Dawn’s Journal Journey #10

Dawn’s art journal challenge for July is “Paris”…

I took this as an opportunity to start a new art journal all about France…

each page of this Dollar Store book measures 8.5 x 7 inches (21.59 x 17.78 cm)…

I plan to alter the covers above when my inside pages are complete…

the pretty lady is from my postcard collection and was from a piece that I created awhile ago…

I almost used the original but decided I needed a smaller version so I scanned it and printed out a copy to play with…

many thanks to Karen of The Graphics Fairy for the lovely French images that I used in both of my pages…

years ago I took a solo nine week trip to nine different countries in Europe…

it was a time of brilliant adventures…

I was lucky enough to spend nine days in Paris…

I really did not want to leave…

as it happened it rained on the day I boarded the train to Madrid which made it a little easier to say adieu…

one day I hope to return to France with Mr Magpie…

for now I have plans for more pages in my travel journal…

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” ~Author Unknown

p.s. for a great ‘visit’ to France including lots of time in Paris stop by The Marmelade Gypsy, Jeanie has some wonderful and informative travel posts!

26 responses to “Dawn’s Journal Journey #10

  1. This is beautiful. I’m hoping to get a Paris page done myself x

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  2. Dear Patty, you cover creation is magnificent, love you use for the collage. A beautiful combination and so many to discover.
    Have a nice day,
    xox Anja

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  3. Oh how beautiful, I adore Paris its my favourite place to be , I was going at least once a year and never got tired of it but havent been for 2 years now and miss it terribly. I think id like to make something like this i may have to start looking for the right images and get started. Ive just blogged a Moulin Rouge picture that ive been making for a friend. Thanks for the inspiration , xx

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  4. Lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing it completed!

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  5. Great pages, Patty! Love your composition. Just lovely! I’ll be on the lookout for these books in the dollar store!

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  6. Dear Patty, you cover creation is gorgeous! So beautifully created (as always). Love your style.
    Have a nice weekend my dear
    Wishes MARTINA ❤

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  7. So romantic and beautiful, dear Patty.

    Have a lovely weekend

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  8. Oh la la! Gorgeous page, Patty! 🙂
    It must have been an amazing experience to visit Europe! I’ve only left my country once, in 1997, when we went to the States :p

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  9. So lovely french ephemera and beautiful papers, dear Patty,-I have been to Paris too,many years ago, and loved it too- your art journal, will be so wonderful, and even bring memories from back then! I hope you will show more ,when finished?
    Hugs and kis, from Dorthe

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  10. oh patty your journal pages are beautiful, what a great little book to turn into an art journal too:)

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  11. Nine countries in nine weeks. I would be in heaven. I bet you hated to come home. What an adventure you must have had. This is a wonderful way to relive that memory. I look forward to many more pages in this book.

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  12. I forgot to mention that I’m not sure what the fabric was in my quiltlet. I suspect it may have been a type of batting, but felt a bit papery. That was why I added all the stitches to it, so it wouldn’t fall apart. Great eye, as always.

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  13. beautiful french pages Patty!!!

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  14. stempelchaotin

    I´ve missed my words Sweetie.
    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow your pages are a dream.
    So so beautiful work. Love them.

    Have a sunny weekend my dear friend. xoxo

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  15. a beautiful book in the making! don’t you just love creating them? Gorgeous work, as always…

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  16. Beautiful, Patty – I adore anything France and lived in the Parisian suburbs for a while… it’s my favourite theme 🙂 Hope you do get back there one day. I’ll be there in a few weeks but it’s much easier from this side of the ocean x

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  17. oh don´t you love the Dollar store:) and I love what you are doing with the inside of the pages…I can´t wait to see the covers!! Happy weekend to you!

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  18. Fantastic, I’m really missing words.

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  19. Oh I love your travel story (you lucky thing) My husband and I dream of travelling Europe. I adore the pages and they truly have a French feel. I am delighted you have decided to do a whole Journal on France and I can’t wait to see all it’s delicious pages & covers. Thank you for joining in with Journal Journey’s again this month. Love Dawn xx

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  20. c’est magnifique Patty!! J’adore votre pages-bien fait!!

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  21. This is brilliant!! I so look forward to seeing your Paris pages ❤
    I LOVE the fact that you travelled solo ~ what a brave and adventurous spirit you are!! In my youth I travelled around the world for 10 weeks, visiting 16 countries. A great experience and many treasured memories from that.
    xo
    Gaye

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  22. Beautiful French flair, Patty, I love your subtle colours and the images are wonderful, really pretty. Mx

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  23. Such lovely… your blog always inspiring to me.
    I’m left blog land some time and I’m slowly return to this land.

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  24. Love the idea of that solo trip. Inspired to do an enire French journal is a cool idea. Your blog is lovely. Nice to meet you through Dawn’s monthly journal challenge.

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  25. Oh Patty this is lovely. You lucky thing to have been to Paris!

    Love

    Jill
    x

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