vintage Photo ink. The balloons were stamped onto Manilla cardstock swooshed with Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge Distress Stains, all finished off with metals findings coloured with Alcohol Inks.
Paris is one of Nancy's favorite cities in the world so this tag is an homage to the city of lights. After cutting the cardstock into a large postcard size tag, she stamped images from French Market, Post Card, Curtain Call and a Crafty Secrets sets. With embossing powder, heat gun and iron, Nancy used the blended batik technique found on page 36 in The Compendium of Curiosities book 1.
Say the word Paris and Lynne thinks of the "City of Love"!! She cut her tag and Rosette from Curtain Call. She tore up the edges with the Distrezz it All. Using Embossing Ink, she stamped on the tag then brushed on Forever Red Perfect Pearls. The heart was cut from Clearly For Art Whiteout and covered with Glue and Seal, Distress Crackle Paint ~ Rock Candy and Alcohol Inks.
Terry decided to make a Tag for the challenge and went for a romantic mood. The background was made with Tim's Alterations Textures Fades Postcards and Sheet Music Set.To create the pinker tones, Terry used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and on the borders, Vintage Photo. She used Tim's French Market and played with The Journey for her sentiment.
Ellen had no trouble coming up with a "London" project this week. She started with a 4 x 4 shadow box and covered it with paper from the 6x6 Paddington papers from 7 Gypsies. She added a Maya Road chipboard frame to the center, with a photo actually taken in London! Added some London embellishments and a curio knob to the top. A quick and easy memento of a great day spent with a great friend.
I went with Paris and Chip. Of course you can't do Paris without Tim's Shabby French Stamps and some Graphic 45 Curtain Call. The butterflies are Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Backed Canvas and the butterflies are Tim's Mover and Shaper.
Dan's original plan was to make a London-themed piece, but at the last minute he switched to Paris, it must be the croissant he had for breakfast! He used Tim Holtz's I See Paris and Creative Textures stamp sets, along with Distress Stains, Distress Ink pads and sections from the Lost and Found and Kraft Resist card stacks.Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!