Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Summer journal page

Good Evening! I'd like to start by welcoming my new followers, I really do appreciate the support and encouragement I get from all of my followers so Thank You all!

I started this page ages ago but then sort of lost which way to go with it! When we got back from our short break the stamps I ordered had arrived. They are Darcy Wilkinson's Eclectica stamps(EDY10) from Paper Artsy (here at Country View Crafts) When I was picked out the "hat" I decided that I couldn't manage with just the set I'd won so sent for these too.
Having these stamps made it very easy for me to decide what to do next with the page, especially having just seen a lovely sunset at Ravenglass just down the road from the castle we stayed at!
My page had started with a selection of sunset colours (using a stencil as a stamp) inspired by the sunset from the caravan decking earlier in the month
 I continued to add colour through more stencils and then stamped the beautiful flowers from the set, then, and I don't know why, got it into my head to draw another flower alongside!The flowers were coloured in with a mixture of Orchid and Autumn Fire frescos.
I used Darcy's leaves, stamped then painted in Toad Hall Fresco paint then over stamped again.The patterns on the petals are from the stone wall stamp using a black soot distress marker.
I love this quote - also in the set
The numbers are from an old 'Home' set of Paper Artsy Cats Meow stamps.
I finished it off by some doodle writing and scribbling around the edge.

I do hope it reminds you of the warm weather we had at the beginning of the month!

I am linking to Our Creative Corner where the theme is Summertime
and Country View Challenges where the theme is Wordplay 
and also to

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

The sunset photos are spectacular!! I love the bright background it inspired in your journal too, and those flowers of Darcy's are just wonderful - next on my list I think!!

Redanne said...

I love how you picked up those sunset colours for your beautiful piece Chris. The sentiment is just lovely too.

I am hoping to go to Event City, will watch out for you. Anne xx

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous, and even more fabulous in real life! Love that colourful background and so great to see you today

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now it's my turn to play catch up. This is beautiful, and a true testament to your stamping abilities. And you did a great job with those new stencils, too. Beautiful colors that reflect that lovely sunset.

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow, your so brave to do some hand drawing in with the mix of stamping. Beautiful warm colours and fab project.
Julie x

butterfly said...

Lovely vivid sunshine colours, and the hand drawing works beautifully in amongst the stamps. Fabulous page, Chris. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges, The Artistic Stamper and Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Sally H said...

A fabulous page, with wonderful colouring! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Dianne said...

Those photo are stunning, Missy and you have created all that fire in the background, perfect for your colorful flowers, stamped and drawn both beautiful, it's a lovely sentiment, thanks for sharing..

Maddy Herbison said...

Gorgeous page, and I love your extra flower, it goes perfectly! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x