Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bonjour

 This French inspired garden page is for my art journal that I am making for  A Vintage Journey.   Each challenge at A Vintage Journey will result in a new page for my book.  The challenge is to make something  "a little bit French".  A little bit French?  That's like saying a little bit pregnant.  To me, you are either French or you're not but Astrid has asked for "a little bit French"  oui!!

Not too much Tim Holtz on here - just the pewter lock.  Vintage?  What about my main image.  French?  To the bone!

Challenges I am entering:

A Vintage Journey - A little bit French
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

I do appreciate you visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.  It does mean a lot.
Thanks,
Sandy

59 comments:

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderful page Sandy. Love the deep red tone on those papers. Thanks so much for popping by and visiting me. Karen.x

Zuzu's Blog said...

what a fantastic Idea to make a journal of the challenges. page by page... and this one is definitely vintage looking and definitely French looking. and not just "a little bit".
:)
lovely page.

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Sandy what a fabulous vintage card and your colours are so rich...

Anne

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fabulous vintage page, love the colours and style. Your book will be a real treasure when it is finished. Did you get the mail I sent yesterday evening? Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

I totally love the idea of making a page for each of our challenge themes Sandy and this one is certainly a beauty with a lot of French feel to it. Now what did I mean hey, with that particular challenge theme? See, it means you can just use something which evokes that little bit of a French feel. Not to worry, - it's a lovely piece.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely....a great French landscape...such a nice collage Sandy!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
This is so pretty. . . . Tres chic!
Had a chuckle at the "little bit pregnant"
Have a great day.
Ang x

SARN said...

Hello Sandy . . . WOW - I am LOVING this page. Fits the challenge perfectly n'est-ce pa? Bon!

Hugs from across le pond,
Sarn xxx

Karen Gist said...

Oh this is a gorgeous page Sandy xxx

Lau W said...

Bonjour !
Héhé i can speak french today, héhé it's a french challenge !
So, ta page est très jolie (so nice page !). J'aime les mots en français, les papiers sont magnifiques (love the frensh words, papers are beautiful). J'aimerai avoir un jardin comme sur l'image (i would like to have a garden like on the image : o h bad english here !).
Looooooove your creation mon amie ! ;-))
Bisous xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So rich and very French. Love it! Nicola x

cathylynn said...

Holy smokes this page is totally awesome and I love it all! You did a magnificent job and the journal is going to be a treasure.
I can tell you are loving this challenge and I'm loving your art!
Hugs, Cathy

Marilyn said...

What a great idea to make an art journal and I know you'll do a smashing good job on it!
A Little Bit French.. now what would probably stump me but you've captured the theme of it perfectly. Love the image and those glorious papers... perfection!

Elaine said...

Beautifully put together - love all the images. Tres bon!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful page and I can imagine the French country garden.
Yvonne

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors.

Myrna said...

Love everything about this Sandy! I love butterflies and sunflowers. What a beautiful art journal you'll have in the end.

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Well Sandy, this card is very French, very vintage and very pretty. That just about wraps it up. Very pretty indeed. hugs Ruth Ann

Annie said...

Wow is this challenge going to give you one gorgeous art journal book! This is a beautiful page you've made. Definitely vintage French with lots of great details.

Annette G said...

I love your beautiful page Sandy, beautiful french vintage, Annette x

Scrap Affair said...

Wonderful page Sandy! I totally Love it!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful art journal Sandy!! I have a picture similar to a this hanging in my office, I love it!!! What a great idea!!!

Jean said...

Sandy, love your colors and your style Of course it is french, if that is what you were striving for then that is what it is, no seriously the moment I saw it I thought of french style. Love it!!
Hugs, Jean

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Your page is wonderful. I love the sunflowers and the monarch butterfly. Your background paper is just perfect and love the extra embellishment and your beautiful picture. Sorry I have not been around but still in Texas.
Hugs, Pat

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy, it is a g love the gorgeous page. I love the sunflower paper, have part of a sheet left of it and I am hoarding it. Love your design, your beautiful work and ideas. Miss our conversations, just haven't been up to lots of typing since my shoulder started acting up. I've received your amazing gifts...love you girl.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its lovely..Awesome Vintage !

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Sandy! It;s very French to me, even the sunflowers remind me of France. Lovely piece, it's made me a bit nostalgic!

Hugs
Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, this is gorgeous, I love the vintage colours and the main image is so beautiful. wonderful background papers and design, and yes it does look a little bit French, hugs Kate x

butterfly said...

Fabulous use of the papers to create a wonderful journal page, Sandy. I love the layered look, and the little tag with the words is a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great idea to make each a page for a challenge. I'm sure your completed journal will be a treasure.

Christina C. said...

