Sunday, 14 June 2015

Mother and Son for AJJ

While I was making my last digital journal page, I was also experimenting 
with some images from Craft CD's. as well as the My Craft Studio program I usually use.
Now I am definitely not computer savi so this did take me a while to suss out. 
 I have taken the courage to share  a couple with you.

These are the print outs of a two of them, 
 I did have to trim them down a bit before sticking them into my 7  x 10 inch journal.
By this time I realised I had forgotten to save the page.
The digi images I added are from Flights of Fancy[Crafters Companion]
I was quite happy with how they looked at this stage and that the baby had showed up in the background.

I toned the colour down giving it a wash down in places  using diluted  white gesso.
Some added random  stencilling using acrylic paints, and joy of joys I was back again with messy fingers.
Then I re- coloured parts of the images with water colour paints

This is how they look together,  the  handsome son and his Mom.
Masculine and Feminine

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. No idea what you did to get this result....but it looks fabulous!!! Really very are an artist.
    xxx Plony

  2. These are beautiful Yvonne!! Wonderful images you used, and I had to search for the baby, but now I see them!

  3. These pages are spectacular, it's a great job with very beautiful images and background. What a creative artist you are, Yvonne!
    Hugs, Mar

  4. What a fantastic idea to start digital and then bring it to a handmade SUPER spread!
    Lovely in the digi version with the baby in the background..
    and fantastic what you did to make the spread!
    Don't worry about forgetting to save the digi pages- this handmade one is sooo beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey Yvonne!
    Have a good new week!

  5. Fantastic work, love how you did this spread, thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journey journal, hugs, Valerie

  6. Very beautiful spread. Love both fabulous pages. Great colouring.
    Have a happy day xx

  7. The pages are stunning Yvonne and together they make a remarkable spread for your journal

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Good grief Yvonne is there no end to your talent? Digi remains a mystery to me, a friend has a card program that bill loaded onto the desktop & has used maybe 3 times in 6/7 years & ive never used....

    These look truly amazing.


  9. They look amazing Yvonne and truly wonderful on your journal pages, - very clever and really beautiful!!!

  10. This looks gorgeous.
    Beautiful colors.
    Wonderful design.
    Thanks for showing Anneke

  11. Wow Yvonne, this is absolutely amazing!! I think you are plenty savy with your computer but your images are so beautiful!! I love your masculine/feminine interpretation! Stunning page! hugs :)

  12. Two Gorgeous pages , great design , great background , beautifullstamp combination!!!


  13. Gorgeous spread. I love the magical feel to them.

  14. two great pages love the earthy colour palette

  15. Beautiful pages Yvonne, love the images. Does your ink not run when you start putting gesso on top?
    Val x

    1. I use a heavy paper to print on Valerie and leave them overnight to be sure they are dried out. I don't have the brush too wet, its always well blotted on kitchen paper. So fingers crossed no problems as yet.

  16. I love these pages Yvonne, the images are fabulous and I like the way you have added paint and stenciling after printing them. The colours are really lovely too.
    Jean x

  17. Oooh, what fabulous journal pages....Loving these Yvonne, gorgeous colours and images! Ruth x

  18. Goodness, these are terrific, so many layers and such a lovely result.
    I like the way you have combined digital and "real art" and your painting of the stamps is so skilfully done.

  19. Amazing artwork made with lot of fantasy.

  20. So clever to combine the digi works with your messy-fingered crafting! Love the result - and so cool that the image of the baby is hovering there too...
    Alison xx