Tuesday 13 January 2015

Inspired by Leonardo for AJJ and Week 2 at J52

Inspired by the Masters is the January  theme at   Art Journal Journey.
Art was never my favourite subject at school, many many years ago, possibly  because I remember my art teacher telling me in no uncertain terms that I was wasting her time..
 But now in the crafting world I am discovering artists I've never heard of thanks to Susi and Valerie at AJJ.
To create this page, my tribute to the great Leonardo da Vinci,  I reached out for a set of rubber stamps from Katzelkraft. I remember buying them for Mona's image and the horses and have used them many times.
Lots of paint in the background and a collage using the stamps, a real fun page to create.

Next is my page made for Week 2 at Journal 52
The prompt was' Just Be'

My take was to 'Just be-- me',
 no plans plenty paint and go with the flow.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy enjoy reading the comments you leave.


  1. Just lovely Vinci -work. Love the colours and the horses. The other art piece is great, too.
    Hugs xx

  2. Wonderful journal pages, thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey with that beautiful Leonardo inspiration. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Two great pages, I really love the top one, great image and colours, I like the horses a lot!!!


  4. You must have been in my stamping-room !
    I love these images too. Very cool made in green. Ulrike

  5. Wonderful artwork on both projects Yvonne. I used to love art at school but had to choose between that and science. Seeing as how I wanted to work in lab I had to choose science.

    Your projects are always a joy and an inspiration

    Love Chrissie x

  6. stunning pages the Leonardo one is my favourite

  7. Both pages are so beautiful Yvonne !
    I can't choose a special favourite... they are both fabulous!
    Thank you for another fantastic contribution to our Inspired by the masters theme over at Art Journal Journey Yvonne!
    So happy to have you with us!

  8. Wow-wow-wow - both pages are just wonderful. Don't believe in your teacher :D

  9. Thank goodness you ignored your art teacher! Those Da Vinci stamps are wonderful :-)


  10. Wow, gorgeous Yvonne! Love those horses! Your teacher was obviously blind and ignorant!! big hugs :)

  11. Loving the de Vinci page, wonderful combination of images and the 'bee' page is fabulous too. Fabulous Yvonne! Ruth x

  12. Oh great Leonardo tribute with your lovely painted horses, and I love your "Bee".
    Yes, many, many years ago art teachers all seemed to be like that, very strange.

  13. Go with the flow is so good. Lovely Leonardo page and your bee is cutes an can "be". xox

  14. Stunning creations, gorgeous designs and most beautiful colour combos. xxx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  15. Yvonne this is one stunning journal page. Stop showing me such wonderful stamps and how you have used them as my wish list fills the craft room. lol

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  16. Wow,wonderful art works,love the horses and colors.

    xxx Jeannette

  17. a wonderful work of art with the da Vinci stamps! love the horses especially!
    your "bee" work also is awesome!

  18. More great pages Yvonne, I love the Da Vinci stamps and the way you have used them.
    I really like the Bee page as well, great quote.
    Jean x

  19. Fabulous pages, Yvonne. The first one is a great tribute to Da Vinci, I love the horse images. The second one has a stunning background.
    Hugs, Mar

  20. Two great pages Yvonne, love the first one his images are great and I like to make a master board with them for make cards. Lovely inking too:)
    Val x

  21. Love both pages!
    So rich with color and I do love ol' Leonardo ... and, well, I'm a long-time organic gardener, so the bees go without saying. :)

  22. Adore your Leonardo page - what a wonderful layered look, and the green is so fresh, waking the brain up to his incredible creativity. And the background on the bee page is so exciting, full of depth and perfect for a busy bee.
    Alison xx