Saturday, 10 November 2012

Francaise with a Twist !!

Hi Everyone............. welcome to followers old and new. I had some crafty time today and boy did I have fun!! 
 I made this card specifically for Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge- Inspiration Francaise, where I love to play. 

This is an Easel Twist Card and a first  attempt for me.

  I used hammered card, which is 8" by 8". The main stamped image is from Inkylicious, which I stamped in Black Archival Ink and matted on black card, the die cuts around the edge are TH Sizzix Distressed Doily.
 I used a Spellbinder Die and folded it in half, stamping french script from Hero Arts then adding 'Bonjour'. Some black soot Di was blended around the edges and and Eiffel Tower charm was attached. The letters used were all diecut from TH Sizzix Carnivale. The lace at bottom of the card was diecut from TH  Sizzix Vintage Lace.
I did not have black ribbon so used Black soot DI to dye some  cream vintage ribbon. I then sewed on a button from my stash and added some hat pins. A few self adhesive Pearls were also added to the top right corner.


The bottom of the card was stamped with the same Hero Arts French Script and some TH Sizzix Elegant Flourishes were die cut and adhered with Cosmic Shimmer Glue. Once again the letters in 'Mon Amie' were die cut from TH Sizzix Carnivale.

All of the lace trims were adhered with Ranger Wonder Tape


 As always 'Thank You' so much for visiting.   

Crafty Hugs
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26 comments:

  1. WOW Annie, this is your first easel card, hard to believe! It is really an amazing piece and full of Parisian elegance and with a hint of romance.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. This is simply wonderful, Annie - glamorous, chic, elegant - oh-so-Parisian! Lovely elements, beautiful collaged together... love it!
    Alison x

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  3. Way to go Annie! Doesn't look like a first attempt to me and I adore the monochrome look. This is just fabulous. Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. Oh la la, tres chic! Love your card Annie! Now that you've tried it you will fall in love with easel cards, I know I did! Gorgeous monochrome colour palette, truly elegant make! xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Annie. Love the stamping and the black and white theme is beautiful. Well done!
    Thanks for visiting too!
    xx

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  6. Hi Annie, love, love, love this gorgeous easel card (love the twist too), it just oozes Parisian chic and charm - it is quite stunning! So glad that you found some time to craft. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  7. Did I not just leave a comment here?! Beautiful, chic, smart, elegant Parisian card - I love the b&w, and every element beautifully collaged into place! Feel free to delete me if I've turned up twice!!
    Alison x

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  8. There's just something about Black and White that's so elegant.
    Well done Annie. Clap clap clap!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  9. What a lovely monochrome card with loads of awesome details! That face is soo perfectly put in place! Gorgeous, delicious and simply beautiful!

    Hugs,
    die amelie xx

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  10. Annie, your true artistic side has certainly came out in this beautiful card. I love everything about it and the way you used the lace makes it very Parisian. I love the way the sentiment opens up too. Elegant Card that's for sure. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  11. Wonderful card! Love the black and white theme! And the stamping is so beautiful! All the lace make it even more elegant and chic! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  12. ooh la la .. c'est tres chic!
    Love the twisted easel and the monochrome
    Lisa x

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  13. Beautiful card, I love the classy black and white. The doily set behind the focal image is gorgeous and I love your stamped images. Love the lace across the bottom echoing the lace doily in the background and lovely bow treatment too. Thanks so mu h for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful card, Annie! I love your black and white color palette. It's so stunning! I love the collage of black stamping you've done....particularly Tim's beautiful woman's face from his Classics 5 collection. Love the black die cut doily and other lacey edgings that you've used on this card....and the black bow with the white stick pins...the perfect dimensional embellishment! Your card is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  15. Beautiful card, and a fabulous image (got to say that - I got it at GNP Harrogate). Love the easel card with a twist, and a lovely layout.
    Avril x

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  16. So pretty, very sophisticated look in the black and white. Lovely! Kim

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  17. Hi Annie and thanks ever so much for the lovely comment you left for me earlier, it's much appreciated. Glad SSS is one of your favourite places to play as well and I love what you've done for this challenge. Such wonderful stamping and design, the twisted easel shape is really gorgeous. Chris x

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  18. Very very beautiful Annie
    Love the black and White.
    Greetings Janny

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  19. This is so gorgeous!!! I love the black and white, so chic and elegant! Grand job!

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  20. WOW Annie!!! So many gorgeous details to adore!! LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  21. Hello Annie, thank you for becoming my newest follower: à la française, we say: je te rends la pareille! I am now your newest follower! I love what you have done for this challenge, I love the sentiment: mon amie! such a lovely word to my ear! Wonderful design, very lovley elements, I love the black and white combo too! hugs. Have a nice sunday! xoxo

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  22. Hello Annie, thank you for becoming my newest follower: à la française, we say: je te rends la pareille! I am now your newest follower! I love what you have done for this challenge, I love the sentiment: mon amie! such a lovely word to my ear! Wonderful design, very lovley elements, I love the black and white combo too! hugs. Have a nice sunday! xoxo

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  23. How beautiful, Annie! I've not tried one of these and you make me want to. I love what you've done with all the lacy strips and how her face is peering out from all that lovely stamping.

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  24. Congratulations! Great black and white design.

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  25. So classy just using the black and white!

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Annie x