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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A red Journal and a stop at the Tea Junction


Another hybrid  and you can say 'Messy' journal spread from me today.
As you know I often use my own base layers and complete them in my digital program




On the left is a group  of  photos.
You can see the original messy pages,. It is a kraft paper journal so I started out with a layer of white acrylic paint then inks stamps and torn papers in my hands on journal..





Now the digital  additions...
far left the  main image I wanted to use. the base background from above,  many layers of colour, digital splashes etc.


On the right with additional red colours.
so I can join in at
 Art Journal Journey again for the 50 Shades of Red theme



These pages proved to me that digital can also be 'messy' when creating  them
 and a very enjoyable way to pass a cool dull afternoon.
THe bonus of these stages is that, I did have clean hands.
I will add a quick reminder that the
Try it onTuesdays  current challenge theme is
 Lets Get Messy.

Now a big Hello to friends from 

where every Tuesday we are made very welcome if we have a Tea related post.


This was the tidiest part of my craft desk today.
I am managing to add an entry into my diary/ journal each day,
 its only a few words, but for me its progress.
Do you like my Tea sign, a gift with the mug  at Christmas.






On the subject of mess, The craft room is a shared space and here is a peek, at the other side of the room and  some of my husbands mess.
 He has a model railway in our loft,
 out of bounds to me.

He brings the trains down to  tinker with them if they aren't running smoothly.
He calls this area his repair/shunning yard.
There is always work in progress, new buildings this time. I have to shut my eyes to the dust, when they come downstairs,  but he does have some very useful tools lying around, that  come in quite useful for me as well.



Thank you all for calling in today, you are very welcome
and I hope you have a Happy T Day.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Chirpy Birds for AJJ



Remember the page from my last post, that was waiting for a bit of inspiration.....
Well I came across  a few bits and pieces and  stamps
and this is how it ended up.
I think Mr Bird is chatting up Miss Feathers  and is asking her to go on a date.
Imagination is always a good thing.
. Especially when the local birds seem to be thinking its nearly spring
 and are  getting a little vocal in the garden and  countryside around us.
I am linking to
Art Journal Journey
and Linda K's theme of  50 shades of Red.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, you are very welcome here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

A little weird looking?


A little weird looking?
No not us, we are just having fun and saying that wearing glasses is ''COOL''.

Had some fun this afternoon creating this hybrid  journal page for  
where Linda  wants us to use this theme....'.50 Shades of Red.'

I also realised that if my   images were  to wear some
 Spectacles
 I could join the folk at the 




On the left is how the base layer was coloured and stencilled.
I wasn't sure what to add next .
So it is waiting for more inspiration.

 In the meanwhile I added  digital elements after taking the photo. {see side bar for information].

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

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Lets get Messy at TioT's


Lets get Messy,
 is the new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
What a good excuse to have some fun.
Please pop over to see what the girls have all been making and come and join us.


 I started off with good intentions to take photos of the stages, but they flew out the window
Top row
 shows the first layers of white  and acrylic paints then smears of crackle medium.

Bottom row
The inside, plain white to start and some stamps and a few stencils  I added the gold gilding wax as I wasn't sure if I would add another stamped image.





The inside I would keep flat, to make closing easier

Time to think about the outside.
When closed, the width is  about 3 inches and the height  just over 4 inches.





This is the inside, after the gilding wax and extra colour was added.





Out side coloured, gilded and the die cuts added.




Thank you calling in to see what I have been making, you are very welcome here.





I am also going to link with  the challenges
 at Mixed Media World
where the theme is .....
Anything Mixed Media Goes

and 
 where the theme is 
Texture, crackle and paint.

If you called in for tea today please scroll down to my earlier post

Monday, 13 February 2017

Dreams and Apple pies


As its Tuesday  first of all I am first popping over to


and share a cuppa with friends there.


I I did have a bit of a cheat for  this weekend and bought an apple pie when we were  shopping.
It did taste as delicious as it looks and a large slice was added very quickly to my plate  after the photo was taken. Most of the weekend was spent watching the Rugby matches on T.V. but I did fit in a bit of time  in my craft room as well. 

So back to my Dreamer

This is how the page began in my journal, lots of red brush powder and spray paints. 
An embossed heart shape and a canvas[ Dylusions] topper.
The words and flowers in the background  were added digitally.
Another hybrid page, when own pages have had a digital makeover.
Although this time I have to say it was a small addition.

I am linking up to 
and Linda K's theme of 50 shades of Red

Happy T day everyone and thank you for calling in to see me.





Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sending love...



Can love be art for the soul?
Love  is for sure,  not something to be  commercialised around 14th February.
We should show our loved ones, friends and even our family pets, 
 that they mean the world to us, at all times of the year.
Oh dear it sounds like I am on my soapbox.  But to me,  money, cannot buy love.

So here is my digital/hybrid page for you today.
I am sending you all  a heartfelt wish, filled with love, for you to  have a happy day,

I am linking to........
where Linda K has set the theme for this month of 50 Shades of Red.

and
where the theme this week is Valentine.

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

For digital information,
please see my sidebar.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Happys on Sticks


Two versions of the same journal page today.
This one is the hybrid version,  I took the original photo  into my computer program,
then added some extra digital images .






On the left is the original version. A messy inky background, created with brusho powders and liberal amounts of  sprayed water. I didn't use a brush, just scratched it over with an old plastic store card. 

The flowers were Paper Artsy stamps, that I had to fussy cut as they didn't stamp onto the ink.

I will be linking with Linda's theme this month  of, 50 Shades of Red
over at

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