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Monday, 25 September 2017

Colour your home for AJJ



Today the -- 'Colours in my World ' -- are green and orange.




I painted the base of my journal page with shades of green,  before adding pieces of the napkin. and some stencils.
 The napkin had lovely paler shades as you can see, but after sticking it  to the page,
 the colour changed  looking  much brighter, taking up the greens that I had used underneath.
 Note to self,  wet glues and water colour paints blend very easily with each other on tissue type papers.
This made me look around my home to see the colours , that because I see them every day, they get taken for granted.  Colours are not  always  what matter most, it the love and laughter shared with family and friends
 that colour my home.

Thank you for visiting with me today,
you are always welcome here.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

True Colours for AJJ


I couldn't decide which  ''Colour in my World '' to choose today
for my Art Journal Journey page




So its a collage using  paler  colours  tones ,
 papers, some Jane Davenport snippets
washi tape. stencils,
with raised embossing.
Distress oxide was my colouring medium, with a highlight of gilding wax.
I had no plan in my head,  but  paper glue and a pair of scissors was a good starting point..
The page you see on  the right ended  up with a few digital additions after I had taken the photo.


Thank you for visiting me today and for all your support and fabulous entries to Art Journal Journey this month.




Saturday, 23 September 2017

Don't feel blue....smile


I hope this duck running along will make you smile today.
He seems in such a hurry, I hope he finds what he is looking for.
This is a a blue day for my theme of......
Colour in my World



The page began with a watercolour wash base and some napkins, I just loved the duck, his friends will be appearing  in the future in my journals.



 Thank you for stopping by to see me, I hope you all have
 a happy day today.


Friday, 22 September 2017

The colour red AJJ


A hybrid journal page to celebrate the colour Red.
This is  a colour that makes me happy, especially if it is red flowers



The page was  stenciled and I used paste to add texture.  A few wild flowers random stamped and shading added all from the same ink pad.
The water colour flower and quote  are digital additions.

We are back to dull days again, so autumn is well on its way and I have to resign myself that its sometimes hard to get a decent photo, even under a well placed daylight bulb. This is quite near the actual colour shades, so a happy result with the camera today..












So red is the 'Colour in my World ', today for Art Journal Journey.
Thank you for calling to see me, your visit is always appreciated.

Digital information can be
 found in my side bar.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A glimpse of yellow


Not much colour in my world today.
Just a touch of yellow.
for Art Journal Journey
 and this months theme of...
Colour in my World.
I find that the simple things that maybe taken for granted,
 can  bring colour into how we look at the area around us..
It may be a dull day and suddenly you hear a bird singing, look around and glimpse 
 a  small splash of colour , that will take your eye to something else that has more colour.
Making the day seem brighter and more colourful  in the process.


This journal page started off with a napkin. I have been lucky to have  had so many beautiful napkins given to me by friends who know I use them in my craft projects.
many don't blog, but I always appreciate their gifts.





Thank you for stopping by today, your comments are always appreciated
 and you are very welcome here.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Broken crayons for AJJ


The colour in my world today could be  bright enough to waken a sleeping mouse.

This is my digital journal  page today  for
 Art Journal Journey

We are two thirds of the way though September already, where is this year going,
I am so happy  that everyone  is enjoying the theme for the month at AJJ
 and are sharing the  Colours in their world,
 there is so many inspirational pages to see  when I call in to see folk .
A huge thank you everyone and we still have 10 more days to go.

Its good to have you call in here, you are all most welcome
 and the comments you leave are always appreciated.


Digital information can be
found in my sidebar.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I'm not crazy


A little bit crazy today!.
well not me but this journal page seems to have everything added to it today.


I'll   start with a cuppa which for once I did finish drinking before  I got into creating mode.
So my first call will be to see friends over at
where we are always made very welcome with a tea related post



First layers were pieces of a torn napkin.
Random stamping came next.
Oh dear this seems to be getting brighter. The next  colour I added was a  few brush stokes of 
watered down white gesso. The girl is fussy cut from a pre printed Jane  Davenport page.





As you can see on the left, I am now in front of the computer and into the digital program I use.
Tea day friends I hope you notice the water I am drinking here.......... folk its not always tea to hand.


This is also my page for today over at
 Art Journal Journey,
 where I am having a super time this month with...
Colour in my World..

Todays colours are bright happy ones, to make me feel happy.

Thank you for calling in  and I hope you all have a happy day.


Monday, 18 September 2017

A splash of red and Green


What colour is in your world today.
Mine is mainly green with a splash of red.

This is my page for my theme of
Colour in my World....




This is how the page started.
A stencilled background, fussy cut stamped image and some washi tape to make a bench for her to sit on.
My colours today have a for me a calming effect. a time when I would just like to sit quietly and think about the important things in life .


I will also be joining the folk for the
Take a Word Challenge
the theme this week is......Wings

Thank you for calling in today, you are always welcome here.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Happiness is yellow..... for AJJ


Yellow is the 'Colour in my World' today for




Yellow is a colour that always seems to make me feel happy even if the sun isn't shining.

