Tuesday 29 July 2014

A little bit of journal play

Hi there! I hope everyone is enjoying this slightly cooler weather - I know I am!!

I don't seem to have done much in my A5 journal lately so yesterday while my grandson and hubby watched a film on TV I took myself off to my craft room for a play. The background was already partly done so not a lot to add!

I rummaged around in one of my bags for scraps and found some Crafty Individuals Alice Palace crowned bunnies images I had stamped onto a piece of (I think) Christmas paper.
A little more rummaging came up with a crumpled piece of tattered lace music paper - perfect to sit them on. 
I tore some little scraps of paper and stuck them on top left but they looked a bit bright so I added some crackle paste through a stencil topped with a dragonfly postmark that was also in the scraps.
At this point instead of going with the flow (or winging it if you prefer) I knew what the bunnies were looking at - of course - an Artistic Stamper dragonfly! 
This then needed words - so another rummage - this time in my words box of stamps - this Oprah Winfrey quote(Can't remember which set this is separated from!!), torn to put the first part of the quote by the bunnies, fitted the bill nicely - why shouldn't bunnies dream about flying?
I edged the quote with black soot distress ink then used a blending nib to go around the bunnies to make them stand out a bit.

The dragonfly's wing were coloured with Cosmic shimmer paints and then I rubbed on a little stickles with my finger.

I finished this before the end of the film so I carried on and did another page which I'll show you soon.

The rest of the day included lunch at the new cafe at Dunham Massey followed by a lovely walk under the shade of the big trees there.
Unfortunately when we got back my grandson played a mind numbing game on the computer with THE most annoying music!!! Peaceful moments shattered LOL!

I would like this page to be entered into the following challenges:-

Thanks for looking, Chris


Kaz said...

Lovely journal page. Thanks for joining this month's challenge at Tando.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous page and I love the bunnies ;) Elizabeth xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a cute journal page Chris, love the little bunnies they suit your page perfectly.
Julie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, I love your Journal page....those bunnies are so cute. :) I'll be in touch soon, I promise! Life is as hectic as always here, but I think of you often and always with a smile :) :) Take care my friend, lots of love S xxxx

Evil Edna said...

beautiful and whistful, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful journal page! Love the soft color palette along with the cute images! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Helen said...

What a fabulous journal page, Chris!! Glad you're getting to play - we have had high temperature and humidity down here again today but there's a lovely breeze blowing through the window now, it's wonderful!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful soft colours and so many super details on your page. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Bee and Dee said...

A beautiful journaling page, the colours are sublime, love it. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

Suzanne C said...

Enchanting page! Lovely pretty colors and a wonderful garden scene you created. Thanks for playing along with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "J" is for.... !

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, thanks for joining us at TIOT. Valerie

Words and Pictures said...

That's so lovely - so gentle and calming... makes me breathe more deeply just to look at it (so thank you for that!).
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on your Top 5 with TioT.
I am on the Admin and was wondering if you would like to do a Guest Designer spot for one of our challenges.
Please let me know at: