'Recycle and Collage' at Art Journal Journey.
The piece of paper bottom left is a stamp clean off from a card I made and of course you can spot some Infusions sprinkled deli paper over a scrap of designer paper. The butterfly is one of AALL and Create's Tracy Evans designs, which I stamped to take away. I tore some shiny painty paper into strips and also a piece of washi tape! I made a discovery while doodling the wavy stripes - if the stick glue hasn't quite dried it makes great smudgy marks if you rub it with your finger!! I added some stickers and some gold dots.
The trains were quite an issue this time with strikes both there and back to Paris! Fortunately it only affected us badly on the way there as it was very crowded. On the way back I suspect a lot of French folk had to cancel their journeys as the trains in France were only running at half or or one in three!
We also had a some disturbance on Metro line 6(a mainly overground line) to the hotel - two huge planks of wood were thrown on the track and a tube of something was set on fire! We could see the train coming in the opposite direction had also been stopped! We heard a lot of shouting and fireworks but a lady next to us reassured us that we were safe. By the time we had got another two stops to get to our hotel the march ( Manifestation) was coming up to our station so we put on a bit of a sprint around the corner - I was glad to know where we were headed!
We were on the top floor with lovely views of roof gardens.
In the distance the sign on the top of the new shopping centre in Place d'Italie
The sky after a thunderstorm in the night.
Our hotel was in the Buttes aux Cailles quarter and has lots of low level buildings as the lime quarries made it difficult to support the weight of larger ones.
I hope to get some blog visiting done soon!
I will return to the beginning of our holiday in London next!
Oh! The washer seemed to have got over it's hissy fit when I ran it empty and so far we have had connection all afternoon!
Thanks for looking, Chris