Friday, 3 July 2015

A Post Card from Paris

I never thought I would find myself wishing for some cooler air.
We have been staying at Melrose in Scotland,
the heat and sun has been worthy of a continental holiday.
Even the fact,  that I was up  trying to keep Meg  comforted 
during an horrific thunder and lightening storm the other night,hasn't spoilt the holiday.
Also we have had good internet reception 
and even better been able to watch some super  Tennis matches on TV.

On the 1st July Valerie and Susi announced the new theme for the month at
'Post and Postage'.
What did I have with me that might fit this theme.
So I am not sending you a card from Scotland, its from Paris instead.
Lots of layered assorted distress ink  colours, some stencils Paris [Sheena ]
Burlap [Tim Holtz] a small piece of embossed music
The stamps are Runaway [Tim Holtz] and the postage ones can be anybodies guess, it was pure luck they were in the bottom of the box.
If you click the picture it will be enlarged and show up more of the background texture etc..

I will also be joining the challenge  at............
the new  theme there is,
Tim's distress inks as well as his stamps were used on this page, including my all time favourite of Vintage Photo, new colours Cracked Pistachio  and twisted Citron.

Thank you for taking time to stop by, I do so appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. What a fantastic journal page, really lovely, So many great details. Glad you are enjoying your holidays, and hope that storm didn't last too long. My doggie always hated storms, too. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Hugs, Valeroe

  2. Such a great creation, wonderful details.

  3. Fabulous make Yvonne and so please you are enjoying the holiday, crafting and tennis. Storms here in the night but everything looks fresh and bright this morning so it was a good thing.

    Have agreat day

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love your ,,greetings from Paris"Yvonne. Genuine chic parisien!

  5. Oh wow.. this is so beautiful done.... I am fascinated that you can do such a fantastic page with just limited stuff ! Fantastic!
    So glad you linked it to Art Journal Journey Yvonne!
    Wishing a mild cooler wind to Scotland so that your holdays are perfect!Enjoy!

  6. Fabulous page love the catwalk girls added to the page
    Amanda x

  7. Nice improvised page here Yvonne! I hope I'm as lucky whilst I'm away to have just the right supplies :-)

    Not sure when you leave Melrose but I'm thinking the w/end so it's probably turned cooler for you now (it's raining here) off on our travels Monday so I'll give your neck of the woods a wave as I drive along the A1 about 8am!

  8. Fabulous page here Yvonne and pleased to hear you are enjoying your holiday.{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  9. A very stylish and well composed page. Wish you cooler and nice time in Scotland.

  10. So glad you are enjoying you holiday in Scotland and that you have some nice weather , apart from the storm, We had a terrific storm here last night, the worst I can remember for many a year, but today has been warm and sunny again.
    Your page has a fabulous happy air to it. I love the textures and colours you always manage to incorporate into your artwork.
    Jean x

  11. This page is fantastic, Yvonne! Love all great details on it, and especially the background. Hugs, Mar

  12. oohh wow,what a great page,lovely details,fantastic. wish you a cooler time in scotland.

    greetings jeannette

  13. Wow - what a great page, Yvonne. Love the bold colours, and of course those fashion models belong in Paris! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  14. So sorry if you get this message twice, blogger is being difficult! I love your design, the colours are wonderful and those ladies really do look like they belong strutting their stuff in Paris!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Destinations Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  15. Wow Yvonne, what a beautiful and romantic page! Love the Paris theme and your runway models are such a perfect fit! Stunning! hugs :)

  16. Fabulous page Yvonne, those ladies look as though they are having a wonderful time
    Glad you've had a great time.
    Avril xx

  17. Wonderful page but I am glad you really are in Scotland and not Paris as I would be green with envy - it is number one on my bucket list. Love the runway models strutting their stuff in their couture gowns.

  18. I love how you combined different elements here to make such a beautiful journal page. Those woman look like they should be modeling high Paris fashion, are they a Tim Holtz stamp? Hope you cool off too!

  19. Yes, Erika, they are a Tim Holtz set of stamps.

  20. Beautiful art journal page! Love the parisian scene that you created!

  21. OhhLaLa! Love the background with the runway models! Fabulous journal page! Enjoy!

  22. this is just brilliant Yvonne.... love it.

  23. Beautiful composition and color- love this!

  24. Love much your card,greeting from Mons in Belgium

  25. Beauitful journal page! Love the Paris theme...

  26. Lovely, lovely! Beautiful colours and texture!

  27. What a beautiful travel page in your journal! love the layering of the ladies in their green outfits out on a night on the town in Paris! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  28. A fantastic journal page Yvonne. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x