Thursday, 26 November 2015

A change is better!

I had a journal page that I started about 10 days ago but no matter what I did it just did not look right! It has hindered my thoughts on other projects so this morning I ripped up the bread wrapper from last night and covered it over!
I feel as though I can move on now - is that silly of me?
 I screwed up the paper and smoothed it out to fit and ran a Wild Honey distress pad over the creases.
Stencilled around the top edge and inked the sides and bottom using Ground Espresso Distress (I love that colour!)
I stamped the Mushroom group(Stampotique) and coloured it using distress markers. The linen effect stamp around the edges is part of a PA JOFY mini stamp.
I spattered some Antiqued Bronze distress stain over everything and then used what was on my mat to paint in the stalks and grass. A gel pen was used to add little dots to the mushrooms.

I would like to wish all of my friends in the US a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Now I feel happier with this page I am linking to Art Journal Journey at last!!I had so many ideas for this theme of Autumn but time is running short now! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your page..what a super idea with the bread!
Gorgeous with what you came up now! Good things come to those who wait!
Happy rest of the day Chris!
Thank you so much for joining us again this month at AJJ.. to me --- as well..time flies .. don't ask me.... it runs faster and even more faster every day.... terrifying!


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work Chris, like the idea of using the bread wrapper! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey again, hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

It's a fabulous page Chris - love the colours and textures and that sentiment is so very true.
Avril xx

sirkkis said...

Fantastic page, Chris. Wanderful background texture and I like the soft colour. The quote is great, too.

Sandy said...

You are not silly at all Chris - in fact you sounded quite logical. I do love your journal page! It all works out in the end.
Sandy xx

chrissie said...

This is a stunning page with wonderful images and textures

Love Chrissie xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Love your journal page Chris and the depth to it.
Julie x

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I love your page..What a great idea to use the bread wrapper! :) xx

Helen said...

hope you didn't have to finish the bread specially! your page looks fab Chris. love the group of mushrooms.

Georgie C said...

Ooh Chris I look at this page and feel mystery and magic! What a gorgeous journal page, I love the colours and the feeling it invokes for this time of year too xx

kat said...

This is very beautiful and has poetry running through it!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page and details Chris. Great idea to use the bread wrapper, it gives a great textured look.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

When I was in grad school, I had a very heavy course load, but couldn't even THINK about my homework until after I had cleaned every inch of my house. Like you, I couldn't move on. Now I'm not as particular as I used to be, but I can still relate to that not being able to move forward. In the end, this is a beautiful and muted textured piece that I really like.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris! I love the texture and those amazing trees hanging overhead...what an atmosphere you have created!! I think I would visit this wonderful forest! hugs :)

Margik said...

Fabulous page with great texture, Chris! The mushrooms look super!
Mar xx

butterfly said...

I don't think it's silly at all... I know when I can't get a project to work it becomes all-consuming, and nothing goes well until I've either sorted it out or given myself permission to give up (for now). And the result of your bread wrapping action speak for themselves - the honeyed creases are fantastic, and I love that mushroom.
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Amen Chris -- such a pretty spread!!
sandy xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You gotta do what you gotta do and if you end up with results such as this after covering a page with a bread wrapper, well the results are before me!
I love the magical feeling you achieved as I certainly feel as though I am walking through a glade with a mere hint of sunlight dabbling through the leaves and watching my step around the mushroom.