Saturday, 17 February 2018

Man's best friend!

It's time to celebrate the Chinese New Year! We often go into the city centre to see the Dragon parade - this year celebrating the year of the Dog, but this year we have another event to attend!
My journal page however is a page that isn't quite dedicated to the dog but does feature a dog.
 This is how it started 
I added some Chinese style writing in red and black and some Paper Artsy LP bunting. I tore some washi tape into strips for the TH paper doll gentleman and his dog to 'stand' on.
I wrote the words with a brush pen - if only I could have written it in Chinese!

This page is for Rike's theme 'Animals A to Z' at Art Journal Journey.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Thanks for looking, Chris


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A great page Chris, I agree with your bold statement entirely being a Dog person myself. I love the dotty washi they sit and stand upon. We too have big celebrations in the City always a fabulous display over 3 days but decided to stay in and order a take in instead !!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.. Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

That is a fabulous background. It is a piece of art by itself. But of course I like Mr. Dogman and his loyal friend. They really finish off the page! Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, love the great background. They have Chinese celebrations in Düsseldorf, too, but I've never been to see them, shame on me! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Rike said...

An amazing background with fine details as Chinese style writing in red and black, a cool washi tape and a gentleman proud with his dog! My first dog was a white dog similar to this one! It's good that you didn't write the words in Chinese, because then we could not read them :)
Thank you for linking your pretty little white dog to AJJ!
Happy Sunday! Rike x

Meggymay said...

I love your background, those colours and the Chinese writing look great. I really agree with the words you added. Dogs are man's best friends.
Yvonne xx

Neet said...

What a super page Chris - and in the lucky colour of red.
Pity you are not going this year as I am off to Manchester shortly. Not quite the spectacular parade of LA but Certainly a great day out - and locally too.
Hugs, Neet xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - this is so special Chris - I love all about it and all the clever details make it so beautiful!Your handwritig with the brush pen looks fabulous! An amazing entry for AJJ and super to selebrate the Chinese New Year! Happy rest of the weekend! I sent you an email recently - hope I had the right mailaddy.
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful page! The background is amazing and I love the Chinese writing you added 😁. Your handwriting is perfect too! Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in love with this page. I adore the background because that reminds me of Oriental lanterns. Very clever of you and I love the use of washi tape, too. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, dear Chris. Have fun today.

Rita said...

Talented, as always. :)

butterfly said...

Great drama in this page, with the firm friendship at the heart of all that movement and fiery colour. Fabulous!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's a super page Chris! xx

Helen said...

fabulous background!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris, I love your page so much! I love that you used Chinese style writing to celebrate Chinese New Year! And I also love that your page is about a man and his dog! Very beautiful and striking! Thanks!!! Hugs, Sharon

famfa said...

Great page. So much detail. Love the man and his dog. We watched a dragon parade yesterday.