Friday 15 February 2019

Yellow Bird!

Hi everyone,I have had a journal page page to share for a couple of days now but haven't got around to posting it!
 I added yellow to my page with a yellow Distress Crayon - Scattered Straw I think - blended with a dampened finger. I stamped my favourite Crafty Individuals background (CI340)- deliberately upside down and stamped it first in another journal to lighten the ink. I wanted the text on the right- as it is slanted script I don't think it's a problem!
Next I stamped Maria Katano's lovely bird (CI505)and used a Pitt Pen to extend the branch and to transform the berries into flowers.The bird was coloured in using a yellow Inktense water colour pencil.
I masked off the black flowers on CI493 - (Wild flowers and ferns) and stamped down the side of the page. Finally I added a sentiment that has long been separated from it's sheet so I'm afraid I can't tell you where it is from.I wish I could recreate this style of mixed fonts.

The page is of course of Rike's 'The Colour Yellow' theme at Art Journal Journey but I would also like to enter at..

Country View Challenges - February - Black and White plus One

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  Black, White and one Other Color

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Typography

Craft Stamper Take It - Make It challenge - February

Oh! The reason I haven't posted before is because we have been out during the daytime and this is the light I have been using when on the computer...

...our light above the computer started flickering the other night so hubby went to change the bulb and the metal connector fell out - we have contacted an electrician who will 'fit us in as soon as he can'!!!!
Working by this light was giving me headaches - I have now moved a table lamp and the combined light is much better.

Thanks for looking, Chris



Pink Rose said...

Hi Well done on your beautiful journal page i love the happy yellow,oh i hope your lght gets fixed soon,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Seeing these yellow pages really does seem to be bringing a burst of sunshine to us all. That bird stamp is beautiful, a wonderful design. I know how frustrating it can be to take photographs this time of year when there is less daylight time. Hope your lighting issue gets sorted soon Chris.
Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page, that's a beautiful stamp with the bird. Hope your light soon gets mended. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Rike said...

I guess yellow birds are flying around from blog to blog :)
You made a wonderful page with this black and white contrast and the yellow color! I like the quote too!
Thank you for linking such a beautiful page to my theme at AJJ, although you had hard conditions with this light, I hope the electrician will fit you in as soon as possible!
Wish you a happy weekend! Rike x

froebelsternchen said...

This page fits my day - sunshine and twittering of birds here in my garden! Hope you have also a sunny weekend dear Chris! A beauiful page , cheery and enchanting! This stamp is gorgeous and in your hand it gets to it's best use! Thank you for yet another fabulous entry for AJJ! Much appreciated! Hope the light problem gets fixed soon! ♥♥♥♥

Big hugs, SUsi

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful page Chris with fabulous stamps and visual textures. Hope you don’t have to wait too long for the electrician. Enjoy the weekend xxx

Dora said...

Beautiful page. Lovely bird and using of colours

Gibby Frogett said...

A beautiful page Chris - love the bird stamp especially, and that was genius changing the berries to flowers :)
I've been disappointed lately trying to find different word and alphabet styles stamps so have a couple of books on hand lettering /arty letters and hoping to learn to do that to add to cards/journaling etc ... that is if I can get my hand to stop shaking when I am thinking all the time don't wobble, don't mess it up haha
Gave a nice weekend and hope the light sorted out soon.
Gill x

Cath Wilson said...

A lovely page, Brenda - how can anyone not smile when seeing a beautiful bird like that? Makes me think of spring and the weather right now helps that along nicely :-) It's a lovely, muted colour theme and the addition of yellow is perfect. Great background, too... you have to add text to finish off whatever you're doing! The sentiment is great - I love mixed fonts.
Have a lovely weekend!
Cath x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great artwork. Your yellow bird is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the light fixture problem.

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful bird image Chris and a lovely journal page. I hope you get yu light fixed soon.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Love the yellow bird page Chris. I can see why you got a headache from that light. Ouch. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

Love your yellow bird!
Good lighting is a must. Even more so for me as I get older. ;)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful page Chris, love the soft yellow and details on the background and that bird is such a gorgeous image, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

This piece is such an encouragement :)

I hope you get your lighting situation resolved. It's hard to work without good light.

Krisha said...

What a sweet page this is Chris!
I love those lights, but cannot work with just it in the dark. I have to have the overhead light on too.
Thanks for the T-day visit, sorry I'm so slow at responding this week....been a weird week!

Eileen Bergen said...

It's a beautiful yellow page, Chris.I'm really impressed that you designed with five challenges in mind! I can't wrap my teeny mind around that many ;-) Eileen xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful journal page Chris and the bird stamp is stunning.
Hope you don't have to wait too long before the electrician 'fits you in'!
Avril xx

Neet said...

Be careful working with poor light Chris.
A delightful page - love the bird image and the script you chose. If only I could write like that.
Hugs, Neet xx

chrissie said...

Very beautiful bird page Chris.

Always difficult to work in poor light so hope you can get something better soon

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your bird.
Hope the light situation is soon sorted.

All the best Jan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am running way, way behind and am SO sorry I didn't get here sooner, dear Chris. I just learned I have pneumonia and was told to rest.

Your bird is beautiful, sweet, and well done. It makes up for the cold dreary, snowy days we are having here. Thanks beyond belief for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

Kim Hamilton said...

Pretty card! Great sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Elina Stromberg said...

Beautiful page in your journal!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Stamper blog challenge ❤

Sue said...

Chris this is beautiful and so clever, I would never think to extend a branch, and I certainly couldn't turn berries into flowers! Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy weekend, Sue x

Christine said...

Congratulations for your Craft Stamper win! Well deserved. That's a lovely bright page.

Christine said...

Congratulations for your Craft Stamper win! Well deserved. That's a lovely bright page.

Evelyn Walter said...

Sorry for being that late posting my comment, I had the flu.
Beautiful project!
Thank you so much for joining in with our February challenge at Country View Challenges!
Have a wonderful week!
Evelyn xx