Monday, 22 October 2012

Joie De Vivre

Hello folks, hoping you all had a good weekend and a reasonable start to the week. I'm a bit late with my post for the new challenge over at Make My Monday today due to a very busy weekend with family stuff and workshop preparations for today as my mojo decided to go walkabout.
This week the challenge continues with the French theme for October with a colour twist this time of Tricoleur, the colours of the flag, otherwise known as blue, white and red so your entry should have these colours with a French flavour.

A fairly simple card from me this time using brayered stripes of Stormy Sky and Barn Door Distress inks as the background for my stamping.
I then stamped on some of the images from the Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition set with black ink and stamped the patriotic looking lady separately on white card. I added some fleur de lis across the base with Fired Brick Distress ink and the All Night Media fleur de lys stamp.
I cut out the lady and added her with double sided tape on the outer edge and foam tape on the other. This trick helps to make the image stand out but hide the tape at the side.

Hopefully we'll get a few more entries this time as the challenge last week seems to have scared most of you off!

Have a good afternoon and evening.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday -  No Rules!


Deborah said...

Fliss,the brayered strips make a brilliant background for a card that's full of joie de vivre!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Viva la France, a fantastic card.

Annie said...

Hi Fliss this is an amazing card. Love the tri-colours and wonderful stamped images
Annie x

Mynnette said...

LOVE. The blue and red are so vibrant with the black silhouette stamping on top!!! :) So fabulous! :)

Yvonne Garner said...

I love the brayered background. Fab card! Best wishes, Yvonne

Stampalicious said...

this looks great, love the three different colours, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Julia S-W said...

I love the look of your brayered stripes Fliss - such a clever idea. The stamping is so crisp against those inky stripes and they are such fabulous images. I love the inky fleur de lys too.

Suzi B said...

This certainly reminds me of a bustling Paris Expo.... fabulous.
Suzi B xx

Jacqueline said...

Fab card Fliss, love how you have used the colours - Jacqueline xx

Stephanie said...

stunning the images. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

Michelle Webb said...

Great stamped card Fliss, I like it lots, sometimes the simple one's are the best. I love your blog too, I have become you latest follower. Michelle x