Sunday, 17 November 2013

Not at all Christmassy!

On the way back from church this morning I persuaded hubby to call into a garden centre that we pass - we have had occasional lunches here (Beetham Nurseries near Milnthorpe on the A6 if you're interested) as they are good value and we also like their plants. Today however I wanted to look for something Christmassy and possibly find some Christmas presents. We did find something for Christmas but as I may alter it I won't show you just yet......but....I did find these
Strangely part of the red has come out pink on my camera!!
Some gorgeous lace and cotton and a metal stencil(£2.99!!) that was hanging amongst the decorations.
Just couldn't wait to use the stencil! I already had some paint mopped up from a painting session in my journal so with just 3 distress colours( salty ocean, stormy sky and walnut stain) set to and made a background. Some scraps and an image stamped and stored here at our caravan, coloured with distress markers. I also used part of a waxed wrapper that Booths have started to use for their bread(Thank you Booths)stamped with a music  stamp. 

 As I'm enjoying 'Strictly' so much at the moment there was only one possible title for this page.

I'm sneaking in last minute to the Simon Says Stamp 'Got ink?' challenge 

 Thanks for looking, Chris


butterfly said...

Lovely serendipitous finds, and beautifully put into action on this gorgeous page, Chris! The layers in the background look fab...
Alison xx

Zue said...

Hi Chris. Is the stencil the background?
If so it is beautiful.
Used to stop off at Booths when I visited my daughter in Harrogate, she's in London now!
Have a good week, though it might be cold

Sue xxxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful page Chris! Love the soft color palette and fabulous background! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Julie Ann Lee said...

So glad you managed to sneak this lovely page into the challenge! I had a go at 'Simon Says' for the first time too! I love the lace you found and the stencil. The little dancer on your page looks wonderful against such a pretty and effective background. The page dances! Julie Ann xx

She King said...

Hi Chris. Love your Journal page. Well done on finding your bargains....Love the stencil! Thanks so much for your lovely comments, they mean so much to me. Will be in touch properly soon, promise! Take care dear lady. Lots of love S xxx