Monday, 20 February 2012

It's a load of Croque, Monsieur!

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "London/Paris/New York".  I had planned on making a London-themed piece and set about scanning a £20 note which I was going to print out in super-mini size to include as an element in my composition.  You could have knocked me down with a feather when I got a pop-up message in my graphics program saying something like "Tsk, tsk, that's a bank note, you can't scan it and shame on you for trying"!

Needless to say, that threw me for a loop and I quickly abandoned my London plans and moved to Paris instead.  Come join me, it's lovely here!  The bread is fantastic and if you squint, it's a bit like being in London, if you're in the right part of town :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

22 comments :

Gabby said...

I'm sure you look as good in Paris as you would have in London! Heehee. FAB card! Love all those layers of stamping and color. It was shocking to read that somehow your scanner recognized that you were attempting to print money and reprimanded you! Wow, we now know "Big Brother" is everywhere! rs! Scary, huh?

Sid said...

Fab piece, love the torn Eiffel !!

fatmonica said...

Love this card!That Eiffel Tower stamp looks so good with those coloured swatches across it.And I too have tried to scan money-what was I thinking!

Jaqi said...

Fabulous, Paris is my absolute favourite , I would move there in a heart beat if i could. Years ago i went every year , I cant afford to now and miss it very much.
I love what you have done here and the colours are fab, thanks for the memory of my favourite City . Your work is always such an inspiration , Thank you :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great creation Dan, love how you have incorporated the torn paper, great idea. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Dan, I love your Paris project! I was floored to read about your scanning, or should I say ATTEMPTED scanning incident with the British currency! Any way...I love your Paris project! The background is so bright and beautifully done! And I love all of your collaged elements! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

OMG Dan I love this!!!!!!! The color combinations are my favorites and that image - ooh la la!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fantastic! LOVE your colors and the torn strips. Gorgeous piece.

misteejay said...

What a fabulous piece Dan.

Toni xx

Glen said...

C'est formidable Dan. *Ü* Il est tres magnifique et les coleurs est superb. Merci pour le project. ~Glen~

Marlena M. said...

I love the way your card looks torn. Awesome work.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm loving the concept of this piece and the outcome is just phenomenal! The bright vibrant colors are fabulous and the stamped image separated is too cool!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Alison Horne said...

No need to go off half croqued, mon ami.
Can never see photos on your blog as they get blocked by my employer, so will have to admire picture later.x

Claireliz said...

Lovely card Dan fab colours too.
C xx

Sarah said...

This is just fabulous... I love your style and eye for design! Great colours and brilliant torn strips...love it!

Gillian .... said...

Oooo No dan lol, the little scare certainly didn't dishearten your mojo inspiration, fab vibrant piece which potrays "Paris" so well. x

Nina said...

This card is amazing, Dan! Love the torn edges of the colored pieces! So inspiring!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Oh la la - wonderful piece

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Dan! Love the bright colours and your fab stamping and paper tearing technique. I thoroughly enjoyed playing along with this week's challenge - thanks for the inspiration and great comment, Lisa x

Ali said...

LOOOOOoLLLL at your banknote scanning! Love love that card, so glad you crossed the channel, the torn Eiffel tower is amazing.

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE it... shame on your for forgery... **bung us a couple when you get around it though lol**
Sorry not popped by recently... am a baaaad friend... am here now though... hoping you having a good weekend... chat soon!! xx

Craft Donkey said...

I really enjoy your blog, while i haven't had time to dive in as deep as I'd like. I'm loving it so far. I'm now following you and also will be adding your blog to my section showcasing amazing men crafters! Thanks for sharing your art!

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