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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mona Lisa

Morning all. I found a Tim Holtz Mona Lisa stamp in my stash, not sure how long I had it. Like many of my stamps, it had never been inked before, lol. Well, we are planning a trip to Paris this year, I really want to see the famous Mona Lisa painting and go up the Eiffel tower. With enthusiasm, I put together an easel card with these two elements in French flag color theme, blue, white and red.

The card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I stamped the Mona Lisa image on a piece of white mulberry paper with brown Momento ink, machine stitched it to a larger piece of neutral color mulberry paper, and distressed it with TH tea dye ink. The faux Eiffel tower postage stamps and Paris postmarks were stamped on mulberry paper as well and cut out.

For the background, I used a brick stencil/mask, sponged white chalk ink on the designer paper. I then stamped more postmarks and some tiny French scripts on the DP. I die cut the vintage key and sponged it with distress ink and Inka gold. The stamp image is layered on few die-cuts (TH and Memory Box) and mounted on the right panel. I added some lace and rosette ribbon at the bottom. I decorated the inside with DP, die-cuts and a handmade rose.

I just received two packages of stamp orders the other day, one from Crafty Individuals and one from Magnolialicious. Can't wait to ink them up.

Thanks very much for stopping by, until next time.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges:


Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Katie, this is breathtaking. Love all the lace and flourishes, and of course, your brick stencil/mask. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge.

Dan said...

This is a lovely card and the see-through effect on the clock face really works well in the main photograph! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic card, great form and wonderful details. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

toni said...

lovely piece of work, Leonardo would be proud!x

Dots Dabbles said...

Love the layers, love the colours, love the dimensions, love the textures...a really stunning card!
Thanks for joining in our cities challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

NancyD said...

Fabulous! Really great layers and distressing. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

Mrs.B said...

Hi Katie, This is a wonderful card.
Love how you have brought all these interesting elements together.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is totally fabulous! I'm absolutely drooling over all the wonderful elements you have pulled together. Absolutely exquisite design, colors, shabbiness. LOVE it and so happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie!

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Katie, love how the clock face stands out. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love this! I am just having a fit over this girl! I hope you have a great time in Paris! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!

Chriss - DT

Anita Houston said...

Love this image, and love your technique! This card is over the top fabulous!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!!!

Sheri said...

Wow! Love the design and layout of this beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at PaperPlay! :)

Terry said...

She is a beauty! Love all the elements and the clock face looks amazing! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

sassy said...

anothe rfabulous card love the twised easel its stunning hugs sassyx