What wonderful and thought provoking challenges found in the F4A557 Play it again, Sam and the Inspiration Challenge 'Riverbend Home' this week! Thank you both, Susie and Amy. I couldn't resist the Music. I've chosen Midnight in Paris and Live Your Dreams
I never tire of Paris. I first was in the City of Light as a starry eyed 16 year old. Thrilling! I set my young dreamer ready to waltz out of her hotel. I used the SU French Foliage script as a bg on her body. Her bustle is made from Vintage seam binding and Micro Mini beads. I added Stickles 'Diamond' glitter glue for her necklace, earrings, and bracelet. She was fussy cut and placed on a vintage suitcase with a train case sitting atop and as a backdrop of Eiffel. The wallpaper was part of a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Textile'. Colored with VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Turquoise.
The thought bubble was dry embossed and the 'message' was stamped inside. How about you, is your Life your message? I hope people would be able to say that about me.
I can't wait to see what inspired you today and what music is playing on repeat...I hope you enjoy the youtube tour of Paris...please share your Paris memories...
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 GMT Views: 439
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 51898
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 @ 11:16 PM
I knew this wonderful collage was yours the minute I spotted it in the gallery. I loved the video you attached, especially the very last scene with the train and the Eiffel tower. Your card reminds me of that scene, imagining your lady going on a great adventure. Susan I love how your cards tell a story, thank you for bringing this gem vintage gem to the challenge. Stay safe and Eunice says g'day (yep she is well and truly an Aussie how).
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 44912
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 4:20 AM
Beautiful card in honor to Paris, I was in Paris several times, the last time I was there with my DH, Sister and BIL , we had so much fun we had dinner on a boat on "La Seine" we finished the evening Au Lido (cabaret) I'll never forget this great weekend !!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 42302
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 5:41 AM
Every element on this is perfect! I adore that woman figure and you used the micro beads on her bodice...wow! Fantastic use of those teeny tiny (sometimes frustrating) balls. I've been to Paris a couple of times in my youth (haha) ....my favorite memory is seeing all those amazing Impressionist paintings all in one place....Good to see you in the gallery Pal.
Registered: May 26, 2015 Location: Oregon Posts: 5225
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:44 AM
Someday, I would love to hold a shoebox of your lovely creations and languish in the poetic stylings from your heart and study the creative details in every one. You know where I live. Loved the video and now the song will be with me for at least a day. Fav'd your fashioned beauty. More please.
Registered: September 3, 2007 Location: native Texan living in extreme N. GA Posts: 71507
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 8:30 AM
So lovely, Susan! How wonderful you visited Paris as a teenager! the only foreign country I've been in is Mexico..since I grew up only a couple of hundred miles from the border, we went there all the time.
Wow! I watched the video. I have never been but it does look magical! So interesting that you used that sentiment today because I JUST read a moving article about just that! I think whether we realize it or not we plastering our message about every moment. Which message am I promoting and am I proud of it is the question for me to ponder today! Your art is beautiful and thought-provoking!