Saturday 29 August 2015

Lost in Time-- for AJJ

Oh, that we had time to just sit and stare,
 get lost in our own thoughts and watch the world go by.

I used all sorts of things on  this mixed media page.
A watercolour wash , background of pale blue.
Next Distress  inks, Abandoned Coral, Black Soot and a little Mustard Seed.
A bit of random stamping, before I added  the stencil figure [Donna Downey]
I had made a digital page  of time pieces etc . which I used as her base, 
 black soot to shade it all, before cutting the shape out.
The clock stencil [Tim Holtz] that I added with modeling paste
 was lightly highlighted with gold gilding wax. 

I have added a few words round the side of Alice
'Sometimes she sits and thinks, sometimes she just sits'.
I hope Valerie doesn't mind , as it was on her inspirational blog that I first saw this idea
to write around the figures..

Alice is off to Art Journal Journey, 

there are still a couple of days to join the fun  .
August's theme is Time.
The awesome inspirational Gallery for this theme can be found

This is another scheduled post , I will catch up with you all soon.
Thank you for calling to see me, I realy appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. Love the way the colours blend on your background! A brilliant page! I used to think retirement would be like that! Huh!!! Chrisx

  2. Your page is fantastic, and of course I don't mind, I love how you wrote around the figures. Great work! I will link for you! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Wonderful page and very different yet again. I am sure Valerie was thrilled that she inspired you she is always generous with her ideas and this is just right for your character..

    Have a good time what ever you are doing

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love your page, so many stunning details! Could watch for ages!

  5. Fabulous page! As always, your background is filled with so much great texture and details. I love how you added the figure, I also try to imagine what she is thinking...
    Hugs, Mar

  6. I love this page!! I daydream all the time. It doesn't matter what I'm doing either. Then suddenly I'll snap back into real time and realize I've been staring into space again!! LOL But it's wonderful!! :)

  7. Brilliant dear Yvonne!
    You are a full - TIME- artists!

    oxo Susi

  8. This page is stunning Yvonne really imaginative.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  9. Another great page, I love the main image and how you made her. I'm a bit of a daydreamer too, it used to get me into trouble at school.
    Jean x

  10. Wow - so glad I had a bit of time to catch up - I wouldn't have wanted to miss this. Love the clock texture and the amazing way you've used the digi page to create the woman's body. Stunning work!
    Alison xx