Monday 16 February 2015

It started with a drip!!!!

As soon as I saw the challenge at Country View Challenges(Drips and Drops) I knew I would be joining in and started to prepare a page - here. At that stage it was sprayed with a mister to make the Dylusions ink drip down the page. I then added some paint circles with PA Fresco Guacamole, sprayed until they dripped too. Unfortunately I didn't get back to it until this weekend when away at our caravan. I didn't like the circles I had made on top of the  first lot of drips.
I covered one of them up with a lattice die and then puzzled over what to do with the other one! I had been doing a crossword in the newspaper with a Pitt pen (I know….just grabbed a pen from my pencil case instead of looking for the biro….disgraceful!)and while stuck on a clue started to doodle in the circle - it came out looking like seeds - then I saw a drip that would make a stalk - one thing led to another and here is my journal page.
The page came together so quickly - the flower is so out of proportion! I had a few Inktense crayons in my pencil case and a water brush, the bird is very similar to one on the coasters on the coffee table. I realised that I had already stuck down the lattice and that the petals would have to look as though they were behind it so I grabbed a piece of paper from a notestack and used it as a template to roughly size the petals! The shading on the flower is done with a 4B pencil.
I had to wait till I came home today to finish it as I knew I had this quote stamp - from Tim's Warehouse District set.

I am linking to Country View Challenges - Drips and Drops

also to Brenda's blog Bumblebees and Butterflies where I hope to link to the Visual Journal blog party that Brenda is hosting. I'm not keeping up very well - Brenda is showing number 7 - but you are sure to find lots to see and you might even be inspired to join in!!



massofhair said...

I love how your idea has sprouted into this georgeous page Chris. The doodled centre of your flower is fantastic as is the watercolour style of your page.

Hope you both enjoyed your time away:-) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO SO impressed with this page, Chris. I like the drips, but mostly I like how you completed the flower. That was fabulous. Great way to finish a page you were not sure of, too.

One of these days, you must take a photo of your caravan, since I have NO idea what they are. Hope it was a fun trip.

Helen said...

What a great page, and I love how the doodling sprouted the rescue idea! It's gorgeous.

Annie said...

This is a fabulous journal page Chris :-) I love the colours and those fabulous drips the flower is beautiful as is the sweet little bird

TFS and best Wishes
Annie x

Unknown said...

I love that flower Chris, those gorgeous white toned petals and the centre. The bird is so well done too, beautiful page xx

Artyjen said... the the page!
xoxo Sioux

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Chris! I love the background colours, such an amazing job with the drips and drops! Beautiful bird, so summery with the addition of the lattice and that incredible flower, like a wonderful garden scene! hugs :)

experiments in paper said...

This is great! Love how you explain how it evolved - and all the willy-nilly tips and turns that made it such a great piece...more inspiration for me to just play!! xx Lynn

butterfly said...

Lovely drippy layers (drippy in the best possible sense), and I don't think proportion is important - the flower dominates because it is meant to dominate, and I love the bird. A great page.
Alison xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, I love that flower and the bird! Stunning! This is so beautiful!
Branka xxx

Ruth said...

Think you've just got to go for it when inspiration strikes, love the soft colours and your doodling evolving into drawing is wonderful. beautiful page Chris. Hugs Ruth x

Ellie Knol said...

That's beautiful!

Brenda Brown said...

.... and one thing leads to another - that's your muse taking you in a wonderful artistic direction. Love this page Chris, gorgeous colours and a great design.
Thanks for sharing at a visual journey.
hugs Brenda xxx

butterfly said...

Oops - should of course have thanked you for sharing your Drips and Drops with us at Country View Challenges while I was at it!
Alison xx

experiments in paper said...

Congratulations on your win at Country View Challenges - and have loved looking at all of your more recent projects since this! xx Lynn

sarascloset said...

I love your journal page! It is such a breath of spring! Congratulations on your win at Country View Crafts!

sarascloset said...

Oops! I meant to say CV Challenges!

sarascloset said...

Oops! I meant to say CV Challenges!