Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tall lady page!

I had a page in my journal where I had made a background but used a black ink that soaked into the Fresco paint so I wasn't happy with it.
I just happened to have my new Finnabair stamps to hand so grabbed the fabulous lady and was about to stamp her bottom right but last minute - on a whim stamped her top left - now what? Looked and then picked up a stray background stamp by Kaisercraft (I had put way all the other stamps I had been using this clear one had escaped!) and stamped a little bit of it under the image - still wasn't sure, just wanted to take off the harsh edge and suddenly there was a tall lady wearing a long dress!!
I seriously did not have clue what was happening as I just kept on dabbing onto my ink pad and then on to the page - it was only after a while when I saw the dress appearing that I tidied up the edges bit so I found it rather spooky when I realised that I had read the "magic" word but not "Trust the" words!

I am sharing this with 
Art Journal Journey with a theme of Favourite poems and quotes
Brenda's Visual Journey at Bumblebees and Butterflies
That's Crafty - Grunge, Grunge, Grunge challenge
Stamps and Stencils- Anything goes

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I call these "Flopportunities," because they start out as a flop, then turn into a MAGICAL opportunity. Gotta LOVE this one, Chris!

Linda said...

Gorgeous and creative. You have a lovely blog, and are very talented.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

Helen said...

Well rescued, Chris, and I think she looks great with her long dress! I just saw your comment on the TIO blog and now understand the one on TIO post - hadn't occurred to me, till then, lol!! good job, huh?! hope to see your entry soon!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is soooo beautiful! Love your fantastic page and how you made her a longer dress... gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey Chris!
hugs Susi

chrissies said...

You have created something special from your mistake. This page is stunning

Love Chrissie xx

Artyjen said...

Spooky!! Magic indeed ;) Looks like you intended it all along :)
xoxo Sioux

massofhair said...

Love it when a creative opportunity opens up right in front of your eyes Chris, such a fabulous page and your Tall Lady floats above smiling beatifically :-) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris! Love your colours and you did an amazing job extending her dress! hugs :)

Margik said...

Fantastic page Chris! Love your new stamps and colour combo.
Hugs, Mar

Eliza said...


This page is just brilliant love the colours you have used too.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

~*~Patty S said...

Proof that there are no mistakes especially with a creative mind like yours.
What a gorgeous page you created!

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow, stunning journal page Chris and so inventive. Love it.
Julie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what a stunning page Chris and such great use of that beautiful Finnabair stamp!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page, its amazing to see how ideas evolve as you add more details. Love how you used the stamp.
Yvonne xx
p.s. thank you for sharing this with us at Stamps and Stencils.

sirkkis said...

Fascinating paage, love it.
Hugs xx

Georgie C said...

I do love your moody pages and using the new Finnabair stamp too, double whammy in this post for Georgie, going back up for another look - loving it! x

crafty creations said...

Such an amazing page - quite fascinating - love it

toni said...

Well Chris you have certainly worked a little magic with this gorgeous page ! Thankyou for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils toni x

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Chris, I just love happy accidents and the way something comes together without you expecting it and that dress looks amazing, So from now on you gotta just trust that magic to work, it certainly did this time.
Thanks for linking to my Visual Journey and sharing your art in this way, I so enjoy seeing your work come up on my page. Take care.
hugs Brenda xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, terrific grungy page... I love how you extended the skirt, so dramatic!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Back again, great use of that stamps, fabulous colours, love this page. Thanks again for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x