It had been so cold at the time that the pond (to be quite honest to me it's more a lake!) froze and he sent me some hilarious photos of Bear skidding on the ice from his phone.
So this is what I got up to ....I selected some suitable Distress inks and crayons.
First I scribbled on some crayons and blended them roughly with water. After drying I blended the blue and green distress inks onto my page.
I then used a tree mask and blended more ink through it to create a woody background in my journal. I just repeated using the mask until my page was full of trees.
The crayoned areas were supposed to represent the rain in the poem,
"February brings the rain, thaws the frozen lake again. "
However I decided I wanted something much bolder and knew that I had just the right stamp in my stash.....
I just love this Designs by Ryn stamp, one of my favourites....I stamped it all over and then added some white gel pen to accent the droplets.
Next I needed a little cherub so I found this little Tim Holtz stamp. I coloured it with Distress Markers and fussy cut it out.
I also found some inky snippets in my stash and used these to die cut some hearts with . I wanted lots of love on my page.
I also ran some blue and brown card through a bark embossing folder to tie in the woods theme of my journal page.
I made a frame for the photo.
I put on my creative hat..........................
and this is what I came up with.
The inky hearts represent the frozen lake ...and my love for these 2 boys 💕
The mask I used to create the trees background
and one last shot
My art journal page was made for the following challenges;
The Craft Barn 12 Month challenge February with the extra twist of a cherub and heart.
Designs by Ryn customer creation February
Time Out inspired by words I was inspired by the words of the poem
Noor Design UK 2/3 have a heart
The Artistic stamper 2/3 love hearts I used my Artistic stamper calligraphy stamp
Craft Heaven 3/3 love is all around
Simon says stamp Wednesday the colour of love my card shows it doesn't always have to be red....
Dies R Us 2/3 hearts
Let's Craft and Create 1/3 love is in the air
The Paper Girls Challenge with heart
Simon says stamp Monday young at heart
We love to create 1/2 anything mixed media
Sometimes all you need is a photo of someone you love to spark off your creative muse.
Thanks for all the love you left for me and my dear friend in my last post, it was so kind.
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and managed to get some time to get creative.
Enjoy the week ahead and thanks for your kind visits.
Bye for now,