Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Gargoyles of Notre Dame

When I was in Paris a few years ago I fell in the love with the architecture, the sculpture and the beauty of the city's many classically designed buildings. Notre Dame was no exception. I found the gargoyles of the cathedral especially inspiring as they managed to be stunningly beautiful and almost scarily ugly at the same time. I based this layout on the Sketchy Thursday sketch challenge for this week. I wanted to mimic the "pretty ugly" of the statues so I combined flowers with a strong yellow and black color combination - not one I would normally use. I think it came out pretty neat though.

The patterned paper is a mix of Pink Paislee, Making Memories, and October Afternoon. I made the lollipop flowers using a variety of circle punches from Marvy Uchida and Stampin' UP! The title is done with Thickers from American Crafts and stickers from Making Memories. The bling and pearls are Prima.

Thanks for looking,



  1. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and your layers! WOW!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  2. I absolutely love the colors, and those flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  3. This is AMAZING!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the colors and love love love love love that photo!Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Wonderful color combo! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!

  5. Love this layout CarrieAnn! The color choices are GREAT!
    Maria :-)

  6. CarrieAnne,

    This turned out fantastic! The color combo really makes it pop and it balances so nicely.


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