Thursday, 11 May 2017

Solitude and reflections.

Its a digital page from me today for
and the lovely theme Gill has chose for us this month.....
Elegance and Grunge.. 
I started off using a  page from an old French book that I found in a Charity shop,
Not on the shelves,  but in a box on the floor beside the counter....
It had no cover and  pages missing. Unsalable the staff said, its destined to be thrown away, 
 but to me it was the find of the day. I happily put a donation in their box.
 I added more layers and the image in my digital program  [notes in my sidebar].

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


  1. A great find indeed Yvonne and I love your mix of elegance and grunge. Great job xxx

  2. Your page is gorgeous, and the book was a lucky find. I got some lovely and tatty books in old German script for 10 cents apiece, that made me happy, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Holy cow. I would have given to the donation box for that French book, too. It is going to be a great addition to both your digital AND your traditional pages. This is a beautiful entry, and fit's Gill's theme perfectly. So glad you shared the back story, too.

  4. What a fantastic find Yvonne and you used it so well. Look forward to seeing more work using this terrific book

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Wonderful you have designed from this book page!
    So romantic and imaginative!
    Nice day

  6. I'm with you. That book was a fantastic find 😀 Your page is so elegant too. It came out perfect. Hope all is well. I got home last night and it feels good to be in my own house. Hugs erika

  7. What a fabulous find and I ADORE this page with the wonderful quote and sketch! So BEAUTIFUL! A fantastic piece for Gill's AJJ theme - thank you ♥!
    Happy start of the weekend Yvonne!
    oxo Susi

  8. This is such a beautiful page Yvonne.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Yvonne this is so beautiful and I love the the layers and dreamy effect. Also thanks for inviting me to add to the try it on Tuesday. what an inspiration you are my friend x

  10. Beautiful page just love the gorgeous image and your quote..
    If you celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday have a lovely one and a great weekend.

  11. Love the soft colours Yvonne and that line art image. Great sentiment too!
    Val x

  12. Beautiful page and quote. Love the simplicity of it. Great book find too!

  13. What a wonderful book you found, I'm so glad you saved it and you created such a beautiful page with it 😊. I adore the sentiment you used too! Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J :-)

  14. Firstly I noticed the lovely quote and then the beautiful girl and fabulous background Yvonne - I love this!
    And what a nice story on how you found the book and gave it new life.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend - and maybe (if not already) you'll be playing with some of your new goodies :)
    Gill xx

  15. What a lucky find, I'm so glad yo saved it from the rubbish bin and made this lovely page. I really like the quote as well.
    Jean x

  16. So gorgeous page Yvonne !! so lovely face, really we need our own moments, I agree. This background is super !!wonderful, I wish you a very nice weeekend, big hugs.

  17. Great find Yvonne, it makes for a super background to your piece!
    Have a great weekend! Hugs

  18. A really beautiful page Yvonne! Great background and quote.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Mar x

  19. So lovely - gentle and calming, and oh how true those words are. Beautiful!
    Alison x

  20. Wow what a beautiful page, I just love it, great womens face and beautiful words!!
    Have fun!

  21. A really lovely page which fits the theme perfectly.

  22. This really is fabulous! What a great find! Hugs, Chrisx

  23. WOW, what a great page. Fantastic!!!
    Greetings Carola