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,


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

    Lovely colours and stamping.

    B x

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. Mysterious forest Shirley :-)
    greetings, Alie

  7. Wonderful creation, love those trees in the background.

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

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

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

  11. 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

  12. This is wonderful Shirley with such beauty and style

    Love Chrissie x

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


  14. 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.

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

  16. Artistic, creative, wonderful!

  17. 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.


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