Sunday, 5 March 2017

Off to Paris for AJJ

I am ' Out and About'  for
taking a springtime trip to Paris.

Well not really, but I can dream and I do have fond memories of this beautiful city.
So if the magic carpet cares to stop  outside my front  door,
 this is where I am going today.

This is the base layer, pieces of plain tissue for texture, splashes of watercolours, random stamping.

The postcard pictures were cut from an old calendar. I kept moving the left over die cut flowers around my desk  so many times that  I eventually decided to stick them  to the page.
As you can see I cannot resist finishing  my pages by adding a few digital additions and the words via the computer.

Thank you for calling in to see me ,
 where would you ask your magic carpet to take you today?

For information about my digital
additions, please see my sidebar notes.


  1. Beautiful page, and it would be really wonderful to spend a spring day in Paris. Lots of fond memories there. But, as you say, we have our dreams! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fantastic page and beautiful sentiment and one I do try to follow :0) I have a head full of thoughts of our Springtime in Paris now and it is such a nice memory

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Love your fabulous watercolour background Yvonne and the pretty colour palette used. The pictures of Paris look wonderful xx if the magic carpet arrives soon please pop up to Scotland as I will gladly join you in Paris

    Huge hugs Annie xx

  4. Getting late here but each time I see your creative mixed media or JP I just want to play but then the eyes are tired so tomorrow is another day. Love to be in Paris, it's one of my dream countries to visit.xx[aNNie]

  5. Springtime in Paris, you've nailed it Yvonne!
    Val x

  6. Oh a visit to Paris, that's nice, thanks! I'm loving the splashy pinks and greens. It's always fun to see your combination of actual and digital painting.

  7. Gorgeous spread page Yvonne !! I love this pink colour , it´s very bright. I also love the post cards from Paris!! Wonderful page ! I wish you a very nice day ! Big hugs.

  8. A beautiful springtime page, I love the colours and the Paris images. Lovely die cut flowers too.
    Jean x

  9. Wow - what a fantastic Paris in Springtime page! Adorable make Yvonne!
    You rock with your theme!
    Happy Evening and a good start to the new week !
    oxo Susi

  10. Oh Yes! Paris….my favourite destination! This is a truly gorgeous page with this lovely tissue background and those fabulous images! The flowers and the quote couldn't be better! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. This is really beautiful Yvonne - love your starting base.
    Hope the magic carpet calls soon - but maybe not yet with our windy rainy days lately as the journey
    on the carpet might not be so enjoyable.
    Hope you've had a great weekend... Gill xx

  12. A really beautiful page of Paris, the background and images are so lovely! The flowers are a nice touch.
    The sentiment is fabulous too.
    Mar xx

  13. Now that's a great place to be out and about in. Beautiful page Yvonne. I need to go photograph some pages I made today because I can't wait to join in. Hugs-Erika

  14. Such a pretty springtime background, and I think the flowers found just the right home in the end. Lovely page!
    Alison x

  15. Your page is so beautiful! Who can resist springtime in Paris, please can I join you on your magic carpet ride :-). The background reminds me of spring blossoms and the postcard pictures from your old calendar are wonderful. Thanks for taking me to Paris again and bringing back so many fond memories :-). Wishing you a great week! J :-)

  16. I'd give anything for that calendar, Yvonne. That is out of this world. Personally, this is the place I'd love to be, too. You couldn't have picked a better place for those die cut flowers. Every time I see the Eiffel Tower in magazines, there are flowers around. This is wonderful and I'd love to join you there, too.

  17. Just read about Wallsend, Jesmond and your and my part of the world. We obviously originated from the UK so now you know our beaches are just perfectly gorgeous....hugs.xx[aNNie]

  18. beautiful page of Paris and the Background ist wonderful. The Flowers is very nice.
    The flowers fit so nicely for this wonderful city of Paris.

  19. Love the dash of pink on this spread Yvonne and great way to have the post cards too!

  20. Fabulous page. Beautiful elements.
    Hugs Flo x

  21. Pretty Spring page in Paris Yvonne. I would love to go see the castles in Ireland on my magic carpet ride!

  22. Gorgeous spring page Yvonne! I really like that you went with a landscape layout.....would make a perfect post card.

  23. I will be dreaming of your magic carpet tonight with your fine imagery.
    Such a lovely piece you created starting with your pretty background.
    There is something about Paris and Paris in springtime = ooh la Laa!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely art creations.
    P.s. I am not saying anything on my blog but we will be celebrating springtime in Paris again at the end of April.
    Counting the days...

  24. Wonderful way to remember Paris. xoxo