Saturday, September 13, 2014

altered book layout--Collette in Paris

Do you have art projects you set aside and return to occasionally?  I've been working in several of the little books I've made, adding layouts here and there.  This one is actually in a full sized altered book, rather than one of the little books I've handmade.

 This is one of my favorite parts of it--there are always one or two favorite little areas I really like in a layout or project, and I dunno, in this one I think it's the orange and the washi tape holding down the "photograph."

I don't speak French, and relied on Google Translate, so the sentence may be totally off:  "Collette never revealed the real reason for her trip to Paris."  The chippy Eiffel Tower is from Leaky Shed Studios, it's very detailed.

The Souvenir folder is from an Altered Pages collage page:  I rubber stamped the postmark over a copy of  an old French postage stamp.  The folder is filled with little mementos of Collette's journey.

There she is, Collette herself, gazing up the street, or at one of the apartments?  The Souvenir Folder is attached to the page, but it's not terribly bulky.  I'm really trying to keep this altered book from "exploding," if you know what I mean.

Here are some of the supplies used for this LO:
Paris in the Past
Vintage Paris
Paris Papers
Eiffel Tower (chipboard)
Pan Pastels --white, black, yellow
Script Washi Tape
French Postmark Stamp

There are a few more photos at the Leaky Shed Studios blog today.  Also, through the month of September, I'm having an Extreme Clean and Simple challenge, with a buncha stamps from my stash going to two randomly drawn players--you'll find the info for that HERE.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  And PS, just in case you'd like to see, here is a link to the book's cover and some of the prior pages:  Orient Express Book Cover.


Lyneen said...

I love your altered journal... it is stunning!

Deb said...

Lovely! Love the bits of color and stamping. I still need to do a book with photos from our trip to Paris a few years ago. Now I'm inspired to get going.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love this peep into your altered book, Trisha! What lovely images and fabulous use of ephemera. I know just what you mean about exploding altered books too!If you have any tips on how to stop that happening, I'd love to know. Julie Ann x.

Robin Horasanian said...

Beautiful, Trisha!

Shar B said...

This is just fabulous! You always weave so much narrative into your lovely layers!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages, love the mix of images and wonderful layers.
Happy Sunday.
hugs Brenda xxx

Michele said...

completely fabulous Trisha! so much to look at and appreciate here. a wonderful fantasy is realized in these pages. xo

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful page, Trisha. I love the Paris theme and the souvenir folder is a really cool idea.

Jean Moore said...

very lovely, thanks for sharing it with all.

Terry said...

Trisha, these pages are wonderful! Love all the elements and details. Enjoy!

Chelsea said...

Wow, this is amazing! So many wonderful details, I love it!

Jean Moore said...

Making lovely memories, it feels like I was there!

Jean Moore said...

This makes it feel like I was there! GREAT book.