Sunday, 18 August 2013

A Day Trip to Paris by Lynne Moncrieff


As a theme, Paris (and France itself) is one of my all time favourites. I doubt I will ever own enough French themed stamps and they are certainly my most used stamps, so imagine my delight that Laura is stocking Paris Exposition by Artistic Outpost (and other Artistic Outpost stamps).

Here I’ve used 5 stamps from the set in conjunction with some Oxford Impressions stamps.


Oxford Impressions April In Paris (label on left side of tag)
EcoGreen Crafts Acrylics:- Aged Gold, Bronze and Sand
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Irish Cream, Vintage Lace and Nougat
Distress Ink :– Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye
Hot Air Balloon Charm
Card Base (or A4 card folding to size)
White Cardstock (for Gelli print)
Mica Tile 
Extras:- Oxford Impressions French Script (script on tag), stained shipping tag, lace, stained seam binding, pattern fabric fragment, cotton fabric scrap and lace for Gelli print




My background is a Gelli Print using EcoGreen Crafts Acrylics and lace. I then randomly stamped (second generation stamping) script. Adhered the print to a pre-scored cardbase and inked edges with Brushed Corduroy.




I always have a batch of pre-stained tags to hand. Script (used on background) was stamped with Tea Dye before stamping men from Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition also stamping numbers from Oxford Impressions Times Past. Tag edges abraded and sponged with ink before embellishing with lace fragment and mica tile.


Stamped Elements

Prepare stamping surfaces:- paint cardstock with Fresco Finish Irish Cream and Nougat, paint vintage French Text with Vintage Lace and stain cotton fabric scrap with tea and coffee.

    1.    Stamp Paris (With Love) onto cotton fabric scrap.

    2.    Stamp advertisement (Paris Exposition) onto painted French text. 

    3.    Stamp label (April In Paris) and Le Ballon and balloon (Paris Exposition) onto painted cardstock.


    4.    Paris Exposition (Paris Exposition) was stamped onto a fragment of a tag which I had stained previously.

Cut out and distress all elements.



Gather all the stamped elements and tag and assemble to cardbase embellishing with various laces (some had been stained previously), a balloon charm, fabric fragment and a Tim Holtz  mini paperclip.


Very soon I will share another card using more stamps from the Paris Exposition plate.




  1. Hi Lynne! I love what you are doing with Gelli Prints and this plate by AO is one of my favorites. Hope you are doing well. Best, Yvonne

  2. Lynne, this is absolutely fabulous, I love the Gelli background with the gorgeous lace and your stamping (and the stamps) and composition is, as ever, wonderful. I love this to bits!! The little balloon charm is delightful. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Oh wow Lynne, this is absolutely amazing!! I love the background, ch of the stamped elements is a little treasure in itself and I totally love the way you have layered them together and enhanced them with the few metal elements.

    I also love the way you have photographed it all against those laces, it looks just so wonderfully vintage Like Redanne, I love this to bits!!

  4. Love your gelli style, Lynne. Another amazing piece.

  5. wonderful creation Lynne so many details and such a lovely background

  6. Fabulous make Lynne....those AO stamps are on my wish list, just like the gelli plate. Love the composition of this piece, truly wonderful

    Crafty hugs. Annie x

  7. So many wonderful elements to look at, and all beautifully assembled to make this amazing card!
    I love it Lynne! xx

  8. Fabulous creation Lynne, there is so much wonder to look at.. Love those AO Stamps...Beautiful background with that gelli plate..I must invest in one of them!! Have a great Sunday...Hugs May x x x

  9. This is absolutely delicious Lynne! Those Artistic Outpost stamps work so well in your hands and the gelli plate background is wonderful. You put things together so well - thanks so much for all the details here. Margie x

  10. Just been over to see the full version Lynne and its wonderful. Yes, those stamps are lovely but its what you do with them thats so amazing. Margie x

  11. A stunner Lynne. Such beautiful texture as always and gorgeous embellishing.
    A favourite stamp set of mine too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  12. I adore seeing how your projects come together Lynne and this is no exception. That stamp plate is fantastic and you have really put it to great use here. Hugs, Jenny x

  13. Oh you do Paris so beautifully dear Lynne.
    This creation is no exception.
    Brilliant use of your gelli monoprint as a background and your stained paper almost has a leather look to it.
    C'est magnifique!

  14. Fabulous work, Lynne!! :) Hugs, Viola

  15. Wow - the lacy Gelli print is such a wonderful starting point for this lovely vintage creation. The stamping on the tea-stained tag looks so perfect, and I love all those little extra images on the various textures. Beautifully done, as ever, Lynne.
    Alison x


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