Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tuesday musings

I will begin by asking myself where this last week has gone
 with an apology   for my lack of visits .
 Must try harder will be written on my school report  if  I were to be given one.
This page I wanted to look happy, colourful,  
so I could link to Erika's theme......When its Hot..... at Art Journal Journey

Tuesday is also T day over at
 where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post
Our hosts are celebrating a special day today, the 7th Birthday of the Tuesday T day gathering.

Not tea this week, a cup of frothy instant coffee,
out of a packet that had been lurking in my cupboard for a while.

I began with  one of my usual messy backgrounds  and some cup out pieces from a free store food magazine, they weren't stuck down at this stage and I wasn't sure I was happy with this version.......off to the computer and more play time

The version on the left came next, still not happy, I was having a real crafting block, which happens frequently these days.
But I think I prefer the  fun first one with the cake to share with friends  at the end of the rainbow.

Thank you for calling in to see me , however you spend the day I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Catching sunbeams and waiting for the kettle to boil

'Have fun in the sun'
a journal page for Erika's theme ...... When its Hot

This is how the base looked in my journal before I added the stamped  and  fussy cut little people.

The base was mop ups and stencils, I stamped the flowers into place then decided to fussy cut more  flower heads as my first efforts at painting them turned out a dirty grey colour as it reacted with the base colours.
The sun rays and sun faces were added in the digital program I use. 

Time for an afternoon  cuppa

The espresso is brewed and I am waiting for the kettle to boil for tea.
Then I will be off to join in at
 where each Tuesday we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.

However you are spending your day I hope it will be a good one for you.
Stay safe.

Using Book Pages at TioT's

Use Book Pages...
is our new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
Please pop over for all the information and see how  the
TioT's gang interpreted this theme.

For this journal page I used two  pages from an old French paperback book,
 it had no cover  and I got it for 10p  in a Charity shop. 
It was well aged, fragile  and tearing around the edges.
  next came the stencil for my base starting place.
I used  distress inks  through the stencil.
Then I water coloured the poppy image,
 adding the butterflies in the digital program I use...
[notes for this in my side bar.]

We hope you will join in  and have fun  with this theme.
stay safe
 and thank you for calling in to see me today.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

When its Hot at..... Art Journal Journey

The new theme for July begins today at .....

'When its Hot'

chosen for us by our Co-adminstrator
  Erika  [Bio Art Girl] 

I used  this journal page as my background, lots of water colour paint smooshed and splashed  all over to create a beach scene.  The vintage bathing belles are digital images. Quite a difference in the costumes women[and men] wore back  then 
 to the ones we are used to seeing
being worn  on our beaches today. 
Those bathing dresses look very hot to wear and I'm sure would be quite heavy when they got wet.

We hope you will join us at AJJ this month and share your  art there.

Thank you for calling by, stay safe everyone.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The cycle ride followed by a nice cup of tea

I  enjoyed making this   digital silhouette styled  page as a reminder   for the theme
Create  a scene  at.... 
 Try it on Tuesdays
which has another week  for you to join in .
Its the end of the day and the bikers are returning home

It will also be my last  entry to Halle's theme at
Art Journal Journey.
Where she has hosted  and inspired us this past month with her theme...
A Stitch in Time.
Thank you Halle
 Like all my journal stitching the page was framed with digital stitches.

We used to cycle as  a family when they were young, especially on holidays,
the first thing I would do when we got home was to put the kettle on for a brew,
 the family preferred a cool iced drink but ,Tea has always been my go to drink

Hello friends at Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.
My tea is beside me as I write up this post,
Yorkshire Tea is my brand of choice,
 a traditional blend that I can drink with a splash of milk
or strong and dark depending on how I am feeling at the time.

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

Sunday, 28 June 2020


A  hybrid journal  page  to share today for Halle's June  theme at
A stitch in time

I had a mop up / stencil base to use in my journal, even some faux stitching  and had collected a few scraps of material together.
I thought I had a plan, but after leaving the pile together on the table for a few days, what ever my muddled head had thought it would do, disappeared out to look for other ideas.

My easier option at this stage was to add some digital images. I have seen Frida  featured in a few blog friends posts recently and this was the route I took. 
All joined together with some more faux stitching .

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are having a good day.
Stay safe and well.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Tuesday is T day [or coffee]

Hello  everyone calling in to see me today, its Tuesday and that means its T day over at
where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.

I am on a mission to use up some of my journal pages that have either inky mop ups, stencils,  stamps and other messy backgrounds, I won't mention at length the bits and pieces, cut ups etc that have piled themselves into a mini mountain and need to be looked through, used or rude words coming up ....put in the dustbin.
This page has some random stitching around the edges,  I have  used this stamp on other pages and think  that for me I prefer my digital stitching options as it always seems to smudge.
The additional images are Studio Light cut/pop outs.

My cuppa as always was close by and there is  a glimpse of another page waiting to be used. 
I also seem to be favouring the same colour shades just now

I will link my journal page and its messy stamped stitching to Halle's theme 
A stitch in time.... over at 
However you spend your day I hope
it will be a good one for you.