Sunday 6 October 2013

Paris post.

Sometimes when I make something I have no idea how it will turn out. This card is one of those occasions.
The new Challenge theme over at Fashionable Stamping challenges is 'Use a Mask or Stencil'.
As always there is a generous prize on offer so please pop over for the details.
I started off with the stencils, as you can see from the picture on the right, I used three to make my background, shading with chalks and the usual Vintage Photo distress ink..
The Paris image is an Inkylicious stamp which I stamped onto Acetate with Black Staz-on
Next I tore out a rough square  from the center of a piece of card to act as a frame.
This also helps cover the edges where I stuck down the acetate.
I used an Indigo Blu stamp randomly to edge this layer, again it was Vintage Photo to shade.

This is my last scheduled post, we will now be home from caravanland for the winter.
Once the house is back to order and the chores all done, I will be re-united with my craft-room.
I am looking forward to the luxury of 'space' and having all my craft stash nice and handy.

Thank you for visiting, I do always appreciate your comments.


  1. This is beautiful!
    Amanda x

  2. Beautiful card, this is a good challenge, too! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Wonderful card Yvonne! Love how it turned out!

  4. Love all the layering! Hope you've had a fun trip & I know just what you mean about space :-) I'm ready to get back to my craft room after 10 days in the USA as my brain is reeling with the colours & all the Halloween stuff !!!


  5. Such beautiful use of stencils on this gorgeous card.

  6. Hi Yvonne. A real serendipitous moment! Such a wonderful card. Love all of the layers. They really give it depth. See you when you return to your craft room. Dont work too hard.
    Florence xx

  7. Gorgeous card Yvonne, I love the way you've combined those masks. They make the perfect background for that beautiful focal image
    claire xx

  8. great stencilling, Annette x

  9. This is so pretty, Yvonne! I love how you layered the stencils and torn the edges! Love that tulip! Happy Sunday!

  10. My makes are always like that Yvonne lol.

    Gorgeous effects with the stencils and the stamped image really enhances what you did with them. The frame really makes everything come alive.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  11. A fantastic card with great details.

  12. So lovely... I love the poppies growing up against the wall, and the acetate stamping looks so cool over the top!
    Alison x

  13. Lovely touch with the ribbon Yvonne :)
    Von ♥

  14. Love how this turned out with the use of all the stencils! Sounds like you are excited to be home, I know I would be!!

  15. Hi Yvonne, well I would say I turned out fabulous! Love the flowers on the brick wall, the use of acetate and the framing. Hugs, Yvonne

  16. Great masking and design Yvonne, a lovely card.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  17. Gorgeous stencilling, like that brick wall! Happy to home I think?

  18. Hi Meggymay...I love how the main image seems to float over your gorgeous background. A wonderful design and great colours.
    Dot x

  19. Beautiful design and great masking, love your background! Thanks for stopping in at my blog it's appreciated. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx