Sunday, April 29, 2018

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue

This will be my final Art Journal Journey entry this month.  I want to thank Alison (her blog is Craftytrog), our latest host this year for her theme of recycle and collage.  We have really enjoyed your theme, Alison, your great recycled art, and your incredible hostessing skills.  Your use of teabags in journal art is phenomenal.

I actually created this spread for Moo-Mania and Mores' latest challenge which is United States of America, or USA.  It fits both challenges equally.

Everything here is recycled except the glue holding these images in place and my blue and white pens.  

This has been a very difficult piece for me.   I had to remove each small image from a travel brochure one image at a time.  I admit I've been to many of the places shown in these pictures, but some I had never been to.  That meant I had to be sure I got the images pared up correctly with each city and states.

All small images were taken from two travel magazines, most of which were advertising river cruises, thus the rivers in many of the pictures. 

The states represented in these photos are:
WA=Washington (the state)

A few close-ups may help you read the state.

All of these cities are special in U.S. history for one reason or another.

It would take me all day to tell why, so I will just let you enjoy the

various images and postage stamps I used, some of which are quite old, others not.

It all boils down to

"Three Cheers For The Red, White, and Blue."

Although I considered using a different background, I decided there was so much I planned to add to the pages, it would detract from the various images and postage stamps.  All images were cut from free travel magazines/brochures, except the large image on the right bottom, which was cut from a magazine about U.S. history.  The background papers were from my recycle bin.

Thank you for sharing time with me today.  Today, you will find me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania and MoreI hope to see you both places, too. 

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful scrap-book pages. Have a fun day, Valerie

Jeannette said...

wonderful pages,love all images,very pretty.
happy sunday,dear.

hugs jenny

froebelsternchen said...

A grand finale for this recycling and collage month dear Elizabeth! So finally, I should like to pay tribute to all the amazing work that has been shown by you this past month! Thank you for all the inspiration! This last post is just fantastic and I even can learn a bit from it as I have always difficulties with those abbreviations of the states. Thank you very much for making this entry also fitting Moo Mania & More ! You are a sweetheart to support all the challenges so well! Thank you!
Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday !
Hugs, Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Very patriotic pages. Love the use of the flag stamps and the models decked out in 1940s costumes.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this Elizabeth! Lots of places I will never see but look so intriguing from the images! Glad you explained the abbreviations! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm proud Memphis was included :) What a wonderful variety representing the country! So many interesting places, and I've even been to several of them.

Meggymay said...

I loved this spread Elizabeth. All those lovely places that sadly I will only ever see in photos or pictures. Thank you for taking me on a trip around your country.
Yvonne xx

Sami said...

Lovely pages depicting some of the USA's historic cities.
Thanks Elizabeth.

craftytrog said...

What a great idea for the theme! Thanks for all of your wonderful recycling entries this month Elizabeth!
Alison xx

My name is Erika. said...

This is a cool page! I love how you celebrated our nation with all those photos. I was counting how many I had been to and I have been to 6 of them. It inspires me to go to a few more. :) I also am inspired to go make some art, and too bad I need to go back to work. Oh well. That's life, isn't it? Hugs-Erika

Gibby Frogett said...

Great collaged pages Elizabeth. Love the photos, especially New Orleans as thats where my cousin and his wife live and sadly I shall never see.
I really enjoyed Alisons collage theme last month and I think I will be doing more collage now too.
Gill xx

Jeanie said...

The grand finale! I think the only thing missing is a postcard from Lansing, Michigan! How fun.