Monday 13 July 2015

Paris - journal page and more!

Hello there! Just a quick apology before I begin to show my page…I have been doing my best to visit you...I have found it easier for those of you that post more often, as I have decided that as I see your post come up in my sidebar or reader list on blogger I will try to visit and scroll back(easier said than done but please..bear with!!!)
We were out and about over the weekend, a bit of shopping, walking and an afternoon out with grandchildren - all this to distract me from the fact that Mr Mojo went off out before we did and stayed out all weekend! This afternoon I tried to entice him back by playing in my journal - I was able to meet the criteria for a few challenges and I do believe at some point that he sneaked back in!
My page is about my love for Paris
I had already stamped something on the page but it hadn't stamped well so the page was just left. Today I gessoed over the stamping then painted over with Fresco Snowflake. Snowflake was also used through a stencil - the contrast with the blue was knocked back a bit with a dab of snowflake on a sponge. I painted a piece of deli paper with Nougat and stamped the Crafty Individuals Paris girl before colouring with distress inks and tearing around the edge.
The Memories stamp is part of a Visible Images stamp and the post mark and Carte Postale is from Tim's atc stamp of Mona Lisa. A little bit of random text and a real old stamp and I was almost done! The heart is part of a denim coloured napkin from a restaurant while we were in France - quite sturdy so after sticking on the muslin and lace I stamped an Eiffel tower on some of it and cut out the heart, stuck it to some book paper and padded it out with a little more muslin
The embellies (French shopping trips!) were rubbed over with a little bit of Snowflake too
The girl in the picture has been aged up a bit by giving her some makeup! I think she loves Paris as much as I do!

St Germain where we spent some time window gazing and people watching!
The Montparnasse Tower may not look very glamorous but the view from the (expensive) restaurant are amazing with a good view of the Eiffel  Tower - we didn't go up this time but we have had a coffee there, it's cheaper than the viewing platform!!
Porte St Denis
The next few photos are of the amazing Sainte Chapelle - a place we would probably have still missed if my Paris Visite card hadn't refused to work so we had to detour to get another!

It was very crowded when we went and I would love to go back on a quieter day!!

I would like to link to Art Journal Journey where the theme is Post and Postage 

Anything but Cute 

where the colour inspired them is 'Summer Romance' - this is really all about my romance with Paris(we worked out it was our seventh visit)

Country View Challenges where the theme is 'On Your Travels'

A Vintage Journey where the theme is 'Destinations'

Crafty Individuals - where the challenge is 'Face Value'

Thanks for looking, Chris


Jean Hardy said...

Great page and I love the padded heart. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for July. Jean x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Your design and also of Paris makes me want to visit it soon! Love your stamping and they napkin heart with the lace and muslim are perfect for this LO. Wonderful colors and I am so very happy your mojo returned so you could create this stunning piece! Wowzers!

Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

sirkkis said...

Lovely dreamy page. Love it.
Thanks for the travelling post with photos, Chris
Have a lovely day xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, and love the photos of Paris. Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A beautiful page and amazing photographs yet again.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

This journal page is just AWESOME! Fantastic colors and motifs and I love to see the Paris photos Chris! Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining Art Journal Journey!


Lula said...

Love your journal page, so delicate and romantic!
Thanks for your sweet comment- I am rather poor blogger these days:(

Meggymay said...

Beautiful page Chris, Mr Mojo looks as if her is well and truely back. love the details and it all looks so romantic.
Super photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Looking at this page Chris, I think Mr Mojo is well and truly back in action, - it looks fantastic, great colours and beautiful elements added! Love all your photos too, thanks for sharing!

My name is Erika. said...

Very pretty page Chris. I love the dreamy like effect it has.

Annie said...

Love the colour palette and gorgeous details on your Destination entry Chris x it's clear to see that you love Paris.

