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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Life is a song


One last page for  Art Journal Journey
 where Hazel  is  the hostess for February's  theme of---
 If music be the food of love.
I hope as they journey through life, these two sisters 
will remember special moments,  where  the world seemed a magical place,
 filled with music and love.
I used a selection of images from Mischief  Circus and my own stored/found ones.

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Chocolate and lime.


The Cheeky challenge theme for this week over at
is  Chocolate and Lime.
 I do have my ladies posed on a chocolate bar, and the cat has just tasted the chocolate egg,
 but the fun for me was using a colour that is not in my comfort zone --lime.
The background digital layers are  from my own and found  images.
The ladies on the bench are from a Dezinaworld set.

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 I always appreciate any comments you take time to leave for me

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Vintage wedding.




The theme for this week at the  Take a Word Challenge is
 Vintage Sepia-Buttons and bows.

Another digital page, I am hooked on this kind of crafting at the moment, but still manage to have a complete mess in the craftroom,  where there are  some mixed media pieces-- work in progress 
and a few messy  backgrounds.
 Look close and you can see  part of the page I used yesterday with the love birds.
Other images used were my own/found and from Mischief Circus or Dezinaworld kits.

If music be the food of Love....... is the theme
I think this happy couple will have heard the birds singing to them
 as they posed for the wedding photo.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sing your love song


Another couple  pages for
Art Journal Journey
 there is still another week   to go on the current theme set by Hazel
......If music be the food of love.
This is the digital version of my mixed media page.
I have been inspired by my blog friend Susi and all the wonderful journal pages she makes.
 especially the ones that include birds.
Now I have to admit I cannot draw anything that   vaguely resembles  a bird or any known creature, but I can fussy cut.
I have a box of magazine pull out papers and  pictures that I save.
So when I was sorting through it, these two love birds came  to light.
I think they may have come  from an American craft magazine in the pull out to use section.






This is the mixed media  base I made, using water colours, texture paste. lace  and some metal bits and pieces



This is the mixed media version with the cut out birds.

The digital additions came from Dezinaworld kits and my own stored images.
Please pop over to visit June at Dezinaworld, this generous lady has an amazing offer for us all

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The journey starts here



Its week two for the Transport theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

I used one of the backgrounds from last weeks pages [here] as the base for this digital page.
Images from Mischief Circus kits.
These two young ones are having fun, maybe they are dreaming that one day
 they could be flying a machine like their fathers.

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Felix and Mimi for AJJ


When Felix asked Mimi out for a romantic dinner,
 she never imagined she would have to catch her own fish,
 then cook it on an open fire.
Love moves in many ways, at least Felix had hired a local seagull
 to whistle a tune while they were waiting for the fish to bite.
I think they were in for a long wait, those fish look wise to me.
A digital page using a mixed media background and  card as a base
where Hazel is hosting this months theme of--if music be the food of love.
Digital additions are from mischief Circus kits and my stored images.







This is the textured background I used,
 it was embossed Kraft card
 and shaded with distress inks.





Now for the  card that I used for the base,  here it is  on the left.
A stenciled background and I just had to ink up these new stamps. Tim Holtz's Crazy Cats. These cats were water coloured.

Looks like Mimi got her romantic dinner cooked and they enjoyed the fish.





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Thursday, 18 February 2016

The keeper of the Keys..... and Mary


This weeks Cheeky Challenge theme at 
is Locks and/or keys
June also  added  an image for us  to use if we wished.
I have included it in this first page
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This second page  also features  locks,........
however I did have a story  buzzing in my head when I was creating this digital page


Here we have  Mary taking a break .
She has to find the shed keys she dropped in the grass
 but would much rather sit in the sun and enjoy the spring air watching the sheep
and thinking about her boyfriend.
Maybe she is even humming a tune to herself .
I wonder what it may be?
Love is in the Air???

Mary will be off to visit Art Journal Journey
where Hazel's  theme is If music be the food of love
...........................................
I used images from Dezinaworls kits,
 Mischief circus and my own stored items to make these pages

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 I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Transport


 Transport is Try it on Tuesday's new challenge them,
please pop over to get all the details and see what we have been making..
This time   I am sharing one of my mixed media journal spreads.


This is the base of the background, scraps of book pages, random stamping  and some stencilling.
I used paler colour of ink sprays this time, using a soft tissue to remove the excess and spread the colours around.



Quite a number of the additions to these pages
 are scraps of G45 papers

After I had taken the photos and loaded them on the computer, I realy thought that the spiral  with the unpainted paper looked a bit odd,. So into to my Craft Studio to add a joining strip and if you look carefully  at the difference to this side of the page, there are a couple of shaddowy images. {Mischief Circus].

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Monday, 15 February 2016

Love


'Cupid'
 is the theme at Digital Whisper this week.
Love is for sure, in the air this month.

I have assembled this digital collage using some of my own images/a couple  found on a Google search and others from Mischief Circus kits.

Thank you for calling in to see what I have been making. 
I always appreciate the comments you leave me.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Do you love me?


