Saturday 30 September 2017

Colour me Happy for AJJ

My last page for September at
Art Journal Journey

where I have been hosting this months theme of.....Colour in my World.

First of all  I want to thank everyone for their support this month and for all the Fabulous journal pages I have seen when I called in to your blogs.

I would also  like to say a  thank you to....
for asking me to   host  this past month at AJJ
It is one of the friendliest, inspirational  and supportive blogs in Blogland.

So how did this last page begin.....
One of the  material pages in my mixed media journal

I shaded with distress inks then added some raised  stenciled. embossed areas, Don't think I will try this again in this book as the material
 all puckered up. 

A fussy cut out woman from a pre -printed page was the next addition. I changed the word banner she was holding with some added digital images.

 She may have been learning to fly, but I have spent the last month learning that, maybe,  I like  brighter  colours more  than I thought I did at the beginning of the month.

Tomorrow at Art Journal Journey
 the new theme for October will be announced.
So, I  wait in anticipation to read what it will be and call in  to say hello to the new host.

Thank you for calling in to see me  today,
 your comments are always appreciated.

Friday 29 September 2017

My dear ....for AJJ

Well I am nearing the end of  my month  as a guest hostess at

It has been a great joy for me to visit and see the
 Colours in your World
 as well as the ones in mine.
This page is an over the top colourful one for me.

It began with one of my colouring pages from the Picasso Book, I have mentioned in a previous post.

This was fussy cut and stuck to a pre -coloured  journal page, created using watercolours, splashes of paint and stencils.
It is a digital image in the frame.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a happy, colourful day,  today.

Thursday 28 September 2017

The colours of Autumn for AJJ

The Colours in my World today 

 are the colours of Autumn

The trees are shedding their leaves  and give a real crunch underfoot when walking on them.
They all haven't changed colour as yet, but  many  are showing, yellows, oranges
  and rusty hues as autumn tightens its grip on the countryside around my home.

On the left. is how it all began, with one side of the spread  shaded with green watercolours.
The other side was a mop up page.
I then used stencils for the leaves.
 The child is a stamped image.

Thank you  for calling in today and for all the support you have given me  this month while I have been the Guest hostess for Art Journal Journey.
Only two more days to  go, I wonder what my colours will be tomorrow.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

A colourful page and a Steampunk tag

Colour outside the lines

How quickly this month has passed,
not many more days of September to share with you
The ' Colours in my World'.......
which is my theme choice  as a Guest Hostess  for......

On the left of this photo is some of the coloured napkins I have been using, [these were gifted by a non blogging friend]
one of the easiest papers to use  as long as I remember to glue  them to a  page that hasn't been water coloured.

 I wanted a colourful background today as I thought this scribbled digital image would  stand out on top of a white gesso patch.

Now for a  digital tag so I can join the current challenge over at

Tag Tuesday

the theme  is................

Thank you for  calling in to see me today , you are most welcome here
and I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Digital information can
be found in my sidebar.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Clocks / Time and a splash of colour.

We have a new challenge theme starting over at Try it on Tuesday's today.
The theme is, 'Time/Clocks.

This first photo is of a digital card I needed to send to a friend, but it didn't start off this way.......

It all began in my 8 x 8 inch journal.
On the left is the first layers of embossed stencil clocks and some colour.

These two photos show the next stages, more colour  mainly vintage photo distress ink.
A die cut  clock  and a word stamp.

So I am able to send a card and have a journal page to keep for myself.

I hope you will join us this time at TioT's
 its  a theme you could interpret in many ways as the girls have shown.
Please pop over to see their  great examples.

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

I am adding another version of this page, I think you all know I like to add digital images after I have taken my photos, so here it is with a
Splash of Colour....

Have a good day everyone.

Diary pages and Autumn

Where has September gone this year,
well wherever it went it has been a very colourful month for me
as I have been the guest hostess  at
Art Journal Journey

This is a page to celebrate
 Autumn Colours
I love the shades of dark orange- to deep reds-rusty browns as the trees shed their leaves .
Then the crunch of the drying leaves when you walk over them.

On the left is how the background of the page looks  while the paint is  drying.
Now why fuss about this, but I can tell you that its  taken nearly 2 days to get tacky dry. so I have given up, taken a photo and added some digital additions. At this rate we could be having winter before it gets dry.
 It was  the dregs in a couple of bottles of Pebeo Prisme Fantasy paint, left over from the days when I was on Sheena Douglas's design team.
It is a watercolour wash for the first layer on the page.

One day it will dry and then I will use the page in a proper crafty, hands on manner.

Now,   I am  going off  to join the folk at Bleubeard and Elizabeth  for
T stand for Tuesday

where we are all made welcome with a T related post

I have managed to keep my daily calendar up to date this year and here are  the photos of my July, August and September pages 
   During my T day visits  I saw that a number of the folk kept a daily diary/journal.,  that made me determined to give it a go.
So 9 months nearly over and 3 more months till the end of the year.

On to my cuppa for today......tea as usual standing beside my spray box.
I had been spraying a few backgrounds using Brusho powder. I have learn't the hard messy way that Brusho  has a mind of its own and kind of  goes where it chooses. On the plus side, this product dries out quickly, not like the paint on my first page this post.
The  box is well used and over time it has had some amazing colour effects. I have been tempted to use it for another project, but it is so useful, a good size and  I may not be able to replace the box with another that works as well for me.

