Saturday, 16 July 2016

Journal Page

Happy Weekend Everyone. Hope it is a nice day where you are. It is sunny here so far and a good forecast for the whole weekend which will be really lovely for us after all the rain. Thank you for dropping by today.

At Art Journal Journal where lovely Yvonne gave us the theme 'in my garden there is--'. It has attracted so many beautiful pages already and still the rest of July to join in.

So many things in our little garden but still enough room to play a game of bowls in the middle. Will show you that another time. The page today is a little corner for quiet reflection. The background is just inks stamped onto the page. I used my leaf stencil that I made as well. The Buddha I have had for years as it is a sort of memorial stone for my son who died in Thailand in 1999. The other two figures were given to me by our neighbour when he moved to Scotland two years ago and they are very beautiful. Everyone seems to be drawing little birds at the moment so I made a effort--I can only improve I reckon. The fairy is one I cut out from Papermania project my daughter sent for me to make
Better pic of Buddha and Chinese couple

We have just given our kitchen a bit of a makeover--only bits and bobs really but it does look different.

I made these for one wall and they start with a light shade at this end and go to a darker one at the far end but all with the same design. The flower is a free download here
They started out as pieces from a large cardboard box and I edged them with foil card

Difficult to photograph foil card with the sun shining through the glass back door.

Made the design in Paint Shop Pro and printed them out on matt photo paper and stuck them onto the cardboard 'frames'

Vic screwed them onto the wall with tiny screws

Lots more easy ideas at the kitchen end as well.

Hope you have a great day today-I will be watching tennis and golf.

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Brilliant design display here today Chrissie, as always it is lovely to see what you are up to...LOVE your wall hangers you made, they look gorgeous.xx..xx{aNNie}

  2. Your kitchen looks great, you two did a great job! Love the journal page with the wonderful stone figures and the pretty decorations, I hope you manage to get a photo of the fairies dancing one day! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Loving the garden creatures xx

  4. Beautiful page Chrissie and that statue is so amazing!! I am really loving your new kitchen wall hangs. How soft and inviting, well done!! hugs :)

  5. Another brilliant garden page, your stencil is fab. Kitchen pictures are so clever and lovely it is those little touches that give a room the makeover lift isn't it? XOXO

  6. Lovely page and I particularly like the sentiment you have used on your page, it is so adorable! Your kitchen art is beautiful too, I love the shades of blue you have choosen. Happy weekend! J :-)

  7. I love your page, and I think adding that photo onto it is perfect. What a beautiful sentiment, and I think the idea of dancing fairies a wonderful idea. Maybe it is the energy from the wonderful Buddha that gets them dancing. Hope you get that sun all weekend Chrissie. Hugs-Erika

  8. Oh yes, your new kitchen pictures looks really nice too.

  9. I love the fabulous journal page Chrissie with the photo of the quiet area in the garden that is special for you. I think your little bird is sweet as well.
    Your kitchen paintings look beautiful, its a great way to make the frames and recycle at the same time.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. I have just used that quote today, I hope the fairies come for a visit.

  10. Charming page, Chrissie. Love the quiet corner and statues, very beautiful. Great kitchen Art and idea. And the bird and fairy are so cute. It is a happy Garden, I think ❤

  11. A wonderful page - your garden must be so nice - thank you for the lovely entr to AJJ Chrissie and your wallhangers for the kitchen are super! They look great!

    oxo Susi

  12. I really enjoyed the Buddha and statues, and of course, even the darling bird. It was such fun to see that you have created a place for fairies to play in your garden.

    I was intrigued by the kitchen addition. For not much money, you have created a fantastic wall. That's a wonderful tribute to your ingenuity.

  13. Your artwork for your kitchen makeover is fab Chrissie
    and so is your AJJ piece - lovely quote and idea.
    Happy Sunday to you
    Gill x

  14. I love your calm and peaceful corner in the garden - just the place for faeries to come and hover for a moment of repose and quiet thoughtfulness, as I'm sure it is for you. How fresh and lovely your flower pieces are for your newly made-over kitchen.
    Alison x

  15. WOW! I love the page that you created and hope that you get a photo of the fairies that dance there soon! HUGS!

  16. A lovely and peaceful corner of garden! Wish mine was as lovely and a lot bigger than it is! Love your art deco pieces as well the gilded look is fantastic.

  17. Love your AJJ page! What great idea to brighten up your kitchen too! Hugs, Chrisx


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