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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ITAC'17 Europe

Hello Friends ,


Today I am here to share a my Journal page. This is an  interpretation of my Travel and stay for last 4 months in the beautiful European cities and enjoying the British summer !!

I am playing along INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF ART & CRAFT ITAC 2017 and the theme is  EUROPE .

I am glad to see how the page has turned out and loads of memories associated with it , 
It sparks the joy of me travelling alone.... yes my son was along with me but Then I was the only adult :) 

In the city of Bath , somerset 

For the first time in my life being away from my home country and exploring this new place mostly by myself sums up the fact... see the world through my eyes !

The creative inspiration and exposure that these places hold just helps you learn and grow isn't it?


Theme 1 Europe 





The elements I have used are 

Shades of Blue for Europe 

Paper and die cuts 

Texture: Gesso and embossed card stocks 

Vintage ephemera 

Face: Stamp by Peek a boo 

Numbers stamps 

Letters Tim holtz stickers 

bakers twine 

For the new followers who asked me this , An art journal, is a book kept by an artist as a visual, and sometimes verbal, record of her thoughts and ideas. Art journals generally combine visual journaling and writing, to create finished pages. Every imaginable style, media and technique is used by art journalists. "Mixed media" tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media—for example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work. 



Here is a step by step procedure on how I have made this 

  • I use a plain book as journal , you could even use an old diary or old magazine with thick paper so that your paint holds in .
  • I started with using a good coat of gesso on my art Journal , this keeps the page ready for textures and different mediums to be used on it and gives a free flow.
  • After the page is fully dried I chose to shade the whole page blue and I have used 3 shades here 
  • After I dried it with the heat tool the page was ready to work on it .
  • I have added torn paper scraps and glued them to the page to create interest.
  • I have used a dry embossed card stock sized 6x4 and added paper scraps and die cut along with the stamped girl image .
  • I have added flowers and butterfly stickers till I was happy with the result 
  • I have used Tim Holtz stickers to make up the sentiments and love how it brings out the best in the journal.
  • I have stamped the numbers as I am actually doing and grateful for each day of the stay here .
  • Finally completed the page with a bakers twine ties up . 


 Leaving you with the pictures from Bath Spa , 


Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows. The museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple.



I am so happy and excited to see my products travelling far and giving smile on someone's face. It is all about the little things, simple gestures that makes a huge difference in our life....! I am featured on taleoftravels.com Thank you so much for all the support and appreciation!


Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!









Regards

Sharada Dilip

11 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful..love the bright colours and the way you have embellished it..Hugs xx Deepti

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  2. Wow. Love the bright colours. Glad you could explore Europe in a leisurely fashion.

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  3. This is beautiful!! Guess you could relate to and put all your wow moments together to make this one!!

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  4. Do share some photos of your explorations in UK too Sharada! And hehe did you take all your craft supplies from here all the way there?

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    1. Thats soo sweet of you to say that ! Yes surely will update on my travel and clicks I have .... all I can say is i just carried a bag full of supplies from my CRAFT room :)
      Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

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    2. Have added a few pictures from my travel on your request ! hope you drop in again :)

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  5. Oooh fabulous umbrellas!!Awesome. Thank you for sharing Sharada!

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