Thursday, 5 June 2014

Art Journal Journey

Hi All-been raining in the night but it is now brightening up a bit so maybe off to the car boot sale soon. We made a rash decision to start decorating the bedroom at some point today--that could wear off if we give ourselves time to think about it :) Hope you have a great day and thank you for calling in.

At Art Journal Journey the theme is Houses. I have learnt so much since taking part there and was so nervous at times as there are some awesome entries. Susi has encouraged me with all her wonderful comments and I now realise that I can do all sorts of different kinds of art and enjoy learning.


I copied Valerie's great idea and did lots of background pages in my journal so I could choose one background I liked for this theme. I used felt tips and Promarkers to create my picture which is influenced by a picture I saw online. Looks like the page came adrift a bit so I need to stick that back in.

Thank you to Susi, Valerie and all the people who share their ideas in Blogland and inspire us in ways they may not realise.

Love Chrissie x

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page is beautiful, I would like to move into the little house on the left! Thanks for the nice words, making backgrounds is always good, and something we can do even on uninspired days - like I have today!Love the colourful flowers and trees, so pretty. It's raining here, too. Have fun if you go to the car-boot sale! Hugs, Valerie

Wildehilde said...

What an stunning and colourful Page Chrissie!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Hilde

sirkkis said...

This is wonderful page, Chrissie. I love the houses, they stand there so nicely, and your little flowers are beautiful.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Chrissie, fantastic whimsical AJ page, beautiful! I hope that I find time to participate this month, I enjoy the AJJ challenges too. Take care, Shirleyx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a very sweet and charming neighborhood scene. The muted colors give it a very vintage feel, and I can even imagine the design used for an embroidery or appliqué piece. Blessings!

hazel said...

What a lovely page, I love the colours and your houses and flowers are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Chrissie I will take the wonderful house in the middle as my residence!
It is so elegant and I can look over all... lol!
I love this peaceful scene ...
Thank you so much for the nice words you wrote about me and encouraging you and I think that you have realized what great potential of selfexpression lies in making this pages with us...
and I can say it very loud so that everybody can hear it :
You get a little better with every new page you make!
Fabulous! I love to be with you on your artful journey and to see you growing and developing into an expressive journal artist!

♥♥♥
Susi

Jeannette said...

wow,what a stunnig houses chrissie, i loved so much.

XXX Jeannette

~*~Patty S said...

Your page is so colorful and fanciful...I can tell you had a great time!
oxo

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Oooh, Chrissie, I love how you painted this gorgeous page. So georgeous

Meggymay said...

Love your row of houses Chrissie, they look a place where you could live in peace and harmony.
Yvonne x

sam21ski said...

Good for you Chrissie, glad you didn't give in xxx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Most marvelous trees around your charming houses. xox

Marina said...

Love this - whimsical, evocative and bright.

Craftychris said...

This is so colourful and bright - a really happy page! xx

Tracy said...

What a wonderful mix of house styles, Chrissie :)

butterfly said...

It's an enchanting page, with all the inviting playfulness of the best children's book illustrations (do you know the Madeline books? Very much reminds me of them). And how lovely to read the post about Susi's brilliant site and encouragement. I'm a huge fan of her work, and am always meaning to focus some time on art journalling - never seems to happen, somehow! At some point I'm going to ditch all DTs and follow my gut...
Alison xx

Ira Huberts said...

You have created such a fun place to stay Chrissie! Wouldn't mind residing in one of your pretty houses for a bit ;-) Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Becky said...

Great page Chrissie I have just drawn some houses but not sure if I am brave enough to show them.

Becky x

Buttons said...

It's always so good to try new things and push yourself and you should have no fear of doing so. I love the cheery colourful houses with those circular flowers. Jenny x

Margik said...

Fabulous page Chrissie, I love the fantastic houses and the lovely flowers. Great drawings!!!
Mar xxx

Barbara B. said...

Beautiful colorful houses. This is a wonderful page!
It is summer with all the flowers.