Friday, 8 June 2018

Frida.... for diary day

Friday is diary day week 23
The inspiration for my diary today  comes  from the artist  Frida Kalo.
That and a set of stamps that have only been inked a few times.
A sprinkle of brusho powder   on top of a white gesso wash  that covered the original  printed background. This time I left quite a bit of white [for me] and coloured the stamped images with water colour paint

I  have  also created a digital journal  page   using layers of digital pagers and images.

I will join the folk over at Art Journal Journey
again today and Gill's theme  .....
Inspired by'......

 Its been really warm and humid here these past few days.  I hope you are all having some sunshine today.

Thank you for stopping by, your visit is always appreciated.

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  1. Fantastic journal pages and a very beautiful tribute to Frida. It is great that she is all the rage at the moment with wonderful fabric prints inspired by her and other thing as well in the fashion world.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Oh, I love this week's calendar pages. I adore the quote, and as always, the way the design carries over from the design side to the actual calendar side. This week it is particularly lovely and touching.

    I was also impressed with the homage to Frida, You captured the warmth of her spirit and her clothes. This is a lovely journal entry, right down to the sentiment about your comfort zone. That should have been Frida's mantra, since everything in her life was a hardship. Thank you for this incredible journal page you shared at Art Journal Journey today, dear Yvonne.

  3. Two wonderful Frida inspired pages Yvonne! The diary page looks super and I just love all the layers in your digital creation!
    Weather here is cloudy and quite cool, and here it was lovely and sunny in the last few days, but not hot at all, just pleasant...

  4. Beautiful Frida inspired pages Yvonne. Lovely stamps on your diary page - love the warm colours too.
    Your digi-pages are always brilliant - great quotes on that :)
    Mainly sunshine so far here but still a little bit of a breeze.
    Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Glll xx

  5. Both of these pages are gorgeous Yvonne. Freida is a great image, both stamped and actual image. You have just enough on your journal page spread to make those images really stand out. I really enjoy your journal every week. I like the Dylusions format and I am going to get myself one next year and go that route. Happy Friday and happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  6. Love the journal page and your diary, and I always love everything with Frida. The colours in your journal page are fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Valerie

  7. Your diary pages with Frida are simply amazing! I can not express it as well as Elizabeth did, but I feel the same. Never have seen such and amazing blending of the design side to the calendar side at anyone's other calendar spreads! That is unique and a fantastic way of design! I also love the quote and those super stamps and I LOVE your digital Frida layout with all the depth in it as well!
    So happy to see another fantastic post of you at ARt JOurnal Journye! You know I said it often but you never cease to amaze me with your art!
    Happy weekend Yvonne!
    Hugs, Susi

  8. Love the diary page Yvonne and the quote is fabulous. The digital piece again is fabulous and I love the strong colours with this strong lady.
    Have a great weekend, Avril xx

  9. Another beautiful diary page Yvonne! You did it so wonderful. I love the colors and the flowers in her hair. Lenie xx

  10. Loving your calendar pages this week
    we are hot again and humid too-I am working on getting things done indoors now that it is so hot again

  11. FANTASTIC, Love each post you do.x

  12. I love this journal page, Yvonne. Frida is very facinating. Her style and headdresses are very intriguing to me.I love the version of her that you have created and the way you tied the flowers throughout the layout to her head piece.

  13. It is indeed a very white page for you! Looks stunning in it's simplicity though::-). Warm and sunny days here too but due to change which the garden will be grateful for.

    Sally xx

  14. Such amazing diary and digital pages! Frida is inspirational in so many ways and you have captured her beautifully😁. Wow, you are definately the queen of Brushos! I love the delicacy of the colour bursts you created and the vibrant reds and flowers make me smile, thanks. We have had some hot and humid days too, it seems a bit fresher today with a cooling wind 😉. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

  15. Wow! Fabulous pages! Great quotes to inspire you too! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. I love Frida! your calendar page is lovely, and the sentiment on your digital page is perfect for the reds, and flowers in her hair!