Thursday, 29 October 2015

Architect Tim?

Can you believe how this month has flown by - I think the unexpected warm weather may have something to do with that!
We had a great time with our son and grandchildren, even though they were only with us for three days! We managed to fit in trips to Morecambe,the Rheged Centre, Acorn bank and Kirby Lonsdale - I will post photos separately if you want to see what we got up to!
This months great Architecture challenge at Art Journal Journey is coming to an end too - I loved Sheila's choice of theme and wish I had had time to make more pages! 
My page started with wrinkle free distress on the first page in my new journal - it is an A5 Pink Pig just like the first one my youngest son bought me!
I used Stormy Sky, Old Paper and Bundled Sage DIs. I then added some further colour through the lattice stencil and a little random text.
The stamps are a mixture from Tim Holtz Classics 2,9 and 16 and the sentiment from TH Captured Moments set, all stamped using WV Potting Soil, I stamped the window and the sentiment on the back of some TH papers in my scraps folder. I masked off the centre of the window so that I could stamp the face. I used a distress tool around the window before adding some Old Paper DI. I cut the lattice using my Thinlet Mixed Media die for the corner  
before I added DM
I thought I was done, but wasn't quite happy with the sentiment that I had cut up, then remembered Tim's trick of using Distress Markers around the edge - much better!

I am linking to Art Journal Journey - Architecture 

A Vintage Journey - where Alison's theme this month is Art Journalling with Tim

Before I go I'd like to say Thank You for the kind comments you left for me while I was away and for the support you always give me!

Thanks for looking, Chris



Helen said...

I love this page, Chris.. Shame you won't be coming to the crop on Saturday,would have been great to have a catchup - next time then!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful page Chris, really beautiful. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

It was great to read how you made this and your materials, and the lovely colour names. You've got such a subtle effect here, I love it. I've very much enjoyed seeing and reading about your art for this month's AJJ.

Meggymay said...

Another fantastic page Chris, great images. Loved the tags in your previous post as well.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning page and beautiful use of those stamps! It came together so well, love it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is sublime! I absolutely love the style of this page, the stamps you worked with and the colours.

Annie said...

Wow Chris !! This is absolutely fabulous and I love the way you have used Tim's stamp set....Great to see your entry here at AVJ

Thanks for joining in with us for Alison's Art Journalling challenge

Best wishes
Annie xx

ps thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This semi-monochromatic page is beautiful. The lattice caught my eye, as did the window. I know you said this was a Tim Holtz stamp, but it reminded me of something Teesha Moore made in her Neighborhood series. However, she created houses, not windows. You did a wonderful job with this spread.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. Chris another stunner this time to Art Journal Journey Challenge! I love what you have done with
the motifs and I am in awe of your coulour choices - fantastic page!
Thank you so much for your wonderful support to Art Journal Joureny and I am looking forward to the photos you have to show .
Happy weekend - hahaha Halloweenweekend!!

chrissie said...

Great page again. Can't wait to see your photos

Love Chrissie xx

Margik said...

Stunning page, Chris, and a great composition of images as always. I love your style!
Hugs, Mar

butterfly said...

Gorgeous architectural detailing, and I love the soft subtle colour tones. What a fabulous page. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

JoZart Quilts said...

Looking forward to getting together next week! I'm excited and can't wait to get there.
love your architectural page. subtle gorgeous colour and great elements go together so well.
Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

Love this journal page spread. You used some of my favorite stamps! Hope it a good weekend!