Friday, 20 May 2022

Hello, I see flowers?

Hi everyone, my journal page is something that reminds me of a visit to London Zoo when I was about eight.

I had been with my Mum when I heard a voice say 'Hello, hello' I looked around and knew that my Mum had gone inside a wooden building but thought she was playing a trick on me. After I had looked around I couldn't see her so followed her into the building. When we came out I heard the voice again and so did my Mum - I was a parrot in a cage by the entrance - it gave us both a laugh.

The stamps are Aall and Create ones by Bipasha I stamped onto my page and also onto card then coloured and cut out the main image to stick over the image stamped on the page. 

The background began as the pink page you can see here - I added some yellow and turquoise paint.Not as easy at it sounds as the image didn't want to stamp on the paint. After two more attempts and some more paint added I resorted to stamping onto tissue paper!

I added some white spatters, outlined the images in white and added some wooden letters painted white.

This page is of course for Art Journal Journey and Matilde's 'Birds' theme!

We saw lots of lovely flowers yesterday at Quarry Bank Mill along with some lovely sunshine!

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Hello Chris, everything is soooo beautiful here-loved seeing all the blooms and your art page as well-hugs

Helen said...

Love the story about the zoo! fun page, love it. Thanks for sharing such beautiful flower photos.

My name is Erika. said...

I've done a parrot page for this month also, very different from yours though. But parrots are fun birds, and I love your story. I can imagine being 8 and having that experience. You made a fantastic page for Matilde's challenge to go with that story. I'd say your flowers are just behind mine too. I have buds on my allium, iris, peony and azalea. The ones in your photos are gorgeous Chris.I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

Chris the flowers and the photos are beautiful.
I love the journal page with the parrot and story, what a great memory this must be for you. Its super inspiration of the AJJ theme as well.
Yvonne xx

Matilde said...

A great page with the flowers and the parrot! And a nice story from the childhood :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful page Chris, and what a lovely memory it triggered! The flowers are gorgeous too 😊

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I especially love the irises and wisteria. Beautiful flowers you found on your walk.

What a cheeky bird you saw at the London Zoo. Perhaps a bit like the one in your journal? It is a lovely image of that bird. Double stamped. The extra mile! Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Matilde's theme.