Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dreaming of Paris...

I am having one of those types of morning were I just
can't get going.  I am on my third cup of coffee and
my head still feels like its in a fog.  Now I am wishing
I would have gotten this post ready earlier, Cause I really
don't know if I am making any sense.
And I am just getting started. 


I have been playing in my Art Journal again. 
This weeks theme over at City Crafters Challenge Blog 
is brought to us by Ros..  The Theme is BonVoyage.


I have to admit at first I was totally stumped at 
what I was going to do.. 



But once I decided on what to create it came along pretty easy.



I really enjoyed creating this page. To me it was a little
like making a big card.  But instead of taping all the papers down
I used lots of medium gel mat.  


And I wish I had more little embellishment to add but I 
think it turned out OK with what I had.

I just hate my hand writing but I really wanted this 
page to say how much I would love to visit Paris someday.
And writing in a journal is what it is all about.
Even though I don't do it to often.  


So If you would like to join us this week and 
create something with a BonVoyage theme we would love
to see it..  To get all the details on this challenge you
can head on over to City Crafters Challenge blog.



Well that's not all I have to show you today.
I have created a CAS Christmas card. 



I just love this Christmas tree image. 
I know... Christmas already.  This is the first of many I hope. 


As you can see from this photo I had fun with my heat gun..
It's been so long since I had embossed anything.  I almost forgot how.. 

I am linking this to JINGLE BELLES challenge.
June Houck is hosting for them this week and the challenge is
Green or Red but not both..



I hope you all have a Happy Week and
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.


Hugs~

51 comments:

S. Etole said...

I always enjoy your creative endeavors. Hope your dreams of Paris come true.

craftattack said...

Beautiful journal pages, and love the card, very elegant! Hope you get to Paris one day, it is well worth a visit!

Virginia L. said...

LOOOVE your Paris-themed mini album cover! It's full of lovely details and delightful features, Linda! Thanks for the inspiration! xo

Julie said...

Hello my lOvely Linda,Paris certainly is a great place to visit,we did a weekend mini break a while back. Extremely tiring but there's so much to see. Your journal page is another stunner,it would look lovely framed! Did you realise that Ladybug Crafts has a Christmas challenge on at the moment too if you fancy entering your lovely card. Have a good week,Julie x

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous journal page, Linda, love all the bits you included! Fabulous Christmas card as well. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

JansArtyJunk said...

Linda..you have created a wonderful and beautiful collage in your journal...beautifully embellished..and I hope your dreams of visiting Paris one day come true :)

Netty said...

Loving your fab travel journal page Linda. CAS Christmas cards are most definitely the best to create and yours are lovely. Annette x

Anesha said...

Wonderful card and project.

Becca said...

I love your page Linda! I can just imagine how cool your journal looks with all the pages you do! You are going to be a "full-time" traveler soon, so I'm sure you will make it to Paris! There you go again...getting your Christmas cards done...wow! I just never seem to get that organized! LOL Hugs. :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

I had one of these mornings too. For me, I am quite sure it is the awful humidity we are having. Just makes one feel kind of lazy.

Love this page in your art journal. Wonderful vintage feel to it.

Have a wonderful afternoon my friend!
xo.

It's me said...

So nice !!!!...love from me....Ria...xxx..

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Lovely Paris page!! and one can never start on the Xmas cards soooon enough. Have a nice rest of your Tuesday and hope your head is on straight by now:):)

Jane Wetzel said...

YOUR journal is FABULOUS Linda :) Hey,..lets go to Paris together!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, I love this journal! And I feel the same way about my handwriting, always love everyone elses.

woodandfabric said...

Oh Linda! Your journal is Gorgeous! I love the vintage feel of your collage! Wow!
Michelle

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Both the journal cover and your card are wonderful, a nice balance of textures and embellishments in each without too many.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely lovely holiday card ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

TexWisGirl said...

i really like that travel page. very nicely done!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The bon voyage journal is so cool. I love the Christmas card, too, but it's too early for me to even start thinking about it. You have such a flair with your cards and papers.

Deanna said...

Lovely, lovely collage, you always do such a great job with creating collages. And Christmas cards?? Altho it is definitely a good idea, I always wait until the last minute. Beautiful!!

Barbara said...

Love the music I'm hearing now. It's one of my all time favorite melodies. I like your journal and love the Christmas card. I'm just starting,too and had much difficulty with my first attempt. I guess I should say attempts, as it took me 4 trys to create one I liked. Now I'm getting in the groove! Enjoy your blog!

Lynnda said...

1st of all... I love your journal art ...its vintage-y beautiful..I love just about everything on it!!! Your Christmas card are so beautiful... those embossing just stands out!!! its beautiful my dearest friend... you are one of my sweet blogger friend... your last comment on my blog...put on a big smile on me... thanks so much Linda... hugs..xoxo

Nan G said...

