Saturday, 27 August 2016

Animal wonders for AJJ

A page in my 8 x 8  inch journal today.

where there is only a few more days left to join in with Gills theme of Natures Wonders.

I did manage to remember to take a photo of the base layer, which was made using paint sprays and wax crayons.
Adding a bit more shading with distress inks, the stencil was lying on the desk, so I just had to add some as well.
The wording was added  in  a digital program after I took the photo.

The animals are Katzelkraft stamped images which I fussy cut.

I was thinking about strange looking creatures and did a Google search, it was amazing how many photo are out there. here are a couple  that caught  my eye.


Venezuelan Poodle Moth

But this was my favourite, he's not strange but look at that face....
A Bearded Emperor Tamarin

Animals are a true wonder of nature, there are so many species out there 
and I'm sure there are more to discover.
So to end with my own version of weird and strange animals

I had a lot of digital fun with this page,
using images from Mischief Circus kits as well as some of my own.

Human or Animal, our friends are special.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome.


  1. What fun pages and photos you are showing today. My fave is the poodle moth, what a creature. Both journal pages are fantastic, thanks again for being such a wonderful support for us this month! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh what a fabulous fun post Yvonne.
    I have seen those Katzel stamps before and was tempted but now I've seen your beautiful piece... I'm definitely
    going to get them :)
    I love LOVE everything today - all the quotes you have used are so nice and funny - and the strange creatures in the photos amazing and your images from Mischief Circus fabalicious!
    I really love both pieces today and could imagine both would be great as posters :)
    Hope your weekend going well ........ Gill xx

  3. Laughing about your crazy friends collage Yvonne!
    So true and fun.
    The animals you share are all new to me and so exotic ♥
    Your wax crayon and paint background is so rich and lovely.
    Your animals have a lot of attitude ;-)
    Have a lovely weekend oxo

  4. Yvonne...I am grinning from ear to ear. Sometimes I think I am the crazy friend and not the other way around :-) Your journal page is so pretty in orange. Bright and happy. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Take care...genie

  5. Great pages and quotes... so fun, especially the animal images.
    The photos of the strange animals are amazing and so funny as well!
    A super post today, Yvonne!
    Mar xx

  6. Loved your colorful page Yvonne and especially the grumpy look of the lion...just brought a smile to my face!

  7. Absolutely AMAZIING Yvonne ! Such fun and beautiful pages ! I am thrilled about them!
    Thanks for such fantastic pages for Art Journal Joureny! Happy Sunday! oxo Susi

  8. A wonderful post Yvonne and amazing artwork. Nice to just let your imagine go to places it wants to go.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. HAHA, love your strange animal creations! So fun! What amazing creatures this planet has, wow! I think my favourite is that poodle moth, I mean, what the!!! hugs :)

  10. Such fun and cheery pages you have created, the strange friends piece is fabulous and the quote is so true! My favourite is the Bearded Emperor Tamarin too, I love those whiskers :-). Wishing you a lovely Sunday! J :-)

  11. Your two paintings are absolutely priceless. What a wonderful imagination you have.
    The first one with the words and the two creatures is fantastic, they both look a bit cross. I would even have been happy to have made the flower painting, it's lovely in itself.
    And the crazy friends picture is so marvellous too.
    Top class, Yvonne!

  12. Love the quotes on both pages. The animals in the first are too cute. What interesting animals you found online too! tfs!

  13. What a fabulous post! I love your pages - both full of humour and such wonderful details in both too! Pictures of Okapis used to fascinate me when I was younger! Chrisx

  14. Lovely post amazing and gorgeous colours....fabulous images and beautiful papers used too..xx

  15. FUN! And I live that poodle moth :-)

    Sally xx

  16. You have some strange friends, Yvonne, but they are beautiful, too. It is wonderful that you brought your humor out one more time, because these animals, whether digital or real, were simply fun to see and enjoy.

    When I first saw the Okapis, I thought it was a digital take on a cross between a horse and a zebra. I had NO idea it was a genuine animal until I looked it up!