11 November 2012

Inspiration Francais


Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend. The challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week is 'Inspiration Francais' and I'm entering my Paris canvas which is going to be a gift for a friend.



To go along with the French theme I've used a Tim Holtz stamp from the Papillon set which has a french text background stamp and this has been stamped over the distress inked background on the tag. I also used Katzelkraft stamps from the Paris Postale set over the top of the background stamp on the tag and on the canvas where they've been stamped and then partially painted out with DecoArt paints for a faded look.


Lots of embellishing with a part of a Prima floral branch, lace, pearl string, paper roses, chit chat sticker, Melissa Frances resin frame, filigree metal corners, pearl pen and stickles.


The tag was mounted over the canvas with gel glue to lift it up for some dimension. This was a very enjoyable make and I think I'll be making some more like this for gifts.
Enjoy your Sunday, back soon.

34 comments:

Tracey said...

Such a GORGEOUS tag Chris!!! The colours, the embellishments, and I LOVE how you mounted the tag on a canvas....must remember to do this!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris I love your Paris canvas, what a gorgeous gift for your lucky friend.
the colours are stunning and so is your mega pretty design.
Love, Mel. xxx

Sasha said...

Such a beautifully designed, stamped and painted canvas, Chris! Fabulous colours and texture. I love your embellishing, too. Your friend is very lucky to receive such a wonderful personalised gift:) x

Kim Dellow said...

Just stunning Chris. Beautiful! Kim

Faye said...

Oi! I'm gonna stop visiting you if you keep this up! Another Fab -u-lous piece. Just beautiful and super doop colours too. X

Julia Dunnit said...

It was enjoyable for you..it's gorgeous to me!! Really lovely stuff, gorgeous colour.

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous piece of art with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love your combo that you made woww fabulous colours and the texture is just great, thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Chris, such wonderful colours and textures. Your attention to detail is just amazing

Sue

Christina C. said...

Your color palette, as always, is phenomenal! Such a gorgeous tag for a very lucky friend!!!! Outstanding design and details!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous canvas Chris, whoever is the recipient is one lucky person ! Sue C x

misstreez said...

Love all the layers of ink and stamped images. All your embellishments are arranged so so nicely and I really like how you added all those pearl dots. It's those little details that make this canvas look interesting.

Candy C said...

Chris...Love Love your French inspired Paris canvas! The tag itself is so cool! I love the background and Tim's script stamp over those luscious colors. The additions of the teal and white flowers and the white lace, flowers and little frame are amazing! The canvas background color is equally lovely and the perfect background for your gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Danielle said...

Chris, it is wonderful, you captured so well the French essence! wonderful colors, lovely details, I love the idea of mounting the tag on a canvas, such a pretty gift! your friend will be delighted. Hugs.

Redanne said...

Oh Chris, I love this canvas, the base is such a beautiful colour and love the hint of wording on it. The tag is stunning, love the flowers and the little frame is so cute. The whole piece is beautiful. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Barb King said...

That is so beautiful, and I love the depth that the layers create.

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Chris and if I were your friend I would be very glad to receive it. In fact, I have a little spot for it to go if you change your mind over the recipient!
Thanks for visiting and Myfanwy is still poorly but fighting! x

Anita Houston said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I love the mini frame and surrounded by all the elegance of your embellies! Fab background! New follower here!

Annie said...

absolutely gorgeous Chris. I love the colours and the tag is fantastic. Beautiful background and flowers etc.

TFS

Annie x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So gorgeous! Love all the fabulous details - such a great gift too, love it :)

Delphine said...

Chris, this is so gorgeous!!! I can definitely feel the French inspiration;) and I LOVE it (and not just because I'm French:)!)! Your tag is so beautiful and so striking against your gorgeous blue... Your friend is VERY lucky!!! And thank you SO, so much... I feel extremely lucky too! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Elly said...

Lordy...only you can perform magic with colours that way. Your tag looks bombastic and the flower arrangement is just stunning. J'aime beaucoup!!

Tine said...

Gorgeous tag, Chris and I am sure your friend will love it. Love those colours & embellies. Thanks for visiting my blog & becoming a Follower too. Much appreciated. Have a great week.
Tine :)

Lau W said...

OMG your friend will have a superb gift ! it's really wonderful !
xxx

Sandy said...

Here you are pretty lady! How do so many people get here before I do - I just got this in my mail box!!! Oh well, at least I got it. Beautifully done and I like the idea of a tag on a card. Hope everything is well for you and family!
Sandy

Fiona said...

Fabulous french themed tag Chris, your friend will love it.
Mangetout Rodney, Mangetout!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris another beautiful creation. You have got so many lovely colours and they all mix together so well. Hope you are ok lots of hugs Jo xxx

June Nelson said...

Wow wow wow shug a work of art as always, loving all your detail hunnie its beautiful, hope your back is sorted soon shug, big huggeis June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Paper Profusion said...

J'aime beaucoup aussi! Stunning work Chris - just gorgeous. Nicola x

Kelly Neis said...

Chris I love it, the combination of tag and canvas is a great gift. Yours is beautiful!! Thanks for explaining what you used, I am trying canvas's out for some wall art. Your art is very beautiful.
Hugs, Kelly

whyducks said...

Lovely!

Carole Pillon said...

Et Paris sera toujours Paris. ;-)

Such a beautiful Canvas.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris dear1
Hope you are well.
Your creation is out of this world gorgeous. Love that background colouring.
Hugs Maz

Taniaj said...

Love the colours and the feel of the canvas and Tag, great gift txx

Kjersti said...

Wow Chris! Don't know how you did it, but your canvas is gorgeous - beautiful colours and a lovely design!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)