Wednesday 1 August 2012

UPA RAQ - Journal It

A hybrid scrapbook page.

Unruly PaperArt's theme this month is 'Journal It', focusing on scrapbook pages. I love scrap-booking and tend to make my own books, although saying that I haven't made any recently but I have been wanting to 'scrap' some photos of our trip to Paris back in April (you know the one Ken treated me to for my birthday).

This Moulin Rouge paper from Graphic 45 fitted the bill perfectly and has been sitting there waiting to be used for such a project. The graphics are fabulous and with so many lovely images I didn't want to cover too much of it up PLUS I needed to get the journalling in, so I have reverted to the classroom when I used to make books with my pupils and we would make lots of flaps and things to do our writing on. I just love secret places to explore on pages don't you?

Whilst in Paris I just had to find the Moulin Rouge as my final dissertation at college was on Toulouse Lautrec and of course this featured strongly in his work.

I have used PSE 7 to change my colour photos to sepia and to print some digital elements that I have added to the page. As this will go in a 12 x 12 plastic pocket it needs to be kept fairly flat and the paper is very busy anyway. The lampost I created myself from one of our Paris photos, the other bits come from DigitalCrea. I wanted a bit more of a 'girly' look to this so added the mannequin.

I also wanted the photos to have an aged and slightly distressed look so I used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain DIs on them before mounting onto brown card.

Beneath the photos you can see the little journalling mounts I have made to provide the details of the trip.

I hope you will enter some scrapbook journalling this month, it would be fabulous to see you on UPA and of course if you would like to be a guest contributor then see Shar's article here.

Crafty salutations.

hugs {brenda} xox



craftymum said...

A wonderful layout Brenda. Hope you are having a wonderful wee
Hugs Sarah x

anna christensen crafts said...

Brenda, this is stunningly yummy! I love it xx

Netty said...

Smashing collage of papers and photos, a wonderful memory page, x

catherine said...

This is so super Brenda and a fantastic way to scrap the memories. Love the layout and Graphic 45 papers are so lush! a great job!!
x catherine

Terry said...

Lovely page, Brenda! I wish I had started this craft years ago! What a beautiful memory and keepsake of your birthday! So close now! Hugs!

Unknown said...

This is it.Jacqueline.S:)

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Brenda this is fantastic and very French I love the theme and the pictures, the design is awesome.
Lorraine x

trisha too said...

wonderful, brenda, and it was interesting to hear your story behind the beautiful pages.


Ephemera said...

Fantastique! Beautiful crafting, exquisite detailing and a wonderful keepsake of your trip to Paris. xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous layout Brenda those papers are perfect for the pics.

Anonymous said...

Stunning page and I love the hidden journaling areas!

Marjie Kemper said...

Brenda, this is a stunning LO! I love how you created space for your journaling beneath the photos. This LO is a treasure!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Stunning! I wish I had you creativity :) xx

Unknown said...

A beautiful page of your Paris memories Brenda, your creativity is amazing, hope all is well with you..
Hugs Sarah x

Lynn Stevens said...

What a gorgeous scrapbook. I hate covering up the wonderful graphics but you solved that problem with your flip up windows. Brilliant Brenda!
hugs Lynn

Zue said...

Fabulous pages to store your wonderful memories. Is that you in the photos? I guess it is.
This craft/art form is so useful isn't it for all kinds of projects? Once you have all the supplies, the sky is the limit.
Hope you get back to Pars some time , then you can do some more fun pages. Hope all is well...sending you warm wishes

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful layout, just a little treasure.

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous page Brenda.
Love the papers you have used.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful page to remember a fabulous holiday. The papers are a perfect compliment to the photo and the colour tones you have created are so warm and evocative.


Gerri Herbst said...

Love the pages and how the photos and the themes all go together.