Friday, 8 September 2017

Paris?…Yes please!

"Evenin' all" (always wanted to start a post with that) If you are British and of a certain age you will know why - if not, then I can tell you that there was a programme way back in the Fifties that had a policeman who always started a programme called Dixon Of Dock Green with this words!

As I may have mentioned….we are off to France next week,
travelling around by train again! We are quite excited about a journey on the new TGV on the Bordeaux route!
We are starting and ending in Paris, although the first night is only an overnight stopover!
All the same we are certain to see the Eiffel Tower!
When I saw Wendy's new theme at Tag Tuesday I just had to take part..

…'Paris'  - of course!
A kraft tag stamped with a text stamp, a die cut oval stamped with a Paper Artsy mini, a trellis die cut, a bit of paint spatter, lace, paper roses and a bit of lace from an old scarf …..and then…
...I made a journal page…
..using the tag! I wiped Bronze metallic paint over the page with a damp cloth. When it was dry I added stencilling and stamping using anything French I could find!!! 
The roses and the lace were removed and I punched some Hydrangea flowers(I'm going to miss my Hydrangeas!
The fancy outside of the die cut was added along with some tissue tape. I doodled some squiggles and circles with a glue pen and added bronze foil and finally a gifted butterfly was stamped with text and added!
I would like to join in at 
Art Journal Journey for Yvonne's theme of Colour In My World
More Mixed Media Monthly challenge - Anything Goes with optional Brown

I may just manage another post before we go, but if I don't I have some scheduled posts coming up, and I will be posting photos as and when I can!

Thanks for looking, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

It's a great Paris tag. I can tell you are excited for your trip and I don't blame you.. have a great time. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, I thought Paris would be a good theme for you!Thanks for joining us at TT! Have fun on your trip, enjoy everything! Hugs, Valerie

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful paris tag, i lov this!!!!I wish you a nice trip!
greetings Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the tag. It is so well balanced and really quite well done. Very romantic, too. Adding it to your journal page made it pop against the very neutral backdrop. This is a fun and beautiful post.

If I don't "talk" to you before you leave, I hope you have a truly wonderful time in France and Paris. I will watch for posts from there, as you live a vacation I can only dream of.

Brenda Brown said...

Your Paris themed tag and page are fabulous, have a wonderful trip xxx

Purple Tree Paints said...

I love your tag and journal page have a beautiful trip x x

Helen said...

What a marvellous tag, and a gorgeous page it's sitting on! Have a fabulous time, lots of pics please!! Can never see too many.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Chris and I love how you've incorporated it into your journal page. Have a wonderful trip.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tag is just beautiful and I love how you used it on that amazing page! Such a beautiful entry for AJJ dear Chris!
Thank you very much!
You will miss your lovely caravan garden for sure - such beautiful bushes and hydrangeas!!! Amazing!
Enjoy France and Paris !!!!!

oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful tag Chris, it looks wonderful on the journal page. Its another great page for AJJ.
Enjoy your french trip, it will soon be here.
Yvonne xx

Jeannette said...

georgus tag,love how you put this on your beautiful page.
enyoy your french trip.

hugs jenny

chrissie said...

Wonderful Paris ideas--hope your trip is going well

thank you for joining in at Tag Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a stunning page to showcase your beautiful Paris tag! I love your choice of colour and all those Paris stamps and stencils - amazing 😁. How exciting to be exploring France and visiting Paris again, wishing you happy travels! Hope you are having a lovely weekend too! J 😊

WendyK said...

Gorgeous Paris tag, love the colours and composition. Lucky you off to Paris and France. Enjoy your trip.

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous stamping love the colour theme

kathyinozarks said...

Love love your tag-enjoy Paris!!

Michele said...

gorgeous tag and journal page! have a fantastic trip! xo

butterfly said...

Gorgeous vintage tag - love the oval frame for the E.T. - and it looks just perfect on that romantic page spread.
Alison x