We were blessed with lovely autumnal sunshine and I can see how Constable found the surrounding countryside so pleasing to paint. Constable's father owned Flatford Mill.
Constable painted many views of the river Stour and I appreciated why he loved it so much.
We enjoyed a lovely walk
and also enjoyed visiting the Mill and the spot where Constable painted the famous Hay Wain..I have added a link to see the original painting here
The house on the left was lived in by a tenant Willy Lott.
It has remained just as it was in Constable's time but none of the trees are the original
After our walk we ended up back at the tea rooms.
Visible image "eye" stamp would work perfectly for this. As well as the "reach of the eye" I wanted to include a landscape photo so I chose my favourite of the day. I loved this view visible through these amazing entwined trees.
I also thought "View" could be through the lens of my beloved camera..you will see how I incorporated that later.
I made a +ve and -ve stencil from a MB cloud die cut
I then used distress inks to create my clouds in the sky...
I used inky snippet mop ups of card for my leaf die cuts. I added Crackle Paste to some of these too.
To represent my view through my camera I stamped and fussy cut out my Visible Image camera.
I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges.
The Craft Barn dictionary challenge V my V is for View
Anything but cute an autumn day
Pixies's snippets playground #252
Stamping sensations autumn
Penny Black and More autumn
Dies r us 1/3 fall
Stamps and stencils elements of nature
Fashionable stamping 2/3 trees
Fussy and Fancy 1/3 shades of autumn
Thanks so much for visiting today and for the kind comments which you take the time to leave. It's been the most glorious sunny weekend again although today the sun has decided to take some time off. Enjoy the week ahead.
EDIT; I remembered after publishing that of course Flatford Mill is in Suffolk (just) not Essex. Rather than change the blog title and breaking lots of links I have left it alone :0) (Thanks Di ;0) xx
Bye for now,