Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Something French

Good Wednesday morning!  it's time for another challenge to get you over the hump. This week over at The Papercraft Star we challenge you to create a project using a French theme.  We have a great inspriational image to use if you choose, or for more inspiration check what our designers have come up with.  Our spotlight designer Jinny has created a card using images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay that get's me wondering...How did she do that?!  Definately one to check out!  For my card I started out with a Sage Shadow cardstock base and adhered papers from one of my new favorite paper packs the This and That collection!  Using a stamp from Crafty Secrets Clear Arts Stamps, I stamped and image of the Eiffel tower on the blush paper.  I liked the way it looks like it's in the background.  The image I used on this card is from THATB French Theater Posters digi sheet 189.  Since I don't speak French, I had to look up the translation of "Jardin de Paris", which I read translate to Paris Garden.  So flowers it was for embellishments!  I just loved the vivid colors in this digi image.  It was easy to add some lace, seam binding, and prima flowers.  I showed this one to my hubby and in typical man fashion he says, "oh yea nice".  Then when I gave him "the look" he then says, "but I don't understand why the key is there".  Well!  I simply told him... well maybe it's a secret garden and you need A KEY to get in!!!  He has now lost his previewing my cards priviliges.  lol.  Now it's your turn!  Just create a project using this week's theme and link them up by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor.  Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.


Paper:  Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip cardstock from SU,  This and That patterned papers from Echo Park
Stamps:  French Mail stamp set from Clear Art Stamps
Ink:  Blush Blossom from SU
Embellishments:  THATB digi image, seam binding from Paper Loves Glue, Prima flowers, vintage lace, key sticker from Color Bok


  1. Anitra, Your card is beautiful, but I love the story better! Why is it so like a man to ask why something is on a card? I would have said,"Because it is French!". How funny! Love the colors in your card as well. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  2. Oh this is wonderful Anitra! I love that floral paper you used paired with the image and that key sticker is a really fun embellie. Beautiful! hugs!

  3. I almost picked that same sheet ;). It's just beautiful, and you've highlighted it brilliantly with that GORGEOUS, floral print!

  4. I had to heehaw at your "man" story - ain't that just the truth ! And good for you, taking away the preview privileges too. I am proud of you. I never ever would have guessed that Eiffel tower was stamped on - it looks as if you just found the perfect paper !!

  5. Anitra my jaw litteraly dropped when I saw your card! This is so beautiful!!! I love the patterned papers with the image from THATB!
    Kindest regards,