Sunday, 19 May 2019


Hi everyone, the post title refers to a distraction while on our trip yesterday and some distractions from the pain I am in at the moment!
All will be explained at TSFT on Tuesday!

I hope you like this page. It's for Art Journal Journey and Erika's 'In the Sky/In the air' theme

I used a Lavinia stamp I bought last week at Happy Stampers and a set of stamps I have here at our caravan. I used another of my inky backgrounds in my square journal this time!
I drew in some seed heads floating up in the air and then doodle wrote 'flying without wings' around the edge of the page.

The distraction yesterday was blowing a Dandelion clock, today I made this page and yesterday we had this beautiful sight....

Thanks for looking, please excuse me for not spending long on the laptop! Chris


My name is Erika. said...

That is a gorgeous photo of the sun Chris, and your journal page is also gorgeous. What a great page for the In the Air/In the Sky challenge. Dandelion seeds floating in the air is an amazing idea. I love your new stamp. It is really fun and could create some magical pages. Thanks so much for this fun page and your support. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page and a great photo. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous! Both! The page and the photo Chris! A wonderful entry for Erika's collection at AJJ! Thank you very much my friend!
Happy Sunday!
Susi xxx

Helen said...

Great page, and great photo!

Rita said...

LOVE botanical stamps and this page is beautiful!
I hope you aren't in too much pain. :(

Little Artbee said...

Perfect background and lovely stamp arrangement. A gorgeous page. I like it much.

Divers and Sundry said...

Pain makes everything harder :( I do like that stamp and what you made with it. Lovely! And the words are perfect. Your photo of that beautiful sight warms my heart.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page and photo Chris. Your new stamps look lovely.
I hope you have your pain under control Chris, it sounds like you are not to well at the moment.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO sorry to read you are in pain. That makes me very sad.

I hope I don't gross you out, but when I saw the images, I thought of sperm flying through the sky. Can't unthink the image, but the rest of it is wonderful. And since it helped to distract you from pain, that makes it even more special for me. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journal Journey honoring Erika's theme.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning page! I love love love the background and those black silhouettes and doodles look so magical 😊. I hope you are ok, take care and enjoy your week! Jo x

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful background! And stamped beautifully! What a stunning page! And such a sunset is spectaculair! Hugs, Gerrina

Sharon Madson said...

Elizabeth's power is off. She wants you to know that the TSFT post will be up as soon as she is back online. I will try to let rest know. Thank you!

Annie said...

What a beautiful layout/stamping Chris x I adore those Lavinia stamps too x I hope you are not in too much pain and if so that you can get it under control

SEnding healing hugs
Annie xx

Eileen Bergen said...

Your page for AJJ is lovely, Chris. I love the inky background. I want to know how you do it; so I'l look around your blog. The ghosted flowers are a beautiful effect and just perfect to bring the weeds to the foreground visually.

Eileen xx

Eileen Bergen said...

P.S. Sorry you're in such pain. :-(

Neet said...

When you look around you find that art is a distraction for so many from pain. From something so nasty quite often beauty is found and I love your page. The dandelion clocks are a favourite of mine, as long as they are not in my garden, and I love seeing them in crafting.
Hope you soon feel better.
Hugs, Neet xx