Thursday, 24 March 2016


Hi everyone, I have another journal page to show you! One of my favourite things to do is image transfers - the one I have used here I have had for ages - just waiting for it's moment!!
This is yet another mop up - use up page! I added some stencilling and spattering. The bird is from a freebie set I think. There are left over bits and pieces including a scraps of corrugated card,  water colour paper, blue napkin, dressing from my recent hospital visit, mop up kitchen towel, and a stamped and cut leaf all from the same little box. I stamped the quote onto a piece of old dress pattern paper. 

I hope it makes you feel calm, as making this page made me feel  very relaxed!

It is of course my latest entry to Art Journal Journey. 

It is also a  reminder that Try It On Tuesday has the theme Nature that closes on Monday - so you still have time to join in! There is some great inspiration on the blog, including that of my very good friend Elizabeth, who is our Guest Designer this time.

Thanks for looking, Chris  


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page Chris, thanks so much for adding another beaut to our collection at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

Krisha said...

Awesome page Chris! Love the image transfer.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. this looks fantastic- I love that you used this fab image transfer and made such a calming page!
Thank you so much for another fantastic entry for your super theme!


Wishing you a happy EASTER Chris!!!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Great page -- love the colours and yes, it does make me feel calm. Nice the way you made a page from one piece -- love doing that. I agree, transfers are great fun! hugs, Donna

Helen said...

the page is gorgeous and it looks a very successful image transfer - love it! Have a very happy Easter.

Redanne said...

The blues certainly have a calming effect and I love the image transfer. It is a technique that I have still not tried... must have a go soon! Wonderful inspiration Chris. Hugs, Anne xx

Barb said...

A fantastic journal page Chris. I like the way you've used up all the bits and pieces. Wishing you and your Hubby a very Happy Easter. Barbxx

chrissie said...

Another fantastic page Chris and some great ideas to inspire us

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page, love the scene on the trnasfer, so calming.
Yvonne xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the peacefulness of your page. I've never done an image transfer, so I need to try it sometime. Blessings!

My name is Erika. said...

Yes, it does make me calm. I love the bits of texture you also added like the cheesecloth! Hugs-Erika

Margik said...

Gorgeous page Chris, the image transfer is fabulous!
Mar xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh. Not only is this a great AJJ and TioT piece, it is a perfect example of recycled art. Your use of recycled and repurposed materials make this simply perfect for both entries. And I was also impressed with the transfer. Lots of people have trouble with those, but yours is PERFECT.

Thanks, too, for the kind words and shout out.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful page with gorgeous colours and a brilliant image transfer.
Happy Easter.
hugs Brenda xxx

sirkkis said...

Very beautifully created page, Chris. Elegant with lovely scenery.
Have wonderful, happy Easter time 🌷🐥

kat said...

Your art is beautiful and full of peace, I love this very much!

Sandy said...

Beautiful, beautiful and yes very calm (until it got to the hospital bandage part) Would love some tutorials - really would!!
sandy xx

Annie said...

If this is a "Mop Up" I absolutely love it Chris x
Great details

Wishing you a Happy Easter
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and definitely soothing to view. Absolutely love the image transfer.
Chris, sorry I haven't been visiting on a regular basis.

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped back to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment on my news, I so appreciated it.
Happy Easter (again).
hugs Brenda xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris! Love the shades of blue, and that little birdie down in the corner is such a wonderful spring detail! Beautiful sentiment, so true! Wishing you a Happy Easter! hugs :)

Juliz Design Post said...

Fantastic Journalling and image transfer, a tranquil page.
Super photos.
Have a lovely Easter.
Julie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Sorry confusing you Chris....had looked at your photos before stopping at this page.
Julie x

Mimi said...

Following you back by virtue of your art and engaging blog posts! Goods stuff here, glad we found each other! :-)