It’s a new month which means we have a new challenge at Country View Challenges for March which is We will always have Paris.

This challenge is being hosted this by the lovely Craftyfield; please ensure the main focus of your designs is Paris or anything that says “France” – think fashion, wine, lavender fields of Provence, old adverts etc.

I started by diagonally ripping a piece of design paper featuring Paris from an Around the World Paper Pack by Stamperia and sticking them in place using a glue stick. Then I mixed some Ranger Texture Paste with some Sapphire Blue Glamour Dust paint from DecoArt and some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink so that it matched the blue/green colour on the paper. It was stencilled across the white area of the page using a stencil from Samperia.

Next I coloured some mixed media paper for the wording, hearts and die cut flowers and leaves; I used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink Spray and White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray for the wording, hearts and blossoms, Fossilised Amber Distress Ink for the flower stamens and Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Ink for the leaves. When the papers were dry I cut them out using two Sizzix Thinlits sets by Sarah Guilar; the wording and hearts using a Doodle Alphabet & Numbers set and the flowers using the Floral Layers set. I layered the flower pieces together and then stuck everything in place using gel medium which finished the page.

For more inspiration please see the amazing We will always have Paris creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges.

I hope you are inspired to join us too, if you do, you’ll also have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts (grin!).

Paris is a beautiful place to visit and as this theme brought back memories of when we visited in springtime, I added the spring blossoms to my page. I remember the magical Eiffel Tower with its wonderful iron lattice-work; it looks so spectacular all lit up and twinkling at night too, apparently there are 20,000 light bulbs which are used to make the Eiffel Tower sparkle.

Hoping that you are all staying safe and well!

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:


I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Elle from Empire of the Cat and her Language theme as I used heart symbols from my Alphabet Die Set to mean “love” and the blossoms to represent Spring.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #143 – Anything Goes with my Paris page.

MIUCB#49 – Anything Goes + Layering over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the layered paper and stencil background and layered die cut blossoms on my art journal page.

Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my Paris page too.

27 thoughts on “Paris

  1. I love your Paris page Jo. I visited in late winter and it was beautiful then, so I can only image it in spring with blossoms. You captured springtime in Paris in a good way for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. And Happy May to you also. Hugs-Erika

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  2. What an absolutely wonderful page Jo! I love the blossom coming in there – if only I could have seen it for real this year (and last)! I think you may well see me at Country View Challenges this month! Thanks for this lovely entry at AJJ, Chrisxx

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  3. Oh dear Jo, you have brought back somany happy memories of times spent in Paris and a real longing to visit there as soon as possible. It used to be so easy to get there, just a short hop across the channel by plane and we were soon enjoying all of its delights. Such a romantic city, so many things to fall in love with.
    What a super page you have given to us and what a super topic for the theme at Country View this month. I love the papers you have used, especially the one with the Eiffel Tower on – and the flowers are so reminiscent of spring time blossoms I remember so well.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  4. A beautiful page Jo , so many memories many of us have of visiting that city. Thank you for sharing it with us all at AJJ and Elle’s new theme this month.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to Paris! Tres Romantique! Love the embossed center portion and your flowers. We went in June of 2004 so I’ve only been once, but I remember most two things about our trip: we had a room with double doors opening onto a tiny little balcony overlooking an alley between two 6 or 7 story buildings, all very old, and I woke up very early and went out there as the sun was coming up between the buildings and the colors were like a painting, in the sky and reflected on the buildings – just amazing. And the other memory I have was getting to experience the Northern Lights. XOXO

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  6. This is all gorgeous, Jo, and shows the beauty and atmosphere of Paris so well.
    As always I am fascinated by the names of the paints you use – Sapphire Blue Glamour Dust and Fossilised Amber for example. The way you have used the flowers and leaves (thinlits!) is just right and the little hearts are a rather nice finishing touch.

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