Sunday 25 January 2015


Week 4 and the new prompt over at Journal 52 for 2015 is Silhouettes.
I chose to go down the stamping route again. A vibrant inky background using Aquatints [Spectrum Noir] the African images are stamps by Sheena Douglass.
I wanted  this scene to  look uncluttered and open. Harder than I thought as I am not fond of leaving spaces.
The quote reads
The Family tie, is like a tree,
It can bend, but it cannot break.
I did wonder  about adding this to  Art Journal Journey  as I was inspired to use these images after looking at some African Masai Mara pictures in Google,   there were so many awesome paintings and photographs,
but I cannot say I was influenced by any one person, 
 just the stamps I had and could use.
[update-thanks Valerie I will add it to AJJ]

Next a just for fun page.

Painted background, sprinkled with a little Brusho.
A bit of random stamping in the background as well, mainly covered with the paints.
The main stamps used  are Paper Artsy and Sheena Douglass.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments you leave me.


  1. Both pages are gorgeous, the African one and those lovely birds! I think you should link it to Art Journal Journey, Hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks Valerie, I will go add it there
      Yvonne x

  2. You and me both Yvonne, if there is a space I want to fill it but you have achieved the uncluttered and open balance perfectly. Both are vibrant and stunning makes.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Brilliant pieces Yvonne, the Africa page has superb perspective.
    Happy Sunday
    hugs Brenda xx

  4. Brilliant pages Yvonne, loving the colours and feeling of space on your African page
    Amanda x

  5. Stunning pages both of them Yvonne, and such great use of those Sheena stamps! Love how you did the birds one behind the other! The Africa page looks amazing too!

  6. Love your creation, stunning colours it’s gorgeous and the beauties added....thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  7. Gorgeous Yvonne! I love the African scene, those Sheena stamps are amazing! Beautiful owls too, I really need to get me some of her stamps, wow! hugs until next time :)

  8. Beautiful colors on the first page, lovely!! And the birdies are really sweet on the second, interesting background too!

  9. I can almost feel the warmth radiating off these pages! So much colour, I just love them.


  10. Stunning, love the vibrant colours and the dramatic look of the African one and the colours and layered birds on the second, just fabulous


  11. I think the African scene is perfect just you made it. The other page is beautifully coloured and the birds are lovely.
    I wish you a great nex week, Hugs xx

  12. Fab that you have linked this gorgeous African Scene to AJJ - thank you Yvonne... gorgeous... and the other page is lovely ...
    Have a great new week !

  13. Two amazing pages Yvonne lovethe colours on the first on, so vibrant! I was watching Sheena use those aquatints and they look wonderful, may have to treat myself:) Beautiful stampingtoo!
    Val x

  14. I just love the silhouette page with the rich background and your just for fun page is just that,, a lot of fun :)

    Love Chrissie x

  15. I love the fabulously vibrant colours in the African page, and the Sheena silhouette stamps wonderful. The second page is great too with the sweet bird images.
    Jean x

  16. Brilliant, Yvonne! The African scene is fabulous and I love the amazing silhouettes. And the second one is very lovely with beautiful colours and a great background as always.
    Hugs, Mar

  17. Oh my word, the silhouette page is stunning, Yvonne... the colours of your sunset are glorious in their intensity. I love the crazy quirky birds too - fab!
    Alison xx

  18. Great cards , or pages, I really love the page with the silhoutte , great colours and image!!


  19. Lovely silhouette page ~ striking, indeed. And the bird page is likely lovely. I like the fiery colors of both!

  20. Two great pages! Big wow on the dramatic impact on the first one! Love the silhouettes and the birds are gorgeous! Enjoy!

  21. I love the warm feeling of these two paintings, which is accentuated by your color scheme. Blessings!