Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Saturday, 4 March 2017

On Our Travels

As you know I like to get 'Out and About' and I also love watching birds - especially at the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss.
The new Challenge at Art Journal Journey has been chosen by Yvonne of 'Meggy's Way' blog and just happens to be 'Out and About'! Not only that - Stamps and Stencils are singing 'Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep' although my birds would have a job singing that I think.


 I used a stencil and PA Infusions(Blue Blood and Emerald Isle) through a Stencil Girl stencil to make the background.
I added some Distress ink over the top to darken the sky.
I stamped some grasses - Inkylicious and then stamped and cut out two geese (Stamping Up) I stamped another goose to make a mask so that I could stamp the grasses around the feet. Now, I hope you can see them, I used Watering can archival ink to stamp three more geese before sticking the others on! Why? Well we often drive past a field close to Leighton Moss that always has loads of geese in and while I wanted the pair of geese in I also wanted to give an impression of the other geese around!

Hoping to see them today! 
Thanks for looking, Chris


24 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. this is just AMAZING Chris! Absolutely adorable!
Thank you very much for another fantastic entry to Yvonne's OUT and ABOUT theme!
Happy weekend for you!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful country scene Chris, with the geese walking in the grasses.
Its another fabulous page for the theme.
Yvonne xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love this, everything works together perfectly. I love the background that you've created and the geese look fabulous. Wetlands is one of my favourite sets by StampinUp and you've done a great job here. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic page, love how you did the geese. There were really hundreds of them down at the Rhine this morning. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

LOVE this page, those geese are beautiful (thought you'd drawn them for a minute!)

klistersøster said...

Thank you for a delightful journal page which is steeped in the coming spring. Hugs

chrissie said...

A stunning art page and it would make a wonderful card or set of notelets

I did,t know you liked going Out and About lol

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

You really did create a beautiful scene Chris, I love the colours in the background and those grasses are wonderful. A great way to show a whole gaggle of geese! Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful scene, the background is amazing! I've heard great things about Leighton Moss but never visited myself, hope you got to see the geese again today! Have a lovely weekend! J :-)

Lynn Holland said...

Wonderful artwork Chris. Leighton Moss is not far from our caravan so I must check it out this year. We love seeing the large variety of birds on the lake in the
Park at Grange over sands
Lynn x

Dortesjs said...

great artwork, love the geese ;O)

Jackie P Neal said...

Chris,
Your journal page is just delightful! I love everything nature and your page speaks of a happy spring!
hugs,Jackie ")

My name is Erika. said...

Fantastic page Chris. I love nature inspired pages like yours. Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous out and about piece, love the geese and sentiment Chris, right up your street xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I swear this is incredibly realistic, Chris. I am in awe of the geese and the background you created for them to walk in. You did GOOD!

Ruth said...

Beautiful artwork, the infusions have produced a wonderful scenic background and the grass stamping and geese...wow! Great page Chris! Ruth xx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

This is the perfect page for this theme! When I first saw it I thought you had sketched it. Do like those Infusions and the backgrounds they create.

Neet said...

This really caught my eye Chris. Absolutely fabulous and the birds in the foreground are gorgeous - must investigate.
Hugs, Neet xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Chris. just a beautiful composition! x

butterfly said...

Absolutely in love with this page - like a breath of fresh air on a peaceful morning. Stunning sky and wonderful grasses, and the geese are the perfect inhabitants of your gentle scene. Really really wonderful.
Alison x

geistige_Schritte said...

i love wonderful page!!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous page Chris, a real taste of the countryside ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Cec said...

Terrific page. Your colour palette is perfect for the outdoors. Love your geese but we have sooooo many here because they are Canada Geese after all, that you are welcome to those two. Just watch where you are walking. :) Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
Hugs!
Cec

~*~Patty S said...

Your goosey goosey gander page turned out brilliantly Chris.
Forgive me it is getting late here in Virginia and I am a bit slap happy ;-)
Being Out and About is one of my favorite things too always!
Oxo