Sunday 22 January 2017

I had a dream….I think!

I have no idea why but I had a disturbed night last night! I woke up at around 1.30a.m. The only thing that was different to my usual routine was going to bed half an hour earlier than usual! I was wide awake and after an hour I still hadn't got back to sleep! Nothing for it but to get up and go to my craft room - this worked once before - I allowed myself 25 minutes - and then went through my bedtime routine again! It worked, although I didn't wake up very early and we seem to have been behind all day. Forgot to mention that hubby started with a cold yesterday so we could both benefit from a lie in anyway.

After breakfast I went to my craft room. During the night I had found an old journal that I started years ago in memory of my Dad. His work and his hobby was gardening. He was a foreman at a large nursery and his own garden was his pride and joy! 

I used my new Paper Artsy stamps to create this page. I already had the flowers cut out as I used part of them on yesterdays page,
The page had some mop up gold on it. I stamped some random text over the page and one of the small stamps around the edges, which was coloured in with a combination of watered down Bougainvillea Fresco paint with Are You Cerise Infusions and gold pen. The tape at the bottom is an image transfer from flowery page in a magazine. The words are all from a Paper Artsy Sarah Naumann set (ESNO4)The 'an' was the start of 'anything' picked out with a distress marker.

As I was making this page I did wonder if a dream had woken me up, although if it was that I have no recollection of it!

I would like to enter this in Erika's 'Tell Me A Story' theme at Art Journal Journey.

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge  - Anything Goes
'Anything Goes' at The Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge

Country View Challenges also has an 'Anything Goes' theme.

Thanks for looking, Chris



Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you didn't sleep well, had similar problems here, my ribs were hurting and was reading till 3am. Love your 'sleepless' journal page! Have a nice afternoon, take care of yourself. Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a beautiful journal page. It honors your father and tells a nice story, too. I really like those flowers. They are so different, and I know you must like them, since you have such a love of gardens and flowers, anyway.

Hope you get more sleep tonight. I never seem to remember my dreams. I'm glad you at least remember some of yours, even if you didn't last night. Hope your lazy day goes well.

Helen said...

I love those flowers ( have been playing with mine, too) and your tribute page is beautiful.

Krisha said...

Great page, love everything about it, your Dad would be proud.
I had two very strange dreams wake me during the night, I can only remember one this morning.

Sarah Anderson said...

You did a great job in the middle of the night but sorry you had disturbed sleep. Love this page

My name is Erika. said...

I like the light gold you used. Just enough to make the page special. I think the light word image is also great. These makes those purple flowers just POP off the page. I think this page is a great page inspired by your dad. Maybe he was the one sending you into the studio. Hope you have a better night sleep tonight. Hugs-Erika

chrissie said...

A terrific page to have creative in your sleep break. I wake up most nights for at least half an hour and I just lie there gazing into space. Must think of you with this piece and maybe do the same sometimes.

Great to remember your dad in the garden as well. Sleep well tonight.

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

A lovely tribute to your Dad, the shimmer of the gold is beautiful :-). Have a great week! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Its a great page Chris. I wake in the night as well, but if i got up it would be a mistake for me as I'd never settle back to bed.
A wonderful way to remember your dad as well.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

That's the best one can do when sleepless! A wonderful page dear Chris! Thank you for another fab entry to the AJJ January collection!
oxo Susi
Happy new week!

Sandy said...

An extraordinary journal page - I love it!
Sandy xx

SewPaperPaint said...

I just love this page on kraft, Chris! So amazing!!! Hugs, Autumn

kat said...

This has a feel of poetry and dreams to it, beautiful and slightly mysterious, thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Fab junral page .... love the colours. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

rachel said...

I adore these new stamps and they look brilliant on your page. Thanks for joining us at cvc and goodluck. Hugs rachel x