Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Sunday, 28 January 2018

You Can!!!

I have a new journal page - it followed on from my idea in my previous post

I love listening to music in my craft room - hubby laughs at the way I sing along to certain tracks on my music player - but when it comes around to Fleetwood Mac I'm definitely singing along!
There's a clip here (at Paris Bercy arena)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZt49yGvdeY
Listening to it gave me an idea!
I inked a page in the same journal with Brushed Corduroy and Faded Jeans(not meant to a deliberate reference to fabrics!)
I sprinkled some water drops over and then added a few stencils before stamping - very randomly, with a little bit of masking, my buildings from around the World. You may be able to spot London, Paris, Sidney, San Fransisco, York, Rome!
I have had this bunch of tags for ages and have only used around half of them.
 I removed the white thread and stamped them with parts of different modes of transport.
I added some text and pattern stamping using Sky Blue Archival Ink
Finally my song words were printed out on manilla card using my Printshop programme.
I used some Distress Crayon around the edge and wet it with my water brush so that it blended into the page better.
If you want to travel there are plenty of choices of places to go and how you can get there. We haven't been on a plane for a while, even though we are only just over a mile from the airport. At the moment we enjoy our railway travels where we can see the scenery from the train window!

I am joining Erika at Art Journal Journey - where her theme is still going strong - New Year, New Adventures.

I would also like to join in at:- 

Moo Mania and More where the theme is Inspired by a Song

Simon Says Stamp Monday - the theme is Tag It

Simon Says Wednesday - the theme is Layer it Up

Thanks for dropping by, your support means so much to me! 
Chrisx




25 comments:

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this page, Chris - the colours are obviously right up my street, but the composition of the stamping across the centre, especially those overlaid tags, as well as the stencilled details in the background really bring the whole thing zinging to life. Love it!
Alison x

Helen said...

What a great idea! Fleetwood Mac are my favourite band. Really appropriate theme for your page.

sirkkis said...

Super composition and love the background details and how you used tags. I don't know the piece but sure it's joyful. Will visit YouTube.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic journal page, love the added tags, great idea. Hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

Great song, and a fab page Chris! Love the little tags! xox

Meggymay said...

This is a super colour combination Chris. Its a fabulous page and adding the tags is a super idea.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

You are so artistic-I love what you have created especially the tags-very awesome-Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How utterly impressive, Chris. I am in total AWE and love the various forms of travel, but also the many techniques you used on this page. Thanks beyond belief for sharing this awesome page with us at Art Journal Journey.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Chris, I am glad this time you took us to another amazing city. I love your London images, and the idea of using tags is really really clever. And I can see why you were singing along because that is a great old song. Glad it inspired you because I love your latest page as much as the Paris one. happy new week. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I forget to mention- thanks for joining as at AJJ again also!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous journal page! The background image and those tags are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow... this is terrific Chris - I am thrilled about the spread and how you have interpreted the song --- wonderful!
And I love to see this beautiful page linked to Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Journey! Happy new week!
oxo Susi

Sara Barker said...

This is one of my favorites of your pages, Chris. First off, I love those colors! How clever to overlay those transportation stamped tags on your background of cities! This is a very cleverly designed page. Now that song will be stuck in my head all day! (I can think of worse things!)

Never traveled by train before, but I sure would love to try it. The idea of getting on a jet these days just does not appeal to me. Back when traveling by plane was pretty straightforward, I did as much as I could, even interviewing all over when the companies would supply the airfare. Sending you hugs!

Rosie said...

Wow, your page is absolutely amazing, Chris. Love it !!!

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Divers and Sundry said...

I love your music connection here. In our family we say, "The world is a song cue" lol You were inspired! I've never ridden a train and wish it were a more available form of transportation. Here I'd have to catch Amtrak in the middle of the night, and destinations are limited. But your art makes me dream of a day....

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your page is amazing! I love the tags you created with those fabulous stamped images - perfect 😁. I often sing in my craft room too and get the same reaction from my hubby ...lol 😉. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊

Purple Tree Paints said...

Love the tags!! Such a great page x x

Rita said...

Love the idea of the music blasting and you singing along as you created this!! :)

Anna-Karin said...

What a fantastic idea for a page! I love the overlapping jumble of buildings and the transportation images on the little tags placed on top are wonderful. What a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Jo Nevill said...

Great card, I love your design
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful creation dear Chris.I like the idea how you used the small Tags as a second layer.
Great design the whole page.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

ßeulah ßee said...

Congrats on the SSS Spotlight - it's so good to hear how much pleasure you get from crafting and it shows in your work, nicely done!

Rein said...

Such a great page!

Sara Barker said...

I am so happy to see your beautiful journal page recognized in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp! Big hugs!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This is a beautiful page. I'm in awe of your stamp collection - as well as your mixed media art!