Thursday 25 January 2018

Still feeling bright!

Hi everyone, I'm back from my trip!
I made this page before we went and have used one of my favourite Woodware flower stamps.
My page started like this
Lots of stencilling with inks and paints…
...I added stamping and doodling….and after stamping my flowers I stamped them onto card , coloured them with Neocolour IIs and water and fussy cut them….
…stuck them in place outlined them in white pen and then added some blue Stabilo pencil around, which I brushed over with  water pen and then added some spatters.
As there was some overlapping of the images I added the remaining cut out leaves around the stems
I decided to stamp the sentiment, ( a Lin Brown PA one I think)first in white then in black - a mistake - it doesn't really work, but I was enjoying myself so much it didn't really matter! 

Just in case you can't read this it says 'Life is a masterpiece just waiting to be painted' 
I am joining in again at Art Journal Journey for Erika's  'New Year New Adventures' theme. Each day, each little adventure, everyone we meet,everything we do whether pleasant or not makes up the whole of our life!
I am also entering at

Country View Challenges January Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamps and Stencils for Ruth's choice - On The Bright Side

  While we were away it was great to catch up with my old college friend, my brother and my cousin and her hubby who are over from Australia - not all at once….and we still had a little time to be tourists in my home town of Lincoln!
This was the view I got sitting on the bed! As you can see the sun shines in Lincoln!!!
 We walked across to the castle
…and back again..
…towards the Cathedral…and headed down Steep Hill(very aptly named!)
I will show more photos soon


froebelsternchen said...

Love the stencilling on your wonderful page and all the fabulous patterned layers! Great photos of Lincoln! Thank you for sharing Chris! Thanks a lot for antother fantastic entry for Erika's Adventures theme at AJJ! You rock!

oxo Susi

Helen said...

LOVE that page, it's fantastic! what a great view from bed, too. I've never been to Lincoln, it looks wonderful though.

Divers and Sundry said...

"We walked across to the castle" is truly a phrase to conjure with. Love those photos :)

Meggymay said...

Fabulous stencils for the background, the blues are a super colour combination for your super page.
The photos from your visit to Lincoln look lovely, it was good that you had some sunshine as well.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, Lincoln is a really amazing looking place. That castle is amazing. Can't wait to see more. And I do love your journal page. You have been into blue lately. A good choice for January. I don't know why but I always think of January as blue for some reason. You do know how to use stamps for sure. The background is a work of art and then adding the flowers and the quote just makes it even better. happy almost weekend and thanks for joining us with your latest adventure at AJJ. I love how you mentioned how all our adventures make up our life. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

so beautiful what you have created-I love it@

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, I am in AWE of your stamping abilities. The background is fabulous, and the flowers are perfection. I love it, truly.

Wonderful photos of the castle in Lincoln. It's a beautiful town from what you have shown so far. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, and thanks for joining us today at Art Journal Journey.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page and lovely to see Lincoln, I so enjoyed the years I studied and worked there. Hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I love love love this page! The background is amazing with all the colours and stencils you chose and those flowers look stunning too 😁. I can see why this is one of your favourite stamps! So pleased to hear that you had a wonderful trip to your home town, it must have been lovely to see all your family and friends and take in the sights 😁. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Marjut said...

Beautiful page. I love how you made the background.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Beautiful page, Chris! Thank you for the tour of Lincoln. It looks like a lovely place and sounds like you had a wonderful trip and visit.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful AJ page Chris, and great photos of Lincoln!
Happy Friday,
Alison xox

Rita said...

Welcome home! I LOVE that castle! Wow!
Such a cute, bright page.
Nice to visit but nice to be home. :)

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely page ! Thank you for joining our January Challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Jane said...

Oh wow Chris I didn't know you lived in brother is a professor of geography at the uni!Love your page, such lovely colours and details. Thanks so much for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at Country View xx

Ruth said...

Another fab creation Chris, love the colours, stamps and the white pen doodling is just a perfect finishing touch. Can understand why they are a favourite set. Lovely shots of Lincoln too, it's a wonderful cathedral, went there a few years ago. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month....twice! Hugs Ruth xx