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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Best foot forward!

Good morning, hope your day started bright and sunny...we've been forecast some dry weather this week which will make a lovely change! I'm hoping that the next couple of days at least are dry so we can replace the fence panels that the wind last week removed for us! Fortunately, it was the end of the garden that's fenced off to stop Mathilda killing all the grass and trying to climb over to next door to sort out Edgar the pug, her arch enemy. Don't know what he says to her in dog language but she doesn't like one little bit! So fingers crossed for the dry weather.

Today we have a new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin', we'd like to see albums, journals, frames, keepsakes etc. not cards! Some stamping to be included of course!

I was finding it hard to motivate myself after Christmas, too busy being lazy, and couldn't think what to make so I trawled through my stamps hoping for something to jump out and bite me! I found the gorgeous steampunk boot stamp and decided to make a journal page with it. I love a bit of steampunk...fabulous costumes, time travel, adventure, fantasy...but I know it's not to everyone's taste so don't make many cards with the theme. Have to say I found making this page so relaxing and enjoyable...stamping , masking, water colouring,stencilling, hand lettering -all on one page and the mistakes don't matter! Definitely going to do this more often!
So please take a look at what the Sweeties have been up to this week, then we'd love to have you play along and inspire us with your own creativity. If you've never tried journaling before give it a go, it's fun!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the weekend.
xx
art-journal-journey- New (New journal,  New year)
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30 comments:

Babs said...

Your stencilling, masking , colouring etc looks so cool Chris , and your steampunk boot fits right in there , it’s a beautiful page well done., I hope the weather stays fine and you get your fence panel back up. Have a lovely weekend.

Babs x

meg said...

fantastic texture and layering Chris love the elements and stamps you used on this masterpiece

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant journal page and amazing the stencils and stamping are fabulous...love to see more of these Chris.xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Christ that journal is awesome with your steampunk stamps and wonderful sentiment. Hope you have dry weather. We are getting hit with snow and sleet so no fence repair would happen here. lol.

Janette said...

Looks fabulous Chris, I love that boot but I do love steampunk to be honest, a great page.
The forecast looks good across the country from what I can see, fingers and toes crossed...xx

Michelle said...

Wow Chris - a great mixed media page - really stunning. Im hoping for dry weather too, fingers crossed. It is hard getting motivated at Christmas - I've been feeling lazy too lol - have a great weekend - Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

Isn't that steampunk boot just incredible? I imagine that you can actually wear a pair of these when you are all by yourself, playing music from the 70s, and dancing around the house POSSIBLY incorporating a little dusting here and there between dance moves. LOL FANTASTIC journal page and all the elements including stenciling are just fantastic! LOVE IT! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great work Chris. Love the steampunk look of this and the stenciling and coloring is fabulous! Appropriate sentiment too!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful page! I love the stenciled background and the fabulous steampunk boot stamp looks so amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey with your new journal! Hugs, Jo x

Pat said...

Awesome journal page Chris, love everything on it, some great stamps and fabulous colouring. Hope the weather stays dry for repairing your fence, it’s been a lovely sunny day here.

Pat xx

chrissy xx said...

FABulous colouring and design Chris.
I'm a lover of all kinda shoes lol.
Sounds like Edgar thinks he's bigger than he really is lol. Best to keep them apart! Weather forecast sounds okay for the next few days .....just cold!
Chrissyxx

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely brilliant Chris! Must admit that I was slightly afraid when I saw the theme xx

Kathleen said...

A really brilliant card and I can tell that you really enjoyed making it with all the lovely items that you have used.
No, not a real fan of steam punk but this is pretty moderate and I do like it, in fact I love it. Great sentiment but if I was wearing those boots, I think I would take one step and someone would be picking me up off the floor.... but once upon a time... a long time aga!

Kath x

Elkes Lebensglück said...

wonderful, fantastic journa page!!! i love this art!!
Greetings elke

Milo Lilja said...

Cool!!! Thank u for joining us at Stampotique. ❤️

sirkkis said...

Beautiful and well done 👍❤️

Chrissy said...

FANtastic steampunk project Chris, I love it, fabulous details and colours, awesome.

Luv CHRISSYxx

pinky said...

Wow amazing job Chris. I don't think I have anything steam punk related as it always overwhelmed me. You have rocked it! I love journals and haven't had a go at my book for a while so you have inspired me to get it out again. I have been doing stuff in my bullet book though :) Shame about the fence but that was a right bad storm. Hope Mathilda behaves herself until it's fixed lol.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Tera Callihan said...

Laughing that your dog also has an arch enemy.... my dog is assumes any dogs that are adopted by The Neighbors are his arch enemy's too! Lol good luck with the fence repair.

On a side note great art journal spread! Thanks for joining us in the Stampotique Originals designers challenge

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous journal the colours are beautiful
Thank you for joining the Stampotique challenge
Jools x

Dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining this Stampotique challenge

Kitty said...

That boot stamp is awesome! Lovely layout. Thanks for sharing with Stampotique!😍

Jane Savage said...

Brilliant page with fab layering! Love, love, love that boot!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

You so totally nailed this theme Chris! I LOVE what you did for this challenge. That steampunk boot is AMAZING!! So gorgeous hunny and so happy to hear it was such a relaxing process in the end. Hope the weather holds out and the fence posts are back in place soon or poor Edgar better watch out! LOL. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Nadine said...

Hi!

so great, thank you for joing the challenge :)

Hugs Nadine

*Arwen* said...

Fantastic! Would like to wear these shoes.
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

xx Arwen

Scrappy Scatty said...

Love your page
Thank you for joining us at Stampotique
Love Jan xx

Milo Lilja said...

Fabulous! Thank u for joining us at Stampotiques challenge ♡

Yvonne said...

SUPERRRRRRR!!!
Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
xoxo Yvonne