Friday, 2 June 2017

A 1st, a 2nd, a 5th and a 6th!

Confused? All will be explained! 
This is my first art journal page in June, finished this morning! 
I used DI and OI inks, then added some stamping using AALL and create, PA Elenazinskiart(ZA05) stamps and some doodling for the background. PA Jofy stems(Jofy 45) and Tracy Evans's AALL and create bird.
I added more Wilted Violets ink around the edges. The words are a combination of a freebie(I think)-'wonderful' and Artistic stamper 'LIFE' 
I would like to enter at The Artistic Stamper where the theme is Winged Things
Craft Stamper 'Take It, MakeIt - Anything Goes challenge for June
Simon Says Monday Challenge where the theme is We're Going Round in Circles
Of course I wouldn't miss Rosie's theme this month at Art Journal Journey where she has chosen Circles for her theme

Now for the second which of course is a Second look on the 2nd where I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth

- this is from June 2014
When I had a playdate with my friend last week I realised that I had a Lavinia stamp that although I had had it for quite some time, I hadn't actually shown it to the ink pad!
The theme this time is 'add some beads or gems) - my original idea was to use acetate for the leaves to give a night time look but I wasn't happy with the way the acetate kept curling (should have used sturdier acetate)So, out with the Spring Greenery TH die.
I cut the tag with my new TH labels die out of some of the corrugated card I rescued the other week, stuck on some tiny scraps of napkin tissue with a music print then painted with Inktense blocks(can I add here - of creamy loveliness?!)to give a mossy tree look. I tore out a hole for the door to sit behind to give the impression of a hollow tree with a door for my fairy to go home to - and there she is - flying back after her evening visits - she is just becoming visible again after doing her magic without being seen ( the acetate for her was fine - stamped with Dove Grey Stazon Ink)
I stamped out some extra images so that I could cut out branches to go around the door and added gems to make leaves. I then added extra pebbles to make the path to the door. 
Now, the tree leaves, this was almost a "Disarster Dahling" (Strictly fans will recognise this phrase!!) - I added glue to the leaves and decided to sprinkle some of these…….
…..I have never, ever, seen beads spread so far and be so hard to get back again, despite using a large piece of folded card underneath!! (Static huh!)This is why some of the leaves have glitter on instead!! They were cheap enough, Nail Art, from B and M bargains I think, and I'm still finding them in very odd places!!
Finally the Fifth month May, completed in my Calendar journal….
….and the 6th month, June ready to fill in
 Yesterday we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with my son and grandchildren so…there will be photos!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is a wonderful post. And I'm in love with your Jofi journal page.

Thank you for sharing this at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your page is AWESOME - I love the colour and all the fancy stamps! Great to see you at AJJ with such a fantastic entry dear Chris! Love to see your calender pages for the second on the 2nd!
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
oxo Susi

Denisa Gryczova said...

Love your well balanced spread. The images you used are cutest ever!

chrissie said...

A very happy post with lots to read about ,see and enjoy.. I love the page for June with the wonderful colours.

Nice looking tag with the beads and laughed at the Disaster Darling hope good old Craig stays with Stridtly

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty page, the patternations from the oxides and the violet colour are gorgeous! Love the sentiment you included too 😀. I really like how you used the music sheet on your tag and the story about the beads made me smile, they look gorgeous despite being very naughty ... lol! Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, you were really busy, lots of gorgeous creations. Little beads and glitter can spread everywhere in seconds! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Crafty She said...

Love your page Chris, such a gorgeous colour. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have been very busy, dear. I love your AJJ entry and the great spin you put on it. Those flowers made me smile.

Since I didn't know you in 2014, I fell in love with that tag. I wonder if you are still finding a few errant beads while cleaning. They can often have a mind of their own. My friend Kathy gave me one of those pens you fill with beads one year. The part that holds the beads came undone, and I still find an occasional teeny tiny bead. As for glitter, that's why I don't use it!

As always, your calendar pages put mine to shame. You lead such a busy life, yet you manage to stamp and color the most beautiful calendar pages. Wish I had the energy to do that.

Thanks for sharing your art, your calenders, AND your beautiful Second on the 2nd with us this month.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Forgot to mention, please don't forget to link to Second on the 2nd.

Meggymay said...

Yes I get the 'disaster darling' and had to smile at your accident with the beads, you will be finding them everywhere for days.
It was a great post to read and your art projects all looked fantastic.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

Hi I enjoyed your post-especially the repost-very cool
Happy end on the sescond Hugs Kathy

My name is Erika. said...

Great Hobbit house Chris. And your calendars are always a lot of fun! Gld you shared them since I didn't see them the first time. :) Erika

Christine said...

Lovely post.
Great art journal page.

Christine said...

Lovely post.
Great art journal page.

Sue said...

An amazing page and I love the colour.

Sandy said...

Your journal page for AJJ is really a joy to see - love the design!
I also love your calendar journal - one day I want to make one. Your calendar journal looks fantastic!!!!!
sandy xx

Rike said...

Your circles page looks gorgeous!
It is kind of magic for me, how you created such a beautiful tag, although you described it very exactly - I think I never could do! Fantastic!
And your calender pages are wonderful!

Macarena said...

Great monochrome design! I love the stamps! Thank you for Going Around In Circles with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I don't think I'd seen any of your calendar journal pages before, Chris. May and June are beautiful! I love your circles page and that you could design it to suit so many challenges (I lost count!). The "Hobbit" door and fairy tag is a post well worth repeating. Charming ;-)

Inky Kitty said...

Great pages, love that bird, thank you for joining in the challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.