Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Sending you (all) flowers at Try It On Tuesday!

The brand new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Sending You Flowers and I must say, if I could I would, from my new followers(welcome!), to some of you lovely folk who have stuck by me(and encouraged me to start my blog) and to all the great people in between who have left me such encouraging comments even when I wasn't sure I should have posted!!!
My team mates have pulled out all the stops with their samples and I do hope you will pop over and have a look!
I have made a journal page for you.
 The page had stayed around in my journal for months looking like this…
…now you know why!!
I used gesso, crackle paste through a stencil, a thin coat of very watered down DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics(Burnt Umber) over the page and rubbed in some DecoArt Media Antiquing cream(Red Oxide) into the crackle.




I stuck on a little bit of ripped baby wipe that had been used to mop up from another project I also added a little bit of random text stamping

The flowers were a mixture of some I have had for a while , coloured with Neo colour IIs and layered with some leaves and part of a paper place setting that I rescued from a cafe in Austria!!!  The butterfly I think may have been a magazine freebie!
The words are from Paper Artsy and I had them in mind along with the clock so that I could also join in with Art Journal Journey!
It also means that no time was wasted on my up to now useless page!!

I do hope you will find time to join the Try It On Tuesday challenge, we like to see all kinds of crafting and the details are here!

Thanks for looking, Chris

23 comments:

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page Chris, love the background, the colours and the lovely flowers.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Glad you will be adding this to AJJ.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just WONDERFUL Chris! I love all about it and are very happy that you link it to AJJ!
♥♥♥
Thank you!
oxo
Susi

Bee and Dee said...

An interesting journey to your finished page, it's lovely hugs Bee.

chrissie said...

Wonderful colours and texture for this great cover

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is fantastic, and thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

This is fantastic, and thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

You've made marvellous job creating such a fabulous page. I really love all beautiful details onto the new background. The colour is lovely, too!
Hugs ♥

My name is Erika. said...

How gorgeous. This is a much improved and finished page now! I love the little French quote too.

My name is Erika. said...

How gorgeous. This is a much improved and finished page now! I love the little French quote too.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous journal page! The crackled detail looks fantastic! Great mix of colors and layers!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your page Chris, especially the way you created the background!

Margik said...

Fabulous cover, Chris! I love the texture and beautiful flowers. The background is super!
Hugs, Mar

Barb said...

Your page has turned out really amazing Chris. I love, love love that crackle effect through the mask. Altogether a gorgeous page. Barbxx

She King said...

Hi Chris, this is such a gorgeous page, I love ♥ it. xxx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful page Chris, love all the texture and it was great to see it in it's original state too, such a transformation.
Avril xx

Krisha said...

This turned out fabulous Chris!! I love the texture and the colors......oh, just everything about it!! LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love this theme, but feel SO intimidated by all the flowers others have made. Your journal page is simply STUNNING and I'm really impressed by the stencil, the use of baby wipe for texture, and of course, the flowers. Great choice.

Karla B said...

Chris, my friend, this is magical!Love, love,love your page!

~*~Patty S said...

Well dear Chris...here is proof that good things are worth waiting for!
Wonderful
Wonderful texture and color and design and ♥!
Happy Thursday oxo

Lynda Shoup said...

Gorgeous! Seeing your process was really interesting. It never ceases to amaze me how pages change as layers are added. What a lovely end result!

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous texture through that stencil, this is a beautiful journal page

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous texture through that stencil, this is a beautiful journal page

butterfly said...

Stunning crackle - love how the colours have come through - and the flowers are lovely. Gorgeous inspiration for the TIOT challenge - for the first time in ages I've managed to play along!!
Alison xx