Monday, 7 November 2016

When the dark shines

My walks to take my cards down to Dotty's Tea House occasionally are in the dark, now that the daylight is so short.  I must admit  that I find the light at dusk rather interesting and it makes for some fun photos.I know some of these are blurry but I snap them as I walk and I thought you would like to see them...........

I decided to "go to the dark side" with my latest art journal page. I wanted to enter the Craft barn challenge where the letter for this fortnight is U and there are some other fun challenges running too.
I chose U for universe and got spraying with my new Lindy sprays..such fun but soooo messy. I did remember to wear gloves though this time. The last time I used them my Hb though I had hurt my hands! 
 I did use a star stencil to start but it got rather covered up as I really and truly went over to the dark side in trying to create my "Universe"
I just had fun spraying...and spraying...

Such fab effect
I found an apt quote on the Internet from none other that Stephen Hawking.
and I included the "earth" on my pate of course, as per the definition, using Tim's world die cut

I also die cut some planets and stars using lots of snippets of inky mop up card.
Here  is my completed page.

and some close ups...
I wish you could see this IRL...sooo much depth and sparkle in those sprays.
I really like this quote.

I would like to enter my art journal page into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #254 my pages is made completely of inky mop up snippets.
The Craft Barn Dictionary challenge U mine is for universe
Dies are us 3/3  thankful for nature
Love to Create 1/2 #23
Deep Ocean use die cuts and/or punches

I never look down at my feet as I am forever looking out at Mother Nature in all her glory and observing and photographing how she changes season by season.....I really love being a part of this glorious universe...and I do try to stay curious..especially when the dark shines.

Thanks so much for popping by today and for the sweet comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Goodness Jane just where do I start. This is specactular. I love it. So much depth and the background is perfect. Did I mention that I love it. Truly lost for qords. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. Your photos are brilliant too. We went to a firework display down in the villiage on Saturday. first time in a long time, not since the kids were small. After the display the single file queue to get back out through the turnstile was so long we elected to go out through the car park exit which resulted in us going the long way home right round the out skirts of the village in the pitch black. Took over an hr to get home!!! Not one of The Doc's brighter ideas!!!!

  2. Awe thats lovely Jane, both the artwork and the quote!! I do love that deep blue.
    Happy new week my friend, each day a little closer till the light returns. :)
    V x

  3. Stunning journaling Jane - you really captured the mood of some of your fabulous photos as well!

    Laughed about Mrs A's adventure, sound as if they could almost have dropped in here for a cup of tea en route!


    Di xx

  4. Hi Jane,

    Love your dark side ;)
    Great photos and beautiful page!
    Love your background and all the added elements!

    Thank You!

  5. Love your universe journal page and I bet it is shimmery and full of wonder. I have to get gloves:) love your pics-the first one looks romantic and I expect to see Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dancing in the park.

  6. Such a wonderful quote, Jane, and you created a beautiful page. The technique does look like a lot of fun and I can see how easy it would be to keep on spraying!! The gloves are definitely a good idea. I liked seeing your twilight photos too.....sometimes the camera can really capture the atmosphere in a special way.
    Helen xox

  7. Your universe is beautiful and gorgeous! I love playing with sprays too, unless they clog!! Good choice of word for the CR challenge. xx

  8. Thanks for taking us on your walk in the dark.. and the journal page is quite wonderful and I agree with the sentiments you put on it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Wow, fantastic journal page with lots of amazing details. Love the quote that you used. Thanks for joining our Dies R Us, "Thankful for Nature" Challenge.

  10. Fabulous quote and page together, your visit to the dark side produced such wonderful effects with those sprays and I love how you've created your own universe in your journal. Xxx

  11. Lovely, dark images, Jane,

    It is wonderful to see how these dark times can be cherished too and turned into beautiful journal. Love your quote too... always be curious!

    Have a wonderful week, happy Christmas crafting!


  12. Fabulous art and what a great word to choose. I really love the quote you found too. Elaine x

  13. What a wonderful dark piece Jane! I sure do enjoy the quote you used, and the starry background is quite hypnotizing!! Your photos are fantastic! I am so in agreement with you about how interesting the world is at dusk! I go out for my photo shoots and dawn and dusk almost exclusively now. The way the light hits the world is just too delicious!! have a great day my friend :)

  14. Fabulous photos, and art! And the quote should make us all think!

  15. Fabulous card and your photos are so beautiful!
    Have a nice evening!

  16. Wow, what a fantastic card, I love the quote you've used on it too. Great photos.

    Sue xx

  17. Oh I can imagine the shimmer is magical on this lovely design with using Lindys sprays.
    Julie x

  18. Jane, I love that you've gone to the dark side, because this journal page is amazing! Love your photos, too! Hugs!

  19. Hi Jane,
    oh my word this is soooooooooooo! gorgeous and wonderfully created.
    I love your very super design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Awesome creation Jane and fabulous photos ... thanks for sharing your walk! Also, thanks so much for playing in our ‘Thankful for Nature’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  21. Gorgeous glorious inkiness! Love, love, love all of this: clever stick!! x

  22. Fabulous - great design. Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Challenge. Love your photos too xx

  23. What a fabulous page, you have captured the mystery and light/shade of the universe beautifully.

  24. A great project. I love the quotation too xx

  25. A fabulous page full of texture, colour and sparkle.


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