Thursday, 12 October 2017


"The dawn awakens my sleeping soul".

An 8 x8 inch journal page for Elke's theme of.....
 Landscapes of the soul..... this month  at........

This is a photo of the base layers.
A watercolour wash, then layers of stencils  using oxide inks.
The flower border is pieces from a torn napkin.
The words are from  new set of word stamps I couldn't resist buying [Lynne's Affirmations].

The dictionary snippets, birds and the sunburst were added in my digital program. [Notes in my sidebar].

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


  1. This is utterly beautiful dear Yvonne! I love all about it-- you use the Oxides in a wonderful way and make them Yvonne styled - great! A wonderful quote - can imagine that you weren't able to resist -lol!
    Hope you feel better now!
    Thank you for another fantastic make linked to Art Journal Journey!
    oxo Susi

  2. I feel like I am in a summer garden with this page. Its beautiful. (And I would like to be there right now instead of getting ready to grade a pile of papers I have in front of me. :) ) Hugs-Erika

  3. Oh my! What a fabulous page! Great colours! Hugs,Chrisx

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  5. a wonderful fantasy page, wonderful to dream in your soul landscape!
    I am very happy about your link to AJJ!
    Thank you!
    Happy day Elke

  6. Wonderful page, love the colours, too, and the wonderful quote. My soul seems to wake up way before dawn these days! Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Valerie

  7. Wow, what a beautiful scene you have created! The background layers of text, colours and stencilling look amazing and I love your new sentiment stamp. The napkin and digital additions finish the piece wonderfully - perfect 😁. Wishing you a lovely week, enjoy! J 😊

  8. I haven't tried the oxide inks yet but I am seeing so many beautiful projects. I love all the texture from the stencils and the digital elements. So pretty that it reminds me of someplace that I would love to be with a good book.

  9. wow,beautiful page,love the soft clors and the stenciling in combination with the napkin is amazing,love your new stamp too.
    its a wonderful peace and dreamy scene of your page,love this a lot.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  10. A lovely pretty page depicting the dawn, I like the background stenciling the lovely colours.
    Jean x

  11. Just stunning Yvonne, love the pretty surise colours and dreamy feel of this one. The napkin flowers along the bottom are such a lovely addition too! And of course the digi additions are very clever too!

  12. Wowwwww.....the colors....the sun....the birds.....It looks so much like I want to live a fantastic life...This is what you do with me mind goes in 100 directions looking at your creative work.
    xxx Plony

  13. Will you ever run out of gorgeous napkins? This and your oxide ink layer were a marvelous start. When you did your digital magic, it turned the entire piece into a masterpiece. It's great for AJJ.

  14. Beautifully presented Yvonne, lovely colours.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

  15. Your journal page is beautiful Yvonne xx Wonderful colours and a mass of details completed by Lynne's Affirmations....which i have purchased too

    Apologies for my lack of visits but I have been busy decluttering and decorating at home....thankfully we are almost there.

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  16. This is so beautiful Yvonne.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. Wow Yvonne, this is wonderful. Lovely colours and design.
    Greetings Carola

  18. Absolutely beautiful page Yvonne. The flowers and colours are so pretty.
    Mar xx

  19. A beautiful composition Yvonne!

  20. So beautiful! I love the work you did with the oxides on your background, and once again a napkin has created a gorgeous image that I just love! I can see why you had to have that stamp set, what a great sentiment! Stunning! hugs :)

  21. Oh, that's magical - it lifts the heart - breathing a sigh of pure pleasure here.
    Alison x