What a treasure your journal is going to be!!!! I love this gorgeous page...absolutely phenomenal and most definitely "French"!!!! Fantastic design and I think I have some of that sunflower paper too ...somewhere! You really rocked this challenge. BRAVO!

Boo said...

It's lovely, Sandy.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sweet Sandy!...I am so very late visiting,but what a treat. I agree with you, you are either French or you are not. and I also agree that I put a little bit of French into everything I make LOL. oui, voilà.... I completely adore your page. I also love uniting the definition "friend" to "Le jardin". Friendship is like a garden, it is such a beautiful comparision. I love those papers so much, their vintage look and all the beautiful french words. Hope all is well with you! we are still waiting for spring to arrive! Take care. Hugs. xox

chrissies said...

All very beautiful and very French

Love Chrissie x

May said...

Gorgeous page Sandy,Fabulous papers & design... Your journal is going to be amazing... Hugs May x x

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, this is french through and through and has such a wonderful vintage feel to it too. I love that background paper and the image is a delight! I love this beautiful creation and how fantastic that you will use our challenge to fill up your book too - a huge compliment! Thanks so much for joining in at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing colors Samdy and I love the vintage style and the vibrant colors.

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Sandy - I have to agree with you…impossible to be a little big pregnant! Ask our youngest daughter right now! lol Beautiful addition to your journal. Glorious sunflowers and vintage French beauty for sure!

Bonnie said...

A little bit French and very, very pretty! Love the lock and butterfly as well as the pretty image!

Claire said...

Beautiful artwork, gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Kelly Neis said...

oooh! My favorite papers, a touch of TH and the vintage background made a fabulous card! Your card is gorgeous Sandy! I love the layers of paper you did and the image, I am still coveting what is left of mine! lol I am so busy with finding a house, a few were sold before our offer went in and the one we actually got in just went into foreclosure and we thought we lost it, well the realtor called us back and we finally have a house in SD. Now to hope the inspection goes well and this house sale goes well. Packing for our move May 16th, I will try to keep in touch with you!
Love ya,
Kelly

sam21ski said...

Oh wow Sandy, this looks fabulous, looks like you've put loads of work into this project - stunning

Sam xxx

Shirley said...

Sandy, Love your page and comments about French too!! ;-) I really like the DP, distressed edges, the butterfly, lock, tag and the beautiful image too! The DP is also a perfect add to make the image pop!

Thank goodness I can finally follow you on Blogger since they fixed it!

Hope you will join us for the blog hop on Monday. We are hoping to inspire people to send cards to a little 2 year old and her family. She is receiving chemo for Leukemia and being such a trooper too! Prizes and lots of blog candy along the way too! Details at top of my blog! Hugs,

Terry said...

Sandy, I love your French garden and what a lovely image. The sunflower panels and butterfly add so much interest. Thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey.

Lisa M said...

It should be you writing the book. Your comedic posts have me rolling. A little bit pregnant...LOL.
Kudos on your French journey Sandy. I wonder is she knows how blessed she is!
You've even added a hint of sunflowers from my birth state...love those :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so gorgeous, Sandy! Love the way you've layered those patterned papers in the BG. A beauty!

Becky said...

wow, this is just gorgeous! Beautiful image.

Diane said...

Wow Sandy what a fabulous vintage card design.

Hugs Diane

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy! This is beautiful! Love the stunning patterns! And you're so right it's vintage and French to the bone! Hugs, Sandra

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mwah! You turned out a very beautiful French page, Sandy! All the way French and I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

It is certainly tres Francais as they say Sandy! Love those pretty papers they remind me of holidays in France when you would see fields and fields of sunflowers! Thank you for your very kind comments and prayers so reassuring and heartwarming to read, hugs Susan xx

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Every time I see another page you have created in this incredible book - I think what an heirloom it is going to be. It's so very beautiful, Sandy! Hugs, Donna

Diane said...

What beautiful papers, image and design.

Hugs Diane

Lori said...

So beautiful, Sandy! Love how you've staggered the sunflower paper in the background. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

MaryH said...

Oui, Oui, indeedy! I didn't know us Carolina girls could get in the groove with French country, but you sure did, girl. I love this G45 paper, and you've used it to great advantage on this pretty card. Like the pewter touch you've added, and the vintage look too. Hope you didn't freeze overnight. Our heat went back on this afternoon. Don't think any plants froze last night, but I broke down and covered my "Mama's rosebush" about 9pm. Sun is out pretty, but it's chilly. TFS & Hugs

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely garden image
bibiana

Charlene said...

So beautiful!! I love the deep tomes and the sunflowers, gorgeous my dear!

MaryH said...

Hey, happy to hear you had a swell weekend, and had some wonderful family time. Now you can settle down to 'normal' again, and enjoy the pretty sunshine. TFS & Hugs

Ana K. said...

Beautiful Sandy!