Tuesday 29 May 2018

Elsie.....She's got the look ......that needed a glass of wine

 She's got the Look...... is the new challenge theme at
Try it on Tuesdays

We had fun with this theme and there are lots of wonderful inspiration pieces over at TioT's.
We hope you will join us there.

This is a digital/Hybrid card.
My own base layers then digital images added.
I find it really useful to make digital cards for friends who use  the internet.
As well as sending birthday wishes, it is good to just send as  a Random Act of Kindness
 to show you care about them.

 This is how Elsie looks in my digital journal, When I remember I try to keep a page as a reminder for myself, needless to say this is not often, as I get sidetracked and start creating something else in the digital programs
 I use [see my sidebar].

As Elsie is rather partial to a glass of red wine, I am combing my post with my Tuesday visit to see friends over at
Bleubeard and Elizabeths
 where T stands for Tuesday and  we are always made welcome with a drinks related post

Here is my cuppa and the photo I was about to play with in the computer,
it was far to early for wine.

I had read about and seen a technique on YTube
 that involved an inked piece of string, pressed between two pages or paper and pulled out as they were firmly held together.

I might have had a better result if the page had been plain white to begin with, but the one I used had already been blotted and smudged with the same colour shades and there was some colour left to use.

Anyway the page got its hybrid make over and  this is how it turned out

Another lady with a certain look, but I think she could be much happier with  her floral headwear than Elsie would have been..

As I added lots of flowers and  the butterfly I will also  pop over to add this page to
 Art Journal Journey

and Jo's theme of Flora and Fauna

If the weekend has gone to plan I will be travelling home today so I will be catching up with everyone   much later tonight.

I'll leave you with these photos taken in a garden center  we visited recently. Isn't this a wonderful family gathering.

Thank you for calling in here and I hope you are all having a good day.


  1. A face that says it all Yvonne.

    Love the technique you found and thank you for sharing it

    Lovce Chrissie xx

  2. Great post Yvonne! Been meaning to try the stringy technique - hope to get some time next week!

  3. Fabulous face image there's no harm in a little tipple or two especially during those summer time lazy days. Your second is just as amazing with her flowers in her hair. Great use of the string technique background a great way to mark make.
    What a lovely site to see in the garden centre, i'd love those in my back garden hee hee!!
    Happy T Day Hugs Tracey x

  4. What a great idea to make digital RAKs... certainly saves on postage, lol.

    Beautiful page - I love the sentiments in particular. Love the string experiment, too - one to go on my 'to try' list! Love what you did with it.

    Cath x

  5. Both of those ladies have the look for sure. Nice pages today. And Happy T day. I think that family t the garden center are cool and unusual too. Nice find to share. happy T day. hugs-Erika

  6. Beautiful ladies Yvonne - love them both!
    And the 'folk' you met at the garden centre were awesome :)
    Hope you had a fab week away and the weather was kind to you.
    Gill xx

  7. Such beautiful pages! Your first lady definately has "the look" and I smiled at the words "age is just a number", I must keep telling myself that ...lol πŸ˜‰. Your second lady is amazing with her headdress of flowers and those pretty butterflies, I'm loving the sentiment too! We still have sunshine here, the only rain we had was on Friday afternoon which pleased my garden plants ...lol πŸ˜‰. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  8. Your ladies are both wonderful Yvonne !! Love the looks they show, gorgeous pages !! I´ve also tried the technique of the inked string.. :D The results are very beautiful.
    i wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugss, Caty

  9. these are both beautiful looking ladies Yvonne! The sentiments are perfect choices for each too. The string technique sounds interesting. What a fun scene with the gorilla family! Hope you enjoyed your away time, and happy T day!

  10. Two beautiful ladies Yvonne!! And those gorillas are too cute... Reminds me of the decor at the RainForest Cafe... lol Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  11. Elsie is so funny! And your other lady with the flowers in her hair looks so beautiful!

