Thursday, 11 August 2016

Journal pages for CVCC

I'm here with my second DT sample for the challenge over at Country View Crafts where the challenge is Hot Summer Days. I love being out in the garden at home when it's warm and if I am busy in the craft room I will often take myself outside when the sun is shining. One of my neighbours has chickens and I love listening to them cluck away when they are out in the hen run so I thought I would portray not only the chickens but also the warmth of a hot summer day in my journal.


I followed recipe 3 that I taught a while ago at Pickwell Farm (you can see that post here if you missed it) and again a couple of weeks ago to a local group and these was the demonstration pages that didn't quite get completed during the class but I came back to them to finish them off later.
To this point I had coloured the background with media line paints and a babywipe and used an acrylic block to 'stamp' watery colours over it. I adhered the chickens, taken from a napkin, stippled colours around them, stamped some images, applied modeling paste through a stencil and rubbed a distress ink pad over the raised areas when it was dry.


I dripped and spritzed some burnt umber and a mix of pyrrole red with hansa yellow light and dried it. I scribble wrote some sayings -
If I hadn't started painting I would have raised hens.
Do not count your chickens until they are hatched.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by mashing it.


I used distress markers to colour in some of the stamping.
I used black and white posca pens on the chicken images and on the raised texture pattern.



I masked the chickens and splattered paints over the background.



Apart from edging the page with some brown distress ink, I used all DecoArt media paints and mediums.


 Hopefully you have been able to join us at CVC for this fabulous summer challenge and if you have then maybe you might be the lucky winner of a £20 gift voucher for Susan's on-line store.


I hope you can feel the warmth emanating from this page, the mix of pyrrole red, quinacridone magenta, hansa yellow medium, titanium white and titan buff certainly produce some beautiful blends of colours.

Thanks for stopping by enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend too.

hugs Brenda xxx

27 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful summer colours, adorable texts and hens, I love your pages! xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing page Brenda. I love the rooster/chicken images and the matching sentiment made me giggle. Amazing colours and texture, wow! Love the handwritten parts, and all the little back and white highlighting. So gorgeous! hugs :)

Gio said...

This is really stunning, Brenda. Maybe it is the colours you choose, or the chickens or the sentiment, but it is definitely one of my fave ever!:-)

Patty O'Malley said...

These pages are fantastic and fun, Brenda! Love the strong background and the whimsical writing.

Corrie Herriman said...

Love these pages, Brenda ! Gorgeous !
Corrie xx

Redanne said...

Wonderful pages Brenda, they really do conjure up a beautiful warm and sunny day. The chickens are brilliant (I loved it when my son had chickens), the highlighting really gives them centre stage and the quote is so funny, I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Glennis said...

Love the pages Brenda, and also the funny quote!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous journal spread, with hot summery colours. I loved your quote especially questioning the chicken on his motives.
Yvonne xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Brenda, so clever. Xx

Joi at RR said...

You had my right from the start Brenda because I adore chickens!!! In fact, I have some right outside my window right now :O - heheheheh - really!! So I love your pages - just delightful. Xj.

Joan Heath said...

Wow love this, the colours are so fresh. Will look forward to seeing it xx

Gina said...

BWAhahahahaha...love it :D XXX

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, ein richtiges Kunstwerk wieder.
Du bist eine Meisterin, Brenda.
So eine tolle Technik, so schöne Farben, und eine fantastische Szenerie.

Herzlichst Sophie

Team Clark said...

I am so glad I popped in for a closer look! This is fun magnified! Love the gorgeous doodled handwriting and amazing quote. Really great spread!

Rupa S said...

Wow...the colors are so amazing, I had to peep in! This is just so summery and I love the quotes Brenda.

Craftyfield said...

The layers of ink, stencilling and doodles bring the pages to life. Great fun quote too!

Inky and Quirky said...

Stunning, the colours really pop right out.....I can feel the warmth from here ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Sue said...

What more can I say, this is a real stunner Brenda, with the colours and the images and quote getting together on these perfect Summer pages xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous hot summer colours and the chickens are perfect. Happy crafting, Angela x

Evelyn Walter said...

Gorgeous pages, Brenda! All those stunning details, love them all!
Hugs
Evelyn

Gibby Frogett said...

Not sure how I ended up here - but so glad to have discovered your lovely work/blog.
I love all things birds so adore this - beautiful journal pages.
Gill x

Sara Barker said...

Love your journal pages...quite whimsical and very amusing! The artwork is gorgeous--love those warm colors and your highlights and doodles to set it all off! It makes me smile to see your handwriting on your pages, too! Well done and very inspiring! Big hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous spread - especially as I do really love chickens! Chrisx

Lucy said...

Absolutely wonderful mixed media piece. I love the colors and the chickens!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous journal spread, the chickens look great against the hot colours.
Love the quotes you've used.
Avril xx

Jackie P Neal said...

LOVE this spread- being a chicken fan , this warmed my heart! Gorgeous colors!
Jackie xo

A Pink said...

Wonderful pages that evoke the warmth of hot summer day for sure. YOur chickens look so proud to be surrounded by all the gorgeous detail you have created . Cracking quote . x