Saturday, 27 April 2019

New paper!!!

Hi everyone! I am enjoying the aroma of new paper that I bought at Version Scrap - I really didn't mean to buy new paper but these Stamperia papers are wonderful! They are double sided and I probably should have bought two sets of each as I am having difficulty choosing which to use!!! 
It has made it easier to part with some less attractive papers that have been in my paper box for ages and I just don't know how to use any more - I have tried to alter some with paint and stencilling etc. but now they are being bundled up to go to the charity shop! 

I made a page with part of one of my new papers and had so much fun it is definitely for Wendy's 'Having Fun' theme at Art Journal Journey.
The page started as a mop up page and then had texture paste, gesso and some background stamps added.
I wasn't so happy with some areas so pasted over them with a piece of paper containing one of my favourite Crafty Indidviduals stamps as well as adding parts of the stamp over the page.
I cut around the image of a Venetian building and used a piece cut from the top to tuck in at the side of the main image.
I stamped the quote onto some fibre paper that I have had hanging around on my desk for a while and then spattered over the page with Broken China distress ink and added Stormy Sky DI around the edge of the page!

I am also entering this page at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I have only visited Venice once, some of you may remember we did a 7 cities in 7 days tour of Italy a few years ago.(I needed a holiday when we came back!!!) and not only had it been raining but the water level rose to one of it's highest of the year the day we were there!
The guide rushed us to the gondola ride as 'the aqua alta is unexpectedly high today' and I swore never to go in a gondola again after clinging on while the boat went sideways under the bridges to return to the gondola station!! That, by the way was not fun....the sights we saw were though!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

I've always wanted to go to Venice! great page.

kathyinozarks said...

Love your page-hugs

My name is Erika. said...

Great page Chris. I love the Venice image. And I love how everything is black and grey other than the background. It is quite dramatic. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

I love the colours you have chosen here. Absolutely appropriate to the little Venice adventure you wrote about! I was also just one time in Venice more than 30 years ago but it was in August and it was the most romantic experience I have ever had in my life. I simply adore this unique city and hope to visit at least eventually one more time in this life !!!!
Thank you so very much for joining in another time this month at Art Journal Journey dear Chris! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday! Hope you have more sun than we have - seems to be a grey, windy and rainy Sunday for us.

Hugs Susi

Neet said...

Love Venice, love Stamperia papers (although I do not own any - boo hoo) so as you can imagine, I love this page. Great colours.
Hugs, Neet xx

craftytrog said...

It's a beautiful page Chris, the papers look wonderful!
Alison xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was enamored by your latest journal page. Of special note was how you treated that fiber paper and made all those papers blend in SO well. This is a gorgeous entry for Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey, and I LOVE what you did to create this beauty.

WendyK said...

A fabulous page Chris, love the soft colours and i love Venice. Thank you for sharing again on Art Journal Journey.

Meggymay said...

A super page Chris. The new papers look lovely. Venice is a beautiful place to visit.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

That paper is lovely! I went to Venice on a whirlwind Europe tour once. I'd love to go back and stay longer.

Lin said...

A lovely page, Chris - love the background especially and how it makes you move your eyes all around. Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Let's Art Journal said...

A beautiful page! The words are wonderful and I love the Venice images with the mop up and splattered background - perfect 😁. I hope you had a lovely weekend! Enjoy your day! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

A fabulous mop-up page - mistily atmospheric... really lovely.
Alison x

Cath Wilson said...

Another wonderful background, Chris. I'm enjoying these blues you're using ;-) It does look like a wonderful paper. Good for you, actually tearing it and using it!
Cath x