Saturday, 9 February 2019

............and it was all mustard....

Well actually not quite...! Is any one singing the Coldplay song yet?? 
It's no secret that I love Lynne Perella's Paper Artsy Stamps.I bought this Egyptian set (LP040) last Autumn and, apart from a quick tag just to play, I haven't really used them.
I saw Kate Yetter's fabulous layered page on the Paper Artsy blog and loved the way she used the black to contrast with the gorgeous layer and colours.
 I used a page in my square Kraft journal and stamped and fussy cut some of the images. The main image has just part of it coloured in with a gold pen. I coloured some of the other images with Distress markers using red, yellow, blue and green. The tablet also had a touch of gold pen and the sun was stamped on to some Infusions stained paper - Golden Sands made the perfect mustard - I also added some to a book page which I ripped before making it the background to my images!!!
The sun was placed on top of a Seth Apter die cut to create some rays.
I cut up parts of the image to create a column and also stretched one (I cut it in half)to add behind the main image.

Paper Artsy have a challenge 'Mustard - the colour' which I am going to enter via instagram.

I am also entering again at Art Journal Journey for Rikes' theme  - 'The Colour Yellow'

I seem to have lost my way again in catching up with blogs - it only takes a couple of days away from the computer - I will get to you....eventually!!

Thank you for your comments here, I do appreciate it and get really annoyed with myself for not keeping up!!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


sirkkis said...

Gorgeous page. Love the composition and images.
Have a happy week ahead 🌻

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful. Great artwork.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic stamps Chris, its a great page.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those are beautiful stamps, dear Chris. The composition is great, and the piece has a truly Egyptian feel. I am super impressed with how you put this together, dear.

I know what you mean about not getting caught up. I STILL haven't on a couple of blogs. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you’ve put these images together Chris, they are beautiful and look very regal with the mustard yellow palette xxx

Rike said...

What a wonderful page in your square Kraft journal! It's a great composition with this Egyptian set and the colours you used are gorgeous! You used them in that way that the black and white details stayed in the foreground, very clever!
Thank you for linking your amazing artwork to AJJ! I do appreciate it!
Wish you a happy Sunday! Rike x

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful page with those amazing stamps ! I love this Egyptian feel and all the details dear Chris!
Happy Sunday and thanks so much for yet another unique and utterly beautiful entry linked to AJJ! Much appreciated! Big hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

Fantastic page Chris! xx

My name is Erika. said...

I love these stamped images. Lynne Perella is such an amazing designer. You used them so well Chris to make this warm and interesting piece. The splatter really pulls it all together too. Hope it's been a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

Caty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris !! Love your kraft journal and all the lovely images. The colours are fantastiques !! Congratulations!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

chrissie said...

A stunning page and great use of the very beautiful stamps. The colours all go so well together

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Fabulous layers using the LP stamps Chris xxx

Best wishes
Annie x