Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A little bit French

A Little Bit French is the theme for the third challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  A super blog where  the challenges are influenced by the work  and products of Tim Holtz
I decided to get all grungy and inky and make a journal page this time..
Vintage photo, Walnut stain and  Tea dye were the distress ink pads I used for all the shading.
All the stamps used are  from  Tim Holtz's  sets.

I layered the page up with some old  French book print, and  a variety of images .
 Heat embossed the Moulin Rouge to make it stand out.
 The girl image is one I created a short while ago using  my MCS program.
 Next up was the doily Layering Stencil and some Grunge Paste. When this dried out I did brush it with gold mica powder.
The Eiffel Tower is a Spellbinders die.
 Now as this is Paris and perhaps this young woman was looking for a bit of romance, I just had to trim the page with a bit of left over ribbon and some butterflies. Makes it look a bit more feminine.

I will also be entering these challenge
 The Artistic Stamper Creative Team -- for April ,which is Embossing and Texture.
The Kraft Journal Paris or France- Thank you Karen for telling me about this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I always appreciate the comments you leave.


  1. Love your interpretation of the French theme Yvonne, lots of texture and vintage effects. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

  2. Yvonne...this piece is truly lovely. I really love the embossing paste doily stenciling that you've added to your already gorgeous vintage looking background. That looks amazing! Your vintage lady is so pretty and I love how you've included her on your page. This is a very french looking piece...perfect for our theme! Thanks for sharing your art with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  3. Beautiful journal page Yvonne, very reminiscent of Paris. Valerie

  4. A stunning page with its beautiful textures, colours and a real French feel to it.

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Oh wow Yvonne, what a perfect vintage journal page!! Love that gypsy image, so romantic! I adore the whole way you have put this together! The Moulin Rouge stamp is a perfect accent and the Eiffel tower looks great. With two official hats on, thanks so much for adding this lovely piece to both AVJ and the AS challenges!!

  6. what a beautiful vintage page. gentle sepia and lovely soft texture. really lovely.
    Z x

  7. A perfect vintage page, love the texture from the stencil!

  8. A fabulous page,I love the romantic vintage imagery and lovely textures.
    Jean x

  9. Love the romance of your beautiful page Yvonne, Annette x


  10. Your journal page is gorgeous, Yvonne! It has texture, atmosphere, drama--a real feeling of vintage Paris!

  11. Yvonne, your journal page is gorgeous! A true vintage and delicate feel and that texture is stunning! Thank you for sharing this lovely French themed beauty with us at A Vintage Journey.

  12. What can I say Yvonne, your inky textured pages have me in awe!
    Val x

  13. Very nice grungy journal page, Yvonne. Love it!!

  14. Such a beautiful page Meggmay. Great image too. Thanks so much for popping by my blog to visit and leave a lovely comment. Karen.x

  15. A fantastic creation, great details and texture.

  16. Wow I love this work of French ART!!love the structure and the beautiful details!!


  17. Hi Meggy!
    Your project is FABULOUS! And I wanted to let you know about our Paris/France Challenge this week at The Kraft Journal. I hope you will stop by and share your project with us. Time is running out, but you have about one day left to link up and we would LOVE having you share your talents with us.
    Hope to see you there!
    The Kraft Journal

  18. Absolutely stunning! So happy you shared your gorgeous work in our gallery this week for the Paris France Challenge at The Kraft Journal. We hope you will return again with us next week for our new challenge! Have a GREAT weekend!

  19. hi Yvonne...this is just fabulous and I love the wonderful textures and distress of this vintage project. Wonderful image too. Thank You so much for sharing with us over at A Vintage Journey blog this fortnight
    CRafty Hugs Annie x

  20. Absolutely fabulous, Yvonne - so atmospheric and full of gorgeous texture and detailing. Love that butterfly, and the Moulin Rouge stamp is so cool! Thanks so much for joining un on A Vintage Journey and at The Artistic Stamper with this beauty.
    Alison xx

  21. I love all your gorgeous texture and the colours are just so wonderfully vintage. A great interpretation of our challenge A Little Bit French! Thank you for sharing the journey with us at A Vintage Journey x

  22. Fabulous colours and the textures are stunning
    Love all the images so chic! x