Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Keep dancing'!

I have a very bad habit, so my boys used to think, of dancing along with a supermarket trolley…even worse if I break into song too! 
I am not musical at all in that I never learnt to play an instrument but I do love music. I am not the sort of person who crafts in silence either! When there is music playing I can't keep my feet still and used to love dancing years ago (not these days as hubby does not enjoy dancing - I still try to get him to dance but we just end up with the giggles!)
My page for today is about that habit!
The background was made in one of my favourite ways, ink added to an acrylic block, spritzed and pressed down onto my page. I then drew a frame.
The monster is one of Elenazinskiart's from Paper Artsy (she has new ones out soon and I confess to being just a little excited!) 
I used some of the doodle stamps from her set and added some of my own along with a Kaisercraft one.
I would like to add this to Erika's choice of Tell A Story at Art Journal Journey 

I would also like to enter the challenges at 

Simon Says Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Be Square'
Craft Stamper's 'Anything Goes' theme
Country View Crafts 'Anything Goes' theme

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

oh this is gorgeous!! I can't wait for the new monsters either!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, you had fun with your dancing monster. Hugs Valerie

Krisha said...

Oh My Gosh! I just LOVE this page and the story behind it. My boys weren't too crazy about me doing the same things, when they were with me.......Now, as adult men, they just shake their heads!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp!!

Little Artbee said...

Oh what a funny page, made me smile. I love it much.
I also like to dance, but my husband don't. I also cannot keep my feet still when I hear good dance music. Your page looks so great and well designed,wow!
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Redanne said...

What an adorable monster and your story really made me smile... it sounds all too familiar - lol! Love the background too! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

A great fun page Chris, its a fabulous background for your foot tapping little guy.
Avril xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this page Chris, and a great sentiment hugs Debsxx

Meggymay said...

Oh Chris this is such fun, I loved reading your story to go with your fantastic page.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Chris, I can SO relate! Yep, I used to work nights and would grocery shop after I got off work. I was often the only person in the store after midnight, except for the two or three stockers. I would dance down the aisles, singing (or humming) and dancing as I went. The stockers often got a kick out of me, and would change the music to rock, which I have a fondness for.

So this toe tapper had me in stitches. I confess, I'm not big on those monsters, but you always find the appropriate way to use them. Love the story behind the page, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

BTW, where I shop now, they don't have music piped in. Just the din of people talking and comparing stories.

My name is Erika. said...

That little monster really looks like he's having a ball tapping his feet to the beat. What a fun page. And playing music while making art always gets my creative juices moving. :) Thanks for joining in at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This dancing monster is great - what a funny page! ADORABLE Chris!
Thank you for another fabulous entry to the Art Journal Joureny CHallenge!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Such a wonderful and happy page. I am the same as you I dance and sung all the time and have tried really hard to get Vic to dance but all he seems to do is Dad dancing or some sort of punk.

I will be laughing all day about this page

Love Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

So happy to hear you let your foot-tapping continue despite spousal resistance! I love the idea of you dancing with a supermarket trolley... and I love this page too, full of life and colour, and I can hear the music too!
Alison x

Sandy said...

I absolutely adore your journal page! The background is lively and full of fun and your main image is so delightful. You have indeed created a dance!!
Sandy xx

Jane said...

What a fun piece Chris...I can see lots of your foot tapping going on there. Thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge over at Country View xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Your little monster is adorable! Super fun card! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Sue said...

A lovely fun page with so much colour and texture.

Corrie Herriman said...

He's so cute ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges.
Corrie x

shirley-bee said...

Great page, and a fun image! I still rock my trolley like a pram if I stop to talk to anyone :) Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

Linda said...

This is such a fun design ... love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a happy page. Wish you could see my big smile. Plus it makes me feel like dancing ;-)