Saturday, 24 March 2018

Springtime in the garden

A mixed media/hybrid journal page to share today with

and Rosie's theme of Spring.

When I started this page, I still had a pile of
 'found relative' images on my desk and I had been adding left over  stencil pastes and inks to use for a page  base . The surface has a rather messy texture.  Some lace scraps also were added and here it still sits  unfinished in my journal. I decided to take the photo into the digital program I use and 'hey presto' I got a result that I feel happy to share.

I have seen lots of beautiful spring flowers in my travels around blogland, all that shows in my garden are the snowdrops, but maybe soon I may see more  colour and know that spring has arrived at last.

Thank you for visiting my blog,
 you are always welcome here.


  1. I love the delicate pieces to this page. The lace is beautiful as is the texture. It feels like spring. These spring pages are making me really happy, yours included. Nice! Hope you are having a fantastic Saturday. hugs-Erika

  2. And I am also happy with your result dear Yvonne! So beautiful! And what a great thing that you have the page and maybe you will progress it into another way.... very clever! I have also just the snowdrops in my garden until now, but I bet during the next weeks the other green peaks of the springflowers will bloom as well. At least I hope so! Today was sun in the afternoon - very nice and enjoyable!
    Thank you very much for such a beautiful page linked to Art Journal Journey!
    Your support for the challenge is just WONDERFUL!
    Thank you so much !
    Have a happy weekend my friend!
    oxo Susi

  3. Another hybrid journal page so gorgeous

  4. A beautiful Spring page Yvonne! xx

  5. Wonderful page, love the contrast between the vintage photos and background and the fresh, spring flowers - gorgeous! Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

  6. This is magical. Such beauty and happiness you created from what seemed like a huge mess to begin with. I can't believe how awesome this turned out. You create such beauty from everything you begin with. I simply adore the hybrid finish to this journal page. Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey today. It is simply stunning, and a super use of those found relatives!

  7. I do enjoy my trip to your blog, never knowing quite what I shall find. Snowdrops here too & some crocus for an extra splash of colour that is most welcome. We've had some spring weather to match which has been most enjoyable though it's supposed to be snowing later next week which I can well do without! A small black furry bundle will be joining us in May ....rebirth season in Scotland!

    Sally xx

  8. I love how you work your digital magic, you created such a pretty page with all those images and spring flowers! I love all the texture you created in the background and the coloured lace is beautiful too ๐Ÿ˜. We now have daffodils flowering in our garden and I noticed that my pot of tulips are in bud too. It's been feeling far more spring like this weekend with the sunshine and warmer weather ๐Ÿ˜€. I hope the weather has improved for you too and that you are having a lovely weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  9. Oh I love it! Your layout is simply lovely. I am amazed that you create such beautiful work with the computer.

  10. Isn't it amazing how artwork can be transformed into something the eye loves when using a different format? I always think it is my failing eye sight that causes the problems but digital images can really bring out the texture and shade of a project without the glare of shadow or unnatural light that camera can. I have to say that I love both Yvonne, the found relatives picture is so memorable. Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday Tracey xx

  11. Beautiful work and your gorgeous colours and layout, spectacular.xx๐Ÿ’– [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  12. This is such a beautiful journal page - lovely spring flowers.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. These found relatives look particularly happy, it's a lovely little group.
    I've said it before but it's fun to see how you take a starter "real" page and turn it into such an effective photo-edited page (and still have the "real" page to use again).

  14. I love your garden journal page-so pretty

  15. A wonderful page

    Thank you for joining us at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY