Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Last Time I Saw Paris





I was in Paris as a newlywed, the fall of 1971. My husband had just completed a job for Pan Am Airways and we had arranged to meet at Orly Airport. Can you imagine all the wonderful sights to see? Just to name a few: Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacre-Coeur in Montmarte.

When I found "God is First," I knew it was one that would bring back some really nice memories! It's this month's inspirational card for Cute as a Button Stamps.

Here are some old photos to prove it:

Notre Dame Cathedral

Arc de Triomphe on the Champs - Elysees

Eiffel Tower

Me at the Sacre-Coeur  in Montmarte
The bird man by the Sacre-Coeur!
Roof top view
My Parisian image was colored in Prismacolor Pencils and a blender marker. A scene from the Craftscapes Parisian Spring digikit was merged with the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope my work has inspired you to enter a challenge or two sponsored by Cute as a Button. You can share your projects at Cute as a Button Facebook Group.

13 comments:

Helen Haines said...

So love this Carla and lovely picx of Paris just want to be there. Awesome card. Hugs xx

applejack cards by sue said...

I love these photos Carla..some lovely memories. xx

r Howard said...

Wow Loved the photos and the card design.. So nice to pull the 2 together..Very VERY cool!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card Carla and love the photos and the memories behind the card--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Kamila R. said...

What a lovely and creative card! I love how you merged the background and such beautiful colouring! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous scenic card, love how you have created a great scene to go with the image. I also honeymooned in Paris but I was there is 1970, seeing your photo's brought back the memories. Thanks you for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will come back and join us again. Jennifer DT member x

Michelle said...

This is a beautifully coloured scenic card. I've never been to Paris but your pictures look lovely. I am a new follower of your fantastic blog and I would be over the moon if you followed mine - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Felisha - Charming Chic Cards said...

Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

ArtByMiran Challenge Blog DT
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Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

Katarzyna PrasoĊ‚ek said...

I love projects with stories and memories behind, well done thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT
www.artekatie.wordpress.com

Ileana A. said...

Lovely creation! Beautiful scene and colouring!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge "ATG".
Ileanaxx

katieo said...

Beautiful scene of Paris. I love your photo story

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Paper nest Dolls challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy