Friday, 5 January 2018


It may be quite a common word but really it does mean so much!! I have never been one for having a word at the start of a New Year but while doing something else I found this word in a book of quotes on vellum paper!
It really did appeal to me but…I refused to use it! Unfortunately as I had torn another quote out it had started to come out of the booklet so I left it on my desk meaning to put it away in my scrap bag!
Well, every time I moved something there it was, of course I was in the middle of doing something else, exploring possibilities etc. etc.
It was only when I took a pile of word puzzles to do while looking after our grandchildren and somehow it had got into that little pile, that I realised I was going to have to use it!(Hubby and I tear puzzles from newspapers to do when we can)
I stuck the word at the top of my page with multi medium glue.
 I had some scraps on my desk so…looked through them to make this page (and a few more!)
The background was a blotted stencil. I added an often used umbel stamp, by using Perfect Medium and then brushed with Mica Powder - set with a quick spritz of hair spray.
The shine is fabulous..
The final touch was some spatters and the TH chit chat words.

Hubby and I are quite tired today having been out of our normal routine for a couple of days - getting up at 6.45a.m. and going up the motorway to 'look after' our grandchildren! On one of the days we only saw them at lunchtime and when we left - the pull of the X-box and chatting to friends was obviously quite important!!! To be fair, the weather was dire and an outing to a park was out of the question!

So….I shall be searching for possibilities this year in my art and while out and about and we are still looking at possibilities for travel this year!
This page will be linked to Erika's new theme at Art Journal Journey - 'New Year- New Adventures
and also to Moo Mania and More - where the theme is 'Welcome'   as I enter this New Year with a word - 'Possibilities'!

Thanks for looking, Chris 

ps Apologies to Mrs Tricket my old English teacher for starting a sentence with "So"!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page looks so beautiful- a fabulous scrap-collage .
Possibilities is a wonderful word -
I love to see this entry linked to Art Journal Journey and to Moo Mania & More!
Thank you dear Chris!
Can imagine that the days were exhausting - out of the normal routine!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Divers and Sundry said...

All the possibilities that each new year brings... family, travel... And I am attracted to your thought to "make today count". Every day. :)

Meggymay said...

You were meant to use that word Chris. It is a fabulous page and the papers and details look great.
Yvonne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun with your possibilities! Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I like this page Chris and I think using the word possibilities is great. I had not thought of that word but it fits the challenge so perfectly. I am glad you found a little bit of time to join in the fun here at AJJ. Thanks and I hope you come back soon. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think this is a fabulous word, Chris. The images it conjures up are endless. I think you have all kinds of possibilities, not the least of which is the beautiful spread you created for us at Art Journal Journey.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It's a great word Chris, there are few words that we could use for almost every scenario in the journey of life. All those scraps work together fabulously & I totally agree you were meant to use that word!
Warm wishes Tracey xx

Helen said...

I've never had a word of the year either, although perhaps I should to focus myself a bit more.... love your page of possibilities and scraps!!

craftytrog said...

A great word Chris, and meant to be :-)
Love your page too!
Alison xox

Gillena Cox said...

Your page is very interesting.

Happy New Year

much love...

Rita said...

The grands can be exhausting--but such fun! I haven't picked a word but you picked a good one. Seemed meant to be. ;)

Linda Kunsman said...

great word-and yes, when it chooses you you need to pay attention. This word is open to many opportunities. Beautiful journal page!

chrissie said...

Fantastic page and a great word to chose.

Sounds like you have had a busy time

Love Chrissie xx

Rita said...

Fabulous page Chris. Looks great too. Enjoy your Crafting New Year. Hugs Rita xxxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, you created some spectacular shine on your page! I love the central flower seed head, it's so beautiful and it looks lovely as your new blog background too - perfect 😁. Life sure is full of possibilities and it's always fun exploring them! Have a happy and restful week after all your travelling! J 😊