Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Country Life

Hi everyone. Happy middle of the week.

Today I'm back with another page for Neet's Fur and/or Feather challenge at Art Journal Journey. I think the page is pretty self explanatory with the title I added. 

I started with a brightly colored Gelli print that I dulled down a bit with some white gesso. I wondered if the vintage looking images would work on the  modern background.  I always think it's fun to try items together you don't think will work and then find that they do.

 I used a vintage horse riding image from my stash, as well as fussy cutting out the 2 trophies out of a sheet of old scrapbooking paper from my stash. The dog is a sticker. I also used some copper metallic tape and a bit of paper lace, as well as stickers for the title of my page.

These horses have short fur, and the dog is definitely long haired and very furry. 

I was having a bit of trouble with a photographic glare and the copper tape. I decided to dull down the  copper tape a bit by using a piece of sandpaper on it. I like the details it added when being lightly sanded, even if I still ended up with a bit of glare.

I was hoping to share a few photos from my trip today, but I haven't finished going through them yet. I did however come home to one of the dahlia's I planted this spring being in bloom. The flower is huge.

And beautiful too.
I hope my other dahlia plants bloom also, especially if they produce these giant blooms. (I had bought a mixed bag of flowers, so it is always exciting to see what you get.)

I hope your week is going well. And thanks for visiting my blog.



Valerie-Jael said...

Great piece - horses and dogs - I'm hooked! Love how you brought it all together. The copper strip looks good! And your Dahlia is fantastic, what a beauty! Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Ha, 95% chance I can see your beautiful art for real maybe - Friday we´re hopefully off to my Brother, who lives in a village.
That flower is huge and beautiful indeed! To a nice day, hugs!

Neet said...

WOW, what a big dahlia! That is a beauty.
So is your journal page - I love how you used a Gelli print and then put those pictures on top. A lovely horsey picture, what a magnificent horse the black one is in the foreground. So Shiny and as you say, short hair which has obviously been brushed well to get that sheen on it. Love the furry little dog - now what I wonder is, is it the dog that won the trophies or the horses? Maybe one each.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx Hugs, Neet 3 xx (still in the library but not with Colonel Mustard either)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

That is one giant Dahlia, Erika! Either that or you have a very tiny hand! Hugs - David

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't think I have ever seen such a big dahlia!

Shari Burke said...

My favourite part of your piece i the way you placed the dog.

That i one huge dahlia! How fun to plant the mixed seeds and wait to be happily surprised!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page makes me think of Queen Elizabeth. She loved dogs, horses, and riding. That dahlia is gorgeous. I hope you had a sunny afternoon today

Jeanie said...

That dahlia is a knockout! I like this page and I think the vintage images DO work with the more modern background. Slowly catching up. Since I don't get your email notices anymore, I get behind!

craftytrog said...

A wonderful page, and your dahlia is stunning Erika!

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never had dahlias. That's a gorgeous flower!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is obviously catch up day for me. I am SO far behind.

Your country life reminds me of England. All we need is the fox! This is a real beauty and perfect for Neet's theme at Art Journal Journey, dear.

I've never even seen a real dahlia, except in photos. This is absolutely gorgeous and HUGE!!