Thursday, 1 April 2021

Inspired by...... at Art Journal Journey.


Inspired by.....

 is the theme for April over at Art Journal Journey

This theme was chosen for us by Eileen from the Artful Crafter, sadly Eileen

didn't make it after  heart surgery and  passed away last month.. In her memory we are 

 using the theme she chose for us, with Erika and Chris hosting.

This has been a hard journal page for me  to complete. The theme wasn't the problem,  it was my thoughts going off  sideways. knowing how her family and friends must be feeling .

The inspiration for my page came from a   session in the garden.  My eldest son had fun with a  tree saw and cleared some large branches and I  got started in the greenhouse  tackling the vine that decided  it was taking over the whole space.  It was good to get out in the fresh air, I  had a few  smiles   as I remembered  my sons as youngsters going out and bringing me in bunches of flowers as well as weeds that had to be  given pride of place  in a pot on the window ledge.  

 Once again my journal page was completed in the digital program I use. It started off with paper scraps, paint and  embossed stencil layers.

I hope you will join us at AJJ we all look forward to seeing what inspired you.

Take care and stay safe.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Hello Spring.... at TioT's

 Hello Spring...
is the  theme for the next two weeks over at

The team have lots of inspiration to share with you for this theme, please pop over to TioT's for all the information and we do hope you will join us there.

Springtime has me thinking of    flowers   bringing colours to our gardens
 and in  the days before the pandemic 
 being able to walk freely  in the countryside, seeing the wild rabbits
 and the new born lambs in the fields.
The background journal page is made up of scraps of paper, thick splodges of gesso left to dry, creating texture and finished in the digital program I use on my computer.
I wonder if the little bunny is hoping one of the eggs will fall
 so he can hide it for the children to find on Easter morning.

This is a digital card I created using this  journal page....

Happy Easter
 to  everyone who celebrate this special time of the year.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Stencils at TioT's


Use a stencil or two........
is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays for the next two weeks.
Of course you can use a many stencils as you would want to as long as you use more than one.
Please pop over to see what the team have all been creating and we hope you will join us there.

I used two stencils for my base layer, the completed page photo is closer to the actual colour shades. The cute guy bringing the flowers is a die cut from an Art by Marlene booklet.
Sorry I cannot name the stencils as I store mine 
 altogether in a drawer, all the good intentions to store by maker or by theme are long forgotten memories.

Thank you for calling in today.

Stay safe and keep well.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Single flowers

At   Art Journal Journey the theme for the month 
chosen by Sheila at Orange Esmerelda is.....
A single Flower.
I have created two digital journal pages using the same base layers as a  starting point ,
adding a single flower.
 I have noticed that a few friends have used this same quote,
  it goes so well with this theme.

I had lots of good intentions and ideas for this month, but, 
 with all that has happened here this past year, I  have learned  to 
cherish each day as it comes. I hope to get started with some hands on crafting
soon, but  just now,  if it gets me to escape the world for a while
 I will use   my digital computer programs..

However you spend your day
stay safe and keep well.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Say it with Flowers at TioT's


Say it with Flowers......
is the theme for the next two weeks over at Try it on Tuesdays
We think you will  have many ideas to share with us for this topic and the team look forward to 
seeing  and visiting you. Please pop over to TioT's  and see how we interpreted the  theme.
This journal page has a watercolour mop up base. The flowers were added in the digital program I use.

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

Monday, 1 March 2021

A single flower for AJJ

A single Flower

Sheila has set  our theme for March at Art Journal Journey.
Please pop over  to AJJ for all the information and see the art Sheila has shared to inspire us this month.
We look forward to seeing  your interpretations of this theme during March.

My background journal pages are layered scraps of paper 
 covered with water colour paints.
The single flower and the words were added  in the digital program I use [notes in my sidebar].

Thank you for calling in to see me
and however you spend your day stay safe.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A pile of metal bits..... at AJJ

Another  Steampunk style journal page 

for Valerie's theme..... Heavy Metal 

 over at Art Journal Journey 

I  created these pages in the digital program I use on my computer,

 I think this would be a rather uncomfortable cycle to ride,

 but I hope it would be a fun experience.

At least he has saved a pile of metal bits and pieces from the scrap pile

Maybe if he  secured the springs to the floor,

it could double up as an exercise bike.

However you spend your day, stay safe.