Friday, 25 August 2017

Any Excuse!!!

Hello everyone, I am back from our little trip away for our Wedding Anniversary. 

I hope you don't mind, but I have used my 'new favourite' flower stamp again for this journal page! It's a Paper Artsy stamp by Jo Firth Young (JOFY08)
I have added some Kay Carley stems too(EKC08) and a Scrapcosy fern(ESC03) along the bottom.
For the background I used combination of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides. I also added some stencilling using Clear Gloss Medium. I had some Distress Oxide ink on a sponge leftover from something else that I rubbed though a TH Mini layering stencil which I then spritzed and dabbed away the excess water.
The large flower was coloured using Fresco paints and I used a corrector pen for the white flowers and added some gold dots around the star flowers.
I am joining in again at Art Journal Journey where Jo's theme is Poetry In Motion. I love this quote by Buddha and it sounds like poetry to me! It is a Lin Brown stamp from her ELB28  set 

We stayed at a lovely country hotel in Worcestershire and had a lovely stroll around the grounds the other evening.

This was the view from the Dining room on Thursday morning.
It was a lovely break and I have a few more photos to show on Tuesday!

I think this is also a good time to remind you that there are still three days left to enter our 'In My Garden! challenge at Try It On Tuesday!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Brenda Brown said...

Love your flower card Chris and what a beautiful place to stay for you anniversary, glad you had a lovely time xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely place you stayed it. Always nice to get away for a few days. Another gorgeous floral page, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A very beautiful page and I love this stamp and hope to see lots more of it in the future.

Looks like a nice place that you stayed at and I am looking forward to more photographs

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful quote and page! I can see why you love the quote, it is very poetic and enlightening 😁. The way the Distress Ink and Oxides have reacted and been applied through the stencil makes for such a pretty background and the flower stamps are so elegant 😁. It looks like you had a wonderful trip, Happy belated Anniversary! It's lovely to see you again at Art Journal Journey, thanks so much and wishing you a great weekend! J 😊

Sandy said...

Gorgeous page - I love seeing what you do. I definitely like your style.
Can't wait to see more pictures.
Sandy xx

Helen said...

it's one of my favourites too! looks a gorgeous break, looking forward to more photos.

Rita said...

Happy Anniversary!
You had to use that cute flower stamp again because it was just perfect for the quote. What a lovely page!! :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful quote and page Chris! Amazing ! Thank you for yet another fantastic entry to this month's theme!

Such a beautiful place to stay for you anniversary, glad to hear that you had a lovely time there!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

It is another beautiful page using those wonderful flower stamps Chris.
It looks a super place to stay for your Anniversary look forward to seeing the rest of your photos.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Such a lovely, gentle page, and it looks like you chose a wonderful place to spend your anniversary.
Alison x