Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Travel House

Today I'm joining Art Journal Journey whose theme for October, chosen by Sheila at Orange Esmeralda is Architecture and Moo-Mania (and More) whose theme this fortnight is Patterns, with a spread in my Houses altered book (AB).

I call this the "Travel House."   Each window represents a place I'd love to visit.  Ironically, when I was choosing these stamps I had been gifted with (they are from Hero Arts), I didn't realize they were actually depicted as postage stamps.  Missed my chance a few months back at AJJ, didn't I?  Today they represent windows of travel.

I chose various patterns for the Travel House, too, including the chimney and the patterned roof.  Most of you who visit my blog all the time know I don't doodle because I can't grip a pen or pencil.  This is the type of pattern I chose to show for Moo Mania, instead.

Don't you just love the name of the paint chip sample?  Oh, you're a dog lover?  That's OK, even dogs love Kitten Fluff.  Of course, I had to add a bit of sewing to the assembly, too.

I realize I made a MESS of these stamps, because the stamp pad I used was very juicy, and the paint chip samples have some sort of non-saturating material that keeps "floats" the ink on top of the chip.  I finally allowed the ink to dry overnight before I scanned the page.  I even redid the Italian one, but didn't have any more paint chips to redo the others.  The door is another pattern.  I love it and wish I had a larger piece.

One final look in my Houses AB, where the background was gessoed, the house was made of card stock, the windows of paint chip samples, the door, roof, and chimney of patterned paper, as well as three rubber stamps, deep blue pigment ink, and variegated thread.

I am so very, very grateful for all the wonderful comments you have recently left.  I feel honored when you visit and over the moon with joy when you leave a comment.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a great page, with windows to beautiful places and lovely patterns too. And you added sewing, well done. I would like to go through those windows just now to do some visiting, I think I'll start with London. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More, and have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your travel house is super!!! Love your composition..the fantastic materials you put together and of course the sewing! You know how I love your sewing ..that adds so much character to your work!
Those stamps are great - and indeed they would have been handy for the post and postage theme... you are right.
Thank you very much for all the patterns and the architecture and that you join Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More at once!

Happy Sunday Elizabeth!

My name is Erika. said...

Very cool way to show architecture. I love your travel house! I hope you get to visit these places some time- you could add them to that big old travel journal you are working on, even though they are not South America. Did you ever do a European part to your book? I am pretty new to your blog so I am curious. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Superb travel page Elizabeth, I love the stamps you have and I love the roof stitches.Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :D
ps - many thanks for your lovely comment on my recent blog post, my favourite house is also the middle one with all the glass windows and the spiral stairs; Wee man likes that too. I would have curtains (drapes) at the windows for night-time tho'. Not a fan of knowing people can see into my home but I can't see them. I don't understand it in some TV programmes or movies when the 'victim' has curtains but never uses the blimin' things! lol.....TTFN

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful creation

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

sheila 77 said...

An ingenious and original way to make a house - windows of travel and a patterned door - and I like the zigzag sewing too.
Is "Kitten fluff" the name of a paint shade? I can see why you might choose that one.
Thanks for another great entry for the theme - I love your low-tech way of making wonderful art.

Linda Manning Findley said...

"E" it's so you and love the attaching with sewing stuff ... keep that stuff coming ... it's inspiring

Meggymay said...

This is a fantastic travel house, the stamps you used for the windows look great. it does make you wish to visit places when you look at them.
Yvonne xx

Corrine at said...

Some pretty special travel houses there. Arches are the best...xox

johanna said...

These stamped Windows are fantastic, what treasure stamps you have here! and the names of our paint Chips are really boring compared with "kitty fluff", haha!
love the pattern of the door also very much and of course the variegated thread you sewed with! that really adds even more interest!

Darla said...

Great travel page. I really like those stamps. I think the sewing adds interest too.

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth! How neat your house is, creative as always friend. How cute the names are on the paint chips, have never heard of that one. I do enjoy looking at paint samples just because of the names, same with crayons too. What a fun job it would be to come up with these names. Great use of your stamps too!

I won't have time for T day this week, will join in next week hopefully. Will try to still do a post this week on my blog though, just don't have time to make rounds to everyone.
The weather is still gorgeous here, YAY!! The fall colors are popping up even more too, YAY again! Hope your weather is good also.
Take care!

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Magpie's Nest
AND for your warm welcome back.
I missed you too.
Your lovely pages stir my wanderlust dear Elizabeth!
What an interesting paint chip name LOL.
p.s. it is going to take me awhile to catch up with everyone...not moving so fast here ;-)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant page Elizabeth! Love the paint chip names too! I love the way you added the pattern, including your sewn pattern! Chrisx I've caught up and hope to join you for T! Hugs, Chrisx

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