Thursday, 27 July 2017

Journaling again!

At the moment I am happiest when I can play in my journal! I have had a lot of paperwork to deal with lately - self imposed - I kept leaving my filing away for so long just because the boxes were full and needed old stuff removing - if I had done it months ago it wouldn't have been half as bad!!
At least I am more than halfway through and we are having some time at home. I am of course missing our caravan garden but my page reminds me why I love it so much! I used Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides to create a rainy background - I am quite pleased that we have had some rain as we won't be around to water the plants! I added a little bit of random stamping and then wished I hadn't - Hey Ho!! 
The stamp is a Woodware one which I stamped onto some book paper, inked around the edges and then used water colours to colour the flowers. 
 I drew in some grass for the flowers to grow on!
The quote is from a Paper Artsy Lin Brown set(ELB06)

I am adding the to Art Journal Journey's link where there are still a few days to join in with Elizabeth's theme - 'Summertime Love'

I am also entering the 'Anything with Flowers' Challenge at Stamping Sensations

Thanks for looking, Chris


chrissie said...

This is a very beautiful page and I can imagine how you will miss your wonderful caravan garden. Difficult for me to imagine your dual life and all the organisation it must take

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, love the soft colours, Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

You've made a lovely rainy background with these Distress Oxides. Tim really knew what he was doing when he named the colours.
The flowers on the text look terrific and I'm sure they appreciate the grass for their little feet.

Meggymay said...

I love the colour combination you used Chris, its a beautiful page.
Yvonne xx

Sara Barker said...

It's very obvious to me I better not try to comment on every post--I'm way too wordy! But I've enjoyed a good visual catch up at least for these passed two weeks.

This is a gorgeous journal page, and I love those images on the book page. I had to laugh at changing your mind about background stamping on this; going through a similar dilemma right now with hand writing on a journal page. I have terrible handwriting! Sending hugs your way!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Flowers are truly your thing. And this latest journal page confirms it. I am feeling the love, too. I really enjoyed this page and loved the flowers. You turned this into a joy to see, especially when you stamped on the book page. So delighted you shared it with Art Journal Journey today, dear.

BTW, your package has now been repackaged and is in the hands of the postal people. I didn't check to see if it was too thick this time, and left it in the drop off box. If I happen to get it back, I'll let you know. I'm fairly certain it should go on its way this time.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous colours, design and quote Chris, this is a fabulous journal page and yes thank goodness for some rain but I would like the warm sun to come through too. Well done on clearing your paperwork xxx

Helen said...

another great page - love that woodware stamp! hope you get your filing finished so you ca return to your lovely caravan garden.

brenda said...

Beautifully crafted work, such a great idea stamping onto the script and then the oxide background which all blend to compliment one another perfectly.

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Purple Tree Paints said...

Very pretty, lovely colours, I often wish I had a garden, love flowers x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a wonderful page dear Chris! LOVELY!
You will certainly miss your beautiful caravan garden!
Thank you for another fantastic page linked to AJJ! YOur support of the challenge is just wonderful!
Happy weekend!

butterfly said...

Absolutely delightful page, Chris. The flowers look glorious stamped over the book page and so subtly tinted. The rainy sky behind is so beautiful - great Oxide play. Hope you get your paperwork done. I had a lot of post to sort through on my return... including two bags of mostly nonsense mail from LAST YEAR's absences (from which I'd sifted the important stuff earlier!) so I do sympathise.
Alison x

Let's Art Journal said...

What a pretty page, the blue bell like flowers are beautiful and the sentiment so true! I can see why it reminds you of your wonderful caravan garden, the colours are lovely 😀. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Marjut said...

This is a fabulous page, such lovely colours!

Astrid Maclean said...

A gorgeous page and wonderful work with those Doxides, - they make such a great background!

Good luck with the second half of your filing....

Little Artbee said...

A wonderful background and the flower stamp on the book page looks great. I also like the colors you used for it.
Dear Greetings

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your page Chris - every single detail is so carefully match.
The sentiment is so true! Hugs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a fabulous journal page Chris and I love how you've combined some smooth inkiness with your decorated text, it works really well. I love your stamped flowers and the way the blues and purples all tone in beautifully with each other. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

pinky said...

Beautiful and so creative!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Marjie Kemper said...

So many beautiful pages! A pleasure to pop by.