Thursday 16 February 2017

Every minute…..

I had an appointment this morning and we had to leave the house no later than eleven o'clock!
We had plans for the rest of the day and up to to now I haven't had chance to enter in the February challenge at Country View Challenges which is a Time challenge - 30 minutes or under!
I got myself all but ready and then sat down at my desk just after 10.10.
I had my journal opened at a page ready but nothing else, not to worry, everything is in labelled boxes and within reach!
First I made some ground for my plants to grow in - this was done with home made stamp and I first used a quick blending of Paper Artsy Guacamole and Limelight Fresco paint - it dries in super quick time and while it did this I picked out my stamps - a leaf from PA's Elenazinskiart and chose a quirky Lavinia pod set. It was going to take too long to make a sky in the same manner so I grabbed an acrylic block that I had been using yesterday and still had some dried Stormy Sky on it so I added some Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it and pressed it onto my page. 
While that dried I added some more colour - the stamp was turned over and I used Peacock Feathers DI to over stamp the ground!
I stamped the leaves and pods and coloured them with Distress makers and then blended with a water brush - Whoops! the red went over on one of the pods - time running out I decided that rather than try to paint it out I would make a pink shadow down all of them! Just enough time to grab another go to stamp from Lin Browns ELB22 set - only needed one line which I coloured with Black distress marker
I still had 5 minutes to go so used a micron pen to fill in some little gaps on the text and make some little dots around the bottom of the pods to match the leaves!!
So…finished with just over 3 minutes to go…and I had time to take a photograph before dashing off to my appointment. Unfortunately my desk was left in a bit of a mess…as I found when I got home late this afternoon!
I used to struggle with taking photographs in my craft room after dark but I have found that the torch on my phone acts almost as a daylight lamp!
I would like to enter in…

Country View Challenges - Time Challenge - 30minutes or under mine was 27 minutes

Craft Stamper Challenge - Take it make it - Anything Goes

Art Journal Journey - Linda's fabulous Fifty Shades of Red! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

You call that desk messy? Looks good to me! Lovely journal page! Hugs, Valerie

valloves2create said...

Love your picture process, Chris. Thanks for sharing. Who cares about a messy desk anyway??!!

Linda Kunsman said...

this is such a soft looking and lovely page Chris. I love your pods. Thanks for joining in at AJJ again!

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic page Chris and in only 30 minutes you have added so many wonderful colours and images.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Pretty impressive piece for such a short period of time Chris. I love those Lavinia images. Hugs-Erika

Helen said...

love this page, made in super quick time! the desk looks good too, signs of fun, not mess!

chrissie said...

Such a wonderful page Chris and so well thought out with time to spare for a little tweaking.

Love Chrissie xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your desk is soooooo not messy! Just creative!!! And I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous page. What a wonderful work of art you made.

Redanne said...

Well done for doing this in under 30 minutes Chris - I could never do that! I love the sky you created and your pink shadowed flowers are stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Totally fabulous make Chris and the colours used are so warming on a cold winters day xx

Hugs Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

What a lovely page - you wouldn't think it was so speedy to make! I just love your inky sky - so effective, and the pod flowers are charming.
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful page Chris!
I love your beautiful pods. Thanks for joining in at AJJ again!
Happy weekend to you!♥♥♥

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely page! It's fun to create the sky that way and I love the defination of the splatters you've created and the pod stamp is adorable :-). Wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I spent the past two days out of town with my friend Kathy, so I've been MIA. I just got home and rushed over to see your latest artistic beauty.

We agree on ink pens. Those Sakura Microns are the best. But I've ruined five of them by using them on paint. So I have to be careful where I write, now.

Your entry is fantastic. I love the stamp you made and the beautiful ones you used on your latest journal entry. The background is great and the stamping is always superb. Love it all!

Mimi said...

Long time no see! This is a very sweet little scene you whipped up in under a half-hour! I may try to jump in... I love time-efficiency, and usually for me and crafting that means "stages", but I kind of love the idea of just getting something completed in 30'!

Brenda Brown said...

Yay what a masterpiece in so little time, brilliantly put together Chris. Have a great weekend xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love how this came together Chris. Handy not washing inks and being able to refresh them. Great background and choice of stamps. Love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts. X

Jeannette said...

oh wow,love your lovely page,the flowers are georgus.
happy sunday.

hugs jenny

Dianne said...

Lovely art, and proof that it doesn't have to take a long time to create!

Sandy said...

Good Fathers Chris - this page is absolutely wonderful - it takes me 10 minutes just to sit down, another 10 to collect my thoughts and then at least 10 minutes to test stamp!
Sandy xx