Friday, 13 January 2017

Thinking ahead!

Have you noticed how at this time of year the newspaper advertisements are full of ideas for planning your Summer Garden or Summer holidays?
We already have two breaks planned for the Spring - where? I think I'll keep you guessing!(One of them is somewhere we went last year!)

I don't buy a great deal for our caravan garden so those adverts are usually overlooked - this time though I have been looking for some seeds that will provide some colour in June and July as that is the time when there is mostly just greenery(very nice, but I do like flowers)
I had some gold acrylic paint leftover from another project so I spritzed it and dragged my page through it making a lovely fern like pattern. I stamped a favourite Paper Artsy Hot Picks 1602 stamp and added one of my own carved leaf stamps. The JOFY quote stamp tells of my reasons for planting anything in our garden.

I hope this will be a suitable story for Art Journal Journey's theme chosen by Erika(bioartgal)- Tell me a story

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


Helen said...

ooh, what a gorgeous page, love the gold colour. Paris maybe? you had so many trips last year, it is hard to pick one of them for a return visit......!!!! have a great weekend.

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris, I love your favourite colours and one of my favourite PA stamps. xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Apparently I'm missing the hope, dreams, and love needed for a garden to be successful. I will say, I'm really in love with this journal entry you created. i certainly hope those seeds choose to grow, too. I know how much you love flowers.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page is lovely, the soft colours are great, too. I am not a good gardener, lucky that I only need to plant a few flower boxes! But I haven't killed my poinsettia off yet, so that's hopeful! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A beautiful page and if you plant seeds with love they will reward you I,m sure. Good Luck with that

Think I will guess Paris and I hope I am right because I love to see your photos

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful page Chris, love the soft vintage colour shades.
I'm with Chrissie, I think one of your trips will be to Paris.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Summer flowers will be lovely in your caravan garden and your page captures your thoughts beautifully! I love the vintage feel to this page too :-). Can't wait to hear about all the trips you have planned, sounds very exciting. Have a wonderful weekend! J :-)

My name is Erika. said...

I am doing that too. It comes with the time of year I guess. Oh do I long for green. I love your page. Its so pretty. I especially love the flowers. :) Spring is hopefully just around the corner and you can make your beautiful caravan view even prettier. Hope its been a good weekend so far. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page Chris!
Wish you that all the seeds will bloom for you!
I hope that the fuchsias a friend gifted me at the end of summer as she never had success with their hiberation yet, will survive and that I can bring them to bloom next summer.
They are with my geraniums in the basement now.
I bet you will visit Paris again! Oh how I envy you for that!
Thanks a lot for such a wonderful entry to AJJ Chris!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Sandy said...

Hey Chris -- I love it when you travel and post your pictures of sights and FOOD!
Wonderful journal page and does indeed express you home away from home.
Sandy xx

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful page you created and proof that there is inspiration everywhere.
I admire you for planting seeds Chris.
I have become a bit impatient lately and often go for little plants.
Mind you I collect seeds and Love seed packets but that's as far as I usually seem to get LOL
Come to think of it I am kind of the same way about collecting recipes ;-)