Saturday, 5 September 2015

Through the arched window

'Through my Window', is the  theme  for September over at 
chosen by Corrine.
Peace and tranquility was the thoughts in my head when creating this page.
I think I am on the outside looking through  the window of a ruined church,
whatever it was, it has  a calming effect for me.
listen carefully and the bird may be singing.
I can hear them in my garden right now.

Water colour wash as a base then a selection of stencils, using distress inks, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
  and Peeled Paint
The raffia scraps etc  and die cuts were in the bits box.

Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been making,
 I always appreciate the comments you leave.


  1. Wonderful page, reminds me of all those beautiful ruined abbeys and Churches in England where I always loved to visit. Thanks for another great composition for Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  2. Your beautiful page is expressing just same you say with words.
    Great journaling art, Yvonne.
    Have a happy weekend ♥

  3. Wow.. this looks really beautiful Yvonne! Brings calm to me as well to wacth at it!
    Thank you very much for another fabulous idea for Art JOurnal JOurney!

  4. Gorgeous card, love that window and bird image you used too...sweet, colours are awesome..

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  5. Really pretty. All the dimensions elements give it a natural appeal. xox

  6. A beautiful page Yvonne, it really does look like a window from a ruined abbey with the bird nesting in some little nook.
    Avril xx

  7. This is wonderful and it does have such a calm feel to it Yvonne

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Great page and a fantastic window image. Love all the extra special details you put into this page.
    Hugs, Mar

  9. WOW, this looks really beautiful. Great page!
    Greetings Carola

  10. Yvonne, this arched window is magical! I love this journal page! Happy Weekend!

  11. That's magical, Yvonne - wonderful use of the window stencil, and I love the creepers and vines and ivy clambering over the walls. Lovely how you foregrounded the bird with that hit of red too - a beautiful contemplative page.
    Alison xx

  12. Lovely page Yvonne, it would be a calming place to be!

  13. A beautiful page. A lovely design.

  14. I came across an old church that was in ruins while traveling a few years ago, and I swear, your lovely art brought back such a rush of memories and visual images of that church that looked very similar to your painting.

    Since I don't have a die cutter, Yvonne, I fell in love with the beautiful embellishments you used on the journal page, too. This is a gorgeous entry.

  15. Fabulous page Yvonne, love the splash of colour on the bird. Sue C x

  16. A stunning page Yvonne, love that beautiful window, so evocative, great use of muted and bright colours too!!

    Sorry for my lack of visits, but I had an almost 2 month break from blogging, and though I meant to visit, life just kept getting back in the way... Things should get back to normal now...

  17. Your pages are all beautiful Yvonne but this one has a ghostly feel which is stunning.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  18. Wonderful page Yvonne, love the composition!
    Val x

  19. This is really beautiful and I love the way the stencil has very soft colour on it making it all very 3d... Gill x:)

  20. This is really beautiful. I can see your peaceful mood coming through loud and clear!

  21. Wonderful page,This is beautiful !
    Greetings doris

  22. Wow what a great page, I love your design, with the stamps and the stencil, it looks a bit mysterious this way!!!


  23. You have a very cute window!

  24. So peaceful -I love this Yvonne! Chrisx

  25. A very nice and romantic page you have created with the decorative arched window.
    Dear Greetings