Monday 7 April 2014

Paris Memories

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "Journey", so I created a page for my art journal inspired by a few hours I spent in Paris a couple of weeks back on my way back from Italy.  Why not create something for the Challenge and you could be the winner of a $50 voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

This page is 8" x 5", which is the size of the pages in my Dylusions journal.  I started out by blending Salty Ocean distress ink onto my background and then dripping a lot of water on it.  I let it set for a second and then dabbed it off with paper towel.

The Eiffel Tower, man and postal background were all stamped in Salty Ocean distress ink.  I stamped the man again on typing paper, cut out his face and hand and then applied them to my page.  The larger man, group photo and text scrap were all taken from the French Industrial paper stack.  I love how several of Tim Holtz's stamp images are available in different sizes now, (or on paper as here) - it really let's you play around with ideas of scale, which would be difficult if they were only in one size.

Finally I stamped the fleur de lys and the Eiffel Tower - Paris stamps with archival black.  I love the two tone effect from stamping and blending with the same Salty Ocean ink, which gives more than just one tone.

I should really have taken some photos while I was in Paris but it didn't even cross my mind!  To be fair though, I have been there several times so I wasn't seeing the sights for the first time.  Having said that, I did grab a snap of a fancy cake shop window that I was drooling over! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! 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! :)


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misteejay said...

Wow, fabulous page Dan. I love the limited colour range you have used. This really is super.

Toni xx

Suzanne C said...

How lovely that you were jaunting around Italy, Paris and then home. Beautiful page inspired by your travels.

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Cool concept, Dan! I love it! And no fair with your cake shop photos.. now I'm hungry :)

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Anna-Karin said...

That sounds like a great trip, you even had time for a few hours in Paris. Gorgeous page, love all the blue.

Emma Williams said...

Fantastic page, inspired by what sounds like an amazing trip. Thank you for sharing your journey with us... :)

Unknown said...

Really well done, I love Paris! Normally everything that has to do with it goes to my walls :) Such a beautiful vintage atmosphere work! And the sweets, wow! denisesplanet com

barbarayaya62 said...

Cool project as always DAn! Great inspiration! Italy is my country and I would never leave him, but living in Paris a couple of months each year would be great! BArbarayaya

Meihsia Liu said...

Wooo... I love those colorful and cute macaron in the picture. You page is so beautiful. The colors and stamping are fantastic. :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! I can certainly imagine how Paris would be an inspiring place to visit. Blessings!

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