Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Paris Challenge at OWSE

The ladies over at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium have issued a challenge for the first half of January-- any project with a Paris theme.  Here is the item I am submitting.                                                 I used a 6x6 chipboard page as the base and covered it with an image of a street map of Paris that I found online. Using a Tim Holtz stamp I heat embossed the Eiffel Tower with black embossing powder.   I found a vintage label from Graphics Fairy (along with the lady image) and colored it with some vintage photo distress stain.     I stamped with the Tim Holtz Postmark in Pine Needles and also Vintage Photo. I stamped a butterfly with the same pink ink as the word "Paris" and then embossed it with white. I wanted more pink in the butterfly, so I stamped again over the white with pink. I finished off the butterfly with some pearl stickers in bright green.

   These letters are grungeboard from a packet I received for Christmas from my parents. I inked them with hot pink embossing ink and then embossed them with clear UTEE.  After I glued them onto the background, I attempted to add a little more embossing to help them really shine. UTEE is more difficult for me to get to stick to the embossing ink. I can tell that soon I will be buying some finer clear powder.

The vintage French lady image is embossed in clear UTEE and then I stamped a Tim Holtz frame around her, embossed with gold.
This was a fun project to make, looking through the stamps I already had on hand and then adding some vintage images found online to create this scene. It was the first time I used Grungeboard letters and I have to say that I like them. I have a couple of packs and I don't think I am going to have to cut letters by hand for some time to come.

Gale C. Lewis


  1. This is gorrrgeeouss!!! Love it. I have never heard of that site before...I'll have to check it out! Beautiful work here!!!

  2. Beautiful! Love your letters, especially.


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