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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Parisian Fun with Stampendous

It's Wednesday, and I hope this post finds you ready for not a card, but a very rare journal page from me. Yep, when I sat down to play with these really cool new Paris stamps and die sets, they just screamed to be put on a journal page.

I've never been to France, I've watched Le Tour de France many many times though! lol It would be amazing I'm sure to see the Eiffel Tower in person!

So here are some close-ups of my page. Supplies and instructions are at the bottom of the post if you're interested.

The banner is designed to taper around the tower, but I loved how it looked like a corner frame for my quote.

And here is a closeup of the treeline as the backdrop to the tower. My eyes are what they used to be even with strong reading glasses on so a few spots of color was just what distant trees needed.

Fireworks framing the tower and a balloon finish the scene.

And here's the quote. I'm still a work in progress with where to put words when mixing up the letter styles, but it's progress!

"When you meet someone so different from yourself,
in a good way,
you don't even have to kiss to have fireworks go off."
Lisa Schroeder, author of "I Heart You, You Haunt Me."

The sets from Stampendous happen to be the theme for this week on the Stampendous blog, please run over there to get some amazing ideas with these products. They are spectacular!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • Paris Bonjour Cling Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Paris Bonjour Die Set (AZ, STM)
  1. Prep the pages of your journal by adding a layer of old book pages (optional) and a coat of white gesso.
  2. Paint sky with pink, purple lighter mixed with white and darker mixed with Payne's Grey. 
  3. Create a horizon with the treeline stamp in Paris Bonjour set using Versafine black ink. 
  4. Paint treeline with Quinacridone Gold for tree trunks, yellow-green for canopy tops and yellow-green mixed with Payne's Grey on the lower canopy. Highlight with Titanium White Paint.
  5. Stamp Eiffel tower, banner, and the balloon with onyx ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and cut out with coordinating dies.
  6. Glue Eiffel die cuts down onto the page.
  7. Journal with Titanium White paint and white pen.
  8. Stamp fireworks with watermark ink and sprinkle Detail White embossing powder then tap off excess and set with heat tool.
  9. If desired add a painted border with white pen lines.
I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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  1. Wow, how fabulous! I don't know why it's rare to find an art journal page from you. You are an expert!

  2. The sunset looks beautiful. This reminds me of one of our trips to Paris--we stayed at an airbnb near the Eiffel Tower. Good memories....thanks for reminding me. I really love the sky on your project.

  3. Very festive. Great colors.
    The fireworks exploding are
    a wonderful idea.
    thanks for sharing

  4. What a fabulous journal page! The colors are awesome as is the lettering! Great job!

  5. Janelle, such beautiful scenes of Paris. The colors on your Journal Page are lovely. What a fun project to use these wonderful stamps on.


  6. What a cool page! Love the banner left blank as a frame, and the balloon and fireworks... festive and romantic all in one!

  7. Simply lovely! This is a wonderful page!

  8. Lovely journal pages! I love the colors you used for this beautiful scene!

  9. Beautiful colors. I’d love to see in Paris the Eiffel
    Tower and so much more!!!

  10. Very pretty scene--I like the colors.
    Sue in Ohio

  11. Totally fabulous!!! LOVE the sunset background with these amazing images and your spectacular lettering. That quote is marvelous. Well done!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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