It's time for the next challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and this time the lovely Jenny has set the theme as 'Holiday destination through a window' ! This is what Jenny has to say:
As thoughts turn to holidays at home and abroad it's time to think
of favourite or ideal holiday destinations. What would your dream scene be?
Don't forget, you need to include a window in your project.
So, this got me thinking first of all about where I would like to be and my thoughts took me to a destination where, as a family, we've enjoyed some fabulous holidays. The place in question is the South of France. Long sunny days, eating al fresco and enjoying cool glasses of wine........... so back to the challenge ! This thought then led me to window shutters, as these are part of the culture in the South of France, keeping the hot sun out to keep the interior cool.
I have some Serendipity stamps that were bought for me years ago but I still use them alot as they are scenes from France. The stamp I chose to use for this card is 'The old Provence', I thought looking through a shuttered window at the old stone steps with the flower pots on them would be a perfect scene. I used the Tim Holtz Cameo Frame die to cut the aperture from the front of the card and then used the die cut for the panel on the inside of the card. I've used Distress Inks over the front of the card and then used Artistic Outpost stamps from the Flower Market set. The shutters are made from white card that I've embossed using the Distressed Stripes EF. I've blended DI over the panels then coated them with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint to give them the appearance of faded paint. I cut 2 little strips and stuck them to each shutter. The flower is made from Kraft Glassine paper that's been painted with Fresco Finish paint and then I've used the Tattered Flowers strip die.
I've added a coconut shell button the centre of the flower and also to the side of it and I've also added a small metal crown embellishment, which you actually can't see on the photo !
For the background panel on the inside I've used another Serendipity stamp and lots of DI. I've stuck some 7 Gypsies French tissue paper across the panel as well as some crocheted lace and text ribbon. The word 'Bliss' is also a Serendipity stamp and I've zipped around the edge of the card with my sewing machine. I've stamped the stairs onto card that's had DI blended over it and I've also done some Spritzing and Flicking ! I've used the french text from the Artistic Outpost French Exposition set and stamped the butterfly from the AO Flower Market set.
The large button is another of the gorgeous coconut shell buttons that Linda now stocks in The Funkie Junkie Boutique. You will have noticed that I've added the word Mum too, this is another birthday card for my Mum on Friday.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects !
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