Sunday, 26 November 2017

Don't stand still and keep warm for AJJ

Another  journal page for Chris's theme of
101 ways to keep warm....over at

On the left is a couple of photos
 of how the page began.

I found the picture of the children walking through the snow in an old magazine. Yes I do have a large pile of old papers and magazines, that I really should recycle, but the hoarder in me just lets the pile grow taller.
I stuck the torn picture into my journal on a watercoloured base layer.
Then I added  a thick coating of crackle paste and let it dry to see what happened. 

The last stage was in the computer program I use [notes in my sidebar].

I hope you are all keeping warm today, its very cold here in the UK .

Thank you for stopping by, 
you are always welcome here.


  1. lol lol I have huge piles of old papers and magazines them
    great picture of the children, and love the paste ;O))

  2. What a fabulous AJJ page Yvonne! Love how you added that lovely crackly snow! No snow here but very cold! Some cars had snow on yesterday and my grandson reported snow in their garden too! Hugs, Chrisx

  3. Another wonderful creation, great composition and wise words. Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

  4. wonderful snowlandscape with the kids!!!The creation is beautiful!!!
    Have a nice evening
    love greetings Elke

  5. WHAT A SUPER BEAUTIFUL CREATION YVONNE - don't mind and LET YOUR PILE grow taller -
    you use the collected things always in such an artsy way!
    Keep warm !
    Happy start into the new week ahead!
    Thank you for a fantastic entry to AJJ!
    oxo Susi

  6. A lovely scene Yvonne and I love the digital addition of the deer.
    Avril xx

  7. Wow Yvonne, this is wonderful. Great scene.
    Greetings Carola

  8. Your crackle paste looks just like crunchy snow! And don't recycle...the pages look better in your journal. πŸ˜‰

  9. Brrr. That is one cold page. :) But those kids look warm and as if they are having fun. Not looking forward to snow here. Hopefully it doesn't come for quite awhile. But love this page for AJJ Yvonne. Hugs-Erika

  10. If it weren't for magazine images, I would be out of luck. I guess that makes me a hoarder, too. You found a fantastic image, but what I like most of all is the way you crackled the paste. It makes it seem all the more snow surrounds the images. It's a fantastic AJJ entry, Yvonne.

  11. Beautiful use of the crackle paste, fabulous result and very imaginative.xx[aNNie]πŸŽ„

  12. That's a wonderful magazine page you used, but it looks very cold where they are! The crackle paste adds the perfect touch, reminds me of frost on windows.

  13. Beautiful page! The crackle glaze looks superb and created a lovely winter look 😁. I may have to try to apply it thickly next time, did it take a long time to dry? The magazine image is lovely and I can just imagine walking through this winter wonderland too - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

    1. Thanks so much for your reply about the crackle paste on my blog, I never really have much luck using it so I'm always grateful of any tips - thank you! The weather really couldn't decide what to do here today πŸ˜‰... rain and sunshine on and off all today with a very cold wind so definitely hat weather here too 😁. Thanks again! J 😊 x