My third (and I'll try to make it my last) card for this week's Tickle a Teapotter challenge: Sing, Sing a Song. You can find the challenge Here.
For the base, I sponged distress inks onto white card - mustard seed, peacock feathers, shabby shutters, wild honey, tumbled glass, tattered rose, spun sugar. Stamped Art Neko Paris collage with black, then cleaned stamp and partially stamped with Delicata gold.
Then I embossed the piece with Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade, sponged more colour over a la Faux Patina, then Encore Gold and gold EP. Stitched with thick black thread. Edged with white EP, two layers.
Added shabby white and aged teal chunky EP. Bicycle RAK, popped up on foam, and Sizzix flower branch with QuicKutz leaves. I spent ages trying to add a sentiment to this, and a little gold heart, but DH said "just no". So to add a little more dimenesion, I burnished the Eiffel Tower from the back with a stylus, and rubbed some Craft-T rub-ons over it. The word Paris on the collage is also highlighted with clear Nuvo drops.
We were in Paris last month for my birthday, and the cherry blossoms and horse chestnut trees were in full bloom. But I don't just love Paris in the springtime, I love it almost any time of the year. On a cold, crisp day in December it's just wonderful.
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 GMT Views: 321
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 8:42 PM
Well I have never been to Paris or Europe, but your card has such a happy, festive feel that it makes me want to drop everything and go right now....except that 3 hrs is my limit on a plane before I loose my mind. The lovely spring flowers with the gold texture is such a nice combination. The old fashioned bike is such a nice addition.
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 11:11 PM
This is the one I prefer this is really Paris!! I know you love Paris and we can see that in this inspirational design!! you did a great job and the mixed media is the best choice to make a vintage card lovely as can be!!
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Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 8:57 AM
Stunning, amazing details! This is so cool. You are an inspiration! You also come up with fun challenges.
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Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 11:19 AM
I bet it IS pretty any time of year....and romantic....as I hear....maybe one of my bucket list places....hmmm.....very pretty card, and liek those lil flowers long the corner, and sth sponged softness....TFs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.