Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April in Paris S2G Blog Hop!

The April in Paris Blog Hop will remain at the top of my blog until Wednesday, April 14, 2:59 A.M. (PST). Scroll down for newer posts.
Bonjour, mes amis! Bienvenue a la Rue de Maitre Albert! 
Welcome to la Rue de Maitre Albert for my part of this fabulous little Paris tour. If you came here from Rue du Chateau (Anne's Blog) then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog, start at the beginning at the S2G Challenge Blog HERE.
This is my first project, "Grand Tresors" featuring Coco and her little French poodle, Chanel. I paper pieced Coco's dress and added Stickles to her hat, package, and flowers. Chanel also has some purple Stickles added to her "Doggie Do".  She likes to look her best! What "Grand Tresors" might Coco have in her boxes?
Perhaps she has a little French *purse featuring a little poodle on the clasp that looks amazingly like Chanel....because it is Chanel! I colored and cut out Chanel from the very same digi image and placed her on the purse.

A trip to Paris isn't complete without a stop at the Eiffel Tower, and that's where we are headed. So hop on your bicycle and follow Coco!
This image is "Tres Francais" and what could be more French than the Eiffel Tower? Chanel even has a basket filled with flowers and French bread. I was inspired to make a **basket and a large matching paper flower. I used the Eiffel Tower image (included with this digi) to make a hanging tag.
When I was six years old I decided that I wanted to be an artist. I had this "vision" in my head that I was standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, and I was wearing a beret. Behind me was a fence, and hanging there were all of my many paintings which were for sale. I never did go to Paris. But I did major in Art in college, and I taught Art, too. This cute digi just reminded me of one of my childhood dreams.
 Here is another project using the same digi stamp, "Tres Francais". This was a fun project! I purchased a clear plate at Hobby Lobby, washed it with soap and water, and then wiped it with rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth. I drew a border on the BACK of the plate using Vitrea Transparent Markers (Michael's). Allow to dry for 24 hours. Then bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 160 degrees. The label says that the project is dishwasher safe.
This part of the project is NOT dishwasher safe. I used Grafix Rub-On paper (Hobby Lobby) to make a decal, colored it with Copics, and applied it, following directions on the package. I applied the image to the BACK of the plate. You can spray the decal when finished, but it often looks cloudy, so I chose to "paint" it with clear nail polish.
Did you notice that the image on the plate and on the basket have been flipped? Another great reason to love digis!
 I hope you enjoyed my part of the April in Paris tour!
We’ll pick 3 winners from the challenge blog comments, so be sure to leave some love on all the DT's blogs! 
There will also be
ONE GRAND PRIZE!
Tres Chic!
After  the Hop, stop by the S2G Shop. I know you'll want to snap up some of these fresh, new images! 
Don’t forget to play along with us and our Twisted Thursday Challenge. The TWIST is to use the word MERCI on your card/project. Upload your project HERE.
Now for your next stop on your tour, head over to Rue de St. Julien-le-Pauvre (Deanne's Blog) for another fabulous project. If you get lost along the way, head back over to the S2G Challenge Blog for your road map.
Who wants a FREE French Digi?
If you haven't joined the S2G Discussion Forum at SNR now is the time! We need ONE more member to reach 300, and we will receive a FREE DIGI from S2G! Scroll over the turquoise SNR button near the bottom of my blog. Click "Join Now" and follow the instructions.
My Timeless Templates *Purse-onality, **Pack a Picnic. DCWV "Flower Shower Stack", MS punches, Bazzill CS.

52 comments:

  1. Hi Cat, All your projects are perfect. Your were quiet....I knew you were creating...

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  2. OMGoodness, what amazing projects, I really love the plate, and the basket and the card and...LOL! OK I love everything, wow, it truly makes me want to get on a plane and meet you in Paris, just to get that purse! hehehe FABULOUS!

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  3. Cat your creativity is AMAZING!!! Your projects today are INCREDIBLE!!! Blessings and Hugs!!

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  4. Wow, all your projects were great. I really liked how you made the plate, never thought to do that with a digi. Thanks!

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  5. Absolutely stunning projects!!! Beautifu work.

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  6. Wow, what a production...
    I really like all your work here, the cards, the purses and the plate... I don´t know what to chose =)

    I love green and violet combination, I never tried it, but I will!

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  7. LOVE, love, love all the wonderful goodies you are showing here. Makes me want to pack and visit Paris.....These are just lovely!
    Smiles...Tammy

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  8. Mon Dieu! Formidable ma cherie

    Cat these are amazing, that plate is a brilliant use of a digi

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  9. Cat, your card, your projects-WOW!!! Everything is so incredibly wonderful-now this is blog candy! What do you do with all of these beautiful creations? Do you have a shop, perhaps in Paris?!

