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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Opus Gluei Challenge # 95. Springtime in Paris.

The lovely ladies over at OG have asked for Springtime in Paris.
(Love the new banner ladies , can I be a penguin please?)

I don't have anything even remotely Parisian in my stash, but it has been too long since I joined in and when has something as trivial as not having the right stash ever stopped me?
And besides which, I have some new french chickens to show you.

So this is the best I can come up with given my lack of French stash.

This is the dancing Lady from the Silhouette plate by Art Journey stamps.
Also the freebie butterfly from Craft Stamper magazine this month.
I wanted the butterfly flying towards the pretty lady, but maybe it would look better facing the other way? Not sure.
I've used my new favourite shiny which is a water activated layer of Neocolour II crayons that I've over painted with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour paints, thereby creating lovely shiny shiny magic.
The card look mheh photographed unfortunately. IRL I love it, as a photo it looks kind of crappy and flat and unshiny, which it isn't. Oh dear.

Now for a little french chicken or two or even three.
I thought I could add these because they are nice and they have just bought their Eurotunnel tickets to go to Disney World Paris just in time for Easter where they will be laying Easter Eggs for the Seven Dwarfs.

This is another card based on a Jo Kill topper that she designed for Papercraft Inspirations Magazine.

Happy creating!



I love your Parisienne card Gini - the image is perfect for the theme. Your little French chickadees are such fun, and I think you have captured the essence of the challenge beautifully. Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jingle said...

These are both great, but I LOVE the chickens!!!!

Jana said...

I LOVE your interpretation of the French element. This birthday card is perfect. I think the butterfly is flying towards the dancer. To join her perhaps. Your French Chickens are adorable. Thank you so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI again this week. It's always so much fun to see your works of art.

Sherry Edwards said...

Lovely cards Gini - both of them. The dancer reminds me of the one in the opening scene from 'Tales of the Unexpected' xx

Rosemary said...

well, my dear Gini, you took the springtime theme perfectly and I love how happy the lady is - she's dancing and she's entranced the butterfly. I like it flying toward her to join her in her reverie!

The chicks on the way to EuroDisney made me laugh, hope they don't get pinched by any wild Disney chefs!

As always, the Poobahs love it when you come over to play with us!!!!

Linda said...

Love those French chicks! Ooooh-la-lay!!

Electra said...

For not having anything French in your stash, I'd say you created a Parisian winner! You could put Spanky is a corset too, you know. Lover the chicken card, I'll need to steal, er, copy that one.

Sandy Ang said...

How fun your chicken pyramid card ! Love the little googly eyes