Thursday, May 26, 2016

Up and Away

I'm once again joining Art Journal Journey where my dear friend Erika, aka BioArtGal is this month's host.  Since her theme is Journey, I decided to create a very different one from those I have been making.

Unlike my imaginary, albeit real life journeys I have taken you on this month, this journey takes us on a fantasy trip.

I began by spritzing some of my handmade shimmering mists. 

I was incredibly impressed with this beautiful LaBlanche silicone stamp my friend Valerie sent me.  I've never been much of a stamper, but I swear, these LaBlanche stamps could actually turn me into one.  This was the first time I inked the stamp, and instead of trying it out first, I immediately stamped it onto the used file folder.  I realize most people (most of all, me) have to break in a finely detailed stamp like this one, but not so with this LaBlanche hot air balloon.  I'm actually hooked!

Some of you may remember I received this wonderful bicycle stamp from Chris that I placed inside the house that is being carried up and away.  The excess thread from sewing the roof to the house became the conduit between the house and the balloon.

Thanks for joining me on this fantasy journey today.  I am always appreciative of your visits.  I'll see you at Art Journal Journey.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, those splodges of colour give it a very ethereal look, gorgeous. Love the idea of the balloon towing away the house and bike. Glad you were able to use the stamp, LaBlanche ones are really easy to hold and stamp, I use them a lot, too. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, and have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Whoooo! What a brilliant page - if only we could move around that way! Love the colours too! Pleased that your new stamps were so useful! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. I love your spritz background and I am with you, those LaBlanche stamps are really pretty. It would be fun if one could hook their house up to a balloon and move to a new place, just land it down and see if the grass is really greener in another spot. I think the background is just perfect for the theme of a balloon-kind of like pretty air/sky. Hope its a great Thursday for you. And thanks for all your support too. I really appreciate it. Hugs-Erika

~*~Patty S said...

Your spritzed background is super and you were brave with great results stamping away. That is a nice stamp.
Happy Thursday E oxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's a fantastic imaginary journey page Elizabeth and what a fantastic background!
Thank you so much for another wonderful entry to the journeys theme at Art Journal Journey!
oxo Susi

Sandra Cox said...

I love those colors and the blotch affect! The balloon appears to soar.

Rita said...

Love the shimmer sprays. Yes, some stamps work so well right off the bat and almost always. What a pretty collage. :)

Carol said...

Great post Elizabeth! Love the background. Riding in a Hot Ir Balloon is on my bucket list :)

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous age Elizabeth! I love your imagination and that is a wonderful detail stamp. It's always nice to find well made stamps and you put this one to good use.

Kristiina Majuri said...

LOL :) the stamped balloon immediately caught my eye, because I remembered you don't enjoy stamping... Love the detail and the threads :)

Dawn C. said...

I really like this page with the mists and the different transportation elements. Great job!