Wednesday, November 7, 2012

La vie francaise.

Hello all!
Bet you didn't know I could speak french.......  I'm very rusty but many moons ago I studied French and German at 'A' level standard (no idea what the equivalent would be here in the States?).  I also lived in the Netherlands for 6 months as part of my college course but although I got to understand the language fairly well, I was always much too shy to speak it!

         Anyway the reason for the french title is due to the current challenge over at Simon Says Stamp & Show  - 'Inspiration Francaise' .  I have been working on some board canvas pieces lately - I love the subway graphics look that is currently so very popular but I wanted to grunge it up a bit!

    I started with a 9" x 12" canvas board and laid down a base of gessoed dictionary pages.  Then I sponged on some red and blue acrylic paint and once that had dried, stamped on some random images and text.  I then applied some vinyl words, cut using my Silhouette Cameo - I used a variety of fonts and a sihouette of the Eiffel Tower.  I finished it by inking the edges and applying some matt Mod Podge to protect the whole thing.

Et voila............
 
 
Need to work on my photo staging - the metal bird just happened to be there and I didn't have anything at all French!
 
 I would like to enter this into the SSS&S challenge as well as the Anything Goes challenge at Loves rubber stamps , Craft My Life challenge 2  and the 'Countries' challenge at Crafting When We Can.

 
Thanks for stopping by again :)


19 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a great French inspired piece, love the colours, the perfect choice and the text is ver striking against the background colours. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Carla S. said...

Awesome canvas, Dawn! Very creative and artistic design!

Penny said...

Fabulous CAS canvas, Dawn! Love the sentiment, design & colors! Tres chic! ;^)
Hugs, Penny

Olivia said...

Fantastic job. Thanks for joining is at Loves Rubberstamps

Tracy said...

Very artsy Dawn. :-) Great combo of elements.

ursula Uphof said...

Love your project Dawn, great idea using the colours like this.

Asha said...

Fab project, Dawn....trés chic indeed! ;-)

Candy C said...

Dawn...your French inspired card is beautiful! Very traditional french colors! Love the small script in the background and then the larger french words randomly stamped over it. Great job! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so fabulous, love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, your French card is beautiful. Great job on your design and of course the colors.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow that's really a fantastic piece. Love the French inspiration!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Crafting when we can. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

Lydia said...

such a creative project xxx love all of the layered stamping xxxx thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...
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PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Wow great inspiration.


Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can

Caz

Sarah said...

I love these bold colours, they look fabulous! a great take on our challenge. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

Kathi said...

That's a fabulous piece.

I also happen to like l'oiseau. Her beak is pointing to your project.

Laura Love said...

This is a gorgeous project! I love the colors and the different scripts! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous project and such a great idea. Love the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh Dawn this is gorgeous, I love it! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you enter the new challenge starting tomorrow as I love your work! Have a fab weekend! Elaine-xxx-