Sunday, November 4, 2012


Bonjour!  This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is "Inspiration France!  I decided to go to Paris with my creation:

The architecture of the Eiffel Tower is so beautiful in it's design that I decided to make that my focal point on my wall hanging.

I tried to re-create a tower from chipboard tiles.  I cut pieces of chipboard into 1" x 1" squares.  I kept the extra pieces and used them to build my structure.  After I cut the tiles I kept re-arranging the tiles to try to follow the shape of the Eiffel tower and checking with my in house architect (my son). 

After I had my layout for the tower decided I then picked out images that reflect France to me.  I mixed the blue and orange together just because the colors make me happy!

I stamped the images on each tile sometimes lining them up to continue the image across multiple tiles.  I colored all the images using my STAEDTLER watercolor pencils.  After the images were colored I enhanced the tile effect by adding a couple of layers of clear embossing powder.

The background is corrugated cardboard painted white and sponged with orange dye ink. There is a layer of tissue paper with blue and orange glimmer mist.

I hope you like my touch of Paris! 

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  1. WOW oh WOW Suzz!!! You made your own Effil tower!...those colours and images are wonderful together...everything is so pretty and works just perfectly together :)

  2. Your touch of Paris is stunning Suzz. Love the way you use so much texture and movement in your wall hanging.

  3. Hat a clever idea Suzz, love your Eiffel Tower and stamping each square is perfect, adds so much interest. Wonderful texture, beautiful colours and as always an inspired piece if art and so well thought out. Love it. Tracy x

  4. Suzz...I love your corrugated background. Your idea of making one inch tiles stack in an Eiffel Tower shape is awesome! You are a stamping queen, for sure! I love the images you've used and how you've colorized them. So sweet! I love love your background. The colors are just amazing! Those tiles really pop against the background. That black is just perfection on those tiles. I also love your touch of white with the organza rose ribbon. As per your usual...a beautifully detailed and perfectly constructed piece! <3 Candy

  5. your wall hanging is amazing, love all the different pieces you've included on it.

  6. Such a wonderful idea Sue! Love how you built the Eiffel tower with the different blocks and all the stamps you used are so great. Very pretty colours and textures too.

  7. this is such a clever project!!

  8. WOW! Your wall hanging look fabulous my friend. I love all the texture going on here..


  9. Gorgeous! The tiles are so creative and unique!

  10. Very creative use of the tiles to represent the Eiffel Tower. Love the colors and added embellies!

  11. Love your work, Suzz!! All the things you make are amazing!! Big Hug from Spain!! :-)

  12. amazing texture! Just gorgeous!

  13. Love this card! It's so romantic just like Paris! And really pretty that you've made your own Eiffel Tower! Hugs, Sandra

  14. Once again your brilliant creativity comes up trumps! This is wonderful Sue and I love the images you chose to decorate your tower. The colours are beautiful and I can see why they make you happy!

    Lesley Xx

  15. Really beautiful piece, Suzz! I just love the textures and colors!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  16. Fabulously imaginative re-creation of the Eiffel Tower - love how you've built it out of all those delicious images, and the textures and colours of the background are just glorious!
    Alison x


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