Thursday, 23 March 2017

Ready for Spring...

In the aftermath of yesterday's events I have made a journal page and once again it's my love of flowers, especially at this time of year, that inspired my page.
We had quite a lot of rain recently and now it seems with the sunshine everything wants to show off their Spring colours!
 The background is Distress Oxides(can't stop playing with them)
I stencilled some Tim Holtz wildflowers and then stamped a variety of grasses form various sources. The Paper Artsy Hotpicks bluebells(HP1010), for the purposes of early spring, are masquerading as very open Hyacinths.
I added some stamping and doodling to make raindrops around the flowers. 

I am pretty sure that whatever the weather we will be going out for a walk in a garden somewhere today!

This is my latest entry at Art Journal Journey for Yvonne's theme - Out And About.
I would also like to enter the challenges at 

The Artistic Stamper - Springtime

Stamping Sensations - Close to nature

Craft Stamper Make It - Take It March - Anything Goes challenge

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my .. this is just BEAUTIFUL Chris!
A wonderful page ! Your pages to this month's theme are all so brilliant! Thank you very much!
Hope that when the sun arrives here again after a few rainy days now, it will all show off spring colours as well soon- it's still grey and not much blooming here.

Happy Thursday and thank you for all the support to this month's theme at AJJ again!
oxo Susi

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Chris, the colours look fabulous, must agree with you about the Oxides, love the effect.
Avril xx

geistige_Schritte said...

i love this beautiful Journal!
Nice Day Elke

Meggymay said...

Chris this is a gorgeous page. You have created a magical floral scene. The shades of blue look great.
Yvonne xx

sirkkis said...

Lovely page indeed. I love the purple shades of it.
Have a happy time xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, you DO have a love of flowers, don't you? These flowers are beautiful, and the entire page is wonderfully done. It's a beautiful and springtime entry, which is so different from yesterday's dramatic entry.

Jutta.K said...

Das ist so wunderschön.
Ich liebe dieses Motiv !
Liebe Grüße

Barb said...

Your page is stunning Chris. I love the colours. I have read a lot about the oxides and am keen to try them. Barbxx

chrissie said...

A very beautiful page and you have used all of the techniques so would make a wonderful card or notelets set

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

I'm still waiting to get my hand on any oxides.. What a great page, love the background, and the flowers are gorgeous.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous effects with the Oxides Chris and the flower display. I need to get mine out again and have another play. Have a great weekend xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

I do enjoy looking at the effect you create with your new Distress Oxides - beautiful! We had rain earlier this week then glorious sunshine which is forecast to continue for the next few days :-) . Wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

My name is Erika. said...

I wish we had rain to grow flowers instead of snow. This is a gorgeous page Chris. You are on a roll with fabulous art lately. Hugs-erika

~*~Patty S said...

Oh so lovely Chris and I am with you...never enough flowers.
We are enjoying the splendid blues of the Muscari that are popping up all over the garden just now.
Each time a flower blooms I think..."oh this one is my favorite" 💙🐝💙
Beautiful journal page! oxo

Lynne K said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Chris, and perfect for our nature theme. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

A really lovely creation with superb stamping and inking of all those beautiful flowers, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Inky Kitty said...

Great journal page, thanks for joining in this months challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog

Tracy said...

Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linda said...

What a gorgeous journal page, the colours look amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

craftytrog said...

A beautiful spring page! Xxx