Friday, 1 July 2016

In my garden there is..........for AJJ

A short while ago Valerie and Susi from
  Art Journal Journey
asked me if I would like to join them for a second time,  as their Guest Hostess for July.
 I was absolutely delighted and  it took me no time the say 'Yes please'
This is the blog that really sparked my interest in creating journal pages, I had dipped into journals for a while, but the inspiration to be found there is amazing

My choice of theme for  July is  ...
In my garden there is.....

I hope you will join in, you don't even  have to have a garden, just imagine what you would like to see, even if it is only  a small pot plant.

This is how my page began with a
photo of my garden taken in May

The first layers on my journal page.
Water colour washes, stamps and snippets of book pages

Next stage.
add the photo, torn around the edges.

Stamped and fussy cut bird
 and die cut wild flowers.
They were water coloured as well

Nearly finished,
 a few digital additions
 when I took the photo into my computer and  it only needed the words adding.

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

I am looking forward to visiting you in the coming month.


  1. Wonderful journal page and great to have you with us again at AJJ! Have a fun month, hugs, Valerie

  2. I love your page Yvonne! Great to have you again as our hostess this month♥
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  3. Love this page. Wonderful design.
    Thanks for showing how you began.

  4. A beautiful page Yvonne and a great theme for the month--I am looking forward to seeing all the entries

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. You have a beautiful garden Yvonne. Fabulous page. Lovely layers with the initial background through to the digital flowers which finish it off brilliantly.
    Hugs Flo xx

  6. A beautiful page with lots of interest and I love the way the photo of your garden seems to blend into the background.

  7. I love your fabulous page, your garden is lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Beautiful card, love those papers and gorgeous design. Have a lovely weekend.xx

  9. Really beautiful !
    Greetings from Germany

  10. So gorgeous page Yvonne !! Love the beautiful background and the lovely garden you have got, it ´ a treasure !! The composition is fabulous with this fussy bird !! Great, congratulations!! I wish you a very nice day, big hugs,

  11. Lovely garden page, I like the sweet bird and die cuts. Love the sentiment as well!

  12. I was simply thrilled to see you were once again the host of AJJ. I thought I was all "gardened" out after creating Chris's garden theme for our international swap, but I was wrong. I love what you created, and look forward to joining you in your garden (and mine) throughout the month of July.

  13. A lovely page & such a great looking garden to relax in! I'm sure the birds love to come visit :-)

    Sally xx

  14. Congratulations on being the guest host, and what a lovely theme you've chosen. Your first page (I'm guessing there are going to be many more!) is simply wonderful - a gorgeous photo that I'd love to wander into, that sweet bird and the flower die-cuts look absolutely beautiful. My favourite versions I've seen of them, I think. I'm sorry to have been MIA again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

  15. It's a nice feeling to be in your spring - summer garden I could easily find a relaxing moment there. Hugs

  16. A beautiful page Yvonne, I love seeing how you built up the layers to enhance the lovely photo.
    Jean x

  17. Hello Yvonne,
    What a beautiful page a love it !
    Nice combination with the photo .
    Love de colors .
    Hugs Doris

  18. A fantastic page with beautiful details, Yvonne.
    Love your lovely garden, and theme you've chosen at AJJ is fabulous.
    Hugs, Mar

  19. WOW WOW WOW! One of my favs for sure Yvonne! I just love the image you chose, and all the wonderful foliage colours you used to do the background! The bird is the best, what a summery delight! hugs :)

  20. LOVE your theme this month at AJJ Yvonne. This page is beautiful. Love seeing your garden. Including the photo made a fantastic page! Especially adding the bird. Happy weekend-or what's left to it. Hugs, Erika

  21. Thank you for calling my attention to posting my picture this month for Art Journal Monthly. I am fascinated by your journal page. I read carefully how you completed each step. You went through a lot to reach your final piece...and it shows it...beautiful. The mix of different mediums is wonderful. You are so talented. Thanks for continuing to inspire me. genie

  22. Lovely page and thanks for hosting AJJ this month, your theme is awesome! :-)

  23. Finally I have caught up with you and your wonderful creativity dear Yvonne!
    I worked my way backwards and got to visit with everyone before me = Phew!!!
    Thank you for a really lovely theme.
    I cannot imagine life without gardens.