zaterdag 13 april 2013

April in Paris

Hi everyone,

Today I participate with the challenge 'April in Paris' of Frilly and Funkie. What an amazing theme that is! April for me stands for Spring and Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. Such a nice combo. I kept it all very abstract and I didn't wanted to use the Eiffel Tower, although I totally love it and just have got the new Tim Holtz die and stamps... But I went more with the feeling it represents to me. So that's why I used the happy colors (because both things make me so very happy), the butterflies (which for me represents Spring) and the sentiment (that for me is saying Paris, since I'm going to Paris with my girlfriends next month, yippie!).

I've been playing with the Distress Paints creating the background. Unfortunately I don't have the  Metallics yet, so I used the normal Metallic Paint Dabbers instead. I still get blown away with the marbleize propeties of the Distress Paints. It's really awesome! I can play all day every day with those paints and get surprised every time with the results.









Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

18 opmerkingen :

  1. Woohoo Sandra. Love thw warm colours and numerous layers you have created. The background is so fabulous and the ribbon, twine and die cut words make it perfect. I so love Paris, it's a wonderful city with so much to see. Have a fab time with your friends

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  2. This is beautiful Sandra - my favorite colors and your sentiment is right on! I do love your design work with this and know how much you love those little wooden butterflies. Great job Sugar!!!!!
    Sandy

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  3. Oh my word girl, this is beautiful! Love it!! I am loving seeing all of your mixed media creations - you are just amazing!!

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  4. Love the vibrant colors and so welcoming of Spring and even better to be going to Paris! I have never been, but surely will someday! This is gorgeous and I hope you take pictures of your time in Paris! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hugs!

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  5. Wow! What a lovely blast of colour coming at me with this post...it's grey, wet & windy this morning in Scotland so this really has made my day :-) Have fun in Paris.

    Sally

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  6. This is awesome! Love the bright and vibrant colours, the words and the pen nibs. Great texture, too. I just love looking at your amazing canvasses. Suzanne x

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  7. Wat een SUPERMOOIE kaart zeg, heerlijke kleuren!
    Mooie details ook!
    Gr Patricia

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  8. Oh WOW! Love this Sandra! You can tell you are looking forward to your trip so much as this is so full of life and colourful. Really hope you enjoy your journey irl. Thanks for joining in at Frilly and Funkie this time, hugs Jenny x

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  9. Absolutely stunning, I love the colours and patterns in the background and the ribbon and twine are gorgeous, really beautiful
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Wat ontzettend vrolijk!!heerlijk

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  11. Wow, wow, wow, Sandra! I love those fabulously bright colors! I could look at this all day! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  12. So bright and beautiful, Sandra! Love this gorgeous creation.

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  13. Wow Sandra, this is drop-dead gorgeous - the colors, the background stamping - all just sensational. Love the way you wrapped it with the seam binding and twine too. So great to have you playing along with us this time at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Oooooohhhhhh die is echt prachtig!! Ik vind de kleuren echt zo mooi!! Wow hij is helemaal top san. Liefs lein ps. Ik krijg gelijk ook zin om aan de slag te gaan....

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  15. Came here via simonsays blog and I LOVE the bright, cheerful colors of this piece. I so would love to try this myself once I get my hands on distress paints. I have just a few distress stains and no distress paints and already there are so many new products like the metallic ones...phew! I can't keep up but your art is so beautiful and inspiring that I will hope to get my hands on these products and try it out. TFS!

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  16. Sorry for another comment...could you please....share the technique of this piece? I don't know how to achieve the blended layer effect yet. Hope you don't mind me asking. Thanks again for this great inspiration. I could stare at this piece for a long time, so cheery!

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    1. Hi, I don't have your emailaddress so I reply here. Of course I don't mind sharing you how I did it. I think the tutorial for the april tag on Tim's blog explains it the best, I followed his steps for this project :) Here is the link to that tutorial http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-april/ Please let me know if you have anymore questions! Hugs, Sandra

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