Monday, 16 April 2018

The French Connection!

Hi everyone! We are almost certainly on our way by now - a few days in London (with a visit to Kew gardens planned) and then on to Paris for another few days.
My page today, which is for Art Journal Journey and Alison's 'Recycle and Collage' theme, has French connections.
I started with a piece of paper towel mop up paper - you may be surprised to find that I don't save all of my mop up papers - only those that look interesting!
All of the bits were picked out of the same little scraps bag - the top of a paper pad, some die cuts that didn't get used, a negative of a die cut word, a bus ticket from when we traveled by bus to see a stage of the Tour de France, a stamp torn from a letter, a small piece of the fabric our sofa is covered in, a circle of stately home  brochure and a butterfly. I added some Tim Holtz clippings.
I am often surprised by what I find in my scrap bags and how I seem to find just what I am looking for to finish page! 

Thanks for looking! Chris 


Annie said...

Wonderful details on your journal page Chris and I hope you enjoy London and the onward journey

TFS and hugs Annie xx

froebelsternchen said...

Enjoy the journey Chris! Wow!
A fantastic page - I love it! Thank you for all the fantastic ideas and inspirational pages linked to Art Journal Journey yet! You rock!
Hugs, Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree that you seem to find just the right images from your scrap box. The right color, the right perspective, and the perfect composition wrapped up with layer after layer of beauty.

Have fun on your trip and enjoy yourself. Take lots of photos, and please stay safe.

And to think during all this turmoil, you still found time to join us at Art Journal Journey, too! Thank you for that.

Helen said...

great page! looks like you've picked perfect Kew weather!! Can't wait to hear how you enjoyed it and see some photos from your eyes!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I noticed you were gone, so I am linking you to AJJ, dear.

Linda Kunsman said...

this is such a delightful collage Chris, and oh how I wish I was going with you! Bon voyage!

Meggymay said...

All the pieces you found to go on the collage look like you had them especially to hand. but being a hoarder myself I know how you would have had a nice store of things to use. Your page is fantastic Chris.
Enjoy your trip away.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I really love all the bits and bobs you used on your latest page Chris. It not only creates great texture but looks really cool too! hope your trip is fantastic and you get some real spring in Paris. Hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

I love this page Chris, a great collection of bits and pieces from your travels!
Have a lovely trip!
Alison xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful collage page! How exciting and have a wonderful time on your travels! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

Another lovely serendipitous page - the soft pastel colours are lovely in the background, and it's great to have those personal touches included. Hope you are happily enjoying Paris again this time round.
Alison x