Friday, 3 November 2017

Three, Two….. a few…more photos that is!

Hi everyone, I'm here with my third journal page for Art Journal Journey, where I am hosting for this month with my '101 Ways To Keep Warm theme'.
Thank you so much for your kind words!

I am singing a song, this time sung by one of my favourites, Doris Day

Elsie(By Indigoblu) is lucky enough to have a warm fur collar on her coat and she is being sensible and wearing her hat too even though she is heading for the sunny side of the street.
We were out the other day and the difference was quite noticeable when we went from sun to shade!
My background is just a watercolour wash with some Crafty Individuals houses. I added some sun rays through a Tim Holtz stencil. The words at the bottom are from the house set and the title is computer generated.
I would also like to link to Moo Mania and More where the new theme is 'Make It Feminine'

Apologies if this song stays with you all day!

Next are my two calendar journal pages  
October filled in...
..and November ready
Now for a few photos
These are the first two hotels we stayed at Carcassonne and Albi - both belong to the Ibis Styles group but very different in decor!
 We forgot to take a photo of the outside of the hotel - this is the view from the window

 Some of the art work looked as though we should have been supplied with 3D specs

We like Ibis Styles ….they provide free coffee and little treats all day …..
..and the beds are really, really comfortable….
they were in Albi too

 We were on the fifth floor
 There was a fountain just outside the hotel...
 …that was lit up at night!
 A good selection of drinks too
 This made us smile - in the lobby of the hotel!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

Fabulous photos Chris... I've said it before, you find such fantastic places to stay. please let me stow away next time! October's pages are beautiful.

butterfly said...

More great suggestions for how to stay warm - I love Elsie's fur collar, and the sunny side of the street is where I always try to be! Lovely page, as are your calendar spreads too. Looks like you managed to make sure even your hotels were full of art and inspiration!
Alison x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, and thanks, I'm singing already! Beautiful calendar pages, too, and gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I will have an earworm now - lol. A beautiful page - the image of Elsie is amazing and you used her just wonderful on that page! Not only you had a fantastic idea to keep warm for AJJ you also made it feminine for Moo Mania & More! ♥♥♥♥♥
Thank you Chris! This is much appreciated!
What a fabulous hotel - oh my gosh ! I can imagine that it was a fantastic trip - such lovely impressions! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Have a wonderful start of the weekend!

Meggymay said...

It is a fabulous page in your journal Chris, I love the vintage style of Elsie, she looks cosy in that coat.
The photos were super, you stayed in lovely hotels, what a good view from the windows.

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful the photos and lovely page!
the calendar pages november is great!
greetings Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love how Elsie is staying warm and cozy. It's a beautiful page, but you don't have to worry. I won't be singing the song because it's not one I would remember. Sorry, I'll always be a hard rock fan. But I agree that both wind and sun have a huge effect on the ambient temperature you feel.

Your calendar pages put mine to SHAME. I think the colors are perfect for both months. You put SO much into your pages before you ever write a single word in them.

I really enjoyed seeing where you stayed and the views from your rooms and restaurants. What beautiful paces you find to stay, visit, and eat in. I'd love to follow you around for just one day!

Rike said...

With this fur collar on her coat and the fur hat too the lady would stay warm indeed! A beautiful page with warm colors!
I like these calender pages!
And wonderful photos from your hotel visits!

sheila 77 said...

She looks so cosy in her hat and scarf, definitely one of the hot tips on how to keep warm.
Thankfully I cannot bring to mind this song (although I'm sure I know it) so will just manage to escape the earworm.
Your hotel and surrounding area look wonderful. How funny about the blue and red art, it did look as if it needed 3D specs.

Linda Kunsman said...

a beautiful vintage page Chris. Love that Elsie! Your calendar pages are super too. Still thinking about what format I want to use for next year...
And OMG- I wanna go to Albi and Carcassonne and stay where you stayed-wow-and the views!!! You really did a fabulous job putting your travels all together.
Happy weekend!

Redanne said...

A really beautiful page Chris, I love Elsie, she certainly looks warm and cosy! I always enjoy your travel photos, you do stay in some wonderful places! Hugs, Anne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I love the lady in your art journal page Chris. I have never seen this Elsie stamp but she is a beauty and looks warm in her fur collar. And I also enjoyed your hotel photos. Those are very interesting decorations for sure. I thought at first it was a museum. Sounds like you not only saw some beautiful scenery but some interesting decorating too. Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

What an amazing post, Chris. Love your journal page and the whole photos.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Let's Art Journal said...

I love Doris Day too and your page is fabulous with your elegant lady and quote! The hotel you stayed in looks very stylish too and the architecture and fountain looks stunning 😁. Thanks for sharing your travels and I hope you had a lovely weekend! J 😊