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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Garden antics. followed with a welcome cup of coffee


First a fun digital page  that had these three long nosed sniffers, trying to smell the flowers.
I hope the scent is stronger than the smell of the  tea they are about to drink.

The theme of,  ... In my garden there is....
at Art Journal Journey


has me in a Fantasy Garden mode  today,


Can you just imagine these two posh birds discussing
life,  and how to maintain their garden.





These pages were made using  my own photos  and  images from Mischief Circus.

Now, I am off to visit with friends  at
T stands for Tuesday


Its been an enjoyable  month for me at AJJ  and lots of cups of tea and coffee  have been drunk



fresh from the oven, Ginger and Cranberry scones


With a cup of coffee, the smell and you have my word for it,  was delicious.

With gardens on my mind this month
 I am sharing some photos with you, taken when we visited a garden center at the weekend.

We only went in for a packet of Coriander seeds
but I just had to take some photos .


I had a big smile on my face seeing these tin animals for sale,
Could you just imagine these in your garden?





Even a mini car

In the big glass houses, it brought to mind the words....
If you go down to the woods today.... be sure of a big surprise.


 A long post from me today, I hope you had a few smiles when you looked at these photos..

Happy Tea Day everyone
 and thank you for calling in to see me.


Monday, 25 July 2016

An action plan for the bees for AJJ



In my  garden there is.....
An action plan  to save the bees

A journal spread for this monthe theme at

If you follow this link HERE
it will take you to the board to see all the inspirational pages
 that have been posted so far this month.





The pages were sprayed with paint as well as mop ups from other projects, then  stenciled .
Once again I reached for my free magazines,
where the main scene was fussy cut.
Some of the bees were added digitally after I had taken the photo.

Bees are attracted to bright colours, and I liked the 2nd point on the list
 to cut the grass less often.

Thank you for calling in to see me , your visits are always welcome.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Fairies in my Garden for AJJ


In my garden there are....Fairies
Well I can always wish and believe that this statement were true.
A hybrid page for ....
Art Journal Journey






This is the base of my page in the journal.
Lots of colour splats.
It was an Indigo Blu poppy image, which was first stamped onto tissue before sticking down and colouring.
I nearly gave up as it looked such a mess

. However, my answer was to add some digital additions and I think it was improved enough to share it with you today.

Thank you again for calling by.
 My month as a Guest Hostess at Art Journal Journey is rapidly coming to an end , so if you are thinking of joining us please do so, time is......' Marching On'.

Thank you for  taking the time to call in to see me today,
you are very welcome.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Friends in the garden for AJJ


In my garden there are................... .Friends
A mixed media journal page, for
Art Journal Journey 


I used stencils, stamps and splodges of colour on the background, which was a sheet of paper with a pre decorated bird in the corner.
. The main images are Paper Artsy stamps. Some texture using a stencil with clear paste,
 so I could colour over the top






After taking the photo, I added a goose and  rabbits, to show that all friends are welcome to visit their garden
 and mine as well.


Your comments and visits are always welcomed and I have very much appreciated  you calling to see what I have been making for this months theme at AJJ

Friday, 22 July 2016

Feeling Peckish..... for AJJ


On this journal spread I have added Alice and Henry
 two of my favourite Quirky bird stamps.
A spray painted background.
The  other additions came from 'yes' that freebie garden  magazine again.
This time the article was all about shrubs,
 that produce berries the birds like to eat.
The daisy border was added digitally after I took the photo.



I hope Alice had made the right selection of berries for Henry's tea..

In my garden there is........lots of ..Berries.
If you follow this       link        you will be able to see the awesome  pages
 everyone has created so far for July . I am so enjoying seeing everyone's interpretation of my theme choice. 

Thank you for stopping by  to see  my Garden pages this month






Thursday, 21 July 2016

Room to to grow for AJJ


Grow where you are planted, 
a fun page for Art Journal Journey.


for  this month's theme of 
''In my garden there is''..........room to grow 

I layered up a lot of digital backgrounds, before adding these  flower fairies.
Wouldn't these be fun to see in our garden borders.

Thank you for calling in to see me,  and following my Garden adventures this month.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Just Flowers for AJJ


 For


I am  sharing with you my  attempts
at painting a couple of flowers, lots of paint and  eventually digital additions
My  theme choice for July ....
  In my garden there is...... a few wild flowers

This is how it all began, with my free magazine and the trusty scissors


The pages trimmed and stuck down in my  8 x8 inch journal.
I would love to have more  wild flowers in my garden.


Things were not  going well at this stage,    I got out the spray paints,
 spilled  the yellow and had to mop up the bench,
and pages, by which time they decided curly was the look of the day.
Things wouldn't get much worse,  so, have a go and paint a flower or two.

I nearly didn't show you the pages at this stage, before they had the digital additions,
but, I felt you needed a smile at my very  basic  creations.

My second spread for
Art Journal Journey
 today  is this  digital version using the original backgrounds



Adding digital images to the background.
I love seeing the hedgehogs in our garden in the evenings. even Meg is used  to their visits
 and doesn't bark a them any more.
The quote is one of AA Milne's

Thank you for your visit today, you are  always very  welcome .

Added elements from Mischief Circus kits.
It was hard to get photos of the double spread, 
they were photographed individually at first.