Saturday, 7 April 2018

Smiley Fun!!

I am enjoying Alison's theme of Recycle and Collage at Art Journal Journey so much! I am digging into my pencil cases that hold my scraps and finding so many things with a story behind them that I sometimes just sit and have a little reminisce!
The smiley face here is from a set of cards that I found in a little shop on one of our walks in Paris. This one was left over from some of the flowers I cut out and used from one of the cards.
The birds and the flower circles were cut from Birthday cards I received a few years ago.
There is a piece of designer paper given to me by a friend at a workshop - must give her a ring soon!
The pink flower is from a page that I stamped out when I first bought them (several years ago)
Oh! and there's the chocolate wrapper from some French chocolate bought at the Gare du Nord!
The background for this page is some paint from my roller while doing the Gelli plate challenge! I used a baby wipe to spread some of it before it dried.

I may get some more pages done if I can just ignore my distractions for now..after all they are in my journals now to look at any time!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Divers and Sundry said...

Memories! Isn't it sweet when current art is made up of such fond memories :)

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - what a lovely page this is and so nice that you now have the memories of Paris in your journal !
Thank you very much for joining Art Journal Journey again ! Happy weekend to you dear Chris!
Hugs, Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You certainly put a lot into this page. I enjoyed reading about this smiling lady. What fabulous memories it must have invoked. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. It's a genuine beauty, filled with fun, too.

Barb said...

Your page is absolutely gorgeous Chris. I love the way you've used the smiley face. A lovely and very happy page. Barbxx

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful and fanatical your page,
have a beautiful Sunday!
Greetings Elke

My name is Erika. said...

Loving this smiley face! You sued some great pieces on this page-loving the circles! Happy rest o your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Joan said...

What a lovely idea to use all those pieces that bring back memories, it's a fab page


Let's Art Journal said...

Such a happy page! The smiley face is such a lovely way to be greeted this Sunday morning 😀. I hope you are having a lovely weekend! J 😊 x

Meggymay said...

It was good to read the story behind the making of this fantastic page. Its really good how small items jog our memories of times past and worth remembering.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

A great page Chris and so nice that it created so many happy memories for you.
Avril xx

Marjut said...

What a wonderful page.

Sue said...

Oh I love this Chris, especially as everything has such happy memories. Have a fun week, Sue xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This page has such a happy look. That it holds so many happy memories makes it extra special. I love the little birdies.

craftytrog said...

So pleased you are enjoying my challenge Chris! I love this collage, it really made me smile!
Alison xox