Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 SNEAK PEAK No. 1 - Paris Parfait

Ohhh La La Stampin' Up Style!

You know the best thing I love about Stampin' Up has to be the ability of match colours. I know I know I say this way to often but really its true, this is what makes creating these designs so easy.

So lets talk about inspiration. I find inspiration in so many things, from photo's to paintings, to hair pins, to china tea cups, post cards, antiques, bird cadges etc. I often buy things because they inspire tucking them away until the day the spark is lit and I remember to pull it out letting the inspiration flow. I have also talked often about dreaming, I will dream a design so keep a notepad close by so you can make notes often. I also do a lot of research on the Internet, in fact I am sure I find a new wedding site at least once a week that inspire me.

Why you could even start a scrapbook fill with inspirational pictures or anything that inspires you and reference it often. Remember to even journal, about something you have seen or have heard. You never know when an idea will be right around the corner.

Today's sneak peak is inspired by everything Paris and everything Ohhhh la la wonderful. From colours, little french hats with fine netting, gloves, lacy french lingerie, to glass hair pins, and lets not forget the purse made from tiny french silk of loveliness.
The Dessy Group - Paris Parfait

My colour pallet is Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey and Silver with a shot of  Frost White Shimmer. I picture an afternoon tea outside with flowing shear organza, ribbons of white and cream and dreams of ohhhh la la french chic.

SNEAK PEEK NO. 1 - Wedding Invitation Design

As promised here is your first sneak peek at what you will be doing for wedding invitation number one. This invitation uses soft Parisian blue (Bashful Blue) and simple typography creating a sophisticated design.

Featured Stamp Set: Bliss and Artistic Etchings

Featured Colours: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey and Silver

Learn more about my upcoming workshop here.


Karen said...

Beautiful colour scheme! It's going to be so elegant. I loved that inspiration photo!

laura2471 said...

Mrs. Jo-Ann..it's not fair that you are so far away and that I can never take one of these workshops from you.

I have followed your blog for a while now since I can always count on it to inspire me.

That's why I did a post on my blog today nominating your blog with the "Stylish blog" award.

Go ahead and claim your award...you deserve it!!!

Thank you so much for inspiring me!!!