Sunday, 22 April 2018

Happy bEARTHday

I created this page in my journal using a hessian      base.
The flowers' discs were cut from a magazine, their backing, stalks and leaves are old book papers.
The washi tape is the only item besides the glue that is used for the first time, but even that is quite old as it doesn't stick down any more, without help.

The bird , a fussy cut was needing a home, don't look to closely at the colouring of him, he is not good close up.
I have been making a few recycled collage pages this month, this really gets me to think about the discarded and wasted materials that get  thrown away on our earth.
Packaging. plastic, chemicals  for a  start  but it would take many hours to make a full and comprehensive list.  We need  to protect our environment today and not tomorrow.
This is a date I have to admit not knowing  the connection to environmental  issues until I started blogging and met folk folk  who promote  the date of Earth day.

Today is also special for me as it is the Birthday of my eldest son.

A  friend in Blogland celebrates a Birthday today as well,
Happy Birthday Elizabeth,
 you are an inspiration for us all.

I will join friends over at
  Art Journal Journey,
where Alison's theme this month is...Recycle/Collage

Also addind a reminder for the current Try it on Tuesdays theme....
Natures Beauty

Have a happy Day everyone and spare a thought or two
about how we can save our world for future generations.


  1. Fantastic page Yvonne. Have a lovely day, and happy birthday to your son, hugs, Valerie

  2. Just lovely and hope the son's birthday went well too.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  3. Happy Earth Day and Birthday to your Son Yvonne. What a fabulous page there is something quite romantic about torn book pages. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a super Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

  4. What a WONDERFUL page and post dear Yvonne!
    Happy Birthday to your eldest son !
    Happy Earthday! Happy TIOT! Happy AJJ!
    Thank you for being a friend!

    Hugs, Susi

  5. A great page as usual Yvonne - happy bEARTHday to your son!

  6. It's a wonderful page Yvonne! I love the flowers and that cute little birdie!
    Happy Earth Day!
    Alison xxx

  7. Happy birthday to your son. I hope he is as environmentally conscientious as you. It's a lovely recycled page. I adore those flowers. I also have some washi tape that doesn't stick well.

    Thank you for your kind bEARTHday wishes to me and thanks, too, for sharing this beautiful journal page with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. Happy Earth Day and Birthday to your son (and I had not caught that this was also Elizabeth's birthday) I really love your recycle page-beautiful

  9. Fab page Yvonne. I do love those flowers, good enough to eat ! I have a drawer full of "found items" that were too nice or "useful" to throw away, think I maybe should start using some of them , I haven't done any journaling but am getting tempted to have a go

  10. Beautiful recycling and most appropriate for Earth day! Hope son had a good birthday with some sunshine, cooler here & some clouds but it was mostly dry so I'll not complain!

    Sally xx

  11. Such a wonderful earthy project Yvonne x Love the details, especially those amazing flowers x I am sure you all had a lovely time with family

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  12. Love your hessian page - the cheery flowers are great, as is the happy little bird enjoying the warm sunshine colours. Birthday greetings to all - April babies are the best (yup, it's my birthday tomorrow, and my brother's two days after that, and it was my nephew's last week!).
    Alison x

  13. wow,wonderful page,love the images and your flowers with the stitching is fantastic.
    happy week.

    hugs jenny

  14. What a brilliant it!! Chrisx