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Sunday, 22 February 2015

PIXELS & PAPER Feb challenge:

I really, really HAD to do this challenge. You see. I like Paris. A lot. I've been very fortunate to have visited twice. I want to go back! AND I have a little step grandie who shares my passion. I hope she gets to experience Paris's magic at some stage in her life.
Speaking of stages.....last Christmas when she was down, we staged a bit of a Paris-o-phile photo shoot.
See, sometimes the Universe collides and a page is born.
Sorry...waxing lyrical....but Paris will do that to you!!!
The inspiration photo. I took the messy paper layers, the Eiffel tower and went to town:
 
 This is my page:
 Throw into that mix the fact I mentioned to my scrappy mate, Sandra, that I really HATE scrapping with red.
I find it quite hard. That this year I intended to overcome the Red block.
So she kindly [???!!!] sent me a RAK filled with - you guessed it - RED STUFF!!!

 Add into the mix that Dolly B & I also share a Paris 'amore' ....& SHE had given me some GORGEOUS Eiffel tower bits.
 I used the packaging that Sandra sent & made it into my journaling tag!!!


 Add in to THAT my scrappy friend, Marie-Christine - who actually IS French - had also sent me a lovely Kraft Eiffel tower embellie.......
 Et voila!
That lovely chippy swirl is from Dusty Attic; the camera, a competition win from Papercut Labs, is Maya Road.
Thanks for looking! And THANKS Pixels and Paper for this challenge *winks*
Lizzy ♥♥♥

30 comments:

  1. LOL Lizzy... doily, doily, doily!!
    they are a sort of my scrap style... :)
    and sequins too, I love them!

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  2. Magnifique, aimez vos touches de rouge et de l' atmosphère parisienne de cette page, tellement tellement français .

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us Miss Lizzy :)

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  3. Lizzy, this is such a lovely photo of you both. Your page is fabulous......love the touches of red and the layering under the photo looks super.

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  4. haha guess who did this challenge last night lol. I saw it yesterday and thought I have to do a Paris page. Great minds collide again. LOVE your page and I love how you have used the Eiffel glasine bag. The pops of red look great. I actually love using red on layouts, so we differ there. I hear you on purple though, but you have been smashing the purple of late also. The flourishes look fabulous as well. I am loving this page Lizzy, but who could not

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  5. That brought a bit of a tear, Lizzy! Your layout is, of course, pure bliss, but the fact that you got to share this mutual love of Paris with your granddaughter is so heartwarming!! Blessings! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. What a lovely photo to scrap!!! Loving this beautiful layout Lizzy!!! You rock ! Hugs...x

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  7. Well from one Paris tragic to another, "ce est incroyable" Love the pops of red, the gingham bow, the fleur de lis and of course, the beautiful photo. Je t'aime :D

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  8. Magnificent page!!! (yeah, I know, should have said magnifique, but I'm really not into french. LOL!!) So nice that you share your Paris addiction with your granddaughter, bet you guys had great fun with your photo shoot. Your page is gorgeous Lizzy!! I really do love all thing Paris and this page is amazing. Loved reading where some of the bits and bobs came from too. Stunning work!! ox

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  9. Beautiful page. love your layering. Thanks for playing along with us at Pixels and Paper

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  11. great layering and techniques love this page Bonjour !!!thanks for playing @ P&P this month

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  12. Hi Lizzie. I love the story about your Paris shoot and the charming layout as a result. Your layering of French ephemera , the vivid pops of red and the jaunty bows are perfect for the photo and of course, the Parisian theme. Fabulous page and one day, who knows, there may be another or more with you both taking in the sights of Paris. Thank you for playing along at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

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  13. Ha..ha..your friend is very thoughtful sending you all red stuff ;) loved the paris inspired page..lovely layering and the bits n bobs in red look.stunning on it :D

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  14. Love this page to bits Lizzy and really think the red adds the finishing touch to an already marvellous layout. Very different to your style but equally fab. Great photo toooo!

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  15. Aw! Lovely page, so packed with thoughtful bits and pieces to enjoy, lovely picture too. I hope she gets there one day. maybe you'll be able to go too

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  16. Oh come on Lizzy, you do red so well, I reckon you should use it more! Fabulous layout, love all the layers under your photo, and the pops of red are wonderful! And lovely photo too! Hope you have had a good weekend!

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  17. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!! LOVING the distressed layers, the colors and LOVING all the Paris goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. A page dedicated to Paria is always a good idea!! Love the touches of red - which are a must for a Paris page. I adores Paris like no other. Absolutely magical. So much so I have finally arranged myself some a French lessons at The Alliance here. You see it's essential to return!!

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  19. Awesome layout Lizzy, you sure have rocked this. Love it

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  20. Fabulous page, LIzzy! Love the splashes of red perfectly distributed!

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  21. You've captured the free flowing spirit of Paris perfectly with all your hidden secret pockets and lacy goodness! J'adore

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  22. Oh wow Lizzy...what a stunning page... No wonder you had to play along when you have visited Paris twice... And the story behind your page is just super fun. I am so glad you found time to join in with our challenge at Pixels and Paper :)

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  23. Well, you've gone all out with the Parisian theme eh? Love that you have someone who shares your passion. Hope she gets to visit with someone special. Love the layering here!

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  24. stunning layout Lizzy! love these touches of red tones and layers!

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  25. WOWser I love this layout Lizzy.... all of it and the photo is so special... cool pillow... Paris is my fave city in the world I just love it. I think I must have lived there is a past life.... :D

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  26. Hi again Lizzy, my turn tonight to comment on yours! (2nd one tonight lol). A fab page, love the layering and all the elements and with a story to tell. Also loving the spashes of red. Glad you could join us this month. Talk to you again soon!

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  27. Fabulous shabby chic page and the layering is gorgeous! The little pops of red are stunning....a gorgeous photo too! ;-)

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  28. Oh... I love this page to bits!! Those gorgeous layers, all the Eiffel bits, and the wonderful photograph.
    (and more than a teensy bit jealous that you've been to Paris...)

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