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  10. WOW, all your projects are amazing. Love..Love..Love the plate!

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  11. WOW, WOW, and WOW! I love that flower on the second basket. Youhave been a very busy bee and I love all your projects.

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  12. WOW! Your very creative! Such stunning projects!!

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  13. I see you have been busy! I love the purple, green and black combo.

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  14. Wow, these are all fabulous. I love that plate. TFS.

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  15. Your projects are over the top fantastic!!

    Peace & luv,
    Jeannie

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  16. WOW!! Look at you...just amazing.

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  17. Wow I dont know where to start! They are all gorgeous!! I love the paper piecing on her dress, the poodle purse is so darling, the basket, wow, I want to make one, lol, the plate is just fabulous. You sure are one talented lady, I was just awestruck looking at all your projects.

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  18. WOW Cat, you have been one busy girl. I love it all! Each project is great, I love your little bags your created!

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  19. Wow!!! All of these are amazing & beautiful!!
    You definitely have awesome creativity! I love the purple & green combo and that little basket and plate is just adorable, love that flower you made with the DP, just too cute!

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  20. Bonjour Cat, Stunning creations, you have been a busy girl, just love the colour combo, especially the purple creations lol! Gorgeous selection of dsps and ribbons. Thank you for the instructions on how to decorate the plate, love all your projects, one very talented lady, off to do some more sightseeing, au revoir X:)

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  21. Very nice! I adore purple!

    Happy blogoversary :)

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  22. Bonjour!!! OMG!!!!!!Your plate!!!!!! Would you consider selling it???? I love every thing about it. The Colors are perfect. Your other projects are way cute also the little box purse too cute. I realy would like to talk to you about ording a plate. Please email me at askbgb@aol.com. I know I could make it. But you know sometimes it just nice not to have to.
    Merci

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  23. Wow Cat, your projects are amazing! The purses are cute and so is the card, but I have to say the plate is my favorite. Awesome job!

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  24. Well, you've been busy with France these last days I guess. :) Great great job! I really love the purple colours, especially the purple ribbon you've used. I'm gonna head out and search for ribbons like that!

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  25. What great projects. I really want to get to work now and make a few things and I will have to buy these stamps. The plate is fantastic. WOW!

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  26. Fantastic! As I scrolled down your projects just got better and better. I love your color choices and use of so many patterned papers. Thanks for inspiring us with your creativity.

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  27. Love all your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!........................................

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  29. Holy cow! Vous avez ete tres occupe! I'm amazed at your creativity!

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  30. LOVE that plate! Your projects are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!! Great projects, and that plate is INSPIRED!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. What an amazing collection of projects, you must have been very busy creating all these. Wonderful ideas and designs.
    LOL Bxxx

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  33. Cat, These projects are fabulous!! The purple and black make the card and purse look so "frenchy". I love these images, they are so fun!! Your basket is soooo cool and the wonderful flower!!!

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  34. WOW you have sure made some fabulous projects.....really beautiful job with the paper piecing!!!

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  35. Wow....someone has been busy!!!! Your projects are amazing. Very creative. Love the color combo on the card too.

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  36. Hi Cat, your projects are awesome!! wooowww... so beautiful

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  37. Wow! those are incredible projects you created. Thank you so much for sharing. They are beautiful.

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  38. Oh Cat all of your projects are beautiful what a wonderful collection of art you have here way to go GF
    Hugs

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  39. Bonjour and merci for letting us see what we can do with one little image. You are amazing Cat!

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  40. Wow, I'm really blown away with all your work here, the cards, the purses and the plate... What a fabulous collection of inspiration. Wow, wow, wow!

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  41. All I can add is WOW, these projects are SUPER AMAZING!! LOVE everything you've done for this release - colors, papers, coloring of the images - way to go Cat!!:)

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  42. Your projects are just amazing - love them all!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  43. Oh la, la, this is absolutely AMAZING!!!

    BTW, I left you a little something on my blog, check THIS out. :D

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  44. WOW!! Amazing projects! I am totally blown away by your creativity. So much wonderful detail. Especially like the green and purple color combo on the first card.

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  45. These are just FABULOUS!!!! What awesome creations!!!! ANd thanks for the tutorial on hte plate in the other post!!!
    Hugs:)
    Angela

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  46. Bonjour
    Splendide! Le coco et Chanel sont très jolis!
    Au revoir xx

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  47. wow are these included in the blog hop prize pack? they are just so beautiful and the color combination - amazing! So talented!

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  48. You are truly talented.....was loving your card and then to the box...and then to plate....I can't decide which one I love.....well it has to be ALL OF THEM!!!!!Awesome job and great color choice.....truly inspirational..........thank you for sharing with us....

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