Thursday 5 November 2015

Halloween memories

Here we are in November and a new challenge begins over at Stamps and Stencils
The new theme has been chosen by Ruth and its called
'Remember, Remember'
we would like you to be inspired by your favourite memories.
Please pop over for all the details and she our memories.

So you may think this is late for Halloween, but at this time of the year
 and a  'found relatives photo', {Tim Holtz]
 it reminded me of  my boys when they were young,
  going out with their pumpkins,
 to call at friends in the neighborhood.

This is how the page started, water colour base,
 old book snippets and  pieces of mesh.

Some texture-- using Tim Holtz stencils and modelling paste
and a little random stamping
Now to begin adding more color, this time with distress inks.
I edges the photo with Frantage Embossing powder.
Stamped out some leaves [Stampers Anonymous]
then fussy cut them.

I used Gilding wax over the stencils , a variety of distress ink shades on the leaves .

This quote is from a Dylusions set of stamps and  I am sure express's  the feelings of many of us Mum's when we think of our children.

Over at Art Journal Journey
 the theme for November is 'Inspired by Autumn Colours', so the boys are off to visit there as well.

Thank you for calling to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. Lovely page, it's guy Fawkes so I'm sure this share is still suitable Yvonne:-)


  2. Wonderful page, love the colours and texture. It's never too late or early for pumpkins! Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Hugs, Valerie

  3. Very beautiful page. You are so talent with textures and stencils. The page is full of sweet memories.
    Have a happy day xx

  4. Great journal page! That texture makes it light and airy, and love the old photo! Have a great day!

  5. Wow Yvonne, this is gorgeous!! I love that background, the texture is amazing! TH stencils never looked so stunning! hugs :)

  6. Hi Yvonne so sorry that it has been so long since I have hopped on over but the dreaded flu bug hit, YUK!!

    Beautiful page and I love the step by step. The photo ties everything together and because there is so much texture and techniques going on you just want to keep looking. Off to have a look at everything I have missed.

    Hope all is well your end and have a fabulous day?

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. Loved seeing your layering process. Those leaves are wonderful!!

  8. LOVE this project Yvonne...x
    . Now I am getting robot thingies on everyone's blog where you have to match pictures up before you can publish a comment...can't win...xx
    { aNNie}

  9. Gosh this is amazing ! I am in awe of this page dear Yvonne!
    Thank you so very much for linking again to Art Journey!
    Happy rest of the day!

  10. Lovely background and those leave s are beautiful! Great textures too Yvonne and yes, the quote is perfect. Hugs.

  11. Love this wonderful page and the great textures. The leaves and colours are fabulous too. Thanks for sharing the process, Yvonne.
    Mar xx

  12. Yvonne, A beautiful page indeed! Love the stencils you have used! xo

  13. what a really beautiful page-love that texture too!

  14. I love this page Yvonne, the leaves are beautiful, and I like the the old photo and the lovely lovely quote.
    Jean x

  15. It's gorgeous.....all the work you put in a creation.....I love it!
    xxx Plony

  16. Love this earthy colour palette with the fresh greens - and a great quote for those little chaps in the photo!
    Alison xx

  17. Love this fabulous textured page! Gorgeous colours and a great quote to go with your boys! As a mother of three boys totally get the quote...and probably like you I still worry about them from time to time! Chrisx

  18. I'm late again, aren't I? Can't seem to catch up this month. This is beautiful. I adore the texture and the stencils. Of course, the found relatives are truly adorable, too. I have two cats and no children, but I get the quote because all children should hear it. It's so positive, and that's what they need.

  19. This is stunning and thank you so much for sharing how you made it Yvonne

    Love Chrissie xx

  20. So fascinating to see the completed page and then see how it started and progressed.
    Love the way you have gilded the leaves and the photo is the perfect finishing touch.

  21. Loved seeing how your page evolved Yvonne, love all the texture and what a brilliant sentiment!
    Val x

  22. Wualaaaaa !!! Wonderful page Yvonne !!! I love the background, the leaves are fantastiques, and the texture sublime!! Congrats, Big hugs, Caty.

  23. What a gorgeous autumnal spread Yvonne, beautifully put together xxx

  24. Love your pages Yvonne x Great colour combination and texture. Love the leaves and photo

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

  25. Fabulous pages Yvonne, love the Autumnal feel and the texture you've created. Sue C x

  26. Loving this Autumnal spread Yvonne! Great textures on show. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  27. Wowww, the page is very beautiful. Love the background with the texture. FANTASTIC!
    Greetings Carola

  28. Fabulous page Yvonne, love the background colour and textures.
    Avril xx

  29. Such a beautiful textured autumnal spread, the leaves are so realistic, looks like they will crumble if touched. A perfect choice for a memory to be inspired by. Hugs Ruth xx

  30. Fabulous page, great colours and textures.

  31. Fabulous page with lots of great fall colours and fantastic texture.

  32. Love your beautiful background and what a perfect quote for those found boys!