Sunday, 14 September 2014

A calm journal page

So after the excitement (previous post)- I went to a page I had started a little while ago when I had a playdate with my lovely friend Sarah. We spent the afternoon using our Gelli plates and this is a second printing.
I added stencilling, stamping to the background but nothing much else.
I came back to it yesterday and stamped and coloured an Indigo Blue image of poppies - repeated across the page, then coloured the poppies - pink and purple(!) using distress inks.
The butterflies are from The Artistic Stamper 'Insects and Butterflies' set. I repeated 'Imagine' (also Artistic Stamper I think) without re-inking, chosen mainly because of the size of the butterflies compared to my little row of flowers
I painted over the butterflies with cosmic shimmer pearl but the camera hasn't caught it (or the fronds of Sakura pen grass either)

Feeling calmer and getting ready for time out with our grandchildren later.

 I am linking to Try it on Tuesdays - 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' challenge (rather strangely, with butterflies this size!)

and also to Stamping Sensations 'Wings and Things' challenge

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful page, love your shades of colour and layout so tranquil.
Julie x

Helen said...

Congratulations for your moment of fame! it was a gorgeous page and worthy of it! Love this page too - those butterflies are fabulous.

Redanne said...

Wow Chris, your background is just stunning and I love that butterfly stamp set (even if that big one is a moth!) and you have used it well on your page. Love this. Anne xx

brenda said...

Lovely ink and stamp work Chris and the colours lend themselves perfectly.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful page, fantastic background and lovely butterflies. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page Chris....Love it....The 'Imagine' word works so well too. I'll be in touch very soon...Lots of love xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous. It really IS very calming and soothing to look at. The butterflies really make this piece, too.

Sorry I'm having problems with my internet. I can't seem to keep it going for any length of time. I'll e-mail you soon.

Nikki Acton said...

Calm it is Chris and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday. Nikki xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful, calming scene. You can't beat a bit of crafting to bring down the blood pressure :-) Love your colour scheme. Thank you for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month! Maddy x

Sally H said...

A wonderful creation, Chris! Gorgeous colour combo and beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining in at stamping sensations for our things with wings theme this month and good luck!

Margik said...

Congrats on being recognized in the TIOT -Top5. This page is really fabulous.
Mar x