The page started off with a Busho background, some fussy cut stamped, water coloured  flowers [Paper Artsy]
A scrap of muslin and a brad.
This is an 8 x 8 inch journal page and no matter how many photos I take and can never get the pages to look flat and square.
All the other additions are digital.

Thank you for calling in, you are always welcome here.


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Black for AJJ


I have been browsing the net for  suitable phrases and quotes for colours 
 and came up this one  for the word  .... 'black'.
so that decided todays'......... Colour in my World.






I used this mixed media  background ,  I always have a few ready made up pages,  ready to use,   re- colour or add digital images to.  You will see scraps of book print, embossing, paler colours, which I toned down even more in my digital program.
It only needed a few waterbrush style
 images to complete my page.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Lily for AJJ

Hello I'm Lily and I love colours.
I  like bright colours and never worry if they don't go together, I am  just me...... Lily
This is my page today for
Art Journal Journey
 and my theme choice of
Colour in my World
A fun mixed media/ hybrid  page from me today, to use up some scraps
that were lying around my desk and.......



..........this colouring page.
I was pleased to have found the Colouring Books published by Stampinton but it seems that they have now disappeared from the stores
They  take  all kinds of colouring mediums including watercolours as well pens and inks as they were printed on good quality paper.
You can see I fussy cut Lily out and stuck her onto a  messy inky background. Words were computer generated.







Thank you for calling in today and for the comments you leave me, which are always appreciated.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

My name is Red for AJJ

A mixed media journal page today for
for..... ' Colour in my World'..... this months theme
My colour choice today is Red.


I used an already printed out base paper from a Jane Davenport paper stack.
No fussy cutting this time. It fitted into my journal with no cutting needed.
I added some stencils plain inked and some embossed, which I highlighted with gilding wax.

On an internet search looking for words to describe' Red',
I found these ones that  relate to  feelings.... passion.....energy....stability...its also supposed to increase physical energy and stamina.
I think I will pass on a few of these feelings for red
 and stick to the these two well known  opposites
 of love and anger.

Thank you for calling in today to see which colour is in my world today.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Colours of Nature for AJJ


The ' Colours in my World' 

can be found in flowers.
I often say roses are my favourite blooms, but there can be nothing prettier than a bunch of assorted colourful flowers,  that will brighten any ones day when looking at them.




I didn't  colour the background for this page . the splodge of blue is a stencil,  I hadn't cleaned it  properly, so after a spray of water you can see the resulting mop up.
The floral corner is a napkin, also added was a little script another old and very much used stamp.

Off to the computer next,
 a few digital colour additions and the words.

Thank you for stopping by today, you are always welcome here.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

My Friend at TioT's


My Friend
is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
It can be human, animal or imaginary.
There are lots of ideas from the DT, please pop over to take a look and we hope you will join us.


This is a l card  I made for a good friend who was having a special birthday recently.
We are both at an age where numbers don't matter anymore, so why add them to a card.

Lots of layers, a found friend and her dog, lace and scraps.
 A computer generated tag so I could add the right words.
The embossed panel has a base of oxide inks.
So once everything  was assembled it was just a question of sticking it down.


Thank you for stopping by today, your visit
 and comments you leave for me are always appreciated.



Monday, 11 September 2017

Chocolate, love and tea.


Today's colours are happy ones,
 especially when  my fussy cut out girl has a tray of chocolates to share.
The colours are mainly shades of red ,  colours that also  can relate to being loved.
So these are the 'Colours in my World'  today for
Art Journal Journey






The base layers are stencils, paper napkins and a few splashes of colours.
I also added a scrap of material and saved it from ending up in  the bits box , never to see the light of day for another long period if time.
The clock die cut was painted red. I used a brad to add the pointers,  that way it can be whatever time in the day I choose.

Now hello to  the folk calling in from
 Bleubeard and Elizabeths








where every Tuesday we are made very welcome with a drinks related post

I am having my usual type  of brew today.
 I related to the second part of the words on the cup today....  I am tired.
All down to a family get together yesterday, with husband in charge of the kitchen, me eating  far to much food and drinking  a couple of glasses of wine.
Happy Tea  Day wishes to you all.



Sunday, 10 September 2017

Purple for AJJ



Purple is the colour in my world today at
Art Journal Journey






I find accidents with brusho's make super base pages for hybrid-digital pages.
Today's page is no different and it may take me a while to get to sort out these blobs of paint, so the base layer remains ...work in progress. After yesterdays over colourful page, it was quite a relief to  be using calmer more reflective shades.

Purple  is also in the first line  of a favourite poem of mine, called....

Warning by Jenny Joseph

it begins with these words
When I am  an old woman  I shall wear purple


So as I turn another year older today, this seemed a good colour to celebrate the day.
I may not get to visit with you today,  I have scheduled this post  and will catch up tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by,  you are always welcome here.