Great to have you on board at AVJ this month

Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, I love Paris too and your gorgeous Journal page and photos bring back so many happy memories. xxx

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Chris, I am loving this one!! That subtle pattern in the background is so soft and wonderful, love the addition of the script over top of it. The postcards and postmarks are so wonderfully vintage! A fabulously romantic piece!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Little Artbee said...

So nice page in vintage style. I like it much. Your photos from Paris look so inviting that I have the wish to visit it again. So much nice places with architecture of the past times.
Dear Greetings

Unknown said...

How lovely, loved reading your blog and your project is divine. Cx

Juliz Design Post said...

You can feel the romance and shabby chic influence of Paris on your journal page. Gorgeous and super choice of stamps.
Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey.
Julie x

Zue said...

That's a really lovely page, Chris.
France is such an inspirational country and taking photos gives you all the ideas you need for great art experiments when you get home.
Sue xx

Flo Langley said...

Wonderful page Chris. Love the vintage feel you have created with the soft colors. Looking at the photos you can see where you have had your inspiration. Inspiring! Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Face Value Challenge.
Hugs Flo x

Viktoria Berg said...

Tops of towers and cathedrals - what is not to love! Wish my travel journal looked as dreamy and beautiful as yours.

Unknown said...

You page is just a vintage journal delight - looks beautiful, as do your photos! The architecture is breathtaking xx

Cocofolies said...

Hi Chris, this is a very delicate Art Journal page using this lovely CI stamp, the heart is a very beautiful addition moreover.. I love it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Individuals (and also the photos from Paris, beautiflu share too, especially as I'm French!!). Warm crafty hugs, Coco x

Gryczová Denisa said...

Awesome spread! The heart is adorable!!

Redanne said...

The padded heart is wonderful and I love the stamping against the cool blue background. Beautiful. Thanks so much too for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Redanne said...

PS - also meant to say, your photos, as always are wonderful! xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I have a serious dose of wanderlust after viewing your blog post. Oh to be in Paris, or anywhere else for that matter!!!!
Adore your page. It has a beautiful shabby quality, such subtle colours and gorgeous details. Absolutely love it.

~*~Patty S said...

Chris your Paris page is enchanted and oh so very lovely in every detail!!!
Fab photos too.
It was so long ago that I visited Sainte you make me wish to revisit again one day soon.
Thank you for sharing your travel adventures!

Sylvie Collet said...

Lovely and delicate Paris page Chris!!! A great work!
Thank you for sharing photos and
Thanks a lot for joining in the CI challenge this month

Samra said...

Tres magnifique!!! Hopefully that is a correct spelling :) Can't go wrong with connecting Paris with Summer Romance :) Gorgeous page Chris and such beautiful pics from your vacation!
Thank you so very kindly for joining the Summer Romance Challenge I am hosting this month at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

sarascloset said...

Chris, your journal page is so romantic with it's colors and connection with the most romantic city ever! I love your little heart made from a napkin and the addition of lace and buttons! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute with this gorgeous journal page! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Words and Pictures said...

I think Mr Mojo definitely put in an appearance for that page - it's just lovely, with a real sense of yearning and nostalgia and a clear love for the city. Wonderful photos too...
Alison xx

Becky said...

A beautiful page and great photos.

Daniele said...

such a wonderful Parisienne page, love the colour and texture, thanks for joining us at Crafty Indiviuals

Doreen said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Challenges,this is

Jenny Marples said...

A fantastic journal page and so many wonderful memories. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Terry said...

So soft and delicate! Your journal page is just lovely and I love the images and texture! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!

Flo Langley said...

Congratulations Chris on winning the Crafty Individuals Face Value Challenge.
Hugs Flo x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful Chris ♥

Lovely catching up with your great creations.xx So sorry I missed you at the Craft Range. Not sure if I have your correct email address, I sent an email to you. Hopefully we can meet up sometime, it's been wayyy too long!

Wishing you a lovely weekend. Much love, Gez xxx