Tuesday, 8 June 2021

For the man in your life at TioT's



The new challenge theme over at Try It on Tuesdays is.....

'For the Man in Your life.'

It could be a Birthday, Fathers Day, Retirement, New Baby Boy et.. etc.

Please pop over to see how we all interpreted the theme.

I made a  masculine card that could be suitable [I think] for a few occasions.

The background is embossed and layered onto a plain white card. The main image [ I think its a TH stamp, I never keep  the packaging] is on a lightly stamped background.

One of my sons had a cycling holiday planned for 2020 and because of the pandemic situation

it was  moved to this year,   it is on hold and will be for quite a time longer.

Another friend's son was going to have a year out and go travelling, also on hold.

I've heard of many other plans that have been  stopped over the past months.

Birthdays celebrated without friend or family close by,

this list could be very long

So I hope this card will appeal to many and that you know that one day we may be free to meet freely with each other and go out to explore again..

Thank you for calling in to see me today, your visit is always appreciated.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Butterflies for...... Art Journal Journey

 June

and a new theme for the month

'Butterflies'

  chosen for us  by Mia from  Craftartista

 our  Host for this month over at Art Journal Journey

Please pop over to AJJ to read the details and to see Mia's inspiration page for her theme.



Butterflies are  lovely to see in our gardens at this time of the year,

 they are not as colourful  here in the UK

 as the ones I added digitally to my journal page,

 but they look so delicate and magical as they flutter round the flowers.




This is how the page started before the butterflies were added.

A second print from a stencil, a really old script stamp and finally  a  piece torn from the corner of  a floral napkin .


Thank you for calling in to see me today and I hope you will join us at AJJ this month.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Butterflies..... at TioT's

 


The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is.......

Butterflies

I have made a layered card using a single stamped image , with a fussy cut butterfly, 

which was stamped onto acetate and coloured green.

 The base cards are  white, the image layered onto pale green  but its been so dull and wet here these past few days its been hard to get a good photo.


We hope you will join us ,  please call in and see the inspiration from the  TioT team.

As always what you create is up to yourselves, as long as you use the chosen theme.

Thank you for calling in to see me, my blog is sadly a bit neglected these days, but I 

hope to  get myself together and spend some time crafting  soon.

Stay safe. everyone.


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Make it Feminine at TioT's.

 


Make it  Feminine ....

is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays

We hope you will join us there

and please call over to see how we interpreted this topic.

I've gone  to Paris for this page, well the background was already started,

 with a few random stamp images and words. 

Its an old fussy cut recycled  image of the  pretty gal, maybe she is  one of the dancers

 from the Folies Bergere wearing a dress like this. 

I added more  glitter to the image  for  a bit more glamour and sparkle.


I am adding  this page to the current theme 

 at Art Journal Journey hosted by Elle at Empire of the cat. the theme is.....Language

and as you can see I have used  the French language on this page. France was a country my family always enjoyed visiting in our caravan.  Using basic school French we soon expanded our vocabulary over the years.



Thank you for stopping by  to see me here.

Stay safe and keep well

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Language ..... at Art Journal Journey

 May

and a new theme over at Art Journal Journey.

Our host this month is Elle from Empire of the Cat and the theme she has chosen is......

'Language.'

Please call over to AJJ to read the details and see Elle's inspiration for her theme.


Language 

 and words are  something I do not take for granted.

 It  can change how we feel,  communicate with other people,  how we interpret  what we see,

 instruct, educate, even escape to a private world  of fantasy and dreams



My journal page started out with torn book pages, lots of green mop up paint and a flower image.

Next came the flower fairies  you will have guessed I'm now using my computer digital program.


Next I added the words, the language that  could explain what I was thinking about as I created the page.

Was it a world of make believe with fairies at the bottom of the garden or was it going out into the garden to do a tidy up, or,  was it  to pick  up the book I am currently reading. Adding language to a page even just one word changes what we see.

As its a cold day

 I think the book will win.

Thank you for calling in today, stay safe and keep well.

 .


Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Inspired by a Song ..... at TioT's

 


Inspired by a Song...

is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

We hope you will join us there,

 please pop over to see which songs we all chose for inspiration.

The song I chose for my inspiration was....

We are family---- by Sister Sledge.

Families- sisters, brothers, cousins........

 have not been able to get together for many months but  imagine the joy 

and fun that  they will be able to have when  the restrictions

 we are all living with just now are raised.


My digital  journal page relates to a few of the cousins dancing with joy 

to the beat of the music, while maybe their parents are sitting  watching, talking,

 glad to be in each others company again. 

Happier, carefree days that hopefully  will return soon

.I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey

where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the song  I chose to use on the page.


Stay safe and keep well.



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Make a Rainbow..... at TioT's


 Make a Rainbow.....
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Please pop over to see how we all interpreted this theme  at TioT's.
We are looking forward to seeing all   the rainbow colours you use to create your art or project.






This was how the page looked before I added the computer generated images in the digital program I use. Some areas were covered up with lighter shades and even though the computer is a clean way of adding colour I did enjoy creating this page.
One of these days I hope to get out paints and get properly messy again, but its hard for me to  focus after all that has been going on in my family these past months.
I hope to get  calling in to visit everyone soon.


Thank you for stopping by, stay safe and keep well.




I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey
where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the bright colours  I chose to use on the page.