Sunday, 18 February 2018

Dreams and Nightmares

My first share today is this tag for the current theme... 'Add a Quote'.......... over at

The background is coloured  oxide inks . Next , an old stamp embossed with gold powder , some added stencils and finished off with stamps from That's Crafty.


This following  page I  nearly  ripped out of my journal as it caused me all sorts of  nightmares..

A simple start, using  some older inkpads to create a background. Stamps of cats I have had for years , I think they came with a magazine.
So far so good,  but what to add next......
Add a couple of Tim Holtz cats?? by this time I was in complete add as much as you can mode.
I am not good at STOP here, its enough.
Even I can say to myself that this is a rather busy looking page,
 more inks etc. etc. being added.
So I will leave you to make your own minds up about this page, but I will say I did have fun.
The words were computer generated.
I even found a few more cat images  to add from the computer.[digital notes in my sidebar]
I will add this page to........

where Rike's theme is Animals,  A- to Z

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


  1. That's a gorgeous tag, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. And the catty page is fantastic, you have some nice cat stamps, too. Have a lovely Sunday. It's very cold today here but the sun is sparkling on the frost, so that's something! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fabulous tag, very interesting indeed. Your page is interesting..xx[aNNie' blog]

  3. Beautiful tag and journal page! Wow, you have been busy getting creative ๐Ÿ˜. I love the pretty dancer on the tag and the layers of stencils and stamps look amazing! I think your cat page is wonderful too, there is so much lovely detail to look - purr-fect ๐Ÿ˜‰. Happy Sunday! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. The tag is adorable and I simply adore the woman dancing.

    I am LAUGHING at at your cat spread. I am often just the opposite and stop way too soon. I absolutely love the different types of cats you used and Bleubeard gives it two paws up. Thanks for joining us with this great spread at Art Journal Journey, dear Yvonne.

  5. Wow-- not only the tag is amazing but the clever mosaic page with the cats is unique amazing Yvonne!
    You have always the best ideas! Thanks a lot for another fabulous entry to Rike's AJJ theme! You rock!
    Happy Sunday Yvonne - we got a big load of snow again .... winter is here again! But I am o.k. with it - it's just February!
    oxo Susi

  6. These are beautiful pieces Yvonne. I love the tag-it is quite pretty, and had a good laugh with the cats. ThoseTH cats looks like they just woke up, especially the one on the bottom. Its another beautiful sunny morning here-with 10 inches of new snow-AUGH!!!! Off to the studio for me. Enjoy what's left to your weekend.Hugs-Erika

  7. Your tag is beautiful with this brightness of the oxide inks and embossed gold powder - I like the movement of the girl being as large as the plants!
    Your cat page is fantastic! The quote fits perfect to the cat under the quote :)
    I think there is not too much on the page, it's good that you didn't stop earlier, so we have many amazing details to look!
    Thank you for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, I am very happy with your fabulous cats!
    Rike x

  8. Great quote on the cat page Yvonne!
    Loving the tag with it's stencilling and stamping. x.

  9. Oooh I think the cat is having a nightmare with all the cats in all their boxes. It's super-imaginative, Yvonne.
    Your tag is the opposite, calm and peaceful. It's a terrific background with the oxides.

  10. Great tag, and I love your cat page Yvonne! The expressions on the TH cats, and the quote, are priceless!
    Alison x

  11. Hi Yvonne! I absolutely love your beautiful tag! And the cat page is so creative, fun, and very beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Sharon

  12. Two great pieces, and I like the busy cat version with all the added details rather than the plainer one!

    Sally xx

  13. Love your dreamy tag, so full of movement and your colourful cat page is great fun too, I can just see you enjoyed making it!

  14. I love your joyful tag! Your journal page certainly does reflect the fun you had making it and I love it!Hugs,Chrisx

  15. a lovely, lovely tag! wonderful journal page as well! xo

  16. Wow, what great projects. Wonderful!!!
    Greetings Carola

  17. Great art work - love the effect of the silhouette on your tag.