Saturday, April 22, 2017

Art Journaling about Paris in Springtime

For the month of April at Art Journal Journey, Hazel has asked us to climb aboard the magical mystery bus to see where it takes each of us in our art. This time I went to Paris. (This is my second journaling post, this time #99)

Do you have a plethora of finished and unfinished projects laying around?  The two page spread was the start of a Stamped Art Journal Pocket Page as taugt by Rachel Greig for Wanderlust 2016.  As usual, I started out strong, using distress inks and various stamps to create my background. One prominently used is STAMPlorations Born to Roam clear stamp set by Shery Russ.  I cut out a few items from one of my many Graphic 45 Curtain Call collection.Then there it sat--for almost a year!  I dug out a postcard I made when I was on the Gecko Galz design team.  At first I was going to tuck it into the pocket, then I decided to put it on top--most likely breaking some rules about focal points on a two page spread. But everyting flows for me!  FINALLY I have finished the "unfinished" journal pages and used up one of the many finished projects (postcard) laying around.  

Thank you, Hazel, for motivating me with your prompt to finally get these pages done!

Entering this here:

Creative Artiste Mixed Media:  Anything Goes I'm #54x

A Inky Mess #9 Anything Goes #16
Winners Badge

Mixed Media World #24 Anything Mixed Media Goes I'm #24 until May 11 x

We Love to Create:  #8 Anything Creative/Mixed Media #17 x

STAMPlorations Sketch and/or Theme for April-- left side of journal page is sketch on it's side. I'm #39  Winners announced April 10 x


My name is Erika. said...

Fantastic page. I lvoe the vintage feel, and of course, Paris. :) Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing spread - I love it! The vintage look to ist is fantastic!
Thank you for such a beuatiful entry for Art Journal Journey!
Great to have you with us again!
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous vintage pages love all the stamps and images--Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
Carol DT x

hazel said...

You're welcome Helene I'm so glad that I motivated you into getting it finished as it's such a beautiful spread, I love the images and a great idea to use one of your GG projects, I still have a few from my time on the team.
xxx Hazel.

Suchi said...

A fabulous spread ! Loved all the images. Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at STAMPlorations Sketch and Theme Challenge ! :)
Suchi - DT xx

Judy McKay said...

Great art journal pages. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

Claire said...

Beautiful spread, all the elements work so beautifully together to give it a fabulous vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at We Love 2 Create
Claire xx

Ola Khomenok said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for joining us at MMW challenge!

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