Monday, 20 April 2015

Not real (well, the sunsets are…)!

Hi everyone and welcome to my new followers too! We are home for a few days before going off to celebrate hubby's birthday! I went for a blood test this morning and fingers crossed my blood sugar is not so high this time! I have made a few dietary changes and I am exercising more….so…
We had a fantastic few days at our caravan and while we did get get some gardening done there is still quite a lot of tidying to be done! 
I didn't have much crafting time but did take my journal so I have a page to show you. 
This started off as some mopped up paints from my mat - dabbed 
dry-ish then pressed again onto the drips!
I started to doodle around the shape top right and saw a flower appearing but nothing like any flower I know, so then drew in some fantasy seed heads too! A bit of doodling around and about and coloured in with my Inktense blocks and water brush.

This morning I added the Artistic Stamper quote and some butterflies from their Insects and Butterflies set, coloured in with sparkly gel pens. 

We had some lovely sunsets while we were away too

and the inside of my glass door looked like this

I would like to enter the following challenges-

Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge - Flora and Fauna
Our Creative Corner - Colour Your World
Stamping Sensations  - Pretty In Pink

and also to link to 

Art Journal Journey
Visual Journey 16 at Bumblebees and Butterflies

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your beautiful journal page, thanks for sharing with us at AJJ again. Great sunset photos, what wonderful colours! Hugs, Valerie

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful page and your photos are amazing

sirkkis said...

Beautiful page. Love the soft colouring you did.
Hugs xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your wonderful page and always try to put all this in my day what the fantastic quote tells us!
Fantastic colors in the sunset!
Thank you for being with us again at Art Journal Journey ..great you had a good time there!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad you found a few minutes to enjoy a bit of art and journaling while you were at the caravan. Loved how you went with a mop-up in the beginning.

Hope your blood test comes back in whatever way you want it to. Sorry, I know nothing about these, so if I say positive, I might mean negative, or I might mean neutral. Whatever "good" score is what I'm hoping for. Of course, I hope that all made sense to you.

Loved the sunsets. Looked like they were created just for you and your camera.

Helen said...

the journal page is beautiful, and the sunsets were stunning! hope the blood sugar level is ok! enjoy your next trip!!

Nancy said...

Lovely post. Your journal page is even prettier knowing that it started with paint drips and mop ups!

Zue said...

That sunset is incredible.
It's my favourite to time of day. I go down to my allotment at this time, it's just magical!
Your photos are wonderful.
Sue xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

ooo stunning sunset! Fab page, fingers crossed re your blood sugar

Meggymay said...

Fabulous page Chris, love the photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Wonderful page, Chris. The colours are so beautiful. Love the photos too.
Hugs, Mar

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful journal page Chris and the colours are gorgeous. Beautiful pics too and glad you had a lovely time away
x catherine

chrissies said...

A wonderful journal page and terrific sunset photographs. So pleased you had a great time

Love Chrissie xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Stunning page Chris, love the colors you have achieved and the quote is brilliant!

Eret said...

Very creative art work. Love the colors and your doodeling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

brenda said...

A super inky card Chris and awesome photos, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, gorgeous Chris! Your flowers are just incredible! Love the colours and the wonderful splotchy background! Stunning photos of the sky, wow!! until next time, hugs :)

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Chris, love those flowers.
Loved the pics of the sunsets,
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Your page is beautiful Chris and I love the wonderful sentiment. The sunsets look amazing too! Hugs, Anne xx

Georgie C said...

Ooohohhhohhhh Chris - look at all that interest and pattern, there always feels like there is something new to look at. So much little detail, and the colours with the splotches is just perfect! Love this page. Hugs, Georgie xx

massofhair said...

Fantastic doodling Chris, your flower is ethereal and out of this world and so very pretty. Loving all the colours you used, a gorgeous page. Your pictures are stunning and i do love the view you get from inside :-) xxx

~*~Patty S said...

Hello from AJJ
That is a beautiful quote to go with your lovely page.
So nicely done
I try to never miss a sunset...your photos are great!

Joan said...

Fabulous journal page, love your flowers and that's a wonderful quote

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Laurie Moore said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Springtime page and the gorgeous sunset photos. Amazing! Also thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. xxx Cheers

Brenda Brown said...

You have drawn in some wonderful imaginary flowers and foliage Chris and it's wonderful that they just appeared in the way they did. (quite spooky as I have been looking at some paintings similar to this today and have started to plan a similar piece of my own for my journal). Thanks for joining me again at my Visual Journey and sharing yours with me, I am so enjoying seeing how your pages come together.
hugs Brenda xx

Lynn Price said...

Love your colors, Chris! I can certainly see the inspiration from those gorgeous photos you posted! And those seeds heads remind me so of teasel, which I love..... joyful page all round! xx Lynn

crafty creations said...

Stunning page Chris the colours and flowers are beautiful as are your sunset photo's

butterfly said...

Love, love, love your doodled wildflowers - they are just glorious, and the colours of the page and of that stunning sky are all wonderful. Altogether a beautiful post. Thanks so much for playing along at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love your doodling! your drawings are very inspiring and colours are fab too!