Saturday, 3 January 2015

Something New at CVC

Peace, Hope and Joy for 2015

For my second piece for the ‘something new’ challenge at Country View Crafts I decided to get out my Inspirational Quote Journal as I haven’t added anything to it for quite a while. You know when an idea hits you and you’ve just got to go with the flow? Well that’s what happened here. So if you pop back to see my next post today you will notice the connection in wanting to free myself up from some of the time I spend over-thinking pieces of work and also procrastinating – which I seem to do a lot of……


This is a double page spread with words and symbolism to fit in with the thoughts behind starting a new year filled with peace, hope and joy.


There are lots of layers to these pages using inks, stencils, die-cuts, texture paste, distress paints and stains.


My new candle die had to have an airing as a prayer for peace and to symbolise life, love and celebration ......


..... with the clock standing for the passing of time and that we stand on the brink of another new year, a year in which we hope will bring all those special things.


We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ‘Opportunity’ and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

For me in the essence of this new challenge theme the ‘something new’ consists of a new year and using new supplies that I have added to my ever growing collection of art and craft materials, much of it thanks to Susan’s advent surprises plus some crafty goodies for Christmas from my sister Chris. I just love the new dictionary stamp she bought me which I have used on these pages - thanks Chris.


So I am looking forward to many more opportunities in the coming year to learn new techniques, to create more art and to see your new work too which is always an inspiration to me ,,,,


.... and to hopefully buy and play with a few more goodies (and as I have some CVC vouchers to spend too I think I will wait to see what comes from CHA before making any new purchases).

Wishing you all a great weekend

hugs Brenda xxx

13 comments:

massofhair said...

Thoughtful and contemplative pages, so lovely to see words we write so often and mean from our hearts depicted so beautifully:-)xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely layers and the candles are beautiful - to go with the thoughts behind the page.
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two fantastic pages with great details and texture.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful pages, loved the candles and the thought provoking quote.
Yvonne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is so rich in texture and I like the thought behind the creation of the pages.
Wishes
Lynne

Deborah said...

Fantastic dps, Brenda. The textures work beautifully and I love that rusty clock.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty journal pages Brenda! Love the inky background along with all the textured detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Grigas said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the detailing and reading the meaning behind this. This is wonderful inspiration.

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous pages...just fabulous!!!! Love the corrugated candles!!!

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful textures and colours Brenda. The clock is stunning and I'm rather liking those candles too! Like you, I overthink my projects and I must say it's tempting to try this out. Really inspiring.
Juliaxx

Terry said...

I am the queen of procrastination! Brenda, your inspirational quote journal pages are gorgeous. The texture and mix of elements all blend in perfect harmony! Love this! Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderfully layered and colored pages for happy thoughtful wishes for the new year Brenda!

Gina said...

Oh this is soooo cool! :D XXX