Well it is going to be a busy week on the blog and today sees the start of the next journey over at A Vintage journey and the theme this month is Destinations.
Now as a huge fan of the found relatives I used one to inspire this piece...I love how each image seems to have a story to tell and this showed the way to Paris for these two young people to share and celebrate their love.
I am not great with words so will let my crafting elements tell the story ....
I started by covering a mdf board with paper from the French Industrial paper stack with the Eiffel tower on it , covering with picket fence distress paint and smudging and hen adding areas of clear embossed script.
I edged the board with tissue tape to finish of the sides of the board.
Now for layers of ephemear from the gorgeous Tim Holtz ephemera packs and also some pieces from the pocket card packs. I scuffed the edges and inked with walnut stain distress ink.
I tied a bow around it using seam binding coloured with tattered rose distress stain .
I just love this colour and it has to be added to my favourites list .
Here is a close up of the embossed text ...
I die cut some trellis using the new frameworks die from thick card, I coloured the card with antique linen distress ink and then covered with a layer of Decoart crackle glaze.
When dry I rubbed walnut stain distress ink across the surface and into the cracks.
here it is against the background.
I scuffed the image and sanded it and added some tattered rose colour to the flowers using tattered rose distress marker.
Here is the finished piece I added some tattered rose flower embellishments, adding some buttons to the centres.
I added a stamped image of the Eiffel tower using the framelits set and die cut, inked and then covered with crackle glaze and when dry rubbed ink into the cracks. I added a scuffed and inked flashcard, a die cut heart..inked , crackled and then with ink rubbed into the cracks.
I lightly inked the flowers with tattered rose distress ink and also added a word band from idea-olgy range.
here is a close up of the Eiffel tower..
So I do hope you like my make and make sure you hop across here to see all my team mates makes..you won't be disappointed!
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