Monday, 6 May 2013

Springtime in Paris...

Hello friends and if you're here in the UK, hope you're enjoying the long weekend and having a very happy Bank Holiday Monday!!

Today, I wanted to share something that I was inspired to create after seeing a project by the very talented Tammy Tutterow, using the fabulous Sizzix Postage Stamp Frame die by Tim Holtz. I wanted to use the frame to create the little box and together with the photo below, that I took myself of cherry blossom that was bursting open in our garden, the image of April In Paris popped into my head (and yes, I know it's May but it was April when I had the idea ~ lol)..., once that image was stored in my mind, away I went and this is what I made!! As always, I really hope you love what I've made...

 For this shadow box, I used lots of wonderful Sizzix and Tim Holtz products but it all started with the Postage Stamp Frame die to create the outer layers of my box.
 I used Tim's Papillon stamp set by Stampers Anonymous to stamp the background to my shadow box and added an Idea-ology Word Key hanging from a Ring Fastener.

  The Eiffel Tower is from the Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower die and I used chipboard, covered in a metal sheet before embossing the Tower with Tim's Eiffel Tower and French Script set of Texture Fades. After adding alcohol inks and Distress Paint, I added the tower to the front of my box.
I used Distress Stains to colour my white paper flowers and added stamens to the centres of each, before attaching them to my box, together with some of Tim's Film Strip Ribbon. 

 I stamped the Paris postmark from the French Marketplace set of stamps and attached this with an Ideo-ology Gem Clip and as a finishing touch I added a glass vial, attached one of the Chit Chat stickers to the front and placed the last of my flowers into it.

So, that's it from me for today...hope wherever you are you can enjoy the sunshine and warm weather!!
I'll be back tomorrow with my Clarity samples that I made for the Create and Craft shows that were on over the weekend...but until then, thank you so much for stopping by and I can't wait to read all your comments!
See you soon and bye for now!
Love Emma xxx

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  1. Absolutely beautiful Emma. This has really inspired me as I also took some photos of the cherry tree in my garden and my hubby and I went to Paris five years ago for my 60th birthday in April. I love it there although so very expensive.xx

  2. Gorgeous Cherry Blossom, I have just come back into the house from sitting in the garden, such a pleasure to sit out there today in the sunshine, unfortunately no deadlines met today lol . Love your PARIS inspired piece. The 3D frame is fabulous as is the stamping and texture on the Eiffel Tower. Love the flowers and background stamping and added acetate. Lovely. Tracy x

  3. Totally gorgeous - what an amazing shadow box you've created! Jo x

  4. What a fantastic project Emma. Isn't Tammy so inspirational! Hugs, Jenny x

  5. C'est très jolie, Mademoiselle Emma, très bonne! Nous avons eu du soleil sur notre peau et se sentir belle. Merci Mère Nature.

    It's very pretty, Miss Emma, very good! We've had the sun on our skin and feel wonderful. Thank you Mother Nature.

  6. Stunning piece of artwork Emma

  7. Oh my giddy aunt! This is stunning, I love love love Paris so this is right up my street. I think one day I must commission you to make me something like this for my bedroom! As I have a Paris theme going on after my trip there. Take care Zo xx

  8. Your shadowbox is just beautiful. Love all the little

  9. Just beautiful. So many possibilities to personalize this. Love the techniques you used on the Eiffel tower die. Thank You.

  10. Wow - amazing work! Love it!
    Have a nice evening!

  11. This is really pretty Emma. The die cut Eiffel Tower looks fabulous and I love the way you've used the film strip. Gorgeous shadow box altogether!

    Lesley Xx

  12. Absolutely exquisite, Emma... Springtime in Paris on a card! You really have captured the feel of that blossom too - wonderful!
    Alison x

  13. What an elegant piece Emma! I love the inspiration behind it, and I love the theme! The glass bottle is an awesome detail and the stamp shape is just perfect! The colors are fabulous, and I can feel the charm of Paris just by looking at this! Beautiful work! Thank you so much for being inspired this week and sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  14. Beautiful, just amazingly beautiful

  15. This is a great piece! I have never been to Paris, but this makes me feel like I've had a little visit!


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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