I have been influenced by watching Seal in Concert on the red button (for those not in the UK - it is a TV service which is going to be closed down soon)I love his voice, very calming but the words of Kiss from a Rose kept going through my head - time for a journal page!
I love to see snow and frost - as long as it doesn't last too long - and I love the blue skies that often accompany days when snow has already fallen.
I had also seen that IndigoBlu were looking for Winter Blues so this was really enjoyable for me to do!
The page had been gessoed some time ago so I put some Blueprint Sketch ink onto my mat and spritzed lightly before sponging lightly through the edging mask (no idea where I got this - I have had it for a while but never used it)I then put the tree stamp in the same ink and lightly stamped them and smudged the edges to give the impression of light shining through the trees.The gesso has soaked up some of the colour as expected - I have tried this technique before. I then stamped with black archival over the top.
The snowflake is one I seem to have had in my Christmas box for ages - I painted it with DecoArts blue and when it had dried I added some (very nearly dried out) white crackle paint and crossed my fingers - fortunately it hadn't dried out too much but I have ordered some more today just in case!! The rest is fairly easy after that - some random stamping with the sheet music stamp and the dream dictionary word using grey archival, wrote the word Winter and stamped DREAM from 'Sarahs Choice'
The snowflake had some silver paint and some stickles added and I used what was left on my mat to add to 'Winter' after I had painted it white and then dotted some around the trees!
I am listening to Enya at the moment so who knows what she will bring on - watch this space!
I would like to enter
IndigoBlu blog challenge 34 - Winter Blues
Country View Challenges - challenge 33 The Colour Blue
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 18 - Texture
Wishing you happy weekend,
Thanks for looking, Chris