Thursday, July 11, 2013

When I think of Paris

When I think of Paris colors I think of soft hues of linen, petal pinks, creamy coffee and tea tones.  I'm reminded of the pastel colored
macaroons and rich cup of coffee relaxing in Rodin's Garden.

Thanks to  guest Libby Hickson's of the Stampotique Designer's Challenge "French Flair" for reminding me of such pleasures and aesthetics. (I envy that you get to go every summer!)  

For this challenge I created a gift tag I cut from mat board.
The house shape is painted with a white-washed over buttercream and distressed with a little sanding and distressing inks.  Bits of soft color paper and fibers are added.  Cutout window features a portion of  Stampotique's "Little Friends" stamp and the woman figure (my husband's mother) is "Summer of 32."  I have a striped two toned pink tag that I will hang along side it that reads "Pour vous."
It was terrific fun to put off going to the gym and daydream of Paris. 
:-)  Janet



  1. What a great project, Janet...with a useful end, I might add! I love that little friend peering out of the upstairs window. You have included a lot of detail--adding to the appeal of the tag! Bravo! (Don't forget to add the challenge number where you uploaded your project on the Stampotique Designers' Challenge site!!)

  2. Gorgeous Janet, love what you have done with this and the tag you will add sounds perfect.

  3. Oh Janet.... This is amazing... You are so talented.

  4. Absolutely lovely, Janet! And I loved hearing about your French memories. Now I'm craving a macaroon. :-)

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Magda :)