Saturday, 17 December 2016

….and into the light!

Phew! At last some time to spend in my craft room! I feel so much better for it too! Apologies to all for not visiting - I hope to have a big catch up (in instalments I think)and hope to see what you have been up to soon! 

I went to my new favourite size journal to make this(it's 8" x 8")
and added distress inks through a stencil then more distress inks randomly over the top. I then used the circle stencil and rubbed a baby wipe over it to remove some colour.
I use three different tree stamps to create the forest with a combination of different inks!

I added a word through a stencil but it didn't show up so out with the white marker! The ART stencil also failed so I added some different colour ink to make it show up!

The Light behind the trees is so that I can join in with Valerie's theme of Light and Darkness at Art Journal Journey and the forest means I am can also join in with Moo Mania and More where the theme is Trees

Thanks for looking! Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful journal page, love the bright light rays behind the dark forest Thanks for joining us at AJJ again. Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Lovely journal page. Beautifully designed.
Have a happy weekend xx

Helen said...

oh, wow, Chris I love this page!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! This looks AMAZING Chris!
I wish you a happy weekend !
Thanks a lot for all your support to the Dezember theme at AJJ!
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks SO happy. I adore this. I also like the size of that journal but have never seen one that size here in the states. You did good.

Save those used baby wipes. They will come in handy as backgrounds one of these days, I'm sure.

Have a super weekend, too.

Beo said...

Thats really beautiful!
I love how the trees come out.

Meggymay said...

It's a fantastic background for the forest of lovely fir trees. The lighting effects look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully done, love it xxx

chrissie said...

A stunning page with amazing ideas in the sky work

Love Chrissie xx

Jutta.K said...

Mir gefällt das Bild ausgesprochen gut, eine tolle Arbeit !
Liebe Grüße

butterfly said...

Oh, oh, oh - that is heavenly, Chris. Utterly uplifting. I adore your layered forest, and the colours of the whole page are stunning. Wonderful! So glad to hear you're feeling better for having some time at the craft table... I know exactly what you mean (I've been using Linda's FJ 12 Tags as a way to get back in the swing and after a slightly sticky start, I feel I know my way around the craft room again), and I certainly feel better for having seen this page today. A new favourite for me.
Alison x

Sandy said...

This is magical - beautiful - fantastic - out of this world good. How cold anyone not love this beauty!
Sandy xx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, I love your journal page. Soooooo gorgeous

Thank yor for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Mimi said...

LOVE this page! I've been MIA, too, but plan to get back at it this fortnight... pages like this totally inspire me! Need to bust out an art journal and hope to end up with pages like THIS! Cheers!

Gibby Frogett said...

This is brilliant how you designed your work for AJJ and MM&M - love the background especially.
Gill x

My name is Erika. said...

Fantastic page Chris. I like the psychedelic background you put the trees on. Great antithesis. :) Erika

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love how your art shows the light shining through the darnkess! This is gorgeous!!!!

Redanne said...

Chris, this is so beautiful! I feel quite cheery just looking at it! I am so pleased that you got back in your craft room and what a project to come back with! Apologies, I have not been around recently either, just had some time visiting family. Hugs, Anne xx

Margik said...

A wonderful page with a spectacular sky, Chris. Love the fantastic design!
Mar xx

Crafty She said...

Wonderful page Chris. Thank you so much for your fabulous card, I do love that stamp! Posted mine today...I can't believe it, they have been finished since July and I leave it until the last posting day!! Hopefully it will arrive in time and be worth the wait!! Xxxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Chris this is gorgeous! I particularly love the stencilling at the top