Saturday, 24 October 2015

Journal page and card

Hello everyone and a happy weekend to you. Nice to have you drop by today and thank you for your visit.

Today is going to be a crafting and sport watching day as it is cold and keeps trying to rain--not really doing much yet but I would rather stay in a keep warm and dry.

At Art Journal Journey the theme is Architecture and a little while ago Valerie posted some wonderful photographs of AKKO here on her blog. I saved one of them and admired it so much I wanted to have a go at painting it.

This was how I started out with a few colours of acrylic mixes

This is my finished page with a Marco Polo quote. I could never compete with the wonderful photograph that Valerie took but I did enjoy having a go.

At City Crafter's Challenge Blog you are asked to add some wood, This was a chance to get out my wooden emblishments and enjoy the smell of burnt wood that is still there in the box when I open it even though the emblies are a couple of years old as the company closed down that used to make them.

I used Distressed inks and charcoal pencil for the background and stuck on the wooden emblies and also a little piece of wood that I had used on another project and it had burlap stuck to it.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE your painting, and thanks for being inspired by my photo, it is such a wonderful town, you would love it there. Thanks for making the gorgeous piece for Art Journal Journey, you have made my day! Great piece for City Crafters, too. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Very interesting projects today Chrissie, love the arch one.xx{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. the arch painting is wonderful Chrissie! Great! Fabulous that you have such a wonderful painting for Art journal Journey! Love it! The project for City Crafters is lovely as well.. I nearly can smell the wood-lol!
Happy Saturday - we have here --- after a cold , grey and rainy week a wonderful sunny and warm Saturday!
Nearly fantastic for the soul!

Meggymay said...

A stunning painting of the arch Chrissie and a super quote. Loved your piece with the wooden details as well.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

Love your painting Chrissie and it's a great quote. Great piece using the wooden embellishments.
Avril xx

Marina said...

These two are very different. I love the way the painting draws the eye in.

The charcoal is a great idea to use behind the wooden shapes - really rustic effect. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Donna said...

Wow... This is so lovely :)
It's cold here, too. I'm with you when it comes to keeping warm!
I LOVE this card :)

Becky said...

Beautiful page Chrissie x

hazel said...

Two wonderful projects Chrissie, the first one is fabulous. Have a lovely Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

Catherine said...

Both creations are beautiful Chrissie ! I really admire your talent in painting... Wish I could do the same... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

butterfly said...

Love how the painting invites you to walk in and explore - beautiful depth and dimension. Love the wooden elements on their rustic background - and I'm with you on the smell too!
Alison xx

sheila 77 said...

Your painting from the photograph is tremendous, and I was intrigued as to how you started painting it too.

Tracey said...

Fabulous creations Chrissie & so inspirational :o)

Sue said...

These are really fabulous Chrissie, I couldn't begin to paint a picture, and yours is really good. Love your wooden piece too, I have a few of these embellies too and they do smell nice Hope you have a good week x

Craftyfield said...

Brave of you to attempt such a difficult painting, perspective wise, the sort that I avoid at all costs! You did a great job too... Love your card too, the background is gorgeous and I love the use of charcoal in it. Which I never thought of doing!

Nikki Acton said...

Love the painting especially, great depth and perspective! Nxx

sirkkis said...

Wonderful post.
Have a great, creative week xx

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful journal page and wonderful card for our challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Stella said...

Your journal page is a wonderful piece of art journaling. I am impressed. And your take on our theme turned out a fabulous card. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Chrissie the journal page you have created is fabulous! I can only imagine the wonderful smell of the burnt wood, but I do love what you made with it. Chrisx