Saturday, August 18, 2012

Autumn in Paris

Hello Everybody!

Wouldn't that be so nice?  I haven't been to Paris ever so I am imagining that autumn would be nice there.  If you've been at that time let me know!  :)  And why do I have Paris on my mind?

At Moxie Fab World it's Tuesday Trigger time!  And here is the picture for this week's Trigger.  There's plenty of time to play so go check it out and be inspired!

Here is the picture, and I think she's well dressed and French.  Plus I can use my Hero Arts Eiffel Tower stamp-and that's awesome!

So using the colors in her shirt and jacket, and pretending she's French, I was inspired to make this card.

I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp and Show-Favorite Technique.  Right now I am loving Gesso!  That's how the embossed layer was made.  Scroll on down and I show you some highlights!

In the picture here, the left side is an embossed piece of cardstock.  The right side is an embossed piece of cardstock with gesso on it.  It makes the embossing a little thicker.  Then I used Distress Inks which seem to be a bit brighter on the gesso.  This is a blog I found that has different ways to use gesso so I am still figuring my way through.  You can go here to see it.

The first layer of the card is this piece of DCWV scrap cardstock.  Ha! I trimmed it to size and used this-I love it when I can use up a scrap!  :)  Then I put a piece of black card stock on top and then my distressed gesso layer.  I used a gold paint pen to do the border on the Eiffel Tower square.  The Eiffel Tower is from Hero Arts.  The stickers are from Dazzles.

I used the Bonjour from Hero Arts, also.  Until next time my friends...where do you want to go in the fall?


Desire Fourie said...

Katy Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to DOING LIFE to stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Buttons said...

Love this Katy. Like you I love playing with gesso so your link is SO fab. Need more hours in the day now!! Hugs, Buttons x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background and the gesso adds a lovely texture. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Angi said...

Super gorgeous. Love the background!

Cath said...

Hey Katy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)