Friday, 29 July 2016

The secret garden for AJJ

The Secret Garden was and still is a favourite book of mine.
This double page spread in my journal has a mopped up background, the yellow that was spilled all over my desk last week. Just right for the natural scene I had in mind . 

I used a variety of stencils and painted over the daisies  with acrylic paint and a red liner pen

These quotes from the book are from 
  what remains of a well used Graphics 45 paper pad.

There are only two more days till the current theme ends at
 Art Journal Journey 

In my garden there is...........

I don't have a secret garden but if I did. I hope it would appeal to Mary.    


  1. Wonderful pages, and I am sure Mary would love them, too. I think the idea of a secret garden is something very appealing to us all. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. You may not have a secret garden, but you have captured the hearts of Mary and all who have joined AJJ this month. Fabulous spread and kudos to a fantastic host. Your garden is a delight, secret or not!

  3. I love these pages, so full of summer sunshine, I'm sure Mary would love them.
    Avril xx

  4. Oh my goodness, you have out done yourself with this page, I love it! The colours are so cheery and contast perfectly, your secret garden has definately bloomed beautifully! Thanks so much for the wonderful theme this month, it has been so inspiring. You, Susi and Valerie have done such a fantastic job as hosts! Wishing you a Happy Friday! J :-)

  5. More wonderful pages with the happy accident background. One of my favourite books as well. It has been a joy to have you as host Yvonne and always wonderful to join in with Valerie and Susi at AJJ

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Way to make a spill turn into something wonderful Yvonne!
    Your Secret Garden pages are wonderful.
    Every garden has secrets doesn't it ♥
    July is drawing to a close and I still have so many garden ideas in my head.
    Thank you again for a lovely time!
    p.s. Happy beginning of the weekend

  7. wonderful garden page,i love so much.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  8. Thank goodness for life beyond the apps! Bloglovin wouldn't let me comment so you almost had a secret comment to go with this delightful secret garden! Broken my glasses too but at least I have magnifiers with me so I can still see (ish!) to comment...

    Sally xx

  9. So beautiful Yvonne!
    Thank you for another fantastic spread to your gorgeous theme!
    oxo Susi

  10. This is so beautiful and summery, the colours are lovely. The Secret Garden is one of my favourite books and I would love to take a walk in yours.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Love this bright cheerful page. I am a very naughty journal person. Have loads of them with a page or two finished, then I go on to something else. Must discipline myself.

  12. Wonderful page Yvonne. The combination of plants and flowers is very beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Mar xx

  13. Love the yellow background, such a happy page.

  14. Such a wonderfully happy spread! I love it! Hugs, Chrisx