Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PARIS. . . .

is said to be a beautiful place in the spring.  I would love to be able to experience this in person; but will have to imagine it for now.  Here is my card for the current Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.



This pretty stamp is from Stampendous.  I colored in the flowers with Memento markers and then stamped an older Hampton Arts stamp around it to make a subtle background.  Then I used distress inks to color in the whole background, used Tim's distressing tool on the edges and added more distress ink to darken the edges and corner.  The card base was stamped with the same background stamp and the edges of it were distressed also.  A few tiny turquoise gems were added for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beauty, Joy!! Such an amazing image and beautifully colored! I hope you will get to experience Paris in the spring sometime :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful collage card, Joy! Love the bluish bg. Your eiffel tower is beautifully stamped and the love the striking flowers! Hope you will have an opportunity to visit Paris soon!

Lin said...

Oh, Joy, I love what you did with this - adding that background to the Tower gives it such depth and interest, kind of cloud-like! Just beautiful in these colors, too! YUMM!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous card. Love the distressed
edges and the folded over flap.

Cindy C. said...

Joy, it's gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

really gorgeous card Joy!!

Judy Tuck said...

Gorgeous card Joy.

Anita Houston said...

So so so beautiful! What a tag, and what a place in the Springtime! I love the vibrant flowers on the tower! Thank you for traveling with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Dawn Turley said...

just love this Joy. The pop of the flowers is awesome.

Robin K. said...

This is incredibly beautiful Joy!!!! I love everything about it- the colors, the mix of images, how the corner is curled back..... I hope you get there one day:)