Sunday, October 26, 2014

Secrets in the Forest

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I created this page in my journal for  the Art Journal Journey for October Challenge which is "Deep in the Forest".   I almost didn't show it as it's such a quick make, but I wanted to participate and time is running out.  If you have a chance to visit their blog, you will see lots of wonderful artwork by the talented participants in the challenge.

I recently received a gift from my dear Tante in the Netherlands - a new stamp set designed by Marja for Kico Stamps.   In the set is a mysterious tree and I thought it would work well in a forest 'scene' and could be a little 'spooky' for this time of year.    

I also used Design by Ryn's Flowing Branches stencil and her Leafy Branch stamp. The tree and mushrooms are from the Kico Stamp Set Plate #60 (designed by Marja).


I wonder what other secrets are in the forests?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirleyx

18 comments:

brenda said...

There's bound to be fairies Shirley, always is where there are toadstools !

Lovely colours and stamping.

B x

Pat said...

A gorgeous scene Shirley and I love Marja's stamps and together with Ryn's stencil and leaves stamp finish it so beautifully. x

Irish Cherokee said...

A beautiful journal page.Great color and a definate whimsical touch. - Jim

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a magical forest scene Shirley?! AMAZING ! I love the colors and how the background trees exactly harmonise with the
-she tree- in the foreground! AMAZING!

Happy rest of the Sunday and thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful page with us at
Art Journal Journey!
xxx
Susi

Donna Ellis said...

Hi Shirley, I love the title of your blog post. The secrets in your forest look also like a forest of kelp! The nymph's face and the wonderful trees reaching for the sky remind me, too, of California's kelp beds. Lovely! hugs, de

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Mysterious forest Shirley :-)
greetings, Alie

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation, love those trees in the background.

Valerie-Jael said...

A wonderful journal page, and I love your new stamps, so beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I so love this page Shirley, it has so many things to see. Love how you have used these new stamps and stencils.

Margik said...

Wow Shirley! This page is absolutely gorgeous. Love the mysterious tree. Mar x

Gerrina said...

That's a different kind of world; one I don't know if I would walk in; a little spooky and still has the quiet forest-feeling; a clever make for the challenge! Hope you have a good week, Gerrina

chrissies said...

This is wonderful Shirley with such beauty and style

Love Chrissie x

Janny said...

Wow.. Wonderful. Janny

Annemie said...

A gorgeous card Shirley!
I love the mysterious tree...

Greetings,
Annemie

sheila 77 said...

What a strange tree, kindly rather than spooky, hopefully, and the green trees in the background are lovely too.
Love the idea of secrets in the forest.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley. Marja's tree is really different looking! A neat idea :) Thanks for this latest project. Big hugs!!!

Greta said...

Artistic, creative, wonderful!

~*~Patty S said...

Not sure WHERE October went exactly.
Your Secrets in the Forest creation has mystery and beauty and draws me in.
That tree stamp from your Tante is so original.
The creativity over at AJJ each month is amazing isn't it.
oxo