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Monday, October 25, 2010

We'll Always Have Parisian Anthology 16 comments  
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It is a well known fact that I am the poster girl for all things Pink Paislee but the girls at CHA in July saw my obsession with their own eyes.  I had already fallen for their Parisian Anthology collection when I saw it online but when I did a make and take at their booth I knew it was true love... lasting, deep, be-still-my-heart kind of love!  So when we got this line in the shoppe I made a mad dash for my PMs to request it for my next reveal. 

Of course, what I wasn't anticipating was the overwhelming feeling of "what did I just do!?" that came over me when I got the ok.  I mean, have you seen this stuff?  The Parisian Anthology collection is a line from Pink Paislee and the girls at House of Three and upon first inspection the papers seem mostly white and somewhat plain.  While the printed patterns have a lovely vintage Parisian charm their true beauty shines when you work with the special resist that has been overlayed on top.  You have to play with the light on the surface of them to see the resist patterns but they are to die for gorgeous and are best revealed by using ink and mists. 

So you can see why I would be intimidated?  The possibilities are endless with these products.  And surely someone with more inking and misting experience should "handle" this reveal...?  What if I messed them up or they came out ugly?? 

Well, let me tell you: these papers opened new scrapbooking doors for me.  As soon as I took the plunge and dug in to play I felt FREE in a way I haven't in a long time.  Those endless possibilities were nothing to be scared of and it turns out that my creativity really needed the boost I got from being to add my own colors.  It is going to be hard to go back to "regular" papers after this!

And if this isn't enough Pink Paislee also came out with coordinating embellishments that will transport you right to Paris... beautiful hanging crystals, gathered ribbons, acrylic flowers, and more.  And of course there are more of the fabulous alterable Artisan Elements. 

I need CASES of this stuff.  I could use it over and over again and not get tired of it!!

Tres Romantique

The first layout I did stayed true to the Parisian feel of this line.  My grandparents were French and these are photos from their wedding day that just strike me as so iconic and romantic.  I used Ranger distress ink around the edges of the paper to bring out the words, flourishes, and butterfly.  It really is easy to add ink.  I simply applied it from the outside in using an ink blending tool... the more ink you add the more you will see the resist designs pop! 

Some of the smaller paper elements were from a free download from a House of Three webshow.  I also used some scraps of fabric across the bottom and to form a flower, a couple of the artisan elements (with ink and Perfect Pearls), a hanging crystal, and a cut crocheted doily. 


This is a photo of my best friend on her wedding day.  Her flowers were completely amazing and the yellows and pinks just begged for paper that would do them justice.  As you can see, I used both yellow and pink ink on the background paper.  I chose to highlight the resist pattern by cutting around it and tucking other layers behind it.  I also used my favorite paper on this page as background elements.  The doilies are so fun to cut out!  One of the best features of these Parisian Anthology papers is that they can coordinate with ANY other papers you have.  In this case I matched them with another new Pink Paislee collection: Sweetness. 

Somewhere In Between

Ever since having a boy I have started loving the color orange.  And is is very convenient that it looks amazing paired with teal... another favorite of mine!  I "boy-ed it up" with this layout and added burlap to show that these papers don't have to be all ribbons and lace and feminine.  The orange arch was fussy-cut from another sheet of paper.  I inked and misted the heck out of it, cut it out, and added Glossy Accents to give it some dimensional shine.  The artisan element at the top serves as a hanger for one of the neat metal crystals. 

Our Little Pumpkin Mini Album

Ooooh I just love this mini!  You may be able to tell that I have a bit of a "problem" buying Prima flowers.  I've had this idea for a while now to use the packaging from my Prima goodies as pages for a mini album and they were perfect with these papers and photos of my little guy at the pumpkin patch!  I simply adhered them back to back, cut off the end with the hole for hanging, and bound them with my Bind It All.  The entire mini came together super quickly because I used the same format for each page.  I cut uniform pieces of two of the resist papers and inked them.  I adhered them to the pages and them sprayed Glimmer Mist over the whole thing.  I added a ribbon or trim to each page as well as a kraft doily and pearl. 

On the cover I used the same doily paper but cut them out and layered the gathered ribbon flower, an acrylic flower, and an inked artisan element as well as some other flowers and my title.  I used two hanging crystals on the page edge and hanging from the binding because I love movement on my albums!

You can see more pages in my gallery!

Parisian Merci

Finally, my article wouldn't be complete without a card!  I went back to the "roots" of this line with the white, grey, and teal.  I truly love these colors and think they look so chic!  Surprise... I used more cut out doily print here.  On top of that is a sheet from the tiny notebook, an acrylic flower, and yet another artisan element.  But the darling of this card is the tiny dress form I cut from one of the paper sheets.  I wrapped a small bit of grey gathered ribbon around it for a skirt... cute!  I also hand cut the small banners at the top. 

I know the Creative Team always tries to convince you of how awesome our products are.  But seriously, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed working with this line (thanks Pam!!) and almost want to tell you NOT to order it because then there will be more for me.  But hey, that would probably get me fired.  cheeky Instead, I'm going to stock up because I will CRY if I ever run out.  I *highly* recommend you do the same!

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Reader Comments ...
10/26/10 10:12 am
Jess!!! I am positively DROOLING. I love what you have done with my new favorite line!

10/26/10 10:05 am

croppinmama . Massachusetts
10/26/10 8:10 am

10/26/10 4:19 am
This reveal of yours is just stunning- I love the way you inked, misted and created with it. Love , love every project in this.
I think you found the perfect product for you.

10/25/10 9:53 pm
Beautiful layouts and projects! Awesome job!

10/25/10 7:01 pm
These are so fabulous Jess!!!

10/25/10 4:12 pm
Magnifique!! Thanks for the inking explanation on the resist spots.

10/25/10 2:25 pm

10/25/10 1:59 pm
So pretty...and that baby...OMG ADORABLE!!!!

10/25/10 1:38 pm
This is absolutely stunning, Jess. Completely amazing! :)

baltoscrapper . Baltimore Md
10/25/10 1:29 pm
JEss, you made ME love this line now!! Your work is so beautiful!!!

Jenn Kellams . Near the Beach, Florida
10/25/10 12:40 pm
AMAZING!!!! This is a stunning line and you absolutely did a marvelous job with it! Your patience and talent is awe inspiring.

10/25/10 12:34 pm
You already know what a big fan I am of your work...can I just add, I LOVE these projects and have fallen totally in love with you! (in an ok girl!

10/25/10 12:26 pm
ok, i was a hater. Now I am TOTALLY a LOVER.

10/25/10 10:51 am
Just beautiful!!! That mini album is so creative - using the cardboard from Prima flowers!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
10/25/10 9:10 am
Amazing job Jess. I totally love everything you created with this line!!