Monday, 7 December 2015

Memories are made of this...

I am having a great time with my journals at the moment - most of the Christmas cards are made and I am spending my evenings with the angels(see here)
I love the new challenge at Art Journal Journey where the challenge is Collage - and some journaling!
My page this time is inspired by our trip to Florence and Rome in the Spring of 2014.
I keep all sorts of ephemera from our trips and always intend to do something with them. Some of the bits and pieces go into the travel journal I make at the time but others get put into a labelled bag.
I gessoed over the Uffizi Museum ticket so that I could stamp the Lost Coast image of Leonardo da Vinci's sketch of a woman over the information. The piece of paper behind it and the trellis were used in my Travel Journal. The Italian book page is from a book from a second hand stall we passed and the gold paper is from some lovely chocolates we tried. The statue which probably isn't even Italian was from a magazine!
The background is a combination of stencils and stamps.
I couldn't resist adding some foiling to the edge of the torn ticket and a little on the book paper. I wrote the quote of Dante Alighieri  around the edge of the ticket and paper. To save you cricking your neck it says "Beauty awakens the soul to act" 
My visit to Florence and especially the Uffizi will never be forgotten.
I hope you like my page.

Thank you for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Yes, Florence is really beautiful, as is the lovely journal page you have made. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Barb said...

Your page is absolutely beautiful Chris. I love the bits of foiling you've added too. There are so many things of interest to find on this lovely page. We are planning on a visit to Florence next year. Barbxx

Zue said...

Your collage is really beautiful, Chris. Christmas cards....golly!..........I chickened out of making any and bought some today from the National Trust.

butterfly said...

A gorgeous collaged page, Chris, gathering the ephemera from your trip with those lovely soft colours and great ornate die-cut trellis. Beautiful. I have a whole box full of mementoes and ephemera from my trip to Egypt which is now almost ten years ago. One day I will put it in to the travel journal which is also waiting!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page of memories Chis, Florence is a beautiful city.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore this collage, Chris. It is stunning. I've only seen Florence through your eyes, but I always like how you portray it, including this wonderful journal entry.

Helen said...

what a beautiful collaged journal page! How lucky you are to have visited Florence.

chrissie said...

A beautiful page full of memories

Love Chrissie xx

sirkkis said...

Your journal pages are always very charming. I really love your style.
All have composed with harmony and are in good balance. In this beautiful page are
also real journaling.
Hugs ♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just wonderful with all the gathered memories ! An amazing work dear Chris!
Thanks a lot for another fabulous entry to Art Journal Journey Collage!
Happy day!

Becky said...

A beautiful page x

Anonymous said...

Your collage is so wonderful! Enjoy your week! Love Anja