Tuesday 26 August 2014

An Age of Steam

I took my journals away again in the caravan and some new Sheena Douglas Stamps.
I loved this image of the Station, I think it will be very useful for cards for the men in my family.
This page has a distress stained background and is random stamped, with a bit of masking in the corner. 
The colouring is water colours. I  lengthened  the track and the platform   a little with a fine black pen..

Here is another version using the same stamp sets

This journal pad has watercolour quality  paper, it gives a lot softer look to the image. 
Not so crisp stamping. But it also means a lot more water could be used on the  background, without damaging the surface. I added the surrounding masking after the colouring of the image and in case you wonder it was Vintage Photo Distress ink  [an ink that I would not be without] for the masks. 

We are now back home  and  to finish off this last trip, we did have our share of wet and rain this past couple of days. The wellies did have an outing and a tramp through the mud.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, the comments you leave are always appreciated. 
I hope to catch up with you all soon.


  1. This is beautiful, and I love the stamp you have used, so pretty. Have fun in the caravan and keep your feet dry! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great pages again Yvonne, lovely stamps and colours used.
    Jean x

  3. Gorgeous page, just love it, love this stamp and colours used..xx
    The Journey is the Start

  4. Both pages look fantastic Yvonne, it is I think one of my all time favourite Sheena stamps. The way how you used the different stamps looks great, love how you lengthened the tracks on the first and the subtle stencilling on the second one is really beautiful too!

  5. Great pages Yvonne super stamping!
    Amanda x

  6. Wonderful pages. Love the stamping. Beautiful Colors.
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it Anneke.

  7. Wonderful pages Yvonne. I just love the stamp-might be a must have :)

    Hope the weather is fine where you are this time.It is lovely here today.

    Love Chrissie x

  8. Yvonne, this is stunning! So much TLC went into this, and it was worth it, just love the colours and your entire scenes work beautifully! Gorgeous! :)

  9. Both pages are totally gorgeous! The stamped images are wonderful and both backgrounds are beautiful. Love them both! Enjoy the remaining caravan trip!

  10. That's a gorgeous stamp Yvonne and I love how you've created your pages...so soft and nostalgic and the masking works perfectly....Esther xx

  11. Great image for the menfolk!


  12. Once again catching up... you've been very creative, love the colors of these pages.

  13. What a wonderful image! Love what you've done with them!!

  14. Both pages are stunning, Yvonne. The stamps are WONDERFUL and I love the great composition. The sky colours are fantastic too.
    Hugs, Mar

  15. Both your pages are gorgeous, I really love them great colours and images, I love the way you used the stencils!!


  16. Fabulous pages, and that station stamp look so useful.
    Avril xx

  17. What wonderful pages - love the second one with that gorgeous framing.
    Alison xx

  18. Love the scenes you created in your journal. Great pages.
    hugs Brenda xx

  19. love the washed out background, very effective
    hugs x