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