Sunday, 20 June 2021

Bits and Pieces

Hi everyone, I have few bits and pieces to show you.

Time hasn't been on my side for while so there are one or two things to show.

First a journal page for Mia's theme  of 'Butterflies at Art Journal Journey.

I used a reverse stencil print for the background along with some added inking, then used one of my favourite butterfly stamps by Crafty Individuals along with some postmark stamps and extra text.
The other butterflies are a combination of some from my butterfly box!
I wrote the word 'Fly'.

Next I have tag for Tag Tuesday - 'Tag on a Tag' is Wendy's choice of theme.
I used an old tag as a base and added gold paint. The tag on top is an old clothing label to which I also added gold and graphite paint. The leaves are a Wendy Vecchi stamp, fussy cut.
A sentiment was added but doesn't show up so well on the photo - it says 'Life Is Good' I added some black spatters to finish it.

Finally, for Stamping Sensations 'I Love' theme, as I was playing with the Wendy Vecchi leaf stamp, I stamped a few leaves out to use up some scraps on my desk - I cut up a larger scrap of music paper top to mount them - they will probably end up in one or two of my junk journals.

I love making these scrappy pieces and find them addictive to make so I will show you more another day.

Thanks for looking, Chris



Annie said...

WOW, such a pretty and delicate butterfly journal page. I love it done with the soft colors.
The tag is terrific. Isn’t that a great leaves stamp for fussy cutting.
Those fussy cut leaves on the scrap bits are wonderful. They will add some great detail to any art journal page or junk journal page.

My name is Erika. said...

Your butterfly page is so pretty Chris. And nice tag. That Wendy Vecchi stamp is fun, and I love all your little bits. They are fun to make, aren't they, and inspiring to see too. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

brenda said...

A lovely post Chris, I always enjoy seeing anything with trees and leaves and some lovely textural ones here, but the soft colours of your first piece and almost ethereal feel are a delight.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining our June challenge at Stamping Sensations.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of beautiful art today. Love the tag for TT, thanks so much for joining us. And the butterfly page is gorgeous. Have a wonderful week, hugs, Valerie

Elkes Lebensglück said...

What a beautiful butterfly journal page, I also really like the colors! Your day is so sweet too! I also know that if the idea doesn't want to end, it's so exciting to keep going.
Have a beautiful wee, hugs-Elke

sirkkis said...

Delicate and beautiful nature inspirations.
Have a nice time xx

WendyK said...

Another lovely tag and a gorgeous butterfly journal page. Love the leaf mixed media piece as well.
Hugs Wendy

craftytrog said...

Lots of gorgeous art Chris! I love those little pieces of collage.
Alison xx

Rita said...

Wow! Love them all! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have the most beautiful and gorgeous stamps I've ever seen and that butterfly is one of them. Your coloring is wonderful, too. It's a perfect entry for Mia's theme at Art Journal Journey.

Wow, that tag is awesome. Who knew that was an old clothing tag. You changed it beautifully. I also like those little tidbits you created and I'm sure you will use them in the near future, too.

I went to my post office today looking for the hamster stamp. Apparently, the Pets series was very popular and it sold out very soon in 2016. I tried, but it looks like the one on my envelope is the only one you will get (bummer)!

Marlies said...

All lovely stylish creations Chris. You have used nice stamps to create all these and I like the colours especially the first one with the butterfly. All beautiful made. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Neet said...

What lovely gentle colours you chose for your butterfly journal page - it looks so calming. I thought the image was one stamp and not a combination of several - you have done a fabulous job of incorporating them. Also the word you wrote yourself - great!
Hugs, Neet xx

Tammy said...

WOW stunning projects! I love the journal page with all of the butterflies and that leaf stamp is gorgeous!
Hugs, Tammy

Aimeslee Winans said...

Lovely assortment of art! xoxo

Meggymay said...

A fabulous selection of art Chris, the journal page is beautiful and I love the soft colours you used.
Yvonne xx

pinky said...

I am loving your very pretty projects Chris!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.

nwilliams6 said...

Catching up late on your June post, Chris. Fun art all the way around. Super butterflies and follage. You have so much talent and inspire me! Hugz