Thursday, 26 May 2016

Keeping Calm!

I'm sure I have mentioned before that I find working in my journals have a calming effect on me!
This page, as many of my pages do, started with a mop up - the stencil had been used on another page so I spritzed it and just pressed onto a page in an open journal.
It had stayed there for sometime but when I wanted a starter to calm me after last week I added inks, and some paint tinted texture paste through a rays type stencil. I stamped the Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella stamp and used the same colour inks (the face is green but doesn't show up in the photos. 
I stamped the Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella stamp and used the same colour inks (the face is green but doesn't show up in the photos). 
I added some script and stuck down the image onto some old gold wrapping paper.
I added some of my new favourite product - Art Basics 3D Transparent Gloss Gel through a little squares stencil and then added some black ink using the same stencil - just randomly over the page. (Can you tell I was enjoying myself?)

I also used the 3D gloss through a lattice stencil randomly too - because I could!! I added little touches of gold transfer foil
Finally the words - Tim's Small talk came up with just the words I needed!

Not that I live up to these words every day….but I would like to!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges

Country View Challenges - Blog Hop - Use a Stencil
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday challenge - Make a Wish
Anything But Cute - Celebrate your style ( playing in one of my journals is definitely my style!)

I am still a little behind with my blog visiting but I am catching up slowly!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Joan said...

A fabulous page with lots of texture and interest

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page Chris, glad it did you good making it, and you seem to be having fun working with all your new goodies. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

This is a stunning page Chris!

Redanne said...

This is an incredibly beautiful page Chris, my favourite of your pages so far - I love it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Delightful Chris, love the colours and depth with all the layers you added xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your journal pages are always so clever. This one is gorgeous. Never heard of the 3D transparent gloss before, but it certainly did the trick. Yes, I would say you had a lot of fun making this page. I also agree this is your signature style, too.

My name is Erika. said...

I love this Chris. Those Lynne Perrella stamps are some of my favorite images. And I find working is calming too. Thanks goodness for art I say! :) Erika

butterfly said...

This is full of calm and serenity for the viewer too. Lovely LP image, and the soft colour tones are so pretty.
Alison x

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful creation in every detail Chris!
The colors are luscious and brilliant use of mop up paper.
The LP stamp is a beauty and the gold paper frame is perfect.
Inspiring and beautiful piece.
Happy beginning of the weekend

Rita said...

Yes--can tell you were having fun! So pretty!!
Love the sentiment. :)

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I love ♥ your's gorgeous and the sentiment is wonderful. xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning page Chris, your colour choice is exquisite and magical against your stamped image.
Julie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Awesome art journal page with amazing textures and beautiful colors! Fabulous layering and a great sentiment! Love it!
Thank you so much for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

Mimi said...

I recommend that EVERYBODY ZOOM IN on these images... They are so so so awesome! Yes, it looks like you enjoyed yourself-- bet you were nice and calm by the time you washed up!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous page! the colours and details are fabulous! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s can you please email me on thanks ;-)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful art journal many elements and fabulous texture..thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page is just BEAUTIFUL Chris!
Thank you for letting me so many comments on my blog -
I have not enough time just now as well.. my days are much to short....
Wish you a happy weekend Chris!
oxo Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous page Chris! I love that you use your mop up pieces, I just never think to keep those!! Such a great sentiment too, words to live by!! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Eret said...

So many fun layers of colors and texture. Fantastic piece of art. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Electra said...

Your enjoyment of this definitely shines through!

Sara Barker said...

Chris, so sorry I'm late to the party, but computers and I do not get along, and after all this time of suffering through spotty (at best) Internet for weeks, I found if I move just 5 feet to the right I can get reception! Not the most pleasant of conditions with my keyboard in my lap, but for my sanity, it's a small price to pay.

I digress...Your journal page really is nothing short of amazing! I love the rich colors, the texture and the Tim Holtz thought. My favorite part about this is the gold wrapping paper, which just pops and those clear pasted squares! Those little details mean so much, in my humble opinion. And I can tell you had fun creating! So happy to be here today!

Oh, I almost missed this: than you for Celebrating Your Style with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT