Friday, 10 March 2017

What can the eye see?

I have a new journal page to share. I have discovered a new(to me) challenge! More Mixed Media Challenge has an Anything Goes with Optional Green this month.
I had started to play with greens on Kraft paper in my journal but it had been abandoned so now seemed like a good time to get going with it!
I had already dragged some Paper Artsy Fresco paint over the page (Limelight and Bora Bora) and added a little bit of random stamping with a Carabelle Studio background stamp and a Crafty Individuals Metro stamp. I decided to add a flower using a Designs By Ryn stencil and I also added some swirls from a TH stencil - of course….I never learn….the ink soaked straight into the paint! I used a white Sharpie paint pen to outline the flowers and then used PA fresco Little Black dress through the TH stencil to add some more swirls! It was at this point that I looked through the bits and pieces in my little box on my desk and found the quote printed onto velum - tore it out and added it and then couldn't read it… it was out with the pen and overwrote the quote!
Now…in my mind I had another problem opportunity - the quote mentions the eye - could I add an eye…maybe, but you will have to look to find the four I added! I also had a butterfly stamped onto tissue and coloured green so it has landed there too!

It's good to see some greenery appearing these days and we have also had some sun!  
I would also like to link to Art Journal Journey for Yvonne's brilliant choice of theme - Out and About!

Did you spot the eyes?
I made a flower by stamping the lady's eyes from my new Lynne Perella set LPC036.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your green and blue journal page, so many beautiful details to enjoy. Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media, hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Beautiful page Chris. The richness of the colour is amazing. Have a Good Weekend. Hugs Rita xxxx

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful page with terrific design ideas and colours

Love Chrissie xx

catherine said...

This is fabulous chris and yes I was having a problem searching for the eyes!1 Very clever though and they work well!1
Great use of the green colour and so glad you joined us for this months challenge at More Mixed media blog. You are also my very first entry for commentating -it couldn't have been planned better-lol
x catherine

Helen said...

Eye've spotted them,! great page, love the colours.

Mrs.B said...

Great page Chris, love the colour tones making the white 'pop'
Glad you said where the eye was - great idea.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am a big green/blue fan since many years - so this page is one for my green / blue heart Chris! AMAZING look! I am thrilled about it ! Thank you so much for yet another entry to Yvonne's theme!
Wishing you a HAPPY WEEKEND !
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous page with lots of layers of paint and details.
I have to admit I searched for the eyes and then when I read your prompt I found them straight away, a very clever piece of art.
Thank you for another super page for the theme Chris.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those eyes were deceiving. I enjoyed reading about how you made this beautiful piece, and even after you showed the flower, it took a minute to put the eyes in place. Really quite clever and very well done.

Brenda Brown said...

Great page and beautiful shade of green is very Spring like. Have a great weekend xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful piece of art! The way you created the background with those fabulous colours and all those wonderful layers was a joy to read :-). There is so much detail and after you said about the eyes like Yvonne I found them straight away :-) . Have a lovely weekend! J :-)

Marjut said...

I love the texture on your page.

Juliz Design Post said...

Fab journaling, love your page Chris.
Hugs, Julie x

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous Chris. The white outlined flowers really pop off the page. loving those colors you used.

kat said...

This is delightful, full of the magic of Spring, it is delicate and tells a deep story, how I can loose myself in this piece filled with nature's beauty!

butterfly said...

Lovely lovely blue green page - this makes me happy.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Beautifully designed and accomplished!!
sandy xx

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is a gorgeous AJ Page! I love the background and love those flowers! The quote is beautiful and I think you really did a great job on this. I am new to AJ'ing so I find it at times, very overwhelming and intimidating. You have truly done a great job! I am very happy to have discovered your blog and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining us at the MMM challenge blog! Also feel free to check out my blog, Jo's Scrap Shack, as I also have anything goes challenges every Friday!
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Lozzy T said...

Love your journal page and thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media..Hugs Lozzy x