July 9, 2014

A quick trip to Paris...

I'm afraid it's only in your imaginations though!  Hi all, Alison (butterfly) here for my monthly flutter with the Artistic Outpost stamps.  I'm sharing my first time of playing with the delicious Paris Exposition set today... and since the stamps are so lovely, I really didn't do very much other than stamp them!
I started with a tag from one of the Prima pre-printed tag pads.  They're a little taller than the normal tags, so that seemed perfect - giving lots of space for aerial adventures in the sky!
I stamped my main images direct onto the tag... the fabulous gentlemen proudly showing off their big wheel for the Exposition...
The balloons making their daring ascensions... a dangerous business!
I fear somebody has already had to make a desperate bid for safety, jumping with his parachute from a balloon which has gone astray.
I added some advertisements for the Exposition.
They're stamped on separate card and inked and distressed for a vintage look.
I added some metal detailing with some industrial brads...
and swirled smoky black clouds around them, echoing the script in the background, for some added movement and drama...
And amidst all the excitement, who wouldn't feel a sense of Joie de Vivre?!
I stamped the words and added one of the Idea-ology number plaques - they look so French to me, so it seemed like the perfect thing to top off the tag.
There you go - a pretty straightforward stamped tag - but with stamps this good, sometimes that's all you want to do!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I always love to hear what you think - and I'll see you again in August!

Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures


22 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the tag background! I need some and love your air adventures! X

Nan G said...

You've show cased this stamp set beautifully, Alison!

Helen said...

what a great tag, love those images!

Buttons said...

A fantastic use of these images to take us floating into the Parisian skies Alison. Having the addition of the advertising boards and the number plaque help to add a little dimension to this beautiful tag. Jenny x

Dagmar said...

Oh it's so beautiful - i love your Paris-tag so much ! Hugs Dagmar

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful - love Paris! The exposition must have been so exciting at the time! Your love of stamping shines here Alison. Chrisx

Redanne said...

I love all the elements you added to this tag, it is wonderful and a lovely way to enjoy Paris! Anne x

craftytrog said...

Wonderful vintage images! Gorgeous tag Alison xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great trip to Paris, Alison! A lovely vintage scenery...
greetings, Alie :-)

rachel said...

a super tag alison - love all the details - very french! Hugs rachel x

Dorthe said...

Joie de Vivre , YES, being in Paris would surely make me feel that !! it is wonderful, love the tag with the forstamped scripture, and the extra cards you added ,so beautiful altered,- a great tag, dear Alison.
xo,Dorthe

Terry said...

I am ready to go, Alison! Lovely Paris themed tag and the Prima pre-printed tag makes a great background. Hugs!

massofhair said...

Beautiful theme, colours and textures. A delight to ones senses as always Alison :-) xxx

cathylynn said...

What a fun scene you've created with these awesome stamps! Great color tones too!
Another great tag!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

They are such lovely crisp stamps. I'm quite smitten with the hot air balloon and parachute. At first I thought the two banners off the balloon were random jumpers. EEK! That's a fad that won't catch on. Love the ads added with the clip, and the swirls and the number plate, and it's all lovely.

Lisa S. said...

What a fab set of stamps to create with Alison. :) I love this tag!

Chris Warner said...

This is gorgeous Alison, love the way it tells the story. Fab!!! Chris xxx

Coco said...

A perfect 'French' tag Alison, with very beautiful stamps! Coco x

Julie Ann Lee said...

That is indeed a fabulous stamp set - another addition to the wish list, I think! I love how you used them too. That idea-logy number at the top is the perfect embellishment; it reminds me of the number on a French apartment door somehow!A really atmospheric tag with the perfect colour scheme to set off those lovely vintage images! Julie Ann xxx

Annie said...

Superb tag Alison. Love the stamps....more for my wish list

Hugs Annie x

Paper Profusion said...

Yes thats a terrific stamp set. Thanks for this fabby tag Alison. Ive been needing some inspiration To get back to properly stamping. Will try harder next time when stamps nearby! Nicola x

Kezzy said...

Wow love the background, and the stamped images are awesome :-) Kezzy xxx