Sunday, 17 April 2016

Earthday - bEARTHday

Hello everyone, and special welcome if you have arrived here from Elizabeth's blog 'The Altered Book Lover!
I was delighted to be asked by Elizabeth to join in her lead up to her bEARTHday by creating a 'green' page in my journal!

As many of you may know many of my journal pages start as a mop up page…..
….I always have scraps handy on my desk.. I did this first..
Yes, that is rare British sun shining on my desk - I had even had to pull the curtain across!
A little spattering using Inktense blocks and a little stiff brush!
 I stamped some leaves onto a mop up piece of paper towel…..using….my new Carabelle Studio stamps….
….and used this stamp from the same set to make this page
The heart began as a coke tin, was cut out, run through an embossing folder and dabbed with alcohol inks.
The little wispy bits are some scraps of ribbon, I'll show you how I did this another day when I feel a little better. 
I cut out the leaves on the mop up towel and made a flower
I hope I have given you some ideas on using up your scraps.

Apologies for my lack of visiting, I hope to be able to catch up soon!

Thank you for all your kind comments recently and….Thank You for looking, Chris 


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you for this incredible journal page. It is truly a beauty and fits this month's bEARTHday theme on my blog. I am so grateful for this and really appreciate your stepping up to make this, even though you have not felt well.

Again, I think this is the PERFECT way to use those excess scraps we all have lying around. And that coke heart is fantastic, too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful pAGE; glad you have assisted Elizabeth with such a gorgeous page. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Fantastic page with great ideas. I especially love the flower you created with the leaf shapes--very inspiring

Love Chrissie xx

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, what a fabulous page. I love ♥ it. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous page, it came together beautifully!

Helen said...

Great page! Hope you're feeling better now.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris! I love that you used a mop-up page and scraps from your desk, how wonderful!! Beautiful heart, love the embossing! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. hugs :)

My name is Erika. said...

I love your pages Chris, and this one is also beautiful. It nice how you use up all those old pieces. I like to do that too. I have a whole big bin of scraps, probably more than I can ever finish up. Happy Sunday. :) Erika

butterfly said...

Wonderful green page, Chris - from the lovely inky mop up background to that fabulous Coke can heart... a great celebration of Elizabeth's bEARTHday (enjoying that word play too!). I've been very good so far in not giving in to those gorgeous Carabelle stamps - but I can see you're going to be adding to the temptation now...
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A just fantastic and insoiring page Chris!

Redanne said...

Your page is an absolute delight Chris, love that you used bits you had on your desk and the background was tailor made! I keep seeing those Carabelle stamps around, I must not give in to temptation - lol.

This is such a lovely way to celebrate bEARTHday at Elizabeth's place. Big hugs, Anne xxx

Meggymay said...

An awesome journal page Chris, great using bits and pieces and those stamps look great,
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

great page Chris, love the way you've made the flower.
Hope you feeling better.
Avril xx

Dianne said...

Really gorgeous page Chris!! love the colors, and every technique you used...I too keep lots of little scraps of paper. The piles threaten to become out of control! great use of scraps!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the textures and colors in your beautiful page. Blessings!

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful colors (love those Inktense splatters!) and great use of your leftovers! Huge fan of that! Hugs!

Sandy said...

I am zipping through seeing if I had missed anything. Guess what!!!
I missed this post and it is wonderful! You always have great ideas and execute them so well!
sandy xx