Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Friday, 27 November 2015

When it snows...

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
and
Country View Challenges - challenge 33 The Colour Blue

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 18 - Texture

Wishing you happy weekend,
Thanks for looking, Chris




23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece, great texture and crackle. I love frosty things, they always look so lovely. Hugs, Valerie

Barb said...

What a beautiful piece of work Chris. The background looks gorgeous and I like the crackle. I like Seal's voice too. Barbxx

chrissie said...

Terrific textured look to this page and wonderful ideas

Love Chrissie xx

Margik said...

Another beautiful page, Chris! Love the background, colours and the crackle.
Mar xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page Chris, love the frosty touches and the textures.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

Great page, Chris - I always want to get playing in my journal when I see your fab pages but it's nearly bedtime!! I love frosty days too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Texture is everywhere in this page. Right now, we are in the middle of a three day ice storm, so I don't want to even THINK about icy weather right now. I love the way the gesso gobbled up some of the blue ink. Beautiful. I really liked the word "Winter," too for much the same reason.

I bought ONE bottle of TH crackle and it was already dried up when I got it home. Not sure if it had set in the store too long, or if it's the nature of the product, but I will NEVER buy a crackle product again (not from TH or anyone). Too expensive for no reason, when glue works just as well. Sure like yours though.

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I love this page...♥♥♥ The textures are wonderful. xx

Gio said...

This is a gorgeous spread, inspired by a beautiful voice. Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge :-)

butterfly said...

This has such a wonderful frosty look, Chris, and the bare branches are magical. Kiss from a Rose has always been a favourite song of mine - I think it's probably the only thing I know by Seal, mind you - and I know how haunting it can be... love that it made its way onto this page. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.

I didn't know the red button was on its way out, but then I haven't had a proper television for years - I only do catch-up via the computer for things I really want to see.
Alison xx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Such a great page. I agree about the blue skies. Do love that mask. Fits perfectly with the frost theme.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Chris
Your journal page is so evocative of a winter's day, captured so beautifully and perfectly with your use of colour.
Wishes
Lynne

My name is Erika. said...

Very pretty-it looks like snow, cold and sparkly.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous Chris! I just love the blues mixed with the whites and black, great combo!! Your crackle snowflake is amazing, what a wonderfully wintery page!! hugs :)

Nikki Killinger said...

A lovely frosty feel! Thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month. Nikki K. xx

Joanie said...

Beautiful wintery card. Thank for for joining in at IndigoBlu Challenge

Donna B. said...

Awesome journal page! Love the sparkle. Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Cheremane said...

Brrrr this is all frosty & cold love it. Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu this month Good Luck & Hope to see you again soon. xx

Rachel said...

great winter art journal page!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Kay Molyneux said...

Love the wintery feel of your page! Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

Wenda said...

I love your page, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

Hugs Wenda

Lydia Boode said...

Great Page! Thank you for joining our challenge at IndigoBlu.

Hugs Lydia

Nikki Killinger said...

Beautiful page, thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month. Nikki K. xx