Monday, 7 March 2016


Hi everyone, another page today for Art Journal Journey, I am pleased that you are enjoying the challenge. The theme is 'If you go down to the woods'

This page started by putting ink on my mat, spritzing and smooshing the page over the mat.
The wolf was one I bought when we went to Edinburgh - one of Stamper Grove's own stamps - I was already getting ideas! 
The trees are from a number of different sets.
I added paint to the sky to give a more sinister look- have you ever read any of the original fairy tales? Some are quite gruesome!

As you can see, although the wolf hasn't……yet….…, Red Riding Hood is heading his way through the woods into the little glade where the wolf has stopped to plan his day! I think we know the way this is going to turn!

We had a lovely weekend at our caravan - it seems that the snow has been worse here than up North!! 
We managed to get up to Kendal to see Pandy (her blog is here) of The Kitten and the Goat - the lovely craft shop in the New Shambles - I got to hear all about Stitches and see some of her new stock - lovely sewing kits among other things! I think I could be treating my self sometime soon!!
I did buy some new inks this time! 

Our eldest grandson stayed with us over Saturday afternoon to Sunday  - it was great to hear about school, usually when we go over during the week he has silent moments when he gets home from school and then onto the X-box!! We watched Independence Day which he had brought with him - I had forgotten what a good film it is!!

So, we are home again and had a dash to get our new specs today before my Choose To Change class. I have lost 2 stone since January 2015…yay!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

love the wolf, and your page is fab! Big well done on the weight loss.

Georgie C said...

I love wolves and that stamp is now going on my list haha, gorgeous page my lovely! x

Meggymay said...

Love the page Chris, I do wonder what the wolf has in mind, its a fantastic stamp. I have to agree with you about the original Fairy Tales some were like horror stories.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is incredible, Chris. You are one creative stamper. I always thought fairy tales were for children, then about a year ago, I read a story about how gruesome many of them were. Seems we have sanitized them over the centuries, but what I read left me in shock. So I'm glad the wolf is alone in the forest tonight, and Red Riding Hood is safe for another day at least!

Not sure what a stone is, but congrats on losing them. Yes, I know it's weight, I just don't know what that translates to on a set of scales.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page, beautifully made and stamped. Love the wolf stamp. Congrats on your weight loss, hugs, Valerie

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Hello Chris,

a beautiful picture, especially the trees are amazing
I like it very much and thanks for the insight into your day.
Greetings Sadie

Brenda Brown said...

A great page and underlying story Chris. Glad you had a great weekend and congrats on losing so much weight.
Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful page Chris!
Wow.. so much weight lost in one year!
Just super!
you are a wonderful hostess Chris - Art Journal Journey is thrilled about this!

chrissie said...

Wonderful page again Chris and just love the way it started out--must try that.

Great post with lots of interest=always good to visit your blog.

Congratulations on losing the weight. I lost 4 stones a few years ago and it really does feel like you are a new person.

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

Love your page, the wolf is fabulous. Congratulations with the weight loss, I'm losing weight at the moment but it's coming of very slowly.
xxx Hazel.

Barb said...

Your page is gorgeous Chris. When I first looked I thought it was a gelli print. What a lovely image that wolf is. Glad to hear that you had a good time away and enjoyed time with your family too. Barbxx

Zue said...

Well done on the weight loss.
Do treat yourself to some sewing.
Your trees are really good and the page reminds me of a lovely country walk!
Sue x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, beautiful Chris. Love that wolf, and your tree line looks so amazing!! Great page! hugs :)

Little Artbee said...

Again a nice page Chris. I love the woolf on it.

Sandy said...

You never can have too much time with a grandchild!
Your spread is wonderful and really creates a scary mood. I want to grab the time to participate in this months theme. I sure would like to go to Edinburgh to buy some stamps. Lord only know how much I love that city!!!!
Sandy xx

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, a fabulous page. Very well done on your amazing weight loss. xx

Margik said...

Another fantastic page Chris. The trees and wolf are fabulous.
Hugs, Mar

Carol said...

Love your page Chris and the photos you shared today are so tranquil and beautiful. ♥

My name is Erika. said...

This is beautiful. I love the wolf. He's a little intimidating but so handsome. :)

rike said...

I like your wolf and the trees very much!

Team Clark said...

Oh this is wonderful, so meditative. Love hearing about your lovely family. Hugs, Autumn