Friday, May 21, 2010

A Little French Inspiration

It is SO good to be back in my little
art space.  I confess that
I haven't had much time to create
this week, and it just so happens that
I chose to participate in a couple of
challenges, which is a great way
to get you focused.

.....One challenge is simple in it's sketch
and one that's inspires layers......

If you have read my blog for any length of time,
you probably know that I am in love with the
Provence region of France.
So when I saw City Crafters' theme this week
was 'I Love Paris', I knew I wanted
in on the fun!
The sketch over at Card Patterns was just
right because it was simple enough to allow
for lots of creativity on the page.

I went major BOO on this card.
The DP is actually stationary from
The Paper Company which
I purchased many years ago along with
a little DCWV accenting.
The 'Paris postmark' stamp is Stampabilities.
The fab die-cut in the center is from
Tattered Angels 'Creme Collection'.
I'm sure you not only recognize the 
Martha Loop Punch, but also the bird die cut,
which is from Tim Holtz and the Spellbinders 
Nestibilities scallop.
The bling and flowers are from Prima.

Glad to be able to share this with you.
I hope when you stop by, you will take a
moment to say hello...


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Welcome back Julie! This is very classy! Love all the little details, oh my, you used a bunch of prima flowers, they are so precious to me, I used them only little by little, LOL! I just love those!
Thanks for joining us at CCCB again!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Julie this is one fabulous creation....I LOVE THIS and the bling...gorgeous sweetie!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julie! All the bling looks amazing & I like all the dimension! So romantic & French looking :)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

absolutely gorgeous :) love all the elements

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, so beautiful, Julie! Love all the layers & the glitz, of course! Very French...! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend--relax just a LITTLE, my friend!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

wow, I'm stunned by this card, very lovely indeed! The flowers and the bling added great accents to your card.

Unknown said...

very pretty, great attention to detail

Diane said...

Beautiful, Julie--every detail is perfect!

Maggi said...

This is one of your prettiest cards ever!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous! Love the softness of this and that bling.

Anne Jagger said...


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

SO much fabulousness here Julie - LOVE your thke on our sketch, so classy!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

oooooo, this is so pretty!! I had to make it gignormous so I could see all the details!!! You are absolutely amazing. I would never had thought to do some of the layers you did - and they totally work together! Really nice work.


Agata said...

So nice to see one of your creations! In fact, right now I'm not far from your beloved region (which I like, too)! I'm in Cévennes and it's simply awesome!!!

Ruby said...

Beautiful Julie! I am in love with all things French too, so this is just totally fabulous to me!!! Great to see you crafting :o)

Suzanne C said...

Love this card!!! Gorgeous embellishments, design and everything!!!

Belinda said...

Very nice! I like how you've added extra layers to this.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Julie, this card is stunning! Love the image and the bird, and the layers have come out beautifully! x

Heather Rogers said...

WOW Julie! This is so pretty! Love the bling along with the pink and black combo. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB. :)

Jenny said...

Julie this is so pretty! LOVE IT!! Im French and I just love this. I have all my GGgma, Ggma & Gmas bibles that are in French and allot of GGgmas letters that are in French. I hope someday to teach myself to read French. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous and stunning card! Wow!

Rebekah said...

I don't know where to start.. such a beautiful card! Lots to look eye is drawn all very yummy to look at!!