Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Stencils/die cuts or both

The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is.....
Stencils/Die Cuts or Both.
Please call over to TioT's to see how we all interpreted the theme
 and we hope you will join us there.

This photo shows the double journal spread the base was sprinkled with brusho powder and left mainly white, with a few leaf stamps.
The butterflies were fussy cut.

The flowers and foliage  are TH stencils and die cuts. I used one of his stencils on the left side of the spread, simply shading with distress inks.

After the photos were taken, I couldn't resist adding   a few digital layers to the left corner, this  image of the little girl reading made me think of how children read and discover nature around them.

Thank you for calling in to see me today you are all always welcome here.

I will also join in with friends over at
Art Journal Journey
where Jo  from Lets art Journal is hosting the theme for May.....
Flora and Fauna


  1. Fabulous journal pages Yvonne! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Loving every moment of these posts today as the sky is blue and the sun is shining brightly (although a tad chilly)
    Loving those die cut layers, nature is such a beautiful scene.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Brilliant pages so love the gorgeous colours too.x♥
    [aussie aNNie Blog]

  4. Wow, such amazing pages! I love the delicate colours bursts that you created with the Brushos in the background and they look so beautiful with the leaf stamp and stencils 😁. The colourful dies, butterflies and sentiment are perfect too! Wishing you a happy new month! J 😊 x

    1. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey with your beautiful page, it fits the Flora and Fauna theme perfectly πŸ˜€. Wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  5. This is another gorgeous page Yvonne. I like how you used just enough die cuts to keep it simple-but certainly pretty! Hugs-Erika

  6. A beautiful spread, the colours are butterflies are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Wow,wonderful pages,love the butterflys and the flowers,love your beautiful soft backround too.
    happy sunday,dear .

    hugs jenny

  8. Lovely work. I have a good friend who does similar work with lovely results as well, well done!

  9. Oh Yvonne! What a wonderful spread...or rather spreads as I love your digital addition of the little girl! Your butterflies and flowers really are a promise of some warm weather! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. Beautiful page Yvonne with that lovely muted background and tecdie cut flowers, I love e image you have added to the second page too


  11. What gorgeous beautiful spring pages Yvonne, you are amazing x

  12. This is so utterly beautiful dear Yvonne! AMAZING! I am so happy you linked it also to Jo's new theme! Thank you very much! Wishing you a wonderful time away! Hugs, Susi

  13. Such a great theme and a wonderful spread!!! Love the composition and design!

  14. Delightful wildflower scene with those die cuts of flowers / butterflies, I would love to be sitting in a lavender field reading ( check out the plateau de valensole) but even outside would be a good thing given that it is pouring down with rain here today!

    Sally xx

  15. Thats really beautiful Yvonne - love the imagery, colours and your brusho bacground.
    Hope your week going well.
    Gill xx

  16. It a beautiful spread Yvonne, wonderful colours and background!
    Alison xx

  17. A lovely page Yvonne, it's a gorgeous background for the wildflowers and I love the digital addition of the little girl,
    Avril xx

  18. Wow Yvonne, I like your page very much. Wonderful!!!
    Greetings Carola

  19. I'm running so far behind, I'm not sure I'll ever catch up, but I want you to know how much I adore this beautiful spread. The colors are vibrant, the butterflies simply fly off the page, and your use of white space is something I really admire. And to top it all off, I am thrilled you shared this with Art Journal Journey, too.

  20. These are pages are beautiful-I love them
    Yes that was a squirrel eating away ha ha

  21. A very beautiful and fascinating your journal page!

  22. Gorgeous pages - love love the meadow grasses in the background and the bold diecuts and butterflies pop beautifully - this makes me very happy!
    Alison x

  23. Gorgeous pages love the background and your focal die cuts and butterflies - YUMMY xx