Sunday, 21 January 2018


I wasn't feeling well yesterday - so much so, that I let hubby go and do the shopping without me! It is the day we stop for a coffee and a scone halfway round so you can guess I wasn't very happy! I'm pleased to say that I am feeling much better now! 
After lunch I went into my craft room! We were having another grey day although it did get a little brighter at times! 
I was using my bright Brushos for another project that I will show you another day.
What if?….I thought…and I was away on a colourful adventure!
I added one colour to my page, spritzed it, dried and dabbed it and then continued through a rainbow of colours in the same way until I ended up with this.
I had also been using some stamps so they were inked up and stamped onto white card and fussy cut.

They are AALL and Create stamps designed by Tracy Evans - I'm sure you have seen them before!
I didn't fussy cut the legs - they were stamped in place and the bodies placed on top.
I drew in some ground and added the sentiments from the same set.
Finally I doodled around the edge of the page.

I am entering at 

Art Journal Journey - where Erika has her New Year, New Adventure theme.

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Birds Of A Feather

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Stamps and Stencils - On the Bright Side

Craft Stamper Take It make It Challenge - Anything Goes

We are preparing for a short adventure of our own so the next post will be a scheduled one.
I will visit when I can!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

Glad you are feeling better... not good to have to miss your coffee and scone!

the page is fabulous - happy playing! and I love the birds.

Rita said...

Good Morning Chris. Glad you're feeling better today. Love your page, so colourful and cheery on a snowy Sunday. Love those little birdies too. Well Done. Hugs Rita xxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so cool - wow - what a fantastic background and you put the exact fitting birds and sentiment to it! WOW!
Glad you are feeling better today again! ♥♥♥
Take good care of you Chris! Thank you so much for this terrific page in your journal linked to the January collection at Art Journal Journey!
Happy Sunday!

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, so glad you are feeling better-and wow I Love your page-it made me smile-I really love what you created here-this would look awesome in a little frame Happy Sunday Kathy

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous journal page Chris! the birds are fabulous and I love the rainbow of colours background, the whole design is beautiful, love the doodled edges too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
Lols x x x

glad you're feeling better, love that you go sopping with hubby and stop for coffee and scones! I need to do that! a day date, how cute <3 :-)

Lorraine A said...

oops, don't know what sopping is, that should say 'shopping' ;-)

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous journal page and I love the background which works so well with the fun imagery! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm sorry you missed your anticipated outing :( but am happy you feel better now. Your bright colors are certainly cheering, and I love those birds!

Nikki Acton said...

Love your colourful page..... Thr black and white images look great over the brushos! Glad you feeling better! Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's sad you couldn't join hubby or coffee and scones, which I know means you have been really ill. I'm glad you are feeling a bit better, though.

Those Brushos make the perfect background and they are SO colorful and bright. They will brighten any day.

Clever YOU to stamp the legs, then fit the images over the top. That is something I would never have thought of. I adore this latest entry you shared with us for Art Journal Journey. Thanks for that, dear friend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you are feeling better today and sorry you missed your scone yesterday. You journal page is fantastic and bright as a rainbow. Hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Glad you're feeling better. I love the rainbow of colors!! The sentiment--the birds--it all came together perfectly. :)

My name is Erika. said...

I love those pops of color Chris. They make a super background. And adding the black and white birds really works well on the colored background. I don't usually think to do that. :) And I like the quote too. Hope you had a great weekend and a good new week. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell and I'm glad that you are feeling better! Your page is beautiful with the bursts of colour from the Brushos and your birds and sentiment look wonderful too - perfect 😁. Take care and have a lovely week of adventures! J 😊

Meggymay said...

I love your adventures with the colours. It really brightens a dull day to have a crafting playtime. The birds look so sweet as well, it s fantastic page Chrissie.
Sorry you were feeling unwell, but glad to read you are on the mend.
Yvonne xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I ADORE everything about this! I love how the color is in the background instead of the forefront and how the birds really pop in their blacks and whites. This is elegant and inspiring and wonderfully whimsical all at once. I thoroughly enjoyed your post and seeing this beauty of a finished product! Thanks for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

craftytrog said...

A beautiful colourful page Chris!
Hope you're feeling much better now.
Alison xox

Sharon Fritchman said...

I am very happy that you are feeling better! I absolutely love the gorgeous page you created. The background looks amazing,and I LOVE the sentiment, too. What a wonderful work of art!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great journal page Chris! Congrats on being featured at SSS. :)

Tracy Freeman said...

Gorgeous journal page and I do hope you are feeling better.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Love this page, Chris. The background is gorgeous! I have to get some of those Brusho powders ;-)

Ruth said...

Brings joy to my heart, love Tracy's new stamps and the background just perfect for zinging us into spring! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Hugs Ruth xx