Saturday, 5 November 2016

Mediaeval mauve!

I have made another journal page for Susi's new theme at Art Journal Journey! It really is a challenge - Collage but….no faces, no leaves, no wings!! 
Now, I have masses of bits and pieces that I just can't throw away and always thought of making some today went through a couple of boxes quite confident that I would soon have not one, but several colleges ready…HA!……I found…..a lot of faces, birds and flowers(with leaves on!!)
This page is about my love of all things Mediaeval and was already painted this colour. The castle is from a travel brochure - we are planning a trip next year, the instrument is from a card I picked up at the Mediaeval Music festival we visited a couple of months ago. The stones were from a bottle of water - certain stones were considered to be healing stones in those days!
The rest of the collage are literally scraps from other makes, including part of a Christmas hat! I liked the way the triangular top echoed the turrets, flowers, harp and the edges of the stones.

I am hoping that over the month my scrap piles will begin to disappear!

This will be scheduled post with the hope that I will catch a signal to enable me to link while we are out!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

loving this way of using up scraps! great page.

Zue said...

I like it when collages so surely reflect your interests and passions.
It's a great idea to keep a box to put things in as you acquire them
Wish I could be so organised!
Hope you gave a good weekend, Chris.

Great page btw.

Zue said...

I mean...I hope you have.....a good weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun collage, and it's always good to get rid of those scraps we collect over time. Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Lovely alliterative post title, and the full-on mauve is so eye-catching. Great collaging - and yes, a theme which should diminish the piles of leftovers!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love this collage Chris - just beautiful!
I hope to minimize all the collected scraps as well this month !
Hope we manage to use as many as possible!
Thank you for such a beautiful page - I love all about it!
Wishing you a happy weekend and thanks a lot for joining AJJ again!!!

oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A terrific collage and very inspiring idea to use your scraps

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Susi and you inspired me today, and now I'm inspired to search through my travel brochures and see what I can find, too. This is wonderful because it's all so personal to you.

Krisha said...

Great page the inspiration for it too!

I'm having a grand time trying to use up some of my scraps too....I think we need to give Susi a round of gratitude for selecting collage!

Meggymay said...

Love this page Chris and such a wonderful fairy tale castle in the pictures.
Yvonne xx