Thursday, 21 April 2016

White space and more photos..

I am loving the new challenge at Paper Artsy - use white space.
I have long admired those journal pages that leave white space but it is something that has to be so carefully considered before I start! 
This time I used one of my larger journals. I had copper and verdigris on my mind so made a few random smudges with copper acrylic paint along the page and then stamped circles using any tops the were on my desk.
Once the paint had dried I washed over with a green paint

I then gathered up a few scraps lying around on around my desk from recent projects.

Wasn't entirely happy but a final addition of a little heart button and a handwritten word and I was done!

I would like to enter in the challenge at Paper Artsy - White Space

Now for some more of those Paris photos.
We went to the Promenade Plantee which we have visited a few times, it was of course, the perfect place to visit in Springtime!

The apartments along the the way take a pride in their balconies.

We walked further along the old railway garden and saw some new gardens

We think this must have been one of the stations on the old railway line and it is where we came down for a well earned cup of coffee.

I would also like to enter the Frilly and Funkie challenge - It's not Easy being Green. I used my scraps up that would have otherwise just been rubbish!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Mimi said...

Love your colors, and love ALL of your additions, including the button and JOY! Isn't it so satisfying to clean your desk AND create a pretty piece?! Thanks for Paris pix, too.

Barb said...

Your page is lovely. Beautiful colours and I like the additions you have made.

Beautiful photos. When I was younger I went to Paris several times. It really is a beautiful city, especially in Springtime. Barbxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the photos, especially the balcony with all those pots hanging from it, so pretty. Great journal page, lovely colours. Hugs, Valerie

Sara Barker said...

Great journal page! I love those colors together and how you artfully arranged your scraps--such perfect balance of texture and color! I certainly enjoyed taking a walk with you through your lovely photos! My favorite is that tremendous wall of greenery! What an amazing visit you must have had! Hugs!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, I want to say how much I simply adore that beautiful journal page. It has such great composition, color, and rhythm. The heart was simply the perfect final addition. I'd give anything for my art to feel that abstract and free.

Your trip photos are incredible as always. I love the balcony shot. Had to enlarge that one. The second balcony shot looking down was also a fave. And that station shot is beautiful. The clock at the top was a beauty too. Reminds me of a mantel clock, only on top of a building!

Thanks for the idea about the new challenge. I may check it out, but right now I'm off to try to buy some herbs.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I took your advice and entered the challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Thanks dear! Now I MUST go look for herbs.

chrissie said...

Terrific ideas for your page and not easy to leave any white for sure..

Love the photographs and the name of the place you visited-thank you for sharing them

Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous photos and your page is beautiful Chris!!
oxo Susi

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I LOVE ♥♥♥ your page and your photos are fabulous. Love the one of the Apartments. xxx

Helen said...

what a fab page - love the white space (and the pop of green) - something I struggle to leave on my pieces.. looking forward to trying this challenge though. Good to see some more photos from Paris

Meggymay said...

A fantastic page, not easy for me to have white space. Yours looks awesome with the things you added. Lovely photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your journal page Chris, very, very effective and a great colour combo. Wonderful photos again too!

My name is Erika. said...

I'm with you about white space. I love it but I have to decide to leave it or I won't Your page came out beautifully, and I love seeing more of Paris. :)Erika

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous page Chris, love all the bits and bobs you used up! Your photos of Paris are so amazing, I just love that one with the corner bricks covered with moss and plants, so picturesque!

Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'It's Not Easy Being Green' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Marjut said...

Lovely journal page!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the Promenade, we didn't make it there this trip although we were in the area. I wondered how it looked in the Springtime.

Sandy said...

I love this make and all of your wonderful pictures too!
Sandy x

butterfly said...

Great work with your white space page, Chris - the composition is fantastic, and I just love the coppery paint against the turquoise.

More lovely photos from your trip - I really love seeing how towns and individuals incorporate nature into the urban environment - those triangular planted beds in particular are spectacular.
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Mmmmmm...this is yummy! Love the way you used white space here! It draws me into the frame, which is very cool indeed. Great use of scraps, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "It's Not Easy Being Green" Challenge!