Thursday, 4 May 2017

In a blue mood!

Hubby and I went for a lovely walk this afternoon - around the boundaries of our village! At times we come quite close to the motorway or the main route out of South Manchester but not to worry when it's Bluebell time!

The May blossom is ready to burst it's buds too.
The Heron was fishing - but too far away….
…and the island in the middle of the Mersey quite big at the moment as it hasn't rained for a while.
So, you see I am not really blue, just my journal page…
I sprinkled the page with blue and green PA Infusions)can't remember which and did some random stamping of Seth Apter's stamps and a Kaisercraft lace stamp. The flowers were stamped and I drew in some stems and grass before using a white Pentel gel pen on the flowers. I added some words too - had them for ages!

I hope that the flowers and stems are elegant enough to qualify for Art Journal Journey where Gill of Gibby Frogget Creations has chosen the theme 'Elegance and Grunge'

I know my flowers will definitely be OK to join the challenge at Country View Challenges - where the theme is 'Flower Power'
and also
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge which is Floral Fantasy


Helen said...

what a fabulous page; the white flowers really pop against that great background. Wonderful photos, what a treat right on your doorstep!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous blue page, love the flowers, and also the real ones in the photos, you had a pretty walk. It's great to see the bluebells everywhere just now.
Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Beautiful photographs--I can smell the bluebells from here-thank you for shgariung those-we have some in our garden but it always better to see them where they truly belong.

Love the page and the contrast of the background and the flowers

Chrissie xx

Gibby Frogett said...

What a lovely post Chris - beautiful bluebells and trees - I love all the photos that inspired you.
Thanks you so much for joining in at AJJ with your fantastic page - that's a great grungy background and the flowers are beautiful and elegant.
Hope you have a great day (windy, sunshine and clouds down here in Essex - hopefully its better up there with you)
Gill x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A pretty page - beautiful!!!- and the photos are fascinating Chris!
Thank you for joining us at AJJ again!
Your support means a lot to me!
I wish you a happy weekend !
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

What a beautiful spring walk! I love seeing all the blooms and greens and the heron too. Your page is such a celebration of that beautiful day. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page, blue is my favourite colour although it doesn't often match my mood ... lol! :-) I enjoyed walking with you to see all the bluebells. Your background with those colourful infusions and layers of stamps is wonderful. I like the way you used the white gel pen for the flower petals too - lovely! Happy Friday and wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful creation this page and the flowers in the photos...
Happy weekend

Sandy said...

Wonderful pictures and a very stunning journal page - I think it is elegant!
sandy xx

Rita said...

Oh, how pretty and inviting! You page captures it well. :)

Meggymay said...

Lovely photos from your walk Chris and the journal page looks awesome.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Love the nature pictures Chris,aren't bluebells just stunning....nearly as much as your creation too. Thank you so much too for leaving me such lovely comments about my new stamps too, that's very kind of you ;)
Donna xx

Annie said...

Oh I love Bluebells Chris and your photographs are amazing xx love your fantastic card too x stunning stamps, beautifully coloured x
Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous page Chris! I love blue, it's such an uplifting colour. All the black stamping is just wonderful, and the sentiment is one I live by for sure!!

Your photographs are just amazing!! Your trees are already fully green, ours are just now starting to show some buds. Love that photo of the Heron, this is a wish list bird for me that I hope to see one day. The bluebells are just gorgeous! Not sure why, but we have no ground flowers in the woods here at all. Perhaps I will buy some wildflower seeds and just start sprinkling them everywhere! lol

Evelyn Walter said...

Amazing landscape photos! Love the flowers - in nature and your stamped ones. Beautiful journal page!
Thank you for joining our challenge over at Country View Challenges this month!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month :)

Sue said...

This is really lovely Chris, a fabulous walk through the bluebells, and then your stunning journal page - such a calming piece. Thank you so much for joining in with our Plower Power challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx

Craftyfield said...

Just had a nice walk through the bluebells courtesy of your pics...
Great page Chris, thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.