Plan A was most definitely to use a word like Peace or something like that, and I had my image picked out (a pelican on a piling) - but it wasn't going to work with vintage. And Paris is a word .
I pullled a gel print from my stash - I think it's Lavinia Element inks and white acrylic with a stencil, and cut it with a stitched square. (I ended up sponging the base with green and stamping with a swirl in dark grey before adding the print panel). I stamped the Paris collage. and then added the little bicycle cut from kraft. I had to mirror Bella so that she was facing the right way. This is absolutely a sight one sees in France - we saw dogs in bicycle baskets several times while on holidays. For a pop of colour I added the poppies, cut from watercolour paper and coloured with Inktense pencils. I added dots of Stickles for sparkle on the background, and used the Art Deco corners for ven more vintage.
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 GMT Views: 281
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 9499
Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Loving all the elements you added here on this charming vintage scene. The collage stamp is lovely and a perfect bg for that fun bike and pup. The pop of color is wonderful in the corner. Perfect design for Kandi. Great card.
Registered: August 4, 2005 Location: Northwestern PA Posts: 546
Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 1:01 PM
this is gorgeous ! fabulous design. That background is perfect along with the tower, airplane in the background and especially the bike in front. When I think of places across the pond, I usually think of people riding their bikes everywhere ! Beautiful card.
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Registered: May 18, 2004 Location: Southwest Michigan Posts: 34278
Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 2:05 PM
There are so many pretty touches on this card with the Paris collage as backdrop! I love the little pup in the bicycle basket, the ornate corners and the pop of orangey red froom the poppies; perfect with blue!
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