March 22, 2016

Joie de Vivre!

Hello, Avril here with my first post on the AO blog, so thanks for visiting today. I decided to showcase Paris Exposition which was the very first set of stamps that I purchased.  I wanted something soft and feminine for this lovely lady.  I applied Gloss Texture paste through a Flourish stencil, the whole card was then inked with Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Bundled Sage. I used the stencil again on the left hand side, but this time I inked with Victorian Velvet DI for a softer look.

I coloured the image and cut it with deckle edge scissors, leaving a small white border to look like a vintage photograph, the mat was also cut with scissors.  The sentiments are also from the Paris Exposition set.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you to ink up your AO stamps and of course if you do, you still have just over a week to join us for the March 'Show us Your Art' challenge.

Designer:  Avril


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Avril and it really is so beautifully soft and feminine. I love the colours that you've used as they all work together so well. I don't actually own any AO stamps, so I'm sorry that I won't be able to join in this challenge but I do thank you for the inspiration and congratulate you on you first DT piece, you've done them proud :) Crafty hugs, Sandra X X

Aimeslee Winans said...

Congratulations on your first post, Avril! I love the colors you chose and your coloring of the woman makes her almost glow - very eye-catching! Well done! xoxo

Joan said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the texture paste embossing and the pretty colours. Congrats on joining the design team


Julie Gearinger said...

Avril, this is gorgeous!! What a fabulous card for your first DT post- love all of the colors and details :-) Hugs and so thrilled that I have a chance to design with you!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A wonderful start to your DT post! A truly elegant card! Chrisx

Unknown said...

YAY! Avril!! Welcome to the AO DT!! This is such a lovely creation--C'est Magnifique, indeed!! XOXO-Shari