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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Theme Thursday - Paris

Paris is this weeks challenge over at Theme Thursday. I created the background using the Tim Holtz technique resist embossing. However I didn't intend to do so when I initially inked my stamp with clear embossing ink. So it didn't turn out right but I am pleased with the effect Im left with. I used a Crafty Individuals Diamond Background stamp. After heat embossing with clear powder I built up my colour using Tattered Rose/Fired Brick/Peeled Paint & Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. I overstamped a corner floral & a bit of text to give depth but the light is too poor for it to show on this photo. Then I collaged my Paris bits which I purchased from art-e-zine & added a small image from CI coloured with brushmarkers. I used gesso around the edges & over the corners to ink up & add a vintage look to it.

32 comments:

Femmy said...

great background Paula!! love the images you used!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow its a fabulous collage. Such beautiful. Love it.

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

wow...I love this. You did a fantastic job! Great art!

alcoholinky said...

fantastic background Paula!

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, this is gorgeous! I love all the layering! That resist technique is so cool! I'll have to try that!

Kelly said...

lovely collage!

~*~Patty said...

Lovely Paris collage Paula, fun elements and great colors! I like your gesso edging as well! It gives nice texture, doesn't it!

Lisa Renéa said...

WOW! This has amazing depth and details! Lovely!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Wow! Really great Paris feel to this - you did a great job!

Glitter Monkey said...

What a really beautiful background Paula - a happy accident! Lol x

truutske said...

Very nice card.
The Moulin Rouge, the Noir Cat...lovely etc.etc.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous, great collage

vintage wil said...

WOW ! This is lovely!!

Rosie said...

Oohlala, Paula! What a gorgeous marriage os tecniques and images. Beautiful!

filetta said...

Ah ! Paris, beautiful card

cmoh said...

This is fantastic! I think you can say that this is one background mistake you'll be making again. It has such wonderful depth! REally REally nice

Barbara Hagerty said...

Oooo la la! Tres Parisienne! This is magnificent, Paula!

Pearl said...

Wow ! so much ye candy on this collage ! sweet ! Such detailed work ! awesome !

& you've been given an award over at my blog , Paula ! lol

Chriss Rollins said...

love what you have acheived with your thurday paris and just love your blog i think the jig-saw pieces are fab.Thanx for sharing.
chriss x

Susan said...

Your layout is amazing, Paula. It really has impact! Thanks for explaining how you did the edging. That looks like a great technique.

aino said...

Nice work.

claudilue said...

Wow fabulous collage!Great work.

herminesplace said...

Geat collage!!! its gorgeous.

Rein said...

Great collage!

Tania said...

Waw, this is so gorgeous! Love your collage, it's so Paris!

Laura said...

Inspirational artwork! Love your choice of images...isn't she sassy? Fabulous colors and texture on the background, wow!
Creatively Yours, Laura

Audrey said...

What a great mix ;-)

Sharon said...

Fab collage, Paula. I love how your background turned out. I use my distress inks, time and time again. :)

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work - I love it!

barnie said...

Such a great collage.

michelle said...

love the ephemera on this page. I love old paris stuff! the 20s rocked

Gillian :O) said...

Paula this is STUNNING!!! love the depth of colour and your LO is Perfect!