Friday 22 September 2017

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral in 1996

My husband and I got married in the Fall of 1995 and went on a belated honeymoon to Europe in the Spring of  '96. This is a photo of Notre Dame Cathedral that I took when we were in Paris.

For this layout I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper.

Blue Fern Studios
Serendipity - Imagination

I did some stencilling on the background with molding paste.  When the paste was still wet I embossed it with Bright White Wow! embossing powder.  It was a little too bright so I inked over it with turquoise and light brown chalk inks. The background was then splattered with watery turquoise and brown paints.


I also sprayed the edges of the paper with water and applied some of the watered down turquoise paint to give a soft watercolour effect.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Paris - ramka szyld wzór 2

Paris -ornamenty

I heat embossed the chipboard pieces with JudiKins Rustique Patina Bronze embossing powder.

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. What perfect paper to use having clocks around the edge! Looks so cohesive with the photo! LOVE the colors and those flower clusters, especially how you used the Prills. I might have to lift that idea sometime : ) Beautiful layout.

  2. Oh my - so beautiful - awesome architectual detail on the Cathedral! Such beauty! Thanks Tracy, Denise

  3. I just started my first scrapbook a few weeks ago and thought I was doing ok until I came across your amazing and very inspiring works of art! Now I am going crazy with trying to learn all these new things and gather more supplies. My most fecent purchase was crochet dies and I love them, but how do you get so many beautiful curves in some of yours? I need you to do video blogs and teach your skills! Gorgeous work!

    1. Thank you so much Shayla! I'm not quite sure what you mean by how do I get so many beautiful curves in my die-cuts. I do layer the die-cuts over a dark copy to create a faux shadow and make the details pop more but I'm not sure if that's what you are referring to. I wish I could do a video blog but I'm not very organized and I get too nervous when I turn on the video camera.


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