Thursday, 22 June 2017

Circles and an Ocean of Dreams

Going round in circles  again........ 
 for Rosie's theme.... 'Circles'  at 

On the left there are a couple of photos  of how the page evolved. The base in this book is watercolour paper, so after a coat of Gesso,  I scribbled on some Distress  Crayons and then blended them with a damp baby wipe. I had found a pot of micro beads when searching for something else, so on they went as well.
Not just to the glued parts, but my desk,  the floor and even into my shoes.

I had a few flower shapes to use up and added  the alphabet stickers as well. 
The words were computer generated.


I  saw on a  friends blog  that the current challenge theme at
is Under Water

I had a little digital play with my original page and came up with a Hybrid Page

It is her happy place and I think she looks relaxed and comfortable in her world.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome
 and your comments are always appreciated.

Digital information and credits
 can be found in my side bar.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Letter and numbers for TioT's

Letters and numbers
 is the challenge theme for the next two weeks at Try it on Tuesdays.
We can use letters or numbers or both somewhere our  work.
The girls as always have added some fabulous samples,
 I hope you will pop over to see them and join the fun.

My journal page started out, with mopped up oxide colours as a base.
Next  I used a TH stencil and modeling paste to  add  some texture.
Then I stamped a few  wild flowers. This didn't work our so good as it was water colour paper in my journal and the stamps didn't contact with the page so well.
I added more shading using the oxide inks and finished  the page using my digital program.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome and I appreciate the comments you leave for me

Monday, 19 June 2017

Caravan living

Hello  everyone.
It's  Tuesday and T stands for Tuesday's over at
Where we are all made very welcome with a drinks related post

Today I am sharing a few photos taken at the National Land Rover Rally we were at a short while ago. The three in the photo above, had everyone's interest when they were on display. These grand old ladies are just about 70 years old. 

This was the view from our caravan, with views like this  everywhere you looked.

Our caravan is known to friends and family as the, ' travelling hotel,'    at these events.
Hot water for  showers,  a comfortable bed and plenty of wholesome food  to end the day.
Which takes me to the next couple of photos..

One of our evening meals, steak, salads and butternut squash spaghetti. Its a mish mash of crockery and bowls. Space is at a premium in the  van and even a pan  as in this photo gets taken to the table.

It was wine to drink with the meal.

For blog friends who have known me a while,
 the wellies were out and  did get worn on the last day, as we had a rather a lot of rain.

These events are usually held in the middle of nowhere and as I read a lot in the caravan, I was thrilled to find this book exchange  at the York site where we stayed at the beginning of the trip.
An old telephone box, the warden had added shelves for the books.
We could exchange books and leave a small contribution for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
It was a popular spot ,  most of my books are bought in Charity Shops,  I had a couple to change and was pleased to make my choices to take with me on my travels.

Thank you for calling in and I hope you have a Happy T day.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A day at the sea side.

A hybrid journal page today for Art Journal Journey
and Rosie's theme of..... Circles.
We have been having some super warm sunny weather here in the U.K. these past few days,
so I thought I would take a trip to the sea side.
I have some very happy memories of days at the beach when I was young and also with my own boys. My Gran always wore some sort of hat and never left home without her coat.
How times change.

The page started off with a piece of a napkin.
I do like using them as a starting point and they seem to create there own texture.

Some colouring came next using oxide inks.
I drew in some circles  so I could place my found relatives image  leaving space in  the circles free to add some words later.
The wording,  and a few extras were added using my digital program [notes in my side bar].

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

Friday, 16 June 2017

A Textured tag

A Textured Tag  for the new theme over at

I used a piece of a napkin as a base layer, which gave  the effects of a piece of woven material when looking closely at it.
There was a piece of a die cut, a small length of lace
and a butterfly printed on a piece of cotton.
Next some raised texture using a stencil and some modelling paste. The thread, rose and ribbon were the last additions before I added the words and dragon fly in my digital program.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome here.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Make it work and a visit with T day friends

I am sharing a hybrid page with you all today and a reminder for the current challenge theme  over at
 Try it on Tuesdays, which can be interpreted in many  ways.

I am also going off to join friends at
for T day, we are always made welcome with a drinks related post.

The page began is one of my smaller journal books , the usual sort of inky background that I seem to favour these days and the left over die cuts from my project last week.

T gang please notice the tea cup,
was as usual close by,  at this point in time on the coaster.
Minutes earlier it was on the  left side of my desk and an accident waiting to happen.

I  had stamped the image on to tissue paper,
then glued it to the page.
If the background wasn't messy enough to begin with it was now as I knocked the cup and spilled  some  of the tea..
Now I will mention here, that tissue and tea will not be parted, so my poor girl looks quite ill at this stage, even after mopping her up with  kitchen roll.

I did enjoy messing with the colours in my computer program and managed to lighten her up a bit and add some wording.

I think today was one of those days when throw it out wasn't an option, I was on a mission, to make my mess work for me.

On the left I am sharing another collage of photos from when we were in York.
 The  photo of the Shambles was taken early on Sunday morning showing the   restaurant we had our lunch in later that day.
Mine was a pasta with smoked chicken and mushroom  sauce, my OH's was a folded pizza filled with ham and cheese.

What I really wanted to share and don't be shocked, you know my preferred beverage is Tea.
   But  I did have a Coffee at the end of the meal.

Thank you for calling in today, I always enjoy your company.
Happy T day.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Together forever

A mainly had crafted page from me today with the addition
 of a digital image of a young couple.

Its an inked and stencil background.
Some found relatives photos which I cut into circles. scraps of book print and washi tape.
I always intended to use the digi image. 
Many of us I'm sure, made lasting friendships in our school days.
Some even may have met our  other half back then and not realised we would spend a lifetime together.
This page is my take on one aspect of the Circle of life, when you can look back  and have fond memories of those bygone  days.

I am sharing this page with the folk at 
Where Rosie is hosting  this months theme.....  Circles

Thank you for stopping by today, you are most welcome and your visit is always appreciated.