Thursday, 1 September 2016

Back to school for AJJ

When I saw the new theme for  September over at

Back to School
chosen by  Bleubeard and Elizabeth  I had a number of ideas straight away.
The ironing will have  wait until  this spread is posted.

A simple sprayed background, quick and easy.
Two little girls, which I had to stamp again and fussy cut.  Posing for a photo in their new  uniforms, before going off to school.
The images were water coloured, extra shading was crayon and distress ink.
I added the words digitally after taking the photo.

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


  1. That's the spirit! Leave the ironing and play, you did that right. Thanks for a lovely spread, I think this is another theme where we can all have fun. I'll join you and Gill on the naughty step, spent a lot of my time there for being cheeky!Hug, Valerie

  2. I'm so glad the ironing could wait, because this is a wonderful start to this month, Yvonne. The fussy cut girls look like they are enjoying their new uniforms. That is something we in the states don't often have, unless it's a private or military school. But your little girls look like they are going to enjoy those uniforms nicely. Of course, you can never go wrong if you listen to Dr. Seuss.

  3. I just LOVE this prompt for the month being a teacher all my adult life. Your journal pages are precious, and I liked seeing uniforms. That first day of school...I wonder what the children are thinking. The nuns made us wear uniforms and if the public school system required them we would have lots less discipline problems. Such a sweet piece. genie

  4. Your pages are sweet and charming Yvonne!
    Dr Seuss brings back memories of when our boys were youngsters ♥
    Happy September (already!) oxo

  5. Ironing comes after Art Journaling in the dicitionary---lol.
    I do much housework today... hate it - but must be done... we know that!
    I love your little first grade girls in their bright uniforms !
    Great that you had an idea instantly!
    You rock as always Yvonne!
    Thanks so so much for all your wonderful support always to Art Journal Joureny!
    It is much appreciated as you hopefully know !
    Wishing an early good weekend!
    Have guests on Saturday and there is much prepairing beforehand!
    oxo Susi

  6. ahh Dr Seuss - fun books, that brings back memories :)
    they are great images - love your pages Yvonne.
    Ironing? you could have just sat on it while you were having fun
    and got two jobs done at once :) (shall I go off to the naughty corner now?)
    Gill xx

  7. wonderful page yvonne,the girls in the school uniform is a great idea,love this a lot.
    have a great day.

    hugs jenny

  8. Beautiful page Yvonne with such great colours for the background

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. A great page Yvonne, I love the sweet little girls ready to start school, a very special time.
    The quote reminded me of my Dad who although a carpet layer by trade could turn his hand to mending all sorts of things from radios, TVs and even cars, and also learning how to grow many kinds of fruit veg and flowers by reading how to in the appropriate books.
    Jean x

  10. Great pages Yvonne and a great quote too.
    Enjoy the ironing tomorrow!
    Avril xx

  11. Super!!! What a beautiful page!!!

    Have fun!

  12. Fabulous post and just love those gorgeous inspiring colours...xx
    Have a good weekend.x

  13. Well, the kids are back at school in Scotland, France & America so the theme is certainly appropriate- I'm sure a great number would rather still be on holiday though!

    Sally xx

  14. Wonderful spread, the colours are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. Cute page for school days. Great job fussy cutting the little Girls out.

  16. Loving those Dina Wakely girls and the quote is fantastic. You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss, can you? I'm glad the ironing waited so you could post this. Hugs-Erika

  17. Oh my gosh, I simply LOVE this!!

  18. Oh, this is a gorgeous page spread, Yvonne. I love the spritzy background and the grungy ground you've given the girls to stand on. I've been looking at that stamp set and wondering, and you've just moved it onto the wishlist for sure.
    Alison x

  19. What cute pages Yvonne. Beautiful colours and a great quote!
    Mar xx

  20. Love this page! Glad you left the ironing! Chrisx