Monday, November 5, 2012

'Allo 'Allo...

That's a phrase you either know or don't! It depends on whether you like a certain silly, but oh so funny, British comedy... but enough of that for now, as it's Monday and therefore time to get inky and crafty with the new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show where we have gone all ..."Je ne sais quoi..." Yes, we're going French!
 My first response was to start speaking in a very bad French accent and of course, Ooh La la soon popped out... and so did my card. I totally love the Face Art stamp set from Wendy Vecchi and was eager to use the smaller face as she is so alluring.
I went for quite a simple design and decided that my colours should also reflect the French mood, so red, white and blue it was. I always love a freshly stamped image on white card. Just paper and ink are a fabulous combo!
The faces are stamped in Cobalt Archival ink and then mounted on thick card for more dimension. The leaves are stamped in Vermillion ink which is such a great red to work with. The Grungeboard letters are painted with gesso before being stamped and edged in blue. I added the spots later as they looked a bit bare at first. I can't go too long without reaching for that fabulous flutter-by and they seemed to be the perfect headdresses for my three mademoiselles.
A little distressing and voilĂ  a pretty stylish card... even if I say so myself. Which I am, because I'm writing this post! I hope you feel inspired to create your own French masterpiece... Go on, have fun and join in with us. Head over to the Design Team blog and take a look at all the fabulous makes from the team. Don't forget this $50 voucher is out there to be won... Enjoy your week!
Sarah.


18 comments:

Helen said...

What a great way to use that stamp of Wendy's; I love it!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is so beautiful .I adore this face and what you composed with it! FAB!

Sophie said...

Das ist eine coole und witzige Idee.
Super!

Peggy Parker said...

Love the simplicity and romantic images!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, love your use of red, white and blue very striking as are those faces. Lovely idea to add the butterflies. Love your design. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Sarah, your card is so cute! I love the white background. The blue and red really stand out against it! Love your Wendy stamp (the face) and the red butterflies above them! The red leaves and "Ooh La La" is really cute!!! I love your design.<3 Candy

Redanne said...

Oh very Ooh la la indeed Sarah, I can't stop thinking about Allo Allo now, it was so very funny. The red, white and blue are perfect with the beautiful face and butterfly. Thank you for the smile!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Kate said...

Very lovely, Sarah. I adore the simplistic beauty of this creation! Fabulously done. The face and butterflies work wonderfully with the vine! Kate

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

What a great way to use the stamps Sarah.
Very very beautiful.

Greetings Janny

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous card, a lot of stunning creations over the past month. Sorry I haven't been in touch, life got in the way abit lol. Ruby looks so cute and I really feel for both of you with all the problems she has been having. Mind you in the Woyww on 10th October, she looks so adorable and really happy so you obviously are doing everything right. It must be so hard on you, it's great that you still can craft a bit. Has the journal helped with your stress levels? I am planning on having a go, think I could do with somewhere to put all my emotions at the moment lol. Take Care Sarah, lots of hugs Kerry xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Oo la lah and lah de dah indeed! Great card there and isn't that cobalt blue so gorgeous! my favourite archival ink that one!
xx

Anita Houston said...

Simple, clean, elegant, and whimsical all rolled up into one! Fab card!

Suzanne C said...

Very fun! Love the butterfly flowers and the faces popping out! Sweet card!

soapHOUSEmama said...

I love it! Super fun and perfect colors!

Sandra said...

stunning card! Gorgeous card en love those stamps! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great card, Sarah! I love the way you integrated the french flag colors :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

Fab tricouleur! The red, white and blue show off the stamps to perfection.
Alison x

Kim Dellow said...

Stunning! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Kim