Saturday, 6 August 2016

A Magic Dragon

I have at last had a chance to play in my Journal with an entry for Gill's fabulous theme at Art Journal Journey. When I saw the theme'Nature's Wonders' my mind began racing - there are so many things to wonder at in our World and they well outweigh the bad things!!
My first thought was to include some of the sights we see at our caravan but there was one picture that I had been saving for a while and it just had to be 'the one'!

The texture, the patterns, the colour….what a creature!!
My page started with some Paper Artsy Infusions sprinkled and then spritzed - a lot!!
As I forgot to take a photo here it is already with some stencilling on it.
I added some more stencilling, some with texture paste, and lots of stamping to try and get some patterns behind the Kimodo Dragon - I just can't match the beauty of this one though
Edit - so...…what do I know? Thanks to Rita, I now know that this is an Iguana…I still think he makes a fine Dragon, but alas not a real one!!!  

I found a great sentiment by Visible Images.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a magical creature, fantastic. Great journal page and sentiment, and thanks for joining us at AJJ again, hugs, Valerie

Georgie C said...

Holy coolness, what a gorgeous little beastie and such a beautiful page xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I love this page, the background images, layers and textures are gorgeous! You have such a wonderful way of putting those colours and layers together perfectly! As for your creature I can see why you were inspired with it's texture, patterns and colour, it's fab-u-lous! Have a great weekend! J :-)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A magical page Chris and those Kimodo Dragon is for sure a wonder of nature! You discribed it so beautiful that there are so many things to wonder at in our world and they well outweigh the bad things!!
just sometimes are the bad things soo bad that we forget the beautiful wonders - at least for a while. Your post is just fantastic and the page a dream!
Thanks a lot for always supporting the AJJ challenge with so much enthusiasm.
Wishing you a happy Sunday ♥♥♥
oxo Susi

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, love this Chris, the background is gorgeous with all those layers and your brilliant dragon sits perfectly on the top. Xxx

Helen said...

wow, he's beautiful in a strange kind of way... love the background!

chrissie said...

Terrific page and no wonder you wanted to use the wonderful image on your great background

Love Chrissie xx

Crafty She said...

I love ♥ him Chris. :) Fabulous page. xx

Meggymay said...

Wow Chris what a wonderful 'magic' dragon, I would have saved this photo to use as well.
Yvonne xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Oh wow Chris this is brilliant! So glad you saved your photo for this.
What an amazing and beautiful creature - you're so right about his colour, texture and patterns - they would make wonderful rubber stamps too :)
Your beautiful background compliments him perfectly. I love this a lot.
Hope have a lovely day.
Gill x

Lynda Shoup said...

Very striking image! I love all the texture and how the texture of the background mirrors the texture in the komodo dragon in so many ways. This is a texture lover's dream! On a personal level, I found it very inspiring to see how many textures and layers you added to this piece. I have discovered that this is something I need to push farther in my work and your piece showed me how much further I need to push. I love everything about this piece.

Sandy said...

Fantastic background - now you have me singing
Puff the Magic Dragon!
Sandy xx

Rita said...

Awww! I had a green iguana for seven years when I was a teenager and young adult. Oddly, he got tumors on his jawbone and the vet just said probably cancer and to keep him comfortable because he wasn't in any pain. He couldn't open his mouth anymore to eat after while. I gave him water by eyedropper but he just slept a lot and faded away quickly. He was one of life's wonders. Obviously I love this page. :)

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris, he really is a stunner and you have created the most wonderful background for him too! Hugs, Anne xx

Margik said...

What a great page Chris. The Kimodo Dragon is a fabulous idea for your nature page. Hugs, Mar

My name is Erika. said...

I think iguanas are "cuter" than kimodo dragons, but I'm not sure cute is the right word for iguanas. I love your page. The lizard looks perfect against it. Happy new week. Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am incredibly impressed by this page and the texture you got from the Kimodo Dragon. This is a true wonder of nature.

butterfly said...

Wonderful rainforest background for your exotic blue dragon - this is fab!
Alison x

~*~Patty S said...

What a handsome and beautiful creature on your wonderful page Chris!
The world certainly IS full of the most magical things.