Saturday, 8 April 2017

Around the World in My Dreams

The theme for this month chosen by Hazel at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY is Magical Mystery Tour.  Inspired by The Beatles' song, where would your journey take you and how would you get there?
I love travelling to different countries as well as different parts of the UK where I live so a trip round the world would be my dream:  No rush, no constraints; money or time!!.  Oh yes, very much wishful thinking here.  And as far as the transport goes, well I loved the hot air balloon ride we did some years ago so I chose that and here's the result.
I began by using the edge of a piece of corrugated packing dipped in PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Amethyst to drag the lines across and down the page.  Next I added a torn  piece of patterned paper with an oriental design to match the colour. 

  The word 'Dream' was added using white texture paste through a stencil.  When it was dry I swiped Distress Ink in Seedless Preserve across the top of the letters with dry foam.
The wording and map of the world were printed.  The balloon is from a Flonzcraft set, stamped using DI Black Soot.  
I finished the page by lightly stamping the names of some capital cities and iconic images such as the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa so they would almost fade into the  background. 


Let's Art Journal said...

Lovey page, the textures and images are wonderful! I enjoyed reading the process you followed to create the page too! Visiting from AJJ and wishing you a Happy Weekend! J :-)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so beautiful Sue! A wonderful idea to take a hot air balloon!
Love all the texture and the layout!
Thanks a lot for joining us again over at Art Journal Journey! This is much appreciated!
Always great to have you with us!
Happy weekend
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece Sue! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a wonderful page

hazel said...

I love your page, it's wonderful.
xxx Hazel.

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful page with nice background texture, well designed, I also like the lovely piece of purple paper you added to it. Nice idea this journey around the world. A big wish.