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Thursday, 4 August 2016

by the light of the moon

Good evening my lovely blogger friends, I'm sitting here bathed in a virtuous glow...not from the light of the moon but because today I cleaned the oven!!! My most hated task of all time! I even have a pyrolitic oven that does most of the work itself...but I still hate it! My oven is glowing too now...I'm not going to cook anything in it for as long as possible!
After all that effort (!) it was time to reward myself with a little play time... I dug out my art journal and made this page. The window frame is printed from google and cut out the sky and moon distress ink and masking...I smudged the lines with my finger (actually on purpose) and if you look hard you can see some tiny 'stars' made with a white gel pen. The background is black acrylic paint with a few scattered stars, some stamped some stencilled using a texture paste. The words are stencilled using a white gel pen. The pretty girl is a digistamp from The East Wind, available here, I coloured her with copics hoping to make her look as if she's standing in a moonbeam....a bit beyond my skills!
 Anyway, I had fun....and I now have interesting blue hands!
Thanks for visiting, hope you've had a fun and productive day....just off to admire my sparkling oven!
Chris
x

Challenges:
TEW #60 Outta this world
art-journal-journey -nature's wonders (night sky)

16 comments:

Kathleen said...

Can you get moon burnt? Lovely image and wonderful colouring and a great stary background.
I know what you mean, I have discovered those kits where you leave your shelves over night, easy peasy and a miracle happens.

Kath x

Sammy said...

I was rather put out with my oven when I realised that "self-cleaning" wasn't to be taken literally, lol.
This is such a gorgeous page, and I love the image! She's soooo pretty. And your night sky looks gorgeous.
My hands appear to be a mixture of red, green and black. Oddly, those are the colours I used the *least* today! lol. x

Chrissy said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris and I love the moonbeams cascading over her face and hair..you have done a great job.I cleaned my oven then bought a mini oven so I wouldn't use the big one..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art journaling, and I know that watching stars is nicer than cleaning the oven. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, Valerie

Gibby Frogett said...

I love the beautiful scene you have created - its really magical.
Would also be great with a Santa and sleigh flying past for Christmas cards.
No big oven for me - just a mini potable one - it does have a wonderful cleaner though - he's called Dave :)
Happy Friday to you... Gill x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed art journaling Chris, love it and love the colours. I too have a self cleaning oven but as it's still new I have not had to clean it...not sure how it works..xx
 {aNNie}

Let's Art Journal said...

Magical page and the little girl looks like she may be wishing on a star! I love the way the moonbeams shine through the window onto her face, beautiful! Happy Friday! J :-)

My name is Erika. said...

I know what you mean about oven cleaning. I did mine a few weeks back on a cool day and didn't use it for a bit too. Love your beautiful piece. The princess gazing at the moon dreaming of finding her prince. That's what I think of. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Sue said...

A beautiful page. The girl looks entranced by the moon.

cheryl said...

Oh I've got my oven to do lol love this hun beautiful with the girl looking cat the moon hugs cherylxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page - great you linked it to Art Journal Joureny!
And always remember - art comes before housework in the dictionary..lol!
Cleaning the oven is just BORING!!!

oxo Susi

Jackie C said...

Kool idea, works so well! Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, Chris this is amazing! I love the moonbeam, it's a fabulous effect and you nailed it! What an inspired idea and a beautiful sentiment to go with it. Love what you've done with this beautiful image. Not so keen on the oven cleaning, I feel thoroughly guilty now, as mine has needed a clean for weeks! I'll get to it eventually. Hugs, Wends xoxo

~*~Patty S said...

Precious piece you created.
Stars are so full of magic and you have captured the beautiful moonbeams beautifully here.
There are definitely lots more fun things than cleaning and especially OVENS ;-)

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh my word, Chris! This is gorgeous...love every detail. Very inspiring and powerful. Thanks for joining our Outta This World Challenge at The East Wind. I'm so glad I visited today :)

Vannessa said...

Oh wow I love this! Love how you got the moonbeam to shine on her hair! Thank you so much for joining in The East Wind Challenge and for using one of our digis this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The East Wind DT