Saturday, 13 May 2017

Grunge and flowers

A hybrid journal page for Art Journal Journey
where Gill's 
super theme for the month is...
Elegance and Grunge

I'm not sure I can say this is elegant.... well maybe the flower...
but it is for sure has a lot of inky  grungy. 
I used a couple of my new TH mini stencils
 on top of a mop up page.
The bottom post card had to be covered , to  hide  a very dark splodge of water colour paint. I had tried to wash it out brushing  with plain water, but.... you didn't work on the card surface and was starting to leave a hole.
The other additions and the words were added
 in my digital program.

We have been taking advantage of some brighter weather this week. Going off again to Beamish,
 I will share the photos in a later post.
Back in our own garden we have an array of spring  colours.

The Rhododendron is in full bloom

Lots of Bluebells, giving colour under the trees and shrubs.

The Lilac with its heady aroma
 next to  the Acer, which is shades the patio  in the summer.

Last the Apple Blossom and a visitor, collecting an afternoon snack..

Thank you for calling in today.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


  1. Gorgeous journal page, you found a great solution for the splodge! Love the photos, spring is such a wonderful time of year.
    Enjoy being out and about! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I love seeing all the flowers in bloom and how your piece reflects that joy and also the coming of summer. :) You are a bit ahead of us, no lilacs yet here, but soon. Hope its a great weekend Yvonne. Hugs-Erika

  3. ah ha is this using those stencils you mentioned Yvonne- if so - pleased you got to play with them before no doubt being out and about again. Maybe that splodge was a happy accident - I love this - I think this is a beautifully grungy elegant page! (thanks again for joining in at AJJ).
    Your garden flowers and shrubs etc are looking really nice too and a lovely mix of happy colours.
    Enjoy your weekend... Gill xx

  4. What a beautiful page Yvonne! A romance on paper! I love it! Thank you for sharing with AJJ and thank you for sharing those excellent spring impressions from your garden! What a visual feast ! Looking forward to seeing the Beamish photos soon!
    OXO Susi

  5. Gorgeous Background !! Lovely paper I Love It !
    Hugs Doris

  6. Love this! The background looks fabulous and I do love that flower! Hugs, Chrisx

  7. Great post Yvonne love the page and the flowers xxx

  8. Wonderful page Yvonne and I do think it's both grungy and elegant. The little postcard is a greta solution and really actually adds to the overall effect.
    Enjoy your outing, and your garden photos are wonderful!

  9. A terrific page and a great way to cover a naughty splodge Yvonne.

    Beautiful photographs as always.

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Pretty journal page, looks perfect for Spring full of soft colors. Your garden looks lovely too with all it's color in bloom.

  11. Wow Yvonne, this is so great again. The flower fits so beautiful on the background, super designed. I like it very much.
    Greetings Carola

  12. A wonderful page and beautiful photos from your garden.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Fabulous page Yvonne and loving your flower photos x

  14. Beautiful post and love the flowers in your garden.x ♥[aNNie]

  15. Bold and bright and full of sunshine - a treat of a page. And lovely to see your garden bursting into life too.
    Alison x

  16. A lovely mix of colours for your background making the cone flower pop and a lovely array of blossom in your garden too.
    Avril xx

  17. What a beautiful page and love how you have created the background.

  18. I was really impressed by the grunge of this page. It was beautiful because it was so grungy.

    Your garden is full of wonderful color and I can almost smell the beautiful lilacs. So much to see in your spring garden this year.

  19. Wonderful page. Great save. Your garden looks beautiful. TFS the photos.
    Hugs Flo xx

  20. I love your colourful flowery page, and the cleverly disguised accident. Your garden shrubs are all looking very pretty too, this is such a lovely season.
    Jean x