  12. A fabulous page Yvonne, love the look on Elsie's face, it says it all! Love the butterfly lady with the flowers in her hair - the background looks great. Interesting folk at the garden centre - love the red head with the flowers in her hair!
    Have a good journey home and I hope the weather has been good.
    Avril xx

  13. Elsie is adorable and it appears she loves her wine. I also like the concept of age being just a number. Lovely idea for Random Acts, too.

    As always, I guessed you would be drinking tea. I adore the mug and the little coaster it is sitting on, too. Very drink inspired!! Thanks for sharing both the lady and your tea with us for T this Tuesday.

    Last Wednesday someone shared the FB link to that string technique, but because I'm not on FB, I couldn't see it. I had to guess how it was done, and I'm glad you shared it with us today. Your lady is beautiful and I was really impressed with how you incorporated it in your art. Thanks for linking it to Art Journal Journey, too, dear.

  14. Forgot to tell you how cute the gorillas are. Simply adorable.

  15. Two beautiful gals Yvonne!
    Happy T-Day!
    Alison xxx

  16. Both of your wonderful pieces are amazing! I love that the lovely technique we learned at school makes just such a good starting point for your hybrid art! Have to do this again, I had never nice results I remember, but maybe now I am better with this string technique.Thank you for your inspiration! You are a real artist - you get inspired by everything .. and you find always a way to use backgrounds.... you never cease to amaze me with your art Yvonne!
    No wine in the morning? ! Lol! Neither for me... just decaf or tea .. and lately I try to drink at least two glasses of warm water as my first liquid every morning - my try on a japanese water treatment- I will see if it brings something. Found it recently on YT.
    This monkeys at the garden center look just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thank you for sharing the beauty with the beautiful flowery hair dress at Art Journal Journey! You are one of the most supportive artists at AJJ!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You linked so many inspirational entries this May again! ♥
    Happy T-Day - I love your fabulous mugs always and always on the left side of the keyboard! Lol!
    I change sometime. Just now my pot of tea is on the left and the cup on the right.
    But this is just as no art project is here on the table.
    Had a very busy day with boring housework.
    I am also looking forward to photos of the Range Rover competition. I hope you have some for us soon!
    Happy T-Day, AJJ, TioT and happy creative rest of the week for you!
    Big hugs,

  17. Gorgeous journal page, your girl is gorgeous! Love the photos of the garden centre. We had heavy storms this afternoon with hailstones like eggs! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  18. Hi I love your first page for the topic-i think it's perfect. Your second piece is really pretty too. safe travels hugs Kathy

  19. Both these ladies are quite striking. Lovely pages, Yvonne. Maybe it's because I just came from CJ's post about hand lettering the names onto many diplomas, but your string pull effect looks like a furled piece of paper like a diploma - lol.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  20. Wow a great two-fer! I love Elsie and I also love how you used that stringpull to such good effect too! I think I may have mentioned this before - I just daren't have a drink anywhere near my crafting or computer!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  21. Your ladies are great. I saw the string art video too. Love how yours turned out. The woman with her floral hat looks like she was at the Royal Wedding. Happy T day.

  22. You artwork is amazing! I've just been seeing quite a bit about string art but haven't followed through on looking at the process. The results are lovely.
    Happy T day!

  23. AWESOME post love the ladies.xx

  24. love your elsie - and the string-pulling technique sounds worth a try!
    happy t-day:)

  25. Elsie looks great, hope she gets her wine, both ladies look lovely!

  26. A Wonderful card and page. Really love the colours you've used.

  27. Love Elsie, she really had the look! And I also love the one with flowers inher hair. Must try the string technique,not heard that one before


  28. Both these hybrids are amazing Yvonne x As a wine lover I hope that she enjoys her wine x

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  29. Love your title, Yvonne! The ladies are beautiful with all the accessories that you added. And I am loving the family gathering in the garden center. They would look great in my yard ;)
    Happy Belated Tea Day,

  30. Both these are great, Yvonne. I especially like the first, there is something so modern about it, with lovely clean lines, although I also like the second, such a contrast.

  31. Love your layers and how this came together Yvonne, great job xxx