Saturday, July 9, 2011

Passion for Pink Paris

It's Saturday, so time for a pink creation for Pink Saturday. Decided to visit Paris again, one of my favorite themes. If you know me you know my other favorite theme is the sea.... maybe someday I can create an underwater Paris scene. How about the Eiffel Tower with strands of sea kelp? LOL.

I haven't been doing many challenges lately, so I'm entering this at Sir Stampalot July "Anything Goes" challenge and Simon Says Stamp Challenge  weekly challenge "Stitch In Time". I also used the technique of Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls for  the lovely Linda's Studio L3 Grungy Monday #14 challenge. This challenge is based on the amazing Tim Holtz's March 2008 technique.It was fun to try something new, sorry that you really can't see the shimmer of the wonderful Perfect Pearls in my project.

For this dainty tag, I started with Tim Holtz technique and which included  stamping the word "Paris" with acrylic paint. The stamp is from Cavallini. I layered  vintage images from Artchix Studio and over stamped the Eiffel tower in black also from Cavallini. There is a stamped parasol and fan  cut out for dimension from my friend Lynne. Some hand stitching drawn in, some shiny pearls and sparkling pink german scrap all added details. I highlighted with watercolors. Added some beautiful  pink fiber trim from a dear friend Donna with tiny golden leaves. The finishing touch was the sentiment..."Passion for pink, a brilliant idea."

Hope you find your passion this week.
sincerely, gerri
"A Passion For Pink Paris" - front

"A Passion for Pink Paris"-back


29 comments:

  1. Oh wow Gerri these are fantastic for Pink Saturday - I just love poink and your work is amazing with the "Paris" theme!!! I love seeing what you come up with!!!

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  2. Fantastic! You can always send this to ME! Happy Pink Saturday.
    greetings from Holland,
    Ineke

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  3. Great card! On first reading I thought it said *passion for pink pants* - put the right glasses on and the pants changed into Paris! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oh such great tags. Paris! AHHhh, sigh! Pink seems to suit Paris, love the stamps you used. So pretty, Gerri. hugs, Donna

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  5. Gerri these are fantastic. I love paris too so these tgas are beautiful. love the stamps very much.
    Greet Marja

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  6. oh wow hun each time you post i cant wait,to see what you have come up with and honest hun these are simply stunning oh just fantastic hun love paris,although never been but I can dream hugs cherylxxx

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  7. Adore Paris as a theme ;0) really pretty Dxx

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  8. Adore your pink paris tag !
    Hugs

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  9. My mouth is watering at your delicate pinks. A sense of decadence about them, possibly due to the women. Fabulous details and glad you were able to use those images. You know to give me a shout if you ever see stamps that catch your eye :)
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. There you go again.. Making me drool on my computer.. Your attention to detail always amazes me.. Hope you have a happy weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  11. Wow, two fantastic pink pieces - great front and back. Love the umbrella and the fan.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  12. O la-la!!!! These are tres magnifique!!!! Love the colorway. Too bad perfect pearls won't scan or photograph well, but your work is vibrantly marvelous as always.
    Thanks for sharing the process! Watercolors are a fave creative touch of mine, although I've never tried using them the way you have this time.
    Always a pleasure!
    Rose

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  13. Lovely pink pieces, great images and embellishments. Tracy x

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  14. Beautiful creation. Lovely to see you joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  15. Gerri, I love how you bring Paris to us! Your pretty-in-pink tag is the definition of "elegance." You did such a great job on the resist technique for GM14, and, as you always do, designed something truly striking and beautiful.

    Actually, if anyone could take a kelp-covered Eiffel Tower and make it look cool, it would be you!!! :-)

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  16. You do fantastic work on the tags. They are so pretty in pink.

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  17. a sweet tag....
    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

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  18. Ah, Paris! The balance of color you used works really well with your layering techniques. Very nice!

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  19. A fabulous theme and fabulous design - love it Gerri.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  20. Your tag is pink-a-licious!

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  21. Lovely tag! i love the Paris Theme!

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  22. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  23. Pink and Paris a fabulous combination. Soft , beautiful, romantic . Just love all your elements working so harmoniously but that little parasol on the front just stole my heart.

    Marie

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  24. A fabulous collection of cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and Good Luck!

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  25. These are gorgeous Gerri, love those tiny gold leaves!!

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  26. Oh wow Gerri !!! this is absolutely gorgeous ! you have really captured the essence of Paris with this card !! Tres Bon ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  27. Fantastic card

    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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