' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Paris sous la neige

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Paris sous la neige

As soon as I saw the latest Fashionable Stamping challenge theme and the inspirational makes from the DT I knew I had to join in! Winter in Paris, sounds like the perfect opportunity to show off my Paris stamps...

For the readers wondering what the weather is like in Paris in the winter, it's cold and miserable, not as cold as New York or Helsinki but barely warmer than London. The Côte d'Azur it ain't...

I created my base from Kraft cardstock and used Pan Pastels in light blue, violet and yellow to paint a foggy atmosphere. I had never used Kraft with pastels before and I was surprised to see that whilst the Pan Pastels applied like a dream, regular pastels wiped off all too easily on the Kraft.

I then stamped the lamp post, corner and Paris title from a stamp sheet by Katzelkraft (KTZ50).

The main image, Notre dame church (from the same set) has been stamped with Versafine on watercolour cardstock and coloured with blue and brown Bistres powders.
Then, to complete the Parisian winter I added some "Neige" (snow) with white embossing powder and a stamp from an older Katzelkraft set. Not that it snows that often in Paris, but...
The "Hiver" (winter) word is also from the same Katzelkraft stamp set.

For embellishments, I was keen to use some of my latest stamps, a tag stamp sheet from Crafty Individuals, stamped and embossed on Kraft cardstock. A bit of twine... et voilà, l'hiver Parisien sous la neige!

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the That's Crafty, SSS Monday Challenge (N is for Neige), We Love To CreateThat Craft Place and WOW Embossing powders challenges.


  1. Hi Christine I may have to pinch that idea with the tags I love it. Beautiful make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. With my other hat on FSC just loves what you have made for the challenge a beautiful Paris in winter scene. Again love the French tags ... guess who wants these now!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. This is wonderful and so Parisian

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Elle est super belle ta carte !!!!!
    C'est vraiment dommage qu'il n'y ait plus les challenges Katzelkraft..
    Mais bon, tu viens de gagner le challenge PaperArtsy (BRAVO!!), on ne peut pas tout avoir LOL. :D
    (Et je vais mettre ta carte sur mon board Inspiration Katzelkraft sous Pinterest, elle le mérite largement!)

  5. Hi Christine and wow what a gorgeous card. I love the stamps you've used and those little tags look fab. Have you tried sealing your Pans? I don't always but if its needed I use a little spritzer bottle with a mixture of about 1/3 matte medium to 2/3 water. Thank you for joining our Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes challenge at We Love 2 Create
    Claire xx

  6. Beautiful card! Love Kraft and White! The stamps that you used are perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Mpnday Challenge Blog! Barbarayaya

  7. A gorgeous card Christine, love the stamps you've used and the addition of the little tags is just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

  8. sooo beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing at FSC

  9. Beautiful interpretation of our winter in Paris theme this month, great card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC this month
    Amanda x

  10. How fabulous!! I love it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at That Craft Place and good luck!