Thursday, 21 July 2016

In my garden... where I hope to be, weather permitting, at the caravan of course. We missed last weekend so looking forward to seeing what is blooming now!
Have a page for Art Journal Journey - Yvonne's great theme of 'In My Garden There Is)
A lot of random stencilling and stamping and the black Visible Image flowers with a touch of Glossy accents! I finished it by rubbing over some white Twistable crayon.
Bloom was handwritten and I used a Sharpie Fine point water based paint pen to fill it in.
Just as a teaser - these are some of the photos we took at Southwell last week

The bottom one is hubby's shot of the Minster over a wall

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Valerie-Jael said...

Stunning page and great photos, thanks for joining us at AJJ and have fun at the caravan again, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

I love your beautiful flower page Chris, and super layers of background stencils.
Enjoy your caravan break.
Yvonne xx

sirkkis said...

Your Bloom-page is gorgeous. Love!
Have a great caravan day xx

rike said...

I like your stencilling and stamping and the great colors! The "Bloom" looks very good, I never thaught, it is handwritten.
Wonderful photos!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful blooming page - awesome Chris and super photos from Southwell - Thank you for sharing all with us at Art Journal Journey and enjoy your caravan time!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A fabulous journal page and lovely summery photos. Have fun at the caravan

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful page Chris. You always have the best backgrounds. And love the flower photos too. I feel like I get to visit a lot of gorgeous gardens this summer with Yvonne's challenge. Looks like you are seeing lots of beautiful things too. Hugs-Erika

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful page (love the colours) and love your photos too.
Gill X

Rita said...

Love the colors--such a lively page. :)

Helen said...

what a gorgeous page, I love the "bloom" - was sure you were going to say it was a stencil, so think your writing is great now! the photos of Southwell are fantastic - what a beautiful place. There are distinct disadvantages to not having a car!!

catherine said...

This is a fabulous page Chris and just live all the colours on it
X catherine

Let's Art Journal said...

A lovely page, the texture you have created is gorgeous! Southwell looks very pretty, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Thanks J :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lucky YOU. I don't have a white twistable. My set only has six colors. And I've never seen glossy accents before, but they sure add that extra raised and glossy look that turned those flowers into something extra special. Beautiful art, and wonderful sneak peek. Looks like the rain really helped those flowers and grounds.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful page Chris. A whirlwind of colours! Love your photos, that place looks just beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely summer. hugs :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful page and I think I love your pictures every bit as much as I love your delightful makes!!
Sandy xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous flower page Chris, love the colours. Lovely photos too, Have a great weekend
Avril xx

Crafty She said...

Beautiful page and I love your photos (as usual!) xxxx

Margik said...

Wonderful journal page Chris! Love the combination of colours and the gorgeous flowers. Great photos too.
Mar xx

JoZart Quilts said...

Your journal page is just yummy, so textured and beautiful colour palette. Love it!
gorgeous interesting pics too..
Jo x

~*~Patty S said...

Great shot over the wall T!
All of the photos are great eye candy.
Lovely textured page and your handwritten BLOOM adds a perfect touch.
Staying caught up is challenging for me too Chris!
You were lovely to stop by for a visit to my Magpie's Nest.
Thank you so very much ♥