Thursday, November 21, 2013

'Door' to my Garden

Hello everyone

Art Journal Journey's theme for November is 'Doors'.  I have not had much time to work in my Art Journal this month but I did manage to create this page a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn't all that happy with the result but I've decided today to go ahead and post it to participate.

The arch represents the arbor in one of our back gardens (we have many gardens) and I used images from Chocolate Baroque to add the 'garden'.   The arch is the door to our peaceful sanctuary.



The background is Dylusions Inks and I used light molding paste with TCW Spinning Tops stencil.  I also used DI ink with TCW Solace stencil.   I used Neocolour II crayons to paint the archway.

Chocolate Baroque stamps:  Nature FragmentsArtistic Expressions, Wisteria Lane, Floral Edges,


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  
Shirley

32 comments:

Eileen said...

Hi Shirley ... popped over to say hello and found this little beauty! ... Lovely page, brigh,rich greens... lush! . Love those tiny butterflies as well .
E xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

How can you not be happy with this piece Shirley it is so amazing. So glad you did decide to post as we would not have seen another of your stunning journal pages.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Antonia said...

Hi Shirley,
I know the feeling if your work did not turn out like you have planned. But don't worry, your art journal page turned out fine and I'me happy you have sheared it with us. An what did you say, you have more than one garden, now I'm jealous...! ;-)
Hugs, Antonia

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

your much awaited door journal page is here, and I'm loving it! Its perfectly Shirly's. dylusion ink background and beautiful archway with falling creepers looks amazing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I can't believe that you are not happy with this amazing dream page Shirley . So glad you did decide to join Art Journal Journey with this gorgeous entry Shirley! Thank you!
I specially love this romantic arch with the floral elements you gave to it... ist's a masterpiece in my mind!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful, dreamy page! Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

Hello Shirley, we are so hard on ourselves. From your wonderful cards I think you are quite a perfectionist and this Arch painting is quite perfect, with its butterflies, the trailing creepers, the little round stamping, all the stencilling and, of course, the lovely arch. It's lovely.

Gay Peplow said...

Very sensitively stamped and still many gorgeous colours, I cannot imagine why you're not over the moon with this little beauty :D I love it :D Hugs Gay x

Di said...

This is beautiful Shirley - I don't know why you are not pleased with it. Wish I could produce something as lovely as this! Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a shame you're not happy with this Shirley, I think it's gorgeous. I love the greens and the arch and the plants that are trailing down.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

It looks delightful to me - I love the effect of being able to see through the arch, it's almost as if it's magical & leads to a very special place.
Paula (PEP)

Pat said...

Lovely colours Shirley, really rich and vibrant, and a great interpretation of the subject.

Gerrina said...

The arch is a beautiful image and with the fresh colours you could dream away in to late spring... A wonderful page! Warm greetings, Gerrina

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful and so atmospheric Shirley, love it! xx

Karin said...

Just gorgeous!
Groetjes karin x

Bianca said...

Lovely page for your Artjournal!!!
Beautiful stamps

groetjes Bianca

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You certaily captured a sense of serenity and tranquility on this page and your colour palette is so vibrant and as lush as grass, very beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it is stunning, Shirley! I can just visualize how beautiful the arbors are in your real life gardens! Maybe having those garden settings around you helps bring out all your amazing artistic talent!! Hugs, Darnell

maz said...

Hi Shirley this is a stunning piece you have created, so vibrant but also serene. I'm new to your blog, found it whilst browsing Chocolate Baroque, but believe we have shared some pics on Pinterest? I look forward to browsing more of your craft...Maria

Plume said...

Simply beautiful!

~*~Patty S said...

Love the doorway you created to one of your gardens...
it draws me and is so serene...
the colors you've used are perfect too!

oxo

Jeannette said...

WOW shirley, i love your door page,the door with the falling leaves are so beautiful,looks so romantic and wonderful,a masterpiece in my mind.

Have a great Day :-)

Greetings Jeannette

MaryH said...

Oh my, you just keep posting such beautiful work...I simply don't know what you didn't like about this one. It's Gorgeous! The arch has such an air of mystery about it...rather like The Secret Garden. I liked the little teasing of the shrubbery at the base, and the background is simply wonderful. Can't wait for your tutorial. TFS & Hugs. (glad if you liked the DI background. It sure doesn't look anything like what I was trying for either!!!I was channeling you when I was trying to do it! LOL)

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great image in jour journey , it really looks like the gate in your own gardon, it is a gorgeous creation (again!!)!! Such a beauty!!

Greetings
Maria

Ina said...

Another stunning creation. Such a lovely cover beautiful colours and layout. Just love looking at your work. Ina.

chrissies said...

This is very beautiful Shirley and looks so peaceful. How lucky you are to have more than one garden

Love Chrissie x

LonettA said...

A very lovely page! It looks like a dream world. Wonderful the bright and light colors!

craftytrog said...

Your 'garden' looks wonderful Shirley! I love the colours on this page.
Alison x

Miranda said...

This is so lovely Shirley, you really created your sanctuary very well and in real 'Shirley' colours! hugs, Mirandax

Ellen said...

I would love to have you in my craft room! I could learn a thing or two!! I love the surreal feel to this~ It's just beautiful Shirley!
Big hugs!
Ellen

Nan G said...

Oh would love to step thru this beautiful arch! Absolutely fab background too, Shirley. I can just imagine how gorgeous your IRL gardens must be. Hugs

Lindeke said...

It's a beautiful page Shirley! Thank you for sharing it with us! What a gorgeous arch!!! Love the colors! Gr, Linda