Friday, 24 February 2017

Art Journal page

Good evening! A very late post from me today. I came across a beautiful leather covered book the other day, whilst looking for something completely different. It was given to me by my lovely friend some years ago, I put it away and totally forgot I had it  (there's gratitude for you!). I thought it would make a perfect art journal, so I got out my inks, paints, stamps, pan pastels, stencils etc and made this! The image is one I won some time ago from the The East Wind, and as these images have lovely clean lines I thought I'd be brave and attempt to paint her with acrylics, totally outside my comfort zone!!!. As you can see I'm very much an amateur, but I did enjoy myself and can't wait to have time to do this again! Didn't enjoy clearing up the mess afterwards though...even messier than usual today!
Thanks for looking, have a lovely weekend.

theeastwind #70
pdelinkyparty no cards
try it on tuesday get messy


  1. A beautiful page. Chris! Thank you for sharing with us over at Art-Journal-Journey and Try It On Tuesday!

  2. Chris, I am so impressed. Love your journey and the start of a great one. It's fun to get messy, I am a 'clean' messy person, so don't really have a lot of mess. [comes from nursing].
    Your colouring is fabulous and I hope you will make another one. TagTuesday is another great fun challenge to go's all fun...hugs. xx{aNNie}

  3. Hi Chris,
    oh what a gorgeous page for your art jounal you have created.
    Love the wonderful vibant colours, and your super design.
    I think your colouring of that image is very super and wonderful.
    Do you know you could enter this into the Frilly and Funkie challenge as well as it fits the bill.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. The face looks very cute on this beautiful background!
    Rike x

  5. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  6. So beautiful Chris, the image is lovely and your painting looks great. Great background too. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

  7. Lovely page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  8. great job-this is a gorgeous book cover Chris!

  9. Great job for not being in your comfort zone. I agree with you that using acrylics creates a mess. Not fond of the cleanup afterward either.. Smile.

    Hugs and Blessings

  10. Oh this is one super page hun great design love hugs cheryl xxx

  11. A fabulous page, totally gorgeous background and a lovely image.

    Kath x

  12. Oh WOW! Am I ever impressed, Chris! Of course I love the fab artsy background, but to color the image with acrylics is sooo fabulous! She's absolutely gorgeous. What an amazing page. Thanks so much for joining our Love and Romance challenge at The East Wind. xxD

  13. That's what it's all about, enjoying ourselves ! Nice to do different crafts and you've certainly 'cracked' it with this..LOve your colours and design Chris. Hope to see more.
    Did you have a good weekend? are now on the wine lol x

  14. A lovely journal page..loving the background you have created...
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge at Altered Eclectics..x

  15. Beautiful journal papge the colours and the image.....Joolsx

  16. Its a lovely journal page. Thank you for sharing it with us over at TioT's as well

  17. Loving your journal page Chris! Judy x

  18. Gorgeous journal page Chris, the detailing is lovely.

    Love and hugs

  19. Wow Chris, this is fantastic! You would never know this is outside your comfort zone because it is so amazing! I love the patterns in the background, the darker honeycomb and harlequin, and then the white flourish and even touches of black. Wonderful contrasts. Your image is fabulous and I love the quote too. Quite the amazing makeover that book cover had! Well done! hugs :)

  20. So GORgeous Chris..well done, I love your painting on that lovely image and all the details and textures on the page..just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  21. A great way to use such a lovely gift, I'm sure your friend would love what you've made, so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.