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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Post Card From Paris















November 20, 1949:    Mitzi's only  souvenir from her recent trip to Paris is the strand of pearls around her neck.  Quite often I catch her gazing longingly into the distance while clutching that air mailed envelope to her breast.  When queried, she continues to be vague about the details of her holiday abroad. What really happened in France? And who gave her the pearls?
ok, ok, I'm no romance novelist.  But blame it on Jeanette, June, Hels, and Karen, would ya? They got my creative juices flowing--however, they aren't responsible for any of my flaws!
 
Let's start with Jeanette at So Artful Challenges who posted the I Love Paris challenge yesterday, which included the Cole Porter lyrics, and I chose the phrase: I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.  For additional inspiration, she gave us a Paris postcard from the Graphics Fairy. So of course I went to Karen's Graphics Fairy site to retrieve the back of the postcard for the words Carte Postale
Now let's move along to Hels' The Sunday Stampers challenge Week 121 where she's taking us to the MOVIES. How fortunate for me that there also is a move title for my idea: Paris When It Sizzles starring William Holden and Audrey Hepburn!! And I have some of Tim's filmstrip ribbon and his ADAGE tickets.  (Sorry Hels, no popcorn--you made enough for both of us--teehee!)  For Hels' challenge, we also need to stamp, so I dug out my Stampabilities Paris Post Mark, (picked up in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby with the notion that it would come in handy some day!)
All I need now is a leading lady.  I found her at Dezinaworld.  Thanks June!  She's perfect for the role!

So you won't find me any time soon in Hollywood as a script writer, but I'm hoping to get better at using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.  So far I'm using it for my photos, placing my 2amscrapper watermark, and occasionally adding some text to a graphic.  Today I actually layered my leading lady on top of Karen's postcard, then cut, turned into a ping file, placed and moved back one layer the Carte Postale words.  WooHoo!  And finally, added the movie title text and got it to slant sideways. But I don't think any graphic art designers have to worry either! I will still be using these professional blog backgrounds and graphics.  It was all I could do today to create this postcard!

20 comments:

scrappygal said...

Awesome postcard, and fantastic graphics on your blog!!!

Sandi said...

Adore your project! And the story..LOL I did a story for a trio of "Alice" ATCs ..my group wasn't into it..:)

Sabrina said...

A perfect title for a perfect postcard, Helene!! By the way, I love your new blog design :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous Helene! Love how you were able to get the movie challenge in there!

Linda Cain said...

Sing it Frankie!!!!! Love this post. Great job!
Linda

thefrugalcrafter said...

well aren't you just the computer wiz today! I thought for sure that was decopauged, looks awesome!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

I love the start of your post... ahhh... wonderful Helene...just wonderful! :)

The Paper Princess said...

Gorgeous postcard Helene! Please stop by Create With Joy when you have a moment - I have a little surprise awaiting you there!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

You might not think you are screenwriter material but you sure do write an entertaining blog. I was hanging on to every word. This is a lovely piece and reading how you put this all together makes it all the more lovely. You are doing really good with your Photoshop. Thanks for being Soartful this week.

Michele said...

i love the postcard it is tres jolie. love mitzi's story too! xo

Pryn said...

STUNNING postcard!!! That necklace adds the perfect touch!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Helene,
beautiful card and post!
Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Marie

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous art with a fab story hun, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday stamper x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is perfect, I luv it, every little piece and staple!

stampdiva said...

Completely and utterly love this and love the story as much as the art. Gorgeous art. Lynne M

Dawn said...

I love the added story to the Post card I thnk that's all part of the fun of crafting your imagination can wander any where love it

Love Dawn xx

Laura Knight said...

Love the little story you made to accompany the art! Such a charming piece.

clare said...

This is gorgeous. x

Shar said...

Loving the visual narrative you put together with this piece! Love the pearls too!

Terry said...

Linked one up to your blog! Could not do the one I already had, because the blog address was way to long! Have a super evening!

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