Awesome journal page! Love the simplicity of the Christmas card, too! Christmas in July? That's not too early!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are JUST GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the distressing and LOVING that Christmas tree on your card!! You are amazing!!

yyam said...

I love your ode to Paris! Beautiful page! Hope you get to visit it soon! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Gosh I just adore that journal page ... I keep going back and looking at it ... you girlies really made some beautiful creations for this challenge ... and I adore your Christmas card too ... so pretty ... I keep saying I must get out my embossing stuff out ... it's been long forgotten about ... Hope your day got better ♥♥♥

Catherine said...

That Christmas tree image is beautiful Linda! It really will be here before we know it. I hope you are finding some coolness in your house since it is so hot outside there. We have had 3 days of rain on and off... I won't rub it in on how green it is here... LOL! ;)

xo Catherine

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful projects, Linda! I love the artsy journal page! You are uh-mazing at the mixed media. Good for you for adding your handwriting. :)
Love the adorable Christmas card, too. That tree is so fun and unique. The embossing is just beautiful with it!

Jacqueline said...

That is such a gorgeous Art Journey Page Linda, fabulous colors!!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh it's an awesome TWO-FER over here, i don't know which to love FIRST! your AJ page is gorgeous, naturally, i love all of your collagey layers, and for the record, i think your handwriting is FAB!

your JINGLE BELLES card is totally & completely AMAZING! i loooooooooooove the C&S vibe and it makes your embossing that much more fabulous and dramatic! (as do the super skinny dark mats and those textural snowflakes! hubba, hubba! ♥♥♥

June Houck said...

Linda, your journal is picture perfect and your card is simply elegant :)

Gillian Olson said...

The journal is wonderful and the card beautiful in its simplicity.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

What a gorgeous journal page! I love every detail on it, especially this little spiral embellishment with the threads/strings on it - such a sweet little detail!
I don´t know Paris either, but perhaps someday I´ll visit this town...
Have a nice evening,
Ulina

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your journal looks fantastic, really breathtaking. Also your Christmas card is beautiful.

Davi said...

Oh I do love that fabulous journal page Linda!! The perfect travel theme and I love your cool torn tab! Journals are to be written in and your beautiful handwriting is what helps to make it special my friend :) The Christmas card is beautiful...so elegant with both of the embossings!! Have a Great week!

Lori said...

Love both projects! You know, sometimes it's the little things: like the metal spiral on the journal and the gem on the star. Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Linda B said...

Linda, I am SO IN LOVE with this page... it's absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! And as far as going to Paris... well that's my dream too. I drool over Georgianna Lane's blog and want everything at her Etsy shop.
Question: Did you take Christy's She Art class #1 or #2 and does she teach how to draw the girls?
Hugs!

Kamana said...

you are so creative... i am amazed every time when i see your journals and cards.

Terry said...

Love the art journal page! All the layers and stiching add such a vintage feel! The CAS Christmas card is pure elegance! Happy Weekend, GF!

Ana K. said...

Journal page is awesome, i love everything about it! I sneak a bit and your blog is one big inspiration!
Hugs from Slovenia

Rosie Grey said...

What a wonderful Art Page and card, Linda! I do hope that your dream comes true - crossing my fingers!!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous art journal page, I often dream of going back to Paris, love the CAS Christmas card, fab stamp. Enjoy the weekend. Deb xxx

Gerri Herbst said...

What a glorious art jornal! Never kept one but maybe I should try...Love the Christmas card too. t/c, gerri

Lynn Richards said...

Linda, I think this is gorgeous. I really like the butterfly..it makes me think of taking off. I would love to go to Paris as well!
xo
lynn

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I don't even know how i miss this post until now, hmmm... i better go figure out what's wrong with my blogger.
This is just stunning, I simply LOVE it, every bit of it!

julieprice3 said...

I love the journal with all the pretty vintage detail, The stitching is the perfect touch
Hugs julie P

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, my, your notebook is fabulous, F A B U L O U S ! The simplicity of your Christmas card is stunning! Love love it. Hope you're having a good week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Look at you, doing two Christmas cards in a row! Yay! LOOOVE that Bon Voyage project. All the torn edges suggest a very worldly traveler owns this!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Stunning cards Linda, both are magical, hugs Gay xxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your journal is beautiful! I write in a journal every day of my life...but I don't add art! I'm trying to work on an art journal this summer but I haven't done very much! We should get together! lol

Suzanne C said...

Wow oh wow that journal is stunning. So many things that I love (distressing, layering, texture and the images!) The CAS Christmas card is very elegant!