Saturday, 12 October 2013

Journal Page

Hi All. Not a very nice day here weather wise but I will be going to a brisk walk to clock up some steps. Hope it is a nice day where you are and you have a great time whatever you are doing.

The dark weather made it difficult to show this page as it was too big for either of our scanners and too big for my light box and reflected back if I used a flash--sometimes you can't win :(


For the face I did a digital painting in Paint Shop Pro-I am quite enjoying venturing down that route again after so many years not doing it.

I printed out my face image and added it to the page then masked it so that I could add other things around it. Basically I added lots of things from here and there, some inspired by Alison at Words and Pictures  where I always find something that inspires me to have a go. When I was happy with that I sprayed the whole thing with silver paint then used Distressed Stain and Distressed Inks to add some colour. Shame that a lot of the colour doesn't show up on the photograph because of the light quality today. 

I made the page for the She challenge at  Art Journal Journey then, just for Susi, I added two eye Moos as the challenge this time at Moo Mania is Eyes. Also at Artful Times this time the theme is Feeling Distressed- so use anything Distressed, I will add this to there as well just in case I don't have time to make something just for them.
I like to add it to Try it on Tuesday as well where the theme is textures and think there are many on this piece

Have a terrific day everyone and nice to have you drop in.

Love Chrissie x

25 comments:

Craftychris said...

This is an inspiring piece! The face is gorgeous and the frame is awesome! Sorry I am making you sing Christmas songs! If you are crazy then so am I! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece, LOVE it! Enjoy your walk, I just came back from mine! Hugs, Valerie

Lorraine said...

love the collage

Meggymay said...

Wow, its an awesome page. Loving all the textures, so pleased you joined us at TioT's this time'.
Yvonne

butterfly said...

I love your digital face - and the layered eyes look amazing - they really capture the attention. And the fabulous dimensional framing looks brilliant! Thank you so much for the lovely shout out too...
Alison xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Chrissie you are congenius... combining all that themes to such a delicate, inspiring simply gorgeous piece!

WOW!

and a big THANK YOU for supporting our challenges with this fantastic work of art!

xxx Susi

Jeannette said...

WOW,AMAZING pages,love your collage lady with the beautiful silver backround,love it to much .

Greetings Jeannette

Von said...

You must be very pleased with yourself for creating such an amazing page Chrissie well done :)
Von ♥

Francie said...

Great digital work I am just getting into some digital work but Photo Shop has eluded mm abilities. I use a rather simple program called Corel Paint Essentials. It is fun but often frustrating. Great piece.

sam21ski said...

This is brilliant, love those eyes!!

Sam xxx

cardsandcompany said...

Great page Chrissie. Especially love the treatment with the eyes.
Here's looking at you.
Lorraine

Carol Porter said...

Very nice. Great eyes

Tracy said...

Love all that gorgeous texture framing your she-art :)

Janet said...

brilliant Chrissie, love the eyes
Janet x

My name is Cindy said...

Loving all that texture Chrissie!! Thank you for sharing at Try It on Tuesday!! Cindy

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Chrissie this is just brilliant love it. Hugs Honey Sandra XXX

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous artwork Chrissie, I love all the texture!
Alison x

Evil Edna said...

very thought provoking, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

LonettA said...

Amazing and imaginative page!

Catherine said...

Totally awesome Chrissie ! You are such a talented Lady ! I love your creations ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Buttons said...

Fabulous journalling Chrissie. Love all that texture. Jenny x

Karin said...

its beautiful and the texture is great on this piece!
Groetjes Karin

Sandee Setliff said...

Love the texture and am impressed with your digital painting! Thanks for playing along with us over at TIOT Texture challenge! I have a mixed media give away on my blog, if you are interested :) http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2013/10/frosted-designs-mixed-media-kitand.html

Monique said...

What a gorgeous page, love the metal look.
xx Monique

Neet said...

Oh Wow Chrissie, you certainly have pulled out the stops with this one. Whilst I like the image it is the frame that catches my eye. Love it. Utterly fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx