Friday, 30 March 2018

Spring - the cooler version!

Just when we thought Spring had arrived it has turned cooler again! Not to worry - this page will take us to a brighter view!
My friend Elizabeth said the other week Spring makes her think of Paris! As you know I love Paris at any time of the year and the quote I have used sums up how I feel about my favourite city!

The page started like this!
 I found the Eiffel Tower image on a piece of designer paper while making more room on my shelves....
...and I also 'found' this forgotten stencil with egg shaped holes.
I blended some distress inks over the stencil and added the Tim Holtz Paris background stamp randomly over the page.
It looked a bit empty with just the Eiffel Tower so I used some wallpaper bits(stamps and butterflies) from a sample we had tried against our bedroom wall(not the right colour so rejected, but destined to be on a journal page one day!!)I also cut a little bit more from the designer paper.
Finally I added a quote from an Indigoblu set I won a while ago!

I think this will be my last chance to join in at Art Journal Journey with Rosie's Spring theme! I wish I had had time to join in more but there has been a lot going on this month!!

I hope you all have a Happy Easter whatever the weather!

Thanks for looking, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

I love Paris any time also. Your page is fantastic. Those eggs shaped dots sure make a fantastic background and I like all your additions. Ripped scraps of paper are a favorite of mine too. This is a cheery page for a rainy Friday here. Happy weekend Chris. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

Paris is always beautiful and your pages are also always amazing Chris! This one is no exception! I love how it came together!
Happy Easter !
Thank you very much for all your eonderful support for AJJ this month again!
You are always such an inspiration!
Hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

What a stunning page! I love the pretty spring colours and beautiful Paris stamps 😀. The quote is so perfect too as you always make wonderful new discoveries, which I always enjoy seeing on your return, when visit Paris - perfect 😁. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter Chris! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

Such pretty springtime colours and images - I love that eggy stencil, how cool! A delicious page... looking forward to more catching up soon.
Alison x

Meggymay said...

I love your Paris themed journal page. It does brighten a dull day seeing the lovely colours and of course it would be a wonderful destination.
Happy Easter wishes Chris.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting. Still having keyboard problems, but wanted to stop by and tell you how much I simply ADORE this Paris inspired Art Journal Journey entry. I simply love it, right down to all the stamping and stenciling. This is so bright and colorful, I almost forgot how cold and gray it is outside.

I bet you could help me discover many places in Paris I know nothing about. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey and thanks for the kind mention, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to wish you and T a lovely Easter, too, dear friend.

Little Artbee said...

Lovely page with the coloured eggs.It is also a hommage to Paris, a very interesting City. I visited it twice times in April and I loved it much.
Your wonderful page reminds me of it in a gorgeous way.
Dear Greetings and Happy Easter

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, Your love for Paris shows through in your art piece- I love it! Hugs Kathy

craftytrog said...

I love this page Chris! Great background!
Hope you're having a lovely Easter!
Alison xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

Paris! I'll take virtual trips and Paris in art, since my chances of going back are close to zero ;) Beautiful!