Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Celebrating all things French

Today I want to share a lovely layout from Gloria and a beautiful vintage card from Sandie.

First Gloria's layout. 

Look at the detail she has manage to include on her layout. There is a pocket in the corner with little bits and pieces poking out. You just want to pull everything out and have a good look. The colours are so pretty and delicate. I love the way all the elements come together.


I love what she has done to her chipboard butterfy. 
Gloria has even included some Techniques for you to try!

1. Paint butterfly and Paris word art with white acrylic paint. Let dry. Then spray with texture spray and allow to dry. Ink with chalk ink for a soft, watercolor look.
2. Ink tiny frame with black archival ink.

A trip to Paris is on my bucket list and every time I see someones layout with their Paris photos, I feel quite green with envy. Gloria has certainly caused me to turn a deep shade of green. 

Materials used.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Medium Butterfly, Tiny Frames, Paris
Graphic 45 Papers: Kraft Reflections Glimpse of Paris; Curtain Call Tour de France, Moulin Rouge, Curtain Call Borders; Once Upon a Springtime Spellbound, Woodland Fantasy
7 Gypsies Papers: Lille
American Crafts: Peach Cardstock
Bazzill Basics: Sugar Cream Cardstock
Prima: product packaging
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Dark Cashmere, Venetian Lace, Triumphant Red; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Rose Coral, Rouge
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Peach Delight, Crushed Shells
Close to My Heart: Archival Ink True Black
Tsukineko: Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
Deco Art: White Acrylic Paint
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Teresa Collins: Clock
Craft supply: Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner, foam tape

Thanks so much for sharing your Paris holiday with us Gloria.
To see more of Gloria's work visit her blog

Now for Sandie's beautiful card. 
I love the image she has used, this lady looks quite French. She has made a perfectly elegant card. Any one would love to receive a card like this as a keepsake. Sandie has made it to stand so everyone can enjoy it.
Here is what Sandie had to say about her card.

The ‘Best Wishes’ card holds the ‘Swirly Frame’ (IDFR0004) which is just so ornate with delicate details (so pretty and one of my very favourites).  It stands at 3” X 2” and is perfect for framing small photographs or pictures in creative projects.  Also, there is a larger version available.  I really wanted the frame to stand out on my card, so I painted the frame with the ‘Antique Gold’, and then a light layer of ‘Gold’ (which is a little brighter) using Creative Inspiration paints.  This process gave a beautiful shimmer to the frame really highlighting it.

‘Best Wishes’ (IDW0008) was applied to the base of the card, and painted in the same manner. The ‘Best Wishes’ shows how beautiful the chipboard shimmers after being painted – I just love it!!  Decorating around the frame using flowers, die cuts, charms and ribbons, really enhanced the piece.

Isn't it a beautiful lovely old fashion keepsake, one sure to be treasured by anyone receiving it. 

Materials used for the Best Wishes Card
Imaginarium designs: "swirly frame" 3x2 inches (IDF0004) "Best Wishes" (IDW0008)
Paints: Creative Inspiration Paint, ‘Gold’, ‘Antique Gold’ and‘Green Olive’.
Inks: Ranger ‘Victorian Velvet’ Distress Ink.
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist, ‘Rose Tea’.
Craft Supply: Butterfly charms, shimmer paper (no brand), Hand-Dyed Seam Binding.
Meg’s Garden: Roses and Flowers.
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs ‘Olive Leaves’, ‘Small Dimensional Leaves’, ‘French Flair Classic’, and ‘Silver Stacker Series’, McGill punch‘fern’.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Image: Printable Digital Collage Sheets by Narry (Etsy).
Adhesives: X-Press It Double Sided Tape, Memory Book Glue Dots, and Foam Squares.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us Sandie.
To see more of Sandie"s work visit her blog
Thanks Gloria and Sandie for sharing two beautiful projects with us today.


  1. Incredibly Beautiful layout! Love it

  2. Your Paris layout is one of my faves, I just love the style to it!! And that card is just incredible, awesome work my friends!!!!

  3. Gloria and Sandie thanks for taking us all to Paris, love it :)

  4. wow, these are so gorgeous!!! loved the Paris lay-out!

  5. Your wonderful projects took me right back to last summer.
    I love Paris and your creative masterpieces are so lovely too!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing, both porjects are just beautiful.

  7. Love your Paris layout and card they are just gorgeous! I love how you took the picture too so that the flowers were in it!! Love paris... wish I was there right now :)

  8. Hi, I am from Malaysia, may I take one of it?? It is very cute!