Sunday, 8 May 2016

Playing with ink and paint!

I can hardly believe that Sunday is almost over - or that we are the second week into May!!

We have had a busy few days - shopping, a new shorter hair cut, scrabble, Happy Stampers craft supplies event at Port Sunlight (where I met up with friends double delight!) and a birthday picnic for my eldest son's 37th birthday(37!…whaaat!!)We had a lovely walk around the woods at Styall Mill afterwards.

We returned home late this afternoon, the sun was shining into my craft room and I was in the mood for play!
Yesterday, I watched Emma Godfrey and Leandra showing some amazing techniques with Paper Artsy products(resulted in a hefty spend too!)
This is the page I made in my new Black paged journal
The background is a a combination of Fresco paints scraped on randomly then covered with snowflake Fresco before rubbing off with a baby wipe. 
Then came some random stencilling and stamping.
The 'bell' flowers from Lin Brown's Eclectica ELB22 are coloured with Black Pitt pen and a Uni-ball white pen
The butterflies(not sure where from) were stamped and white pen was added to those too, along with some doodle dots on the leaves of the flowers

I would like to enter the following challenges
Country View Crafts - Use a Stencil
Mixed media monthly - Butterflies and Blooms
Frilly and Funkie -  Opposites attract - I have never made a journal page on black before or coloured my flowers only using black and white.
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes

I enjoyed my playtime and now time for a little TV - the last episode of 'The Durrells'

I hope to get back into a routine sometime soon!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful page in your journal Chris and glad you had a great time at the show. My son is the same age and I really wonder where all those years went!!!
Enjoy the new week.
Hugs Brenda xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a great weekend, lovely page with beautiful colours, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

I saw you in the back of a video shopping away!! Looks like you had fun and this is a gorgeous page showing off what you learnt.

chrissie said...

Wonderful, arty page Chris. It has made me want to get my black journal out again-thanks for the inspiration

Love Chrissie xx

sirkkis said...

Beautiful, lovely design.
Have a happy day xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in love with that black journal. It's a beauty. Your page is terrific, too. I enjoyed the flowers, the butterflies, the colors, the design, and just about everything about it.

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous page with those wonderful PA products! Glad you had a good weekend!

Meggymay said...

Sounds like a fun weekend Chris. It is a stunning page in your black journal, The colours look great.
Yvonne xx.

Rita said...

Enjoy your new short haircut!
Lovely page. I have wanted to try the scraping multi-colored paints on a background. Yours turned out so pretty. Do you need to use fresco paints? Or some kind of transparent paints?
Have a wonderful week. :)

Marjut said...

It is wonderful page, beautiful colours.

Craftyfield said...

Love the contrast of the Fresco colours against the black and the stencilling is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous page Chris. Glad you enjoyed Port Sunny...I feel really 'out of it' now!! completely forgot about it...gosh it's ages since I've been to a show. xx

Mimi said...

This is beautiful, especially on that black background... Looks like you were having a great time!

Neet said...

Good to see you on Saturday. You have been productive doing that technique already - must hurry and get something done myself now.
Hugs, Neet xx

brenda said...

A very pretty floral creation and stunning background, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

I have some Tattered Lace candy here

B x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great journal page! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
Viv (DT)

Sandy said...

Such pretty colors. I love those flowers too!
sandy xx

butterfly said...

Just love those layers of paint on the black page - so effective. Lovely!
Alison x

Monika Gulyas said...

What a great journal page! I love that you chose black paper for background! Your colours and your composition are charming too! Thank you for sharing your work at Country View Challenges!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely journal page! The black background is a striking effect and the white flower fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us in Opposite's Attract Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Debbie W said...

love the way you have used colour - fabulous!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the black background with the rainbow of colours on top, and the doodle flowers with the white highlights are just divine!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Opposites Attract' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love how the color leaps off the paper in this beautiful art journal page! The repeated stamping, wonderful background and white highlights are wonderful! I'm so glad you walked into your sunny craft room to have a play! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Frilly and Funkie Opposites Attract Challenge!

Sally H said...

A fabulous creation, with gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good Luck!

Linda said...

Fabulous journal page. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous page and the colours really pop off the background, it was lovely to catch up with you at Port Sunny too. Ruth xx

Rachel said...

very pretty! love the paint on the black page! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!