'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Good morning, all!  Time for a new challenge on

Wish you were here...

This is a wonderful excuse to think about sea, sand, fun and holiday destinations, so let your mind run free and see what you come up with. It can be somewhere you're planning to visit, somewhere you've been or someone you dream of visiting... or your local beach, if you're lucky enough to have one close to you.
Any medium is acceptable.

Please don't miss the amazing inspiration from the team on the blog!
Hope to see you over there, soon 😊

This was a chance for me to think about the city I love most in the whole world...Paris!
I used Adirondacks and Distress inks for the background...I LOVE the fancy Paperartsy  'Paris sera toujours Paris' stamp but don't use it anywhere near enough, so I used it as a background element here.
The little bird on roller skates, holding a balloon, is one of my favourite quirky images and a last minute addition (sorry, TIOT girls) ...I can just imagine him skating all over Paris, maybe looking for love - probably a good idea in that very busy city and the air will certainly be much cleaner than in the Metro. 
I finished it off with a little French stamp - A L'aventure - which just means 'to adventure!' or we're off on an adventure! 
This is a journal page, btw - the Eiffel tower is  a VERY tall stamp - one I bought at the Carson show in California, many (14 or 15) years ago when I was staying with a lovely, lovely friend after the Trade Show. I have a feeling I bought it from Teesha Moore (Zettiology) but I couldn't swear to that...it looks like a slightly leaning Eiffel Tower when I look at it again...oops! It's about 9 ins long. The stencilling was added through a scrap of sequin waste.

I hope to see you soon over at Try it on Tuesday some time in the next two weeks... 
Have fun creating your 'dream destination' art!

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16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Rosie said...

A fantastic card, dear Cath

My name is Erika. said...

Oh Paris is perfect to think about, isn't it? This is a great piece Cath. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

I agree about Paris being a dream destination. Its a super size stamp you used Cath and the little bird on skates adds a touch of humour to the fantastic page.
Yvonne xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A wonderful card Cath and I really like the colours that you've used. Great background colours too x

Mrs.B said...

Ha Ha! Thought I was confused till I read your explanation re the little bird. He does make a great addition and adds a fun touch to your journal page.
I do like the large image, it has great detail.
Avril xx

María said...

I love it, it's fantastic that elegant bacground witht the Eiffel Tower and then that funny bird moving around it really makes it very special. xx.

Joan said...

Lovely card Cath, that's a beautiful Eiffel Tower stamp and love the quirky bird!


Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Cath! Got caught up and wow! The cards you've been making are all CASE-worthy. I wanted to stop after looking at each one and copy cat it, lol. Bravo! As for your Lavinia deco being too busy? PUHLEEEZE, I mean, fairies don't have gardeners and manicured lawns ya know. I love your busy scene. Oh, Paris! This American prefers England, frankly. I've been to both and you English are much more friendly and accomodating. I got sick of the French eccentricites real quick. And don't even get me started on dirty, humid, hot, sweaty, rude Rome..... xoxox

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Yes indeed Cath _ Paris sera toujours Paris! I love the little bird on roller skates! We always used to go out on Paris Roller Friday nights but now some streets are shut to traffic on Sundays we get to see quite a few groups if we are there at weekends! You do know of course that I love this, how could I not? The background is wonderful and I adore that Tour Eiffel - sounds like a very big stamp! Big Hugs, Chrisx

Marjut said...

Fantastic page!

Neet said...

Lovely! Just wish I was there at this moment in time. I think I know someone else who may have bought that stamp at Carson? It is lovely and perfect for your journal page. Love the little guy on roller skates, yes, can imagine him buzzing around the city -the perfect way to sightsee.
Hugs, Neet xx

Caty said...

OOOHH your card is Wonderful Cath !! I loove the so gorgeous background, the colours, the stencils, and, of course this beautiful bird near the Eiffel tower, just Amazing !!
I wish you a very nice Thursday,
Big hugs, Caty

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

There is nowhere I would rather visit than Paris, so this beauty actually spoke to me. I love this theme and will be joining in soon. You have inspired me, dear Cath.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal page and background love the stamps and little roller skating bird lol
Carol x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! I love the dreamy background with the Eiffel Tower stamp, and the little roller skating bird is fabulous too ...lol 😉. I can just imagine him seeing all the sites in Paris on his roller skates - how perfect would that be, it really makes me smile 😁. I hope you've had a good few weeks! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and scene Cath! I love these colors together and that little roller skating bird is so cute!
Hugs, Tammy