Happy Valentines Day.

A mixed media journal page to share with you today.


This is how it all began with the base layers.
Using Brusho powders and distress inks until I was happy with the colours. I added some torn music
 and some random stamping.
 The large heart is printed and fussy cut. this had been a project I made quite some time ago and I always keep the photos I take of the finished pieces.
 The flowers and birds[more fussy cutting]
 are Paper Artsy stamps. I used paints to colour these images.

I will be joining the folk over at
where Hazel's theme for this month is--If music be the food of love.

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Friday, 12 February 2016

The girl in the blue dress


I have just managed to finish a digital page that I am reasonably happy with
 for this weeks theme -- Violin,  over at
A few ended up in the computer trash can, one I have added to my play blog,
if you are interested  you can find it here.
The page was layered up using  my own and elements from Mischief Circus kits.
The quote is by Santayana.

I think she may fit Hazel's challenge theme  If music be the food of love-- a
Art Journal  Journey as well.
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Candlelight


June's Cheeky Challenge theme this week over at Dezinaworld
is  'Candlelight'.
This digital page was made using images from Mischief Circus kits and some  free to use ones.
A quick post tonight as I am finding my way around a new computer,
 the aged old friend has decided it won't play anymore and it was  a bit long in the tooth to repair.

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

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Young Love


''You don't have to promise me the moon and the stars,
Just promise me you will stand under them with me forever.''
...........
I loved this quote when I read it many years ago, wrote it down,
but,  I don't remember the author being noted at the time..

Another page for
where Hazel chose  this months theme of ,
 'If Music be the food of love'.
I used this  base layer photo again, taken  for a previous
 mixed media  journal page here
The stencil of the heart was by Clarity.
Off into my digital program and added  some digital layers,
from Mischief Circus kits and my own stored items.


There is still another week for you to join us over at Try it on Tuesdays where our
current challenge theme is,  'A fine Romance.', the information is here.

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I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.



Monday, 8 February 2016

Roses for my love


Love is definitely in the air at this time of year,
I have another digital collage to share today,
using a variety of images from Mischief Circus, Dezinaworld and my own stored pieces.
I made this for the new theme at
Take a Word--- Hearts

it also fits the monthly theme--If music be the food of love-- with my good friends over at

Thank you for calling to see what I have been making,
 the comments you leave for me are always appreciated,

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Time machine


This weeks---Cheeky challenge theme at Dezinaworld  is.... Time Machine.

Harold and Cecil the local radio, reporters   have some breaking news.....................
After months of construction, Mr   I.N. Ventor  has just launched his new sea going  fish capsule.
Early reports say that it is  a  comfortable way to travel 
 and any turbulence  that can cause sea sickness,  is taken care of  by using the gas filled balloon .
However, he has yet to reach the  '' water speed''  that would let him  ride the waves.
Well enough of my silly story, I'll leave you to make you own minds up
 as to how his invention would work.

A digital page, using my Craft Studio  and Mischief Circus  images.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Live, laugh and love for AJ


A journal page for the current challenge over at 
where Hazel chose the theme of.... If music be the food of love.


This is the base layer of the page, a light water colour wash, some torn music scraps, a stencil  heart, which took an age to dry out. More stencils of hearts and words .words. I used distress inks to colour these and added some silver wax to the heart. . The stamps I have had quite a while, sorry no names. 
The butterfly I lost the other day, is now firmly stuck to the page with some other bits and pieces.

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

The call of the sea.



Ships
is the Dreamers challenge theme over at Digital Whisper.
I have made this digital collage page using the prompt.
Using images from mischief circus kits and my own found items.
I am realy enjoying working with digital images especially  on days
 when the fingers just don't want to hold on to  anything .

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Love Birds for AJJ


The new theme for February given to us by Hazel,
''If music be the food of love''.
So off I went down the digital route to make my first page, for the theme,
using some of my own pieces and some from Mischief Circus kits.
In my head I could picture  a couple of birds doing a courting  dance,
well why not, let them enjoy themselves and have a jig.

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

A Fine Romance for TioT's


'A fine Romance',
  is the new challenge theme over at  Try it on Tuesdays.
The team have created some awesome examples, please pop over to get all the details.
A many layered card from me this week,
the image of the dancing couple was from  --  Times Gone By CD.
All I added was some Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges and some trimmings.
This is going off to a friend for their Anniversary.

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Bits and Pieces


A page for fun, just using up scraps, including this fussy cut stamped image, it had been stamped onto a book page and at the time it wasn't the result I was after.
The background was a mop up with a bit of script stamping.
I have quite a few painty and grungy  pages to use, after I had sprayed the linen scraps
I have yet another mop up page  to join the queue.


These are a few of the bits and pieces, somehow the large butterfly decided to fly off, so it  it has saved itself for another day,  I came across the charms  [recycled from a very old project] and  used them with the ticket.

The theme   over at the new  Moo Mania Challenge is to ''Use your scraps'',  so I am off to join the challenge there.


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