Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Hat's off to Paris!

I had to go to Paris on business on Sunday and have returned tonight (Tuesday).   While I was away I was thinking what I could do for the Hat's challenge at Three Muses and decided, in honour of Paris, to do a Zetti type person wearing the Tour Eiffel.  Content sorted, I just had to finish the work I had gone to do, come home and paint it.

Imagine my utter surprise when I opened the Air France magazine on the plane home and found - a photo of a woman wearing an Eiffel Tower hat!

Paris is as lovely as ever - tres magnifique!

I decided to change my plans and rather than draw her, I would put her in my art journal.  So today there is no painting or close ups, what you have here is a Zettie style art journal page, with a lady in a hat.  It's my art journal page of my trip to Paris this week.
The other collage elements are all from the Air France magazine and the background is sprayed with Dylusions inks in bubble gum pink, turquoise and lime green.
Doodling is with Sakura Gel pens and Sakura Souffle pens and also with a Sharpie, permanent marker.

Thanks for taking the time to look at what is basically my journal!

16 comments:

  1. Great fanciful idea, love the vibrant filled art work.

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  2. how cool is this? love all the details!

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  3. Beautiful & very ceative collage ....I love it !

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  4. You poor dear--being forced to go to Paris! Ah well...You came home with a great souvenir and made a super journal spread out of it. Better luck next time...You might get sent to Pittsburgh if you're lucky. xx

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  5. What amazing art, Liz. It's intricate, original, creative, and such fun to see. Thanks for sharing this artistic culmination of your trip to Paris!

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  6. Love your collaged piece, Liz!

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  7. A fantastic journal page Liz! She looks gorgeous in her Eiffel tower hat! xx

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  8. Making a statement - or creating fashion. New Jean-Paul Gaultier?

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  9. Votre page de journal est tout à fait parfaite pour illustrer le challenge hat !
    Bravo pour ce souvenir de votre voyage à Paris !
    Amicalement Mary.kg

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  10. Oh, you are bad on SO many levels. First, just traveling to Paris (enough said). But THEN, finding a picture of an Eiffel tower hat! I can't think of anything more wonderful to journal about and you did a fabulous job here, Liz.

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  11. The strange coincidences like that happens some times to times;
    and it's always a bizarre feeling, isn't it?
    Anyway, your journal page is really well done! :)
    Bravo Liz!

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  12. I love this quirky piece, especial the red, white and blue ribbon keeping her hat on. Fantastic.

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  13. Great mixed collage. I very much appreciate the fact that you explain how you made your artwork (in this and in other posts).

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz