Friday, 16 March 2018


Friday is Diary Day...... week 11

This next spread in my Dylusions diary has had a complete make over.
I wasn't up to seeing this quirky lady facing me this week. So it was out with the white gesso and the brusho powders.

I did stamp the flowers on the page, but decided to stamp them again, before  fussy cutting, colouring and sticking. Water colours and brusho colliding make a terrible mess. Fortunately I had a clean space to stamp the cute bird.

I will add this page to Art Journal Journey
and Rosie's theme of Spring.

Thank you for calling in today, I hope you all have a good weekend.


  1. Beautiful and cheerful page and much better than that lady! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I love your wonderful make over - so clever to cover the Lady. The scene is wonderful and I love the cute bird and the fabulous brusho/watercolour background! So happy this fabulous Friday diary pages fit Rosie's Spring theme! Thank you so very much for supporting AJJ again so well - I have way to less for this month- not enough time and ideas here.... Hope I will find some time this weekend for creating some more pages!

    Happy weekend dear Yvonne!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. Your makeover was a great idea, that quirky lady was a bit much, this is so much nicer to look at.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  4. I think you were smart using the gesso. Your cute little bird and those flowers are better for the first week of spring. March is just flying by, isn't it? Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  5. Sorry this is brief. I'm having keyboard problems. Wise choice to cover the hideous lady. Love what you did and thank you for also sharing it with us at AJJ.

  6. A quick answer to your comment on wages. Those were FANTASTIC wages for the 1920s. It would be like $1500 to $6500 US wages a week today or about $78,000 to $338,000 a year.

  7. fantastic pages,love the blue backround with the yellow blooms,the little bird is cute.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  8. beautiful page with bird und the lady is cool and crazy!!!
    happy weekend

  9. Now that's more peaceful a page than the one eyed wacky woman! Lovely colours too <3

    Sally xx

  10. Fantastic Yvonne. The little bird will have me smiling all day.

    Have a great weekend-rugby for us today :)

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. A wonderful post

    Thank you for sharing it at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

    Have a wonderful weekend

  12. Your spring page with this cute bird is hundred times more beautiful than the lady you covered with gesso! What a fantastic idea! I like your colors!
    Wish you a happy Sunday!
    Rike x

  13. A great improvement and I love the addition of the cute bird! Some of those images are quite difficult to like! Hugs,Chrisxx

  14. LOVE your color choice! Reminds me of spring!!

  15. oh this is fantastic Yvonne - and who would have believed what was underneath. How on earth did we ever manage without Gesso before :)
    I love the background a lot too - the left hand side especially, reminds me of bird footprints in the snow.
    Have a great week Gill xx

  16. A wonderful transformation of that page Yvonne! Xx