Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hello everyone,
It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. The theme for this challenge is Paris. I know we have all been saddened by the horrific event
 that took place on Friday November 13.

If you are like me, I truly do not understand the whys of events like this one and I can only hope and pray that this madness ends, sooner vs. later. Let's keep Paris and all the other area's in distress, in our hearts and prayers.

In honor of our friends in Paris, I put together a 9" X 12" panel that highlights some Parisian items.

The French flag is blue, white and red, so I decided to incorporate their colors in my piece.

 I have a great Paris themed stamp set that contains all the stamped images I used on the panel. I picked this up a year ago and this is the 1st time I used it. Interesting, I had this all this time, unused, just waiting.

Let me show you a closer view of some of those smaller stamped images.

Did you check out that background, I used a map of Paris.
 I also added 3 fleur de lis, using gold CS. 
The national flower of France is the iris 
and is represented in the fleur de lis emblem,
 the symbol of the French monarchy.
The French government today is a republic.

Stamps:  Paris Stamps - Invoke Arts
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS
Ink: India ink - Black; Memento - Danube Blue, Love Letter
Dies/Punches Used:  Martha Stewart  punch - fleur de lis
Accessories: Winsor & Newton -9" X 12" Artist Canvas Board, Cardboard with the top layer pulled off in a few areas, Decoupage, Gesso, K & Co. - adhesive Gems, Ranger Dina Wakley - Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - White, Ruby, Lapis.

I am submitting my panel project in the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#84)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#84)
  • Love to Scrap -   Anything Goes (#165)
  • Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes (#429)
  • The Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes (#36)
  • Use Your Stuff -  Lots of Layers (#17)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 173 - Anything Goes ( #217)
  • Crafting-With-Friends - Always Anything Goes (#111)
  • Creative Fingers -   No.99 -   Always Anything Goes  (#135)
  • Daring Cardmakers -  Anything But a Card (#23)
  • Simply Papercraft - #18 - Always Anything Goes (#128)

  • Thanks for stopping in today and I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving


    Kathy S said...

    Appreciate your support of the recent events in Paris. This a beautiful representation of your feelings. The texture is marvelous. Thanks for joining the ATG challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges this week.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    This is a great tribute of support for the terrible events in Paris. I like how you used those colors for another way expressing your support.

    Patricia Alvarez said...

    Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

    Dawn said...

    Stunning and a lovely tribute. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    What a gorgeous tribute Barb. Love the color scheme and all your little embellishments.

    Lori said...

    This is such a pretty card and such a wonderful tribute. Thanks so much for joining our lots of layers challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

    bejko said...

    Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy callenge!

    FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

    Beautiful dedication to France. These images are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

    Michelle said...

    This is so precious. Lovely all the little details.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

    Ellen said...

    Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

    crafty-stamper said...

    Beautiful panel and love all the images and map you used----Thank you for sharing at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x