Sunday, 26 June 2016

A journal page

We have been quite busy this weekend and although we should have been tending the garden at our caravan Woolfest was too good to miss, and we wanted to visit the Silverdale Art Trail. The latter event was a bit of a drippy wet affair as the heavens seemed to open every time we stopped the car to visit a venue! We then got ourselves in the middle of a traffic jam in the country lanes!

I have also had some time to play in my journal…it really was too wet to do any gardening when we got back! 

The page has been around for a while, in various states of bits and pieces of scraps, paint and texture paste through a selection of stencils being added.
I stamped part of an Indigoblu Lake District map onto a scrap of deli paper and stuck it on with matte media gel - it didn't take very well but there it was…done!
I then used the other part of the scrap and painted one side with Paper Artsy Fresco paint - Wisteria and stamped the Visible Image Dragonfly on the reverse . The sentiment from the same set was stamped onto a piece of rescued napkin from one of our outings in France last year.

I am linking to 
Art Journal Journey where the theme 'Maps' was chosen by Mary C Nasser

A Vintage Journey - where the theme is Texture or embossing paste

Mixed Media Monthly where we were invited to chose a challenge from a selection of the last years challenges to celebrate their second anniversary.
I chose No18 Texture
Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend except for the rain! Lovely journal page with so much texture, thanks for joining us at AJJ again, Hugs, Valerie- Have a good week!

Helen said...

great page.

chrissie said...

Fantastic page Chris. Sorry the art trail was a damp one and that the garden is still needing attention but you are not alone in this :(

Love Chrissie xx

~*~Patty S said...

Sounds like you still had fun in between raindrops.
Rain is good for staying inside and playing that's for sure.
Pretty dragonfly with its magical shimmery wings and very good advice.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, look at all that amazing texture, I really want to reach into my screen and touch this one! Love the dragonfly and the sentiment is one that I live by! hugs :)

Sandy said...

I really like your page Chris and how you explained it --- I am not crafting right now due to grandchildren visiting - lots to do and planned to do! But you have really got me itching to do some experiment in my art journal. Oh woe is me - no napkins from Paris!
sandy xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Even though it was rain it sounds like you had much fun! An amazing page is this--- gorgeous! Thank you very much dear Chris for joining us again at Art Journal JOureny!
oxo Susi

Sara Barker said...

Chris, I always feel so warm and fuzzy when I visit your blog for some reason I can't define. I do love your art journal page with those soft muted colors and the shimmery dragonfly! I have really been enjoying seeing the dragonflies in the garden this year! Seems there are more than ever! Could it be that the pool is GREEN? Talk about needing attention! (Our pump is broken and are trying to get the part to fix it.)

I have been a pretty sorry visitor to so many lately, but I do hope to get caught up at some point. My life takes me in so many other directions lately. Thank you for your faithful visits to my blog and your super uplifting comments! You make my day! Big hugs!

Juliz Design Post said...

A super art journal page Chris. Love the texture you have created it suits your dragonfly so well.
Have a lovely week, Julie x

Meggymay said...

Even though you got the heavy showers, it sounds like you had a good day out at the Fest. Love your journal page, great textured look and a super map.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can definitely relate to the rain. Boy can I relate! Sadly, I can't relate to a traffic jam in the country.

But I was glad you had time to make art, and this latest AJJ entry is wonderful. You always find extra journal prompts to join, too. Good for you, since I know you love to journal so much.

Margik said...

Fabulous journal page, Chris. The textures look super!
Mar xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Chris, loving your journal page. The textures are particularly eye catching, makes you want to,reach out and touch. Love the muted colour tones too which gives your page a gentle feel, thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

butterfly said...

Sorry I've been MIA again - lovely to catch this fabulously textured page in such subtle pretty colour tones.
Alison x

Karen said...

Great texture on your journal page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!