Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Dreaming in my journal!

Yesterday I visited the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight with my friends Sarah and Helen - a small venue but packed with stampers all looking for more craft supplies and inspiration from the many demos! It was also great to meet up with so many friends, including some from blogland!
I had been hoping to get some clear gesso but couldn't find any anywhere…but I did find myself some of the new Distress colours - a little later than most of you, but Oh! how I love the Blueprint blue! Last night after 'Strictly' I started a journal page (on it's way to Art Journal Journey, where Sheila has chosen the theme 'Architecture')
The background was already in my journal - a mixture of leftover blue paints that had been smoothed on with a baby wipe. I used the Blueprint Blue and some Hickory Smoke (also new)through a couple of stencils and also used the blue to randomly stamp some swirls from a Visual Images set.
The PA Lynne Perella stamp was stamped onto the page and onto some cartridge paper. I love the way the ink fades into the paint surface.I also stamped the building again and cut it out. A lot of random stamping with texture stamps, some overstamped several times.
The idea of the palace on the boy's head being in his dream up in the clouds appealed to me (being a bit of a daydreamer in my youth)and I added the words from the Artistic Stamper. The palaces are outlined with silver pen(the one in the cloud also had Hickory Smoke distress pen outline too! 

While I had the stamp out I made another page today, but I'll save that for another day!

Thanks for looking, Chris 

21 comments:

Redanne said...

Blueprint Sketch is my all time favourite of Tim's colours and you have used it so beautifully on your page! It was lovely to see you at Port Sunlight yesterday too, as always, I spent far too much.... Hugs, Anne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal page is absolutely beautiful. Glad you had a good day out at Port Sunlight, I remember that place from my time in Liverpool. Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That IS a lovely blue. What really impressed me was the fact that you had something in common with the dreamer. The boy's head was truly in the clouds, and I loved the final entry. It is wonderful. Also, you are sneaky about your sneak peek, too!

Helen said...

Love the page - the blue looks fab (not got that one yet) Didn't Paperartsy have clear gesso amongst all their gels and bits? maybe they'd sold out.. hope you find some soon. Glad you had fun though.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful spread Chris! I love it! Super to hear you had a nice day with creative freinds!
Thank you very much for linking to Art Journal Joureny!
If you don't get the clear gesso you can take matt medium instead ( a little bit thinned with water)- nearly the same effect.

oxo
Susi

chrissie said...

Wonderful background to show off the images and a great page for the challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful page, Chris, love Blueprint sketch color here!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great spread Chris, and yes the blue colour is gorgeous! Glad you had fun at Port S. I would love to get there one day, but alas, a bit far.......

Barb said...

A great page Chris. I love your new colour and the stamp is splendid. I was interested to read about the effect of the paint on the cartridge paper. Glad you enjoyed your trip out on Saturday. I went to a demo day at Coleman's Craft warehouse with friends on Saturday and had a lovely time. I bought a few goodies too. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

Georgie C said...

Loving your pages Chris, the blue is beautiful xx

sheila 77 said...

This is really lovely, so well balanced and with so much depth. Nice use of the new Distress colours. I like the little castle, it looks so right there up in the clouds.

Sandy said...

Love your page!
sandy xx

Jeannette said...

lovong your page,great stamps and clors.









oxo jenny

sirkkis said...

Beautiful page with great background and lovely images.
Hugs xx

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, fabulous page :) Sorry I couldn't get to 'Happy Stampers'...I so wanted to go...Hopefully catch up properly soon. xxxx

catherine said...

Glad you enjoyed the craft show Chris. I didn't think much to the one we had here at the weekend in Harrogate- nothing we haven't already seen before unfortunately !
A great page and it is a nice distress ink colour to use
x catherine

Meggymay said...

Chris, this is a fantastic page, love the shades of blues. Sounds like you had a good time at the fair.
Yvonne xx

massofhair said...

Hi Chris it was such a treat to meet you at Port Sunny. I do hope we can get together very soon.

The new TH colour Blueprint is gorgeous, you have used it beautifully. I looked for the new TH colours and didn't see any, you must have looked harder than me lol.

Mo:-) xxx

Mrs.B said...

Great page Chris, love the colour. I've just bought the blueprint sketch at the weekend, so you're not the only late commer! Hope you enjoyed the show, it always sounds like a good one for stampers.
Avril xx

Margik said...

Fantastic architectural page and a great combination of blues. The image is fabulous, I adore Lynne Perella stamps, as you know.
Hugs, Mar

butterfly said...

Such lovely dreamy blues - and great to see some of those new colours in action (I thought I might not have to wait long!). Love the daydreaming boy - not building castles in the air so much as castles in the hair (sorry!). Great page.
Alison xx