Thursday, April 15, 2010

S2G TT April in Paris Continues!

Bonjour mes amis ! Bienvenue à la deuxième semaine d'avril à Paris!
Ahhh... Paris in the Springtime! Sounds wonderful!
From The Girls:
'Chanel is ready to strut her stuff! This week we're giving you a snapshot of a scene that takes us back to one of our favorite little villages in France. Don't you love the sweet yellow bicycle with the Menu board on it? We'd love you to take a look at our 'oh so french' picture and let it guide you for this weeks... Shirleys2Girls Twisted Thursday !Whether it is the color palette, the sunflowers,or anything else in the photo...JUST GO FOR IT!"

Let's take a look at "La Salon". I tried for a "French" look. My "Guys" thought it looked French, so I am happy! I chose pink and black from the photo. .....Look really hard and you'll see those colors!  ;)
Isn't this room gorgeous? I "papered the wall three times before I was satisfied with the just the "right" look! It certainly was easier than papering my own livingroom! LOL  As soon as I saw this digi, I knew that I wanted to use pink, black, and white. I went looking for inspirational paper, and I had some "Formal Affair" from Scrapworks in my stash. Then I found some "Black and Pink Zebra" at Hobby Lobby. CS is Papertrey Ink. I needed some black flowers, so I colored them with a Bic pen. Pink pearls were added to the centers. I didn't have any black ribbon with pink dots, so I colored the white dots pink. I made a "Cameo pin" featuring Chanel using Nesties and a Dry Embossing folder.
I coudn't stop with just a card! I love the stripes on the chair, and I love the zebra paper! People often ask me where I get my inspiration. Most people will say, "From nature, or pictures in magazines." Not me! I get inspired just walking through a Dollar Store! I found this really unique hexagon box while looking for inspiration. It just cried out, "Alter me!" So I did! I added some of the same embellishments to the box that I used on the card. I also had to add "Chanel" S2G newest little dog who is a "French" poodle. Chanel comes with one of the digis I used last week, "Grand Tresors".
Here is a close up of the flower that I made for the top of the box. I layered and folded Nesties, and distress inked around the edges with black ink to add dimension. I fringed a circle and held it all together with a rhinestone brad.
Next I made a tag also using Chanel and some of the same embellishments as the card. Travel around to the rest of the DT's blogs. They have some fabulous French Inspiration to share with you! Their links are in my sidebar. Be inspired and share YOUR French inspiration at the S2G Challenge Blog. We'll be watching for your entry! There will two winners chosen by Random Org who will each receive a Free digi and a Winner's Icon for their blogs. All of the S2G French Digis are available in the S2G Shop now.  Hop on over! They are FABULOUS! 
How would you like a FREE FRENCH DIGI? Join SNR! We need one more member to reach 300, and the Girls will post a Freebie for us! Click on the turquoise button at the bottom right of my blog and join now.
My card also fits:
1. Allsorts- Petals and Pearls over
2. Lexi's Creations-Any Altered Object over
3. Crafty Angels- My Favorite Things (boxes) over
4. My Time to Craft- Pretty Pearls over
5. Digital Tuesday- Paper Piece with Digitals over
6. Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
7. Little Red Wagon- Dry Embossing (Poodle tag and Medallion on card)
8. Creative Belli- Die Cut Shapes
9. Simon Says- (French) Movies and Dry Embossing


  1. wow..what can I say? YOU ARE KNOCKING ME OUT these days! AWESOME STUFF!!!!

  2. Incredible Cat! Your flowers are incredible, and I'd love to learn how you make them. If you haven't already, you should make a tutorial for them.

    Peace & Luv,

    P.S. Also wondering if you have the pattern for last weeks purse that you made?!

  3. Oh my goodness-another incredible explosion of talent and creative genius! Love it all!

  4. Hi Cat

    What an aweson collection, beautiful colours.

    Thank you for joining my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. The polka dot ribbon is so cute and the punch you used with it is neat. Great job!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! And i adore those colours..thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

    Hugs Lexi xxx

  7. stunning project,love the colours and the flower is perfect,thanks fro joining us at lexis crations
    good luck in the challenge
    lalkygirl x

  8. Oh wonderful card, fab cute images and gorgeous colours.
    thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  9. what fab projects just love the colour combo thanks for joining us at MTTC this week hugs x

  10. I absolutely love this! That paper just looks like it could be in a French salon! Love the pink and black too.

  11. Beautiful...
    Thank you for joining us this week over at Penny's.
    Hugs Alison.

  12. totally adorable, I had to check out your pink zebra paper, too bad we don't have a hobby lobby near here. I still love yours.

  13. Stunning everything just comes alive and that flower is very clever.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
    Hugs Shirley x x x

  14. Gorgeous creations!! I love the colors you used!! ...thank you for stopping by! :o)

  15. Its all gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

  16. FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Belli this week! Hope you will join us again!

  17. WOW!! What gorgeous projects!!! I love the beautiufl colors and how you used the dies!!! Thanks for playing in the belli challenge!!!

  18. love your color combo on this one Cat and that flower is just yummy wonderful work.


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