Castles in My Mind: Art Journal Page

Castles in My Mind

Castles In My Mind

Castles In My Mind… a phrase that makes me think of the beautiful places in my imagination that I wish to visit.  Just the other day my hubby and I were discussing our bucket lists. As our children are still young, we have yet to check off the more adventurous items on the list but that doesn’t mean we cannot dream. We are looking forward to paying off our home once my hubby settles into a new job and then we can start planning to whittle down the list. I am looking forward to many wonderful summer vacations with the hubby, making memories and being in each others company.
For now, I will have to settle for traveling through books. I have been reading a lot lately and it fuels my desire to experience new cultures, food and people. I just finished the book, The Little Paris Bookshop. It is about a book seller who owns a floating bookstore. He eventually makes his way up river through France and stops at little villages and towns along the way. A fabulous read for those interested in books, travel and new experiences.
So, that is what I had in mind when I created this journal page.

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Creating the Journal Page

This is another journal page that I reworked because I did not like my first attempt. I added more layers of gesso in the background and white embossing powder over the gesso. Scraps of various textured paper were added behind a fabulous Lynne Perrella stamp.
Do you have a bucket list?
What great books are you currently reading?
Thank you for stopping by,
Challenges Entered:
Art Journal Journey: Summertime Love
Frilly and Funkie: In the Good Old Summertime (I love summer because of vacations and family times and what better way to represent that in my project than with bright colors)
Simon Says: Summer Sunshine

9 thoughts on “Castles in My Mind: Art Journal Page”

  • Your beautiful journal page speaks of dreams and far off lands. It speaks of romance and beauty. I simply adore the lovely layers you created in this page. I will dream along with you, Kate. You have certainly made it easy for me to do so.
    I have a wish or bucket list that includes travel to foreign lands, and the romance of ancient castles is one of them. This incredible page and its many beautiful layers speaks to me. Thanks for sharing it with Art Journal Journey. It’s truly captured the beauty of castles in MY mind.

  • Your journaling page perfectly reflects your dreams.It’sd beautiful and I hope you and your hubby can fulfill all of your dreams.

  • The layering on this page is amazing Kate! I’m so grateful for your continued support of our Art Journal Journey Challenge!
    I will check out that book – I think for me as a former bookseller it’s right on my alley.
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  • What a magical page! I love the thought of castles in the mind and the images that conjures up – beautiful! I whole heartedly believe that you can make your own dreams come true if you truly want them and having goals or a bucket list helps you achieve them 😀. Thanks for sharing your castles in the mind and wishing you a very Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  • very vivid page with lots of interest on it, and very refreshing for me because it’s far from my very organized structures:) I admire when people throw things on the page and it looks somehow very nice, this is one of them 🙂 And I will definitely buy that book! Thanks for the reco 😉

  • Gorgeous layers and texture on the page. Colours are bright and beautiful. I love it. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Summer Sunshine Challenge. Gayatri xx

  • Beautiful page! I love the layers of splattering and paper and that striking image as the focal point. I always have taken many adventures through the years with my many books that I have traveled. 🙂

  • I forgot to say Thank you for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Good Old Summertime Challenge this week!

  • One of my favorite stamps! And those layers – YESSSSSS! Another jaw dropper! We are thrilled to have you join our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

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