Amour

Today I have created an art journal page to celebrate love as I’m so looking forward to the wedding of some very dear friends next month. I used my favourite blue Brusho colours to create the dreamy background and thought that Paris would be the perfect city for Amour (grin!).

I started by sprinkling Turquoise and Ultra Marine Colourcraft Brusho powders onto the page and spritzed them with water. I love watching the colours burst to life as you add the water and as Brushos are made up of the different component coloured powders that create the main colour, purple can be seen on the page too from the Ultra Marine powder. Once dry, I stamped Eiffel Tower image onto the page and also onto some blue/grey spotted design paper using a stamp called “City of Love” by Penny Black and black Archival Ink which I used for all the stamping on my page. I used the same “City of Love” stamp to add the black swirls along the edges of the page, as well as the two hearts and the word “amour” over the background. Again I stamped these images onto the blue/grey paper, fussy cut them out and edged them using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Then I stamped a leaf tile stamp from Rubber Soul, two birds sitting on a branch from Dovecraft and the word “Paris” from 7 Gypsies stamp set by Hampton Art directly onto the page. Next I added some diamond-shaped border stickers by Kaisercraft and also silver outline stickers along the edges of the page; then I outlined them both with a black Uni Pin marker, which took quite a while as the outline stickers are quite an intricate design. I then added the stamped blue/grey paper images to the page sticking them in place using a UHU Stic. For the main Eiffel Tower image, I layered it over a white doily and it is stuck into place using double-sided tape. I then added the black round brads to the “amour” signs, lots of flowers which I had embellished with blue gems and also a glittery silver butterfly which finished the page.

Paris is such a lovely place to visit, here is the Eiffel Tower when we visited some years ago; it looks spectacular by day and by night (grin!).

The wrought ironwork is amazing, if you want to find out more about the Eiffel Tower please check out my previous post.

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Gill from gibbyfrogettcraftations who is hosting the Inspired by … challenge over at Art Journal Journey with my love inspired page.

I enjoyed using all the different stamps to create my Amour page design, so I’m also pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Stamping Sensations.

I’m joining in the fun over at The Artistic Stamper and their Colour it Blue challenge as they have chosen my favourite colour as their theme this month.

With my vibrant Brusho coloured page, I’m also happy to join the Bright and Cheerful challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

I’m also pleased to be able to join the Written Word (add some text in some form) challenge over at Country View Challenges with my Amour art journal page.

I’m also very happy to join the lovely Design Team over at PaperBabe Stamps and their Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Colourcraft Brusho Colours Crystals (Turquoise, Ultra Marine)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.2mm)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Penny Black 2007 wood-mounted stamp (City of Love 3800K)
  • Rubber Soul wood-mounted stamp (Leaf Tile 276K)
  • Dovecraft Clear Stamp (DCCS014)
  • Hampton Art 7 Gypsies Vintage cling mounted rubber stamps (Birdsong ICO151)
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Vintage Glory 154898)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Set (Fly Free SS289)
  • Docraft Anita’s Outline Stickers (Timeless Borders ANT810117)
  • Dovecraft Premium Paper Doilies (Painted Blooms DCDLS010)
  • Brads (Round Black)
  • Poundland (Accessories Pack 60911, Gem Florettes 117128)
  • The Works (Wooden Craft Butterflies CR1292)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • UHU Stic
  • The Range double-sided foam tape
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36 thoughts on “Amour

  1. This is so beautiful and so incredibly romantic. The colors you chose were yummy and the layers you created make this a stand out beauty. Even better, you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    I also enjoyed the photos from Paris. I was really surprised that the Eiffel tower was painted. It’s something I didn’t know before. So glad you shared these Paris photos with us, too.

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  2. Beautifully designed page Jo – love the colours and details as always. Brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ again.
    Your page is perfect for today as romance is in the air today – apparently its ‘National Kissing Day’ – I have no idea whats thats is all about 🙂
    Have a lovely weeken dear Jo.
    Gill xx

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  3. I’ve always wanted to go to Paris but never made it as yet.. Definitely a place of romance. Sigh maybe one day. Those love birds are oblivious to all the splendour around them.. obviously otherwise engaged.
    have a super weekend Jo.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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      • Each time I see this it makes me want to visit more and more.
        I was just about to pop on over and say the link is now up and running over on the PB Challenge Blog but you beat me too it. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you plenty of sunny days Tracey xx

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  4. Paris, seems to be a romantic destination for many folk and your page for sure represents this beautiful city. Your page looks awesome, and all the additions look great against the lovely blues of the background.
    I hope it will be a sunny day for your friends wedding.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Hi Jo,i loved your paris page,so soft and light,beautiful stamps and flowers you used,stunning,my friend 🙂
    you had a wonderful trip to paris,i love paris too,the town of lovers,isnt, it ?? :-)(Grin)
    wishing you and your hobby a sweet weekend,dear jo ! 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  6. I am in awe of this wonderful composed and created page of you!
    I am impressed wit all the details and how well all fits together !
    And you get such fantastic clear impressiones with the black ink directly stamped on the background. Awesome! Oh yes Paris! The city of love for sure and what a pleasure to join a wedding next month! Thank you so very much for another stupendous page linked to Art Journal Journey dear Jo! You made my Saturday with this brilliant posting and page!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    Hugs, Susi

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  7. Wooww Jo, This is a wonderful, gorgeous Art Journal page !! I love your brushos… these blues are fabulous!! lovely background, adorable birds, and….. ohhhhh the Eiffel tower is magnifique!! Love each detail, Great !!
    I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs, Caty

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