Wednesday, 19 July 2017

More photos from Portugal

I am back to share some more of our holiday photos from Portugal. These are from one of our 2 visits to Lisbon and below is the Monument to the discoveries built in the 1960. We took a lift up to the viewing platform right at the top

and from the top looked down to this the amazing monastery which we decided to visit next.
The stonework inside the monastery was quite breathtaking. Just imagine how many stonemasons were involved in all these carvings.

Even inside the chapel every single pillar and post had been hand carved.

I have nearly finished making my travel journal and I thought I would share a couple of sneak peek pages. I have made the backgrounds using distress oxides, stencils and Visible Image stamps. I like using the colours I see in my photos. 

I was also inspired by the hot yellows of the stonework in the Monastery to make a page insert. I selected some very sunny yellows and orange distress inks and some stencils which reminded me of some of the shapes I had seen carved.
First I blended the lighter yellows
then added some stencilling using fossilised amber.
I added some crackle paste too and a stamped some script too. 
and to finish the page off  I stamped my eye from the Where dreams take you Visible Image set. I also added some of their sentiments which are just perfect for journalling.

I would like to enter this journal page into the following challenges;

Stamps and Stencils colour, texture, shape
Crafty Calendar 2/3  anything goes
Crafting by designs 2/3 anything goes
We love to Create 2/2 anything goes
Craft stamper Take it make it Anything goes
Creative Artiste 1/3 anything mixed media

The full reveal of my holiday journal will be on Monday 7th August. I will of course be back with several other posts before then..this Friday will be my next.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers. It's great to see you joining me here on my creative journey.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Portugal really does look beautiful - that monastery is amazing! your journal will be a wonderful keepsake.

  2. Wow how amazing is that monument and the monastery is so beautiful....I love how the stencil represents the carvings in your journal page!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my dear, hope everyone is well,
    V x

  3. The pictures are amazing and I love the stone artwork. True artisans for sure and don't we wish we knew their names. Your journal page is great and I love your card. Very bright and sunny with a beautiful saying

  4. I love your journal page... the photo of you and your husband are wonderful.. what an amazing place! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Beautiful photos my friend, the monastery looks amazing with such magnificent architecture and I instantly recognised your beautiful journal pages which I know is amazing having been lucky enough to see it in real life. Love your sunny card and fabulous design too. Two weeks to go!!! Xxx

  6. What a stunning journal page Jane! Beautiful warm tones, love the tone on stone design in the background. Great texture, the crackle is amazing. A fantastic design!!

    Your photos from Portugal are so incredible. What a wonderful vacation you must have had, such a beautiful place with so many interesting things to see! Seems like you are having a fantastic summer! Thinking of you and sending hugs :)

  7. So glad you had a lovely holiday in Portugal and now have lots of inspiration. The carvings really are beautiful and I can see how they have inspired your wonderful journal page....such clever effects.
    Happy weekend dear Jane xox

  8. Wonderful holiday photos - and I love the Oxide pages where you are displaying them. The textured sunshine panel is amazing!
    Alison x

  9. Loved reading how you made your background and then stamped on top. What a beautiful creation! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  10. Beautiful artwork Jane, and Lisbon looks wonderful xx

  11. Absolutely stunning art journal page! Love it to bits! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT xx

  12. Such beautiful inky layers and I love the stencil overlay! Stunning! We are so pleased that you shared with us at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn


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