I hope you all have a Happy Tea day and thank you for calling in to see me today.

Monday 25 September 2017

Colour your home for AJJ

Today the -- 'Colours in my World ' -- are green and orange.

I painted the base of my journal page with shades of green,  before adding pieces of the napkin. and some stencils.
 The napkin had lovely paler shades as you can see, but after sticking it  to the page,
 the colour changed  looking  much brighter, taking up the greens that I had used underneath.
 Note to self,  wet glues and water colour paints blend very easily with each other on tissue type papers.
This made me look around my home to see the colours , that because I see them every day, they get taken for granted.  Colours are not  always  what matter most, it the love and laughter shared with family and friends
 that colour my home.

Thank you for visiting with me today,
you are always welcome here.

Sunday 24 September 2017

True Colours for AJJ

I couldn't decide which  ''Colour in my World '' to choose today
for my Art Journal Journey page

So its a collage using  paler  colours  tones ,
 papers, some Jane Davenport snippets
washi tape. stencils,
with raised embossing.
Distress oxide was my colouring medium, with a highlight of gilding wax.
I had no plan in my head,  but  paper glue and a pair of scissors was a good starting point..
The page you see on  the right ended  up with a few digital additions after I had taken the photo.

Thank you for visiting me today and for all your support and fabulous entries to Art Journal Journey this month.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Don't feel

I hope this duck running along will make you smile today.
He seems in such a hurry, I hope he finds what he is looking for.
This is a a blue day for my theme of......
Colour in my World

The page began with a watercolour wash base and some napkins, I just loved the duck, his friends will be appearing  in the future in my journals.

 Thank you for stopping by to see me, I hope you all have
 a happy day today.

Friday 22 September 2017

The colour red AJJ

A hybrid journal page to celebrate the colour Red.
This is  a colour that makes me happy, especially if it is red flowers

The page was  stenciled and I used paste to add texture.  A few wild flowers random stamped and shading added all from the same ink pad.
The water colour flower and quote  are digital additions.

We are back to dull days again, so autumn is well on its way and I have to resign myself that its sometimes hard to get a decent photo, even under a well placed daylight bulb. This is quite near the actual colour shades, so a happy result with the camera today..

So red is the 'Colour in my World ', today for Art Journal Journey.
Thank you for calling to see me, your visit is always appreciated.

Digital information can be
 found in my side bar.

Thursday 21 September 2017

A glimpse of yellow

Not much colour in my world today.
Just a touch of yellow.
for Art Journal Journey
 and this months theme of...
Colour in my World.
I find that the simple things that maybe taken for granted,
 can  bring colour into how we look at the area around us..
It may be a dull day and suddenly you hear a bird singing, look around and glimpse 
 a  small splash of colour , that will take your eye to something else that has more colour.
Making the day seem brighter and more colourful  in the process.

This journal page started off with a napkin. I have been lucky to have  had so many beautiful napkins given to me by friends who know I use them in my craft projects.
many don't blog, but I always appreciate their gifts.

Thank you for stopping by today, your comments are always appreciated
 and you are very welcome here.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Broken crayons for AJJ

The colour in my world today could be  bright enough to waken a sleeping mouse.

This is my digital journal  page today  for
 Art Journal Journey

We are two thirds of the way though September already, where is this year going,
I am so happy  that everyone  is enjoying the theme for the month at AJJ
 and are sharing the  Colours in their world,
 there is so many inspirational pages to see  when I call in to see folk .
A huge thank you everyone and we still have 10 more days to go.

Its good to have you call in here, you are all most welcome
 and the comments you leave are always appreciated.

Digital information can be
found in my sidebar.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

I'm not crazy

A little bit crazy today!.
well not me but this journal page seems to have everything added to it today.

I'll   start with a cuppa which for once I did finish drinking before  I got into creating mode.
So my first call will be to see friends over at
where we are always made very welcome with a tea related post

First layers were pieces of a torn napkin.
Random stamping came next.
Oh dear this seems to be getting brighter. The next  colour I added was a  few brush stokes of 
watered down white gesso. The girl is fussy cut from a pre printed Jane  Davenport page.

As you can see on the left, I am now in front of the computer and into the digital program I use.
Tea day friends I hope you notice the water I am drinking here.......... folk its not always tea to hand.

This is also my page for today over at
 Art Journal Journey,
 where I am having a super time this month with...
Colour in my World..

Todays colours are bright happy ones, to make me feel happy.

Thank you for calling in  and I hope you all have a happy day.

Monday 18 September 2017

A splash of red and Green

What colour is in your world today.
Mine is mainly green with a splash of red.

This is my page for my theme of
Colour in my World....

This is how the page started.
A stencilled background, fussy cut stamped image and some washi tape to make a bench for her to sit on.
My colours today have a for me a calming effect. a time when I would just like to sit quietly and think about the important things in life .

I will also be joining the folk for the
Take a Word Challenge
the theme this week is......Wings

Thank you for calling in today, you are always welcome here.