Friday, 4 December 2015

Live your adventures for AJJ

The theme for December at Art Journal Journey is
Collage [+ Journalling]

This page started off with a digital collage I had been experimenting with, when I printed it out I had my printer set a A5 so rather than print another for my journal, I  stuck it down and got out the paints.

I used a few  left over colours around the edges, that I had mixed using white  acrylic as a base,  and  a tiny bit of home made spray paint.
The stencil was waiting to be put away, so that helped the edging.
Again  I looked in the bits box and used a bird and a clock face in the corner, there was a bit of a paint mess to cover here,
 where the end had come off the spray as I was trying to get the last dregs out of the bottle.
The quotes read.....
''Life was meant for a great adventure''.
and around the edge is one of
 Ophrah Winfrey's...
''The biggest adventure you can take
is to live the life of your dreams''.

I do hope that the girl was doing just that,  as she went walking with her dog.

Thank you for calling to see me today, your comments are always appreciated.


  1. Lovely... and I rather like that it came out A5 and got itself a gorgeous painted border as a result! Love the dreamy forest atmosphere and trailing ivy, and the sentiment looks great stamped across the digi and mixed media collaging.
    Alison xx

  2. Fantastic collage, love the fairy in the forest, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  3. A wonderful collage dear Yvonne! I love all about it! It's a dreamy fairy page that makes happy to look at. So happy to see you at Art Journal Journey again! I hope you are not too busy with christmas preparations! Happy weekend Yvonne!

  4. Always envious of anyone who can master a computer- I'm having a major hissy fit with mine today! Don't ask, I'm taking real deep breaths!!!!

    Very nice result despite the misprint lol


  5. This is stunning page Yvonne and I really love the bright hat it catches the eye so well

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Fabulous, and sometimes little mistakes like that work out just perfect! Live the elements you added to the original piece, it's turned into a fantastic collage, love it!

  7. So many fabulous elements you have used to this great collage, Yvonne. Love the forest and the fantastic fairy, specially the amazing hat.
    Hugs, Mar

  8. Cool collage and I love her hat!

  9. This is adorable, Yvonne. I am impressed with how you used the stencil to cover up the corner. I would never have known had you not pointed it out. In the end, it turned into a beautiful collage with a very powerful message! It's a winner in my books.

  10. What a beautiful mixed media page for your art journal , Great background and lovely dolls in the front!!


  11. Brilliantly designed, colours and added goodies are just gorgeous.xx { aNNie}

  12. amazing page,dear yvonne,love the girl with the big hat,its fun.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  13. Beautiful, rich page with charming elements.
    Have a happy weekend xx

  14. Love the quirky/whimsical style of your journal page Yvonne x
    Love the layers of images and the colour combination

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  15. Great collage Yvonne, so many wonderful elements here. It almost looks like she's calling out to bring the bird to her, like Cinderella or Snow White. Love it. hugs :)

  16. I love how you combined so many effects to create one great collage! Love this page! Happy Weekend.

  17. Nice digital work always from you. I like your quotes, adventures, yes!!!

  18. This really is the most wonderful page! I love the digital start it had and now that it is part of your brilliant collage! Your spray led you on your adventure and I love the quote! Chrisx

  19. Great collages piece Yvonne and the painted edge works for me.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  20. Beautiful collage. I love that quote too.

  21. The girl looks all ready for her adventure. I love the little fairy peeping out. Nice work with adding a frame, that works very well.