Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A weekend in Paris

Bet your thinking ahh,  gerri's off to Paris this weekend. Sorry to say, that's only in my silly little imagination. My husband and I did go when we were first married and I can still remember minute of it. With this location on my mind, I created  these book marks for the Gingersnap Creations yahoo group where the theme was "Geographical Location". Also submitting to  a couple of new sites for me, The Rubber Cafe TRCC #18 Vintage,  Polkadoodle wk20 Anything but a card and Paper Romance #51 Anything but a card. (Here's a shout out to Trisha too, thanks for showing them to me.)

I happened to have some white diecut bookmarks that I used for my base. I inked them up and edged them in gold. Started layering transparencies of Lady Actresses from Graphics Fairy with colored pictures of Paris. There is handstamping of  Paris images from Cavallini also. Some real French postage stamps from one of my wonderful fleamarket finds added some detail and color. A touch of gold german scrap, a knotted strand  of lovely gold ribbon and c'est fini.

Hope you'll take a weekend trip with your  imagination this week.
yours truly, gerri
"Paris book marks - front"

"Paris bookmarks - back"

25 comments:

  1. OOOOOooo ... these really appeal to me, Gerri. You caught the essence of the City. Love the layering and the colouring .. very beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Donna

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  2. Wonderful - love the real stamps. you always put it all together with such balance that I admire :)

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  3. Gerri I adore these !! (Love Paris too!) The stamping really sets them off. x

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  4. Gerri
    Stop doing this to me - I keep falling off my chair everytime I look at your incredible artwork.
    I have to say that any book would love to have one of those bookmarks safely tucked inside it's pages. Beyond stunning my friend. Adore each and everyone.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Love the use of the transparencies as they add so much more dimension.

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  5. Fabulous Gerri, love the use of the transparencies. Beautiful. Tracy x

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  6. Beautiful Gerri! I love all of them! Great details

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  7. Love the idea of taking a vacation in my mind for sure! These tags are gorgeous, you really outdid yourself on them. I love the layering of images, it looks awesome. PS, sorry I have not been posting, busy with a remodel in our home, my brain is on overload, lol. Have a great week.

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  8. Just beautiful bookmarks! :-)

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  9. Oh Gerri these are just awesome. Love every little detail!
    Hugs, Amy

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  10. Stunning! A fantastic advertising for Paris - let's go!

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  11. Alright! How cool are these tags?! Love them, Gerri,thanks for sharing them :) Janna

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  12. Wow! These are very captivating. I love this style.

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  13. Ooh-la-la!! These are fabulous, Gerri!! The muses are smiling on you!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  14. Just loving your Paris tags, beautiful. And the pink peony you drew is gorgeous and so is your artwork of it. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. The images from Graphics Fairy were transfered using Transfer Artist Paper, or TAP for short. Hope that helps and looking forward to visiting you again :)

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  15. Wow what fantabulous bookmarks just love them, so romantic and nostalgic with perfect imagery and colours.

    Marie

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  16. Ooh Paris! Just Gorgeous Bookmarks!

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  17. Thanks Gerri for your sweet comments, I always enjoy hearing from you. I really appreciate the help you gave me on my card, I will have to find more twine, sure I have some somewhere. You are right, I may remove it and add some bakers twine instead. Thanks for helping out. ~Diane

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  18. Wow Gerri, How did I miss these? They're gorgeous & exciting! Traveling is such a passion of mine, and these just make me wanna go back to Paris! The elements you used are great--I'm a big fan of transparencies! I'd hate to hide those in a book...lol. These are the type of bookmarks that you use when you read out in public, and hold it on the outside of your book while your reading so everyone else wishes they had one too. =)
    Hugs, Lisa

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  19. Wonderful tags with great images, love the use of the postal stamps.

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  20. Gorgeous bookmarks! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

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  21. Stunning works of art!!!
    Keep smiling and dreaming of Paris

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  22. Your bookmarks are fabulous! I have the same Paris dream myself - lol! Coming over from Brag Monday and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  23. Gorgeous project. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

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  24. Your bookmarks are wonderful!!!
    Coming over from Brag Monday.
    XO Marie

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