Monday, July 25, 2011

Paris Plaque

I went a little nuts over some Graphic 45 papers I found recently at a local stamp store called Impress. I love my finds at Michaels and JoAnn’s, but I also like to support my local independent retailers . Share the love. How gorgeous is this paper!
Graphics 45 Paris Paper
It’s a page of postage stamps of the Eiffel Tower with one larger image. I’d been in Lowe’s recently, making the Lowe’s people crazy like I do when I go there for stuff to not use for its intended purpose and bought some wood “plinths” I think they’re called.
I painted one with taupe and dry brushed with some white then Mod Podged a black and cream paper from Recollections Elegance paper pack on the back and part of the front. I cut out the largest image from the sheet and MP’d it on top.
Paris Plaque
Didn’t even sand the wood because it was in pretty good shape and I wanted a rough look anyway. Finished the whole thing with black and cream paper flowers, buttons and a self adhesive pearl . OK one time where less is more. One. Time!
Paris Vignette
It’s on a hall table with a collection of milk glass and a few other altered pieces.
Paris Black and White
Also wanted to play with one of the Art settings on my camera!
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17 comments:

Christine said...

Okay...I love this plaque. A lot. But you had me at Impress. You live near one? Can you say Impress envy?? I order from there from time to time--I love that place!! Not. Jealous. At. All.:D

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Looks wonderful! I love finding unique paper.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

The paper is gorgeous! I love the plaque you made too! Would be very fun in a Paris themed room!
xoxo,
Amy

Netty said...

Loving your plaque and your great finds. Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous paper, I love what you made with it, awesome!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I *heart* Graphic 45! I wish their stuff was in the box stores. :) Your "plinth" is adorable! Genius idea.

Rachel said...

I love this style! I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to the crafty link party I just started.
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-1-cure-for-common.html
:) Rachel

Doreen said...

Oo-la-la, very pretty. I really like your use of that, uh, what did you call it? You're very creative.
It would be fun to get together and play with our "toys."

Maggie said...

I have that collection, thanks for the idea..
I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html
Have a great weekend,
Maggie

Linda said...

This is a wonderful idea...I love the idea of using the wood pieces as a base for your art...thanks for sharing!

Linda Jordan said...

Very cute project idea! And I love Eiffel Tower themed projects :) Visiting from Tip Junkie.

Lori said...

Oooo, love this! Well, G45 paper is always so yummy! And great idea for the wood piece, awesome!

Sonia Barton said...

I love the image. You did a great job of finding things to use to bring out it's style. Visiting from Rook No. 17

Melissa said...

Super cute...

Rachel said...

Thanks for linking up last week at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you back this week for our 2nd crafty link party.
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-2-cure-for-common.html
:) Rachel

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, I fell in love with and bought that paper too. Mine's still sitting in a pile feeling lonely though. I love what you did with yours. Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being an ever-fabulous part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I love this! It reminds me of something I saw in an expensive mail order catalogue...can't remember where....

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