Friday, March 2, 2012

Bonjour Paris - Meg's Garden DT March 2012

I have never been to Paris, but it is a dream of mine to visit this 
beautiful city one day. This is my next project for Meg's Garden DT.

Check out other design teams projects during 
the next few days at Meg's Garden blog 
here:http://megsgardenblog.blogspot.com/
check out Meg's Garden Website for gorgeous papers 
and embellishments 
here:http://megsgarden.com/

I have a called my projects "Bonjour Paris" 
Paris is such a magical city. I created 2 cards and a 
book cover which holds an accordion set of pages 
about vintage Paris.  This is a keepsake
that holds a memento of a time in Paris when the
Eiffel Tower was built for the World Fair in early 1889.
It was too hard to bring it down so they left it there.
120 years on and it is the very symbol of Paris.
A great work of art.
Bonjour Paris

The first is an altered book with fold out pages inside.
The cover was a plain book box, a box shaped like a book which opens
out to reveal a delightful mementos of Paris.
Here is the cover and back of book

front cover


the folded pages inside are decorated on both sides also the
inside and back covers are lined with 
Meg's Garden papers and embellishments.






materials used:

Meg's Garden  - embellishments paris charms, 
velvet and paper flowers, 
lace, ribbon (gingham & candy stripe), 
french ladies collage images,
beaded hat pins, chipboard frame 
all available from Megs Garden,
French garden transparency, Germanscrap corners,
Le Belle Jardin papers collections 6" x 6"
and French Garden collection papers 6" X 6"

Other materials - Black card stock folded to make
an accordion style album which is folded 
inside the book
 vintage images of Paris, 
distressing inks and paris stamps.
black paint & card stock, Paris stamps.





Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

18 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Your work is exceptionally beautiful!

Gayle said...

Oh wow Adriana, gorgeous, gorgeous !! Each one of these is just beautiful and so neatly and 'professionally ' finished off . xx

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is so pretty, what gorgeous papers... love the punched edges.. two of my daughters have been to Paris...and they loved it there!!

Kathy Sheely said...

Adriana....your work is so beautiful. I am glad to have been introduced to your blog! Such gorgeous work!!

Cathy said...

All such stunning creations Adriana.. adore all your beautiful flower clusters!! :)

Marelize said...

Stunning work Adriana! Beautiful colour combos and flower clusters. :)

Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow - simply s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g.

Erin Blegen said...

WOW...SO stunning!!!!!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous creations, Adriana!! Wow that was a hard and beautiful work! I so enjoy looking at the photos :) Wishing you a great week ahead!

Di Garling said...

All are truly stunning Adriana.
Cheers Di xo

Vicky Alberto said...

SUPER gorgeous projects!

Al Hannah said...

These are STUNNING! I love the addition of the black & white ribbons, plus the lace is gorgeous! Such a lot of work involved in these - but it really does pay off. Beautiful work Adriana :)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous work Adriana!! I just love it!! xx

Andrea Slee said...

It's also a dream of mine to go to Paris someday. I love all these projects!! SO gorgeous!!

Patricia said...

very beautiful work!

Melinda said...

WOW I am so glad I found your blog!! Your work is amazing and so inspirational! Look forward to visiting here again! :))xx

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow! I love the vintage look of these projects!! Just Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxo

Eila Sandberg said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Adriana! keep coming back to check out the details. So much attention to detail and so much work put into all these beauties! xoxox