We were out and about over the weekend, a bit of shopping, walking and an afternoon out with grandchildren - all this to distract me from the fact that Mr Mojo went off out before we did and stayed out all weekend! This afternoon I tried to entice him back by playing in my journal - I was able to meet the criteria for a few challenges and I do believe at some point that he sneaked back in!
My page is about my love for Paris
I had already stamped something on the page but it hadn't stamped well so the page was just left. Today I gessoed over the stamping then painted over with Fresco Snowflake. Snowflake was also used through a stencil - the contrast with the blue was knocked back a bit with a dab of snowflake on a sponge. I painted a piece of deli paper with Nougat and stamped the Crafty Individuals Paris girl before colouring with distress inks and tearing around the edge.
The Memories stamp is part of a Visible Images stamp and the post mark and Carte Postale is from Tim's atc stamp of Mona Lisa. A little bit of random text and a real old stamp and I was almost done! The heart is part of a denim coloured napkin from a restaurant while we were in France - quite sturdy so after sticking on the muslin and lace I stamped an Eiffel tower on some of it and cut out the heart, stuck it to some book paper and padded it out with a little more muslin
The embellies (French shopping trips!) were rubbed over with a little bit of Snowflake too
The girl in the picture has been aged up a bit by giving her some makeup! I think she loves Paris as much as I do!
St Germain where we spent some time window gazing and people watching!
|The Montparnasse Tower may not look very glamorous but the view from the (expensive) restaurant are amazing with a good view of the Eiffel Tower - we didn't go up this time but we have had a coffee there, it's cheaper than the viewing platform!!|
|Porte St Denis|
The next few photos are of the amazing Sainte Chapelle - a place we would probably have still missed if my Paris Visite card hadn't refused to work so we had to detour to get another!
I would like to link to Art Journal Journey where the theme is Post and Postage
Anything but Cute
where the colour inspired them is 'Summer Romance' - this is really all about my romance with Paris(we worked out it was our seventh visit)
Country View Challenges where the theme is 'On Your Travels'
A Vintage Journey where the theme is 'Destinations'
Crafty Individuals - where the challenge is 'Face Value'
Thanks for looking, Chris