Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Thursday, 25 June 2015

…..and R.E.L.A.X!

The laundry is done - some of the ironing …thanks to hubby ironing some of his trousers and I am trying to find time to relax! Only thing is we are having a Summer Fete here on Sunday and I have been asked can I provide something to sell! I also promised a friend that I would make some Birthday cards for her to send….so what does Mr Mojo have to say about this - Nothing! Nowt! Zilch! I think he may still be in Paris…
I have spent most of the day either staring at a pile of stuff or just trying my best to get on without him!!
In the end I decided to give up on all and turned to my journal!!!
I am feeling happier now because I at least have a page in my journal completed
It started out as a mop up page - using stencils that had been sprayed on then turned over.
I added some Grunge Paste through a honeycomb stencil and dabbed some Dusty Concord ink through part of a stencil I bought in France.
Darcy's Flowers from Paper Artsy Eclectica EDY10 were stamped in Lulu Lavender Memento ink but I wasn't happy so had to outline the stems and stamped over the flowers again with Watering Can archival once I had used my new Neo-colours II (added to my collection when hubby came across an art supplies shop in Tours!!!)
Some N-c2s added to the page by dabbing on with a sponge and a little bit of spattering using the same colours. Finally a touch of text! 

I would like to enter in the following challenges
Mixed Media Monthly - A year of Choices
(I chose Stencils and Paste)
Our Creative Corner - What Makes You Smile? (my favourite colours AND actually getting something done!!)
Anything But A Card - Cre8time in the Great Outdoors - Out and About ( I am so looking forward to getting back to see our garden at our caravan!)

I am also linking to Brenda's Visual journey at Bumblebees and Butterflies

Hope to be back with some more holiday photos soon!
Thanks for looking, Chris

21 comments:

Helen said...

hope you find your mojo soon!! the page is gorgeous - can't believe you haven't entered it into the Paperartsy stencil challenge too, though!! Have a great weekend - hope the weather is good for the fete, and you get something made!!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful journal page Chris, know what you mean when you said journals helped you to get crafting, when Mr M goes walk about.
Yvonne xx

Diane said...

What pretty colors, texture and journal design.

Hugs Diane

see you there! said...

Catching up on your posts. Sometimes working in a journal breaks the creative block. Hope it did so for you. Sounds like you will be busy making cards.

Darla

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page, Valerie

chrissie said...

Such a wonderful relaxing page. It is good to do journaling when your Mojo hides away.

Love Chrissie xx

Jan Hill said...

Hi Chris, I love those colours, well done for getting something so pretty finished! I have those days too! Your page made me smile, thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

Pamellia Johnson said...

So gorgeous Chris! I love your flowers and those colours are just dreamy! hugs :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I admit I was watching a British movie the other night and the main characters were at a Fete. Otherwise, I would have asked what one was (grin).

Even if your mojo is still on holiday, you managed to create a gorgeous entry in your journal. It is very impressive. Way to go. Possibly just the thing you need to create all those items for the Fete.

Krisha said...

Hi Chris,
What a gorgeous page! texture and soft colors....mmmmmmmm!

She King said...

Gorgeous page Chris. I hope your weekend goes well. xxxx

Margik said...

Gorgeous page, Chris! Love the colours very much, and the background is fantastic.
Mar xx

Georgie C said...

Lovely page Chris! The colours are so relaxing to look at and the hints of texture... ooh yum!! xx

Karen Crossen said...

Mop up pages make the best journal pages!! This one is lovely - love all the layers! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!!

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous AJ page, Chris! Completely love how this page started as your mop up! The colors are wonderful and make me smile, too!! Thanks so much for coming over to Jan's What Makes Your Smile Challenge at Our Creative Corner this month! XOXO-Shari

Gez Butterworth said...

FaBuLouS Chris ♥

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous page, Chris - mopping up may be the answer to your mojo-woes... it's certainly served you brilliantly here! So pretty - wishing you lots of luck with fete and card preparations (and I'm very glad to hear your husband is ironing his own trousers... as far as I'm concerned, anyone as wants anything ironing needs to take care of that themselves!).
Alison xx

Melanie said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining the mixed media monthly challenge blog!

Barb said...

Your journal page is beautiful. What gorgeous colours. xx

Rachel said...

really beautiful page. love the pastel lavender colors. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Sandy said...

One of the prettiest pages I have ever seen!
Sandy xx