Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Monday, 18 July 2016

A garden journal page

Hi everyone, I have a had a great nostgalgia trip to the East Midlands! I had such a busy time I didn't touch my journal that I took with me and my bedtime book wasn't required to settle me for sleep!!
We arrived home late yesterday evening. Today I have had some time to play in my journal…
I love to visit gardens and of course I love being in my caravan garden so Yvonne's theme at Art Journal Journey is right up my err…garden!
This page started as a mop up, had some gelli printing added to it but I just didn't like it.
Today I lightly gessoed over it and added some more of the same stencil -a Tim Holtz one)
The stamps are from Paper Artsy Hot Pick HP1602EZ and the sentiment is from Lin Brown's ELB22. The main image was stamped and then parts of the ledger stamp stamped randomly around the page

I used distress ink that was still on my pad to go around the edge.
The butterfly was stamped onto tissue to make it stand out more - I used gel medium to attach it then caught my finger on the bottom - I think I got it back together OK

I am linking to 
Art Journal Journey  'In My Garden There Is'
Moo Mania - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take it, Make it July challenge - Anything goes

Hoping to get some visiting done tomorrow - looking forward to catching up!!

Thanks for looking, Chris

20 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

This is beautiful. I especially love the background. It is so rich looking that all you need are those stamped images. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, Valerie

Helen said...

I love this page, Chris! gorgeous cooling blue colour - think we'll be glad of that today!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic page - what a wonderful depth in it! Gorgeous!
Thanks a lot for joining us again at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More Chris!
I wish you a happy new week!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Very beautiful page with a wonderful background.

Enjoy your visiting

Love Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

Love those gorgeous swirling flourishes - they give the page such movement - and the PA stamps look fantastic. Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip...
Alison x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page Chris, love the stamps you used. the page is so restful to look at. Glad you had a good trip.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

Love the fabulous co,our of your journal page Chris x fantastic background and stamping

TF's and best wishes
Annie xxx

Linda said...

What a stunning journal page .... I love the look of all the different layers. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris! Great use of a mop up page, wow! Love that butterfly and those flourishes just whisp around the page! hugs :)

Rita said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Lovely page!! :)

Lynda Shoup said...

Lovely page. I appreciate the history of this page. One thing I truly love about this type of art is the ability to move along when something doesn't feel like it works and recraft it into something that does. wonderful transformation.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Don't know about you, but we are in a heat wave here. There's heat advisories everywhere we turn for the rest of the week. So that cooling blue background was perfect for cooling me down a bit. It's a lovely journal entry, too. I know how much you love gardens, so this theme is perfect for you.

Michele said...

i'm visiting from moo mania and this is the most lovely piece. love the blue palette you used. xo

rike said...

Outstanding blue colors, and a great depth is in this picture!

Let's Art Journal said...

Your page is stunning! I love the colour blue (it's my favourite) and this page just sings of happiness to me! Your comment 'right up my err ... garden' made me laugh too ... fabulous! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday! J :-)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, I love your blue garten pages

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

~*~Patty S said...

Your blue page really speaks to me with the perfect words.
Really lovely Chris.
oxo

Team Clark said...

Exquisite page, Chris! The subtle stenciling is amazing and I adore your stamp choices. Truly inspiring!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge, LOVE your entry!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx