Monday, 16 October 2017

A happy soul!!

Before I start my post properly I would like to say 'Hello' to Christine who tapped me on the shoulder at Happy Stampers last week to tell me that although she isn't a blogger she enjoyed looking at my blog! It was lovely to meet you Christine, I hope you enjoy today's post!

We have just returned from a few days at our caravan - the weather wasn't very good but we did get out and about and we got some tidying done in the garden. 
Once again I have been reflecting on how fortunate we are! Yes we both have a few health problems, things don't always go as planned and there have been obstacles to overcome over the years, but we both know that we are blessed to have a lovely family and friends and to be able to travel like we do!
My page started with a splodged stencil that I had used, then spritzed to get the last bits of ink off.
I made this page so quickly that there are no photos of the process, but I think it is fairly self explanatory!
 I used a Crafty Individuals background stamp, one of Carabelle Studios stamp sets by Azoline, the horse and the swirl are Visible Images stamps and the quote is an old Unity one.
I added some rub-on gilding which shows up better on the bottom photo.
I hope this will be acceptable for Art Journal Journey, where Elke has chose Landscapes Of the Soul for her them this month.

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING - the background, the motifs- the colours and the rub on gilding and that quote is such a fantastic one - a delight is this page!
I just thought of you Chris as I am working on a piece for "a special theme" !
Thank you for such a wonderful page linked to Elke's theme!
Great to hear you could manage to do things in the garden - we have such fantastic weather since the weekend, I can't believe that my thermometer shows really 30 degrees in the sun today- unbelievable!This is so good for the soul!

Happy new week dear Chris and yes we are so blessed in so many ways - you are right!

geistige_Schritte said...

Thanks for this wonderful page so delicate and dreamy I see your happy soul in it oh love is what beautiful, Chris!
I am very happy for your link for my topic to AJJ
Have a nice week,

butterfly said...

I agree with Susi - this is a really special page... it is full of joy and beauty, and is so uplifting, particularly when you add in your words today too. I love the gilded hoof prints of the horse as he flies, and those flowers are magical with just the hint of shimmer too - and all over that wonderful, soft, stencil-print sky. Magical in all sorts of ways.
Alison x

Krisha said...

This page is really beautiful Chris, LOVE the sentiment.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the sentiment here. And those flowers! Gorgeous!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to see you will be home for a few days. I have missed you, but love to see that you travel to places I can only dream about. This is a beautiful entry, and you may feel blessed, but I feel blessed to have gotten to know you, even if it is over the interweb.

I especially like the horse, the gilding, and the sentiment. BTW, I think you DO have it all! Great AJJ entry.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, beautiful images, and love the gold touches. Hugs, Valerie

Jeannette said...

simply amazing,your page is wonderfull,so dreamy with the horse and the flowers,STUNNING!

hugs jenny

Helen said...

I agree with the rest, this is a beautiful page!

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous page Chris. A wonderful background, beautiful images and a lovely quote.
Yvonne xx

Little Artbee said...

Really a dream your gorgeous page, it could be an illustration for a fairytale. I love every detail on it. Lovely the soft colors with the shiny gold.
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My name is Erika. said...

That is a happy page Chris. The horse image is fantastic! Hugs-Erika

Rike said...

The jumping horse is much beautiful with these shining sparks on the feet and tail, and on these gorgeous flowers! I also like your background with the blue color and the patterns.

Carol said...

Chris this is such a magical piece that is a delight to look at. Excellent job and I love the quote you used.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing page - I love it! Both the sentiment and the design is so beautiful - perfect 😁. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! J 😊

roth phallyka said...

Thank you for such a wonderful page linked to Elke's theme!

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