Monday 1 May 2023


 Hi everyone, I can't believe how quickly April passed. 

Elizabeth's Art Journal Journey challenge brought out the best of our ways of recycling so thanks go to both Bleubeard and Elizabeth for hosting last month.

Our host this month has a theme close to my heart. Aimeslee of Paper Paisley's Art Adventures Blog has chosen 'Flowers' as May's theme.

I think you all know of my love of visiting gardens.

I used a technique you saw on my blog last month - I swiped black and charcoal acrylic paint onto my page with an old credit card. I then added added green and yellow watercolour paint following the lines down the page.

The Iris picture came from a magazine and the leaves are a stamp from a French company whose name I have forgotten. The quote is one of Alison Bomber's (Words and Pictures) Paper Artsy set. 

I hope that you will join us this month at AJJ. There are a few rules that we would like you to follow - you can find them here.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a stunning first entry, Chris. This is a great way to add a photo image to a swiped art background. I am totally impressed with this and know how much you are going to love this month. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Aimeslee's great theme.

Rita said...

I know you will love flowers for the subjects.
Really nice page and love the quote. :)

My name is Erika. said...

That technique makes a really cool background Chris. I love the effect,and your page came out amazing. Irises are the perfect flower to show in May. I hope you have a wonderful start to the new month. Happy May. hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous background for your flowers! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I didn't get to AJJ on time to link everyone. I have a rant on the cat.

*Vicki* said...

I love how you've fit your background and colors that make that beautiful flower stand out so well! The quote is beautiful with it as well!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Very nice your flower journal page with a great background! I wish you a happy May! hug Elke

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! I love how you added the black, it adds such a atmospheric feel to the page when combined with the greens and yellows - gorgeous 😊. Wishing you a Happy May! Hugs, Jo x

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW, your page is absolutely beautiful, Chris! I love your background so much. I'm going to have to try that technique - thanks for sharing it! And The Iris picture looks amazing with the leaves stamp. And of course, the quote is PERFECT here! Have a wonderful May, my friend! Hugs, Sharon

Aimeslee Winans said...

So gorgeous, Chris, thanks for sharing it, it's a gorgeous design and technique. XOX

nwilliams6 said...

Love the swipped lines, Chris - such a great look. Works so well with all your flowers. Lovely page. Hugz