Tuesday 18 September 2018

Slap it on

Cats, what would they say if they could talk?

This is my journal page for the new
  Try it on Tuesdays challenge theme....
Slap it on.
A fun theme where we can have fun, slap on the paint, ink , layer the papers etc..
Please pop over  for the details and to see what we have all been making

The page began with a water colour wash and a raised wall stencil.

I added  a bit more paint using a damp baby wipe, it covers a larger area quicker  than using a brush.
Let it dry, before layering on  the pieces of torn napkin. I love these sweet cats.
Extra shading with some oxide inks ,  then some leafy  foliage stamps when it had all dried out.
Adding layers  like this I have learnt that drying time is just as important as having fun.
The final addition was the computer generated wording.

I will also be adding this page to
  Art Journal Journey
where I am hosting this month's theme
A world of fantasy....
now wouldn't it be good if we could look at the world through the eyes of our family pets and see what they see and have  them  able  to tell us how it looks to them.......
I am off now to visit with friends over at
Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where each Tuesday we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post

There is my cuppa for today, sat close by as I was adding the words to my journal page.
While I was there  I made a fantasy  digital page, using some Alice in Wonderland images, tea cups and cakes of course had to be added as well as an invitation to join me for  a cuppa.

Ooops nearly forgot to share a photo of my Washi tape collection.   Last week  Eileen and Halli shared photos of their collections and wow they do have an  amazing  variety of  tapes. I think this hoarding bug hasn't hit me yet, but that's not saying it won't in the future.

Thank you for calling in to see me  and I hope you have a great day.


  1. Lovely washi tapes, I see we have a lot of same ones! Beautiful journal pages, I love the Alice one especially. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Your cat page and the Alice page - both is so beautiful Yvonne! And what a lovely collection of beautiful washi tape!
    Happy TIOT, AJJ and T-Day my friend! Have a great day!

  3. A lovely page with the cats, the extra stamping really gives the page depth. A great Alice page and I'm glad you didn't forget the cake!
    Washi tapes look good, something I always forget to use.
    Avril xx

  4. I'm SO impressed with your cats page. I can conjure up all kinds of stories those two kittens are telling each other as they play. I love how you broke down the steps in your journal page, too. That wall stencil is amazing, and I was glad you pointed out that drying time was as important as play time. Thanks for this 18th journal spread you shared with us at Art Journal Journey.

    I couldn't forget the wonderful Alice inspired digital entry with the tea cups, the cakes, and the clock so they won't be late. This is a really fun entry and perfect in addition to your real tea you shared with us for T this Tuesday.

    Thanks, too, for taking the washi tape challenge. I am in LOVE with yours. I've never seen any except a few on Johanna's blog. But most are new to me.

  5. What a lovely page with he cats, love it

  6. Hi Yvonne! Hope all is well with you - catching up again - am loving this cats page.... and Alice is wonderful! x

  7. I often wonder what animals would say if they could ...lol 😀. Your cat page is beautiful, I love the background that you created with the stencilling and watercolour and those kitty cats are adorable! Your Alice in Wonderland Digi page is wonderful, so much detail and placing those rabbits in the teacups is perfect! Wishing you a lovely week and Happy T Day! J 😊 x

    1. Meant to say that I enjoyed seeing your washi tape collection too, you have so many unique and wonderful designs 😀. Big hugs J 😊 x

  8. I love your journal pages-especially the ones with the cats. I am enjoying seeing everyone's washi tape collection-amazing how many choices there are of these tapes-I can see why they are so collectible Happy T

  9. Two fabulous pages Yvonne, love the kittens. Lovely collection of washi tape, I never quite know what to use if for even though I have quite a selection!


  10. Your journal pages are just beautiful Yvonne! I love what you said about looking from the eyes of our pets. The Alice page is so full of wonderful details. And your washi tape collection may not be so big but I spy those brilliant Jane Davenport tapes:) Happy T day!

  11. i also wonder so often what my cat is thinking. really would be interesting...
    hoarding tapes hasn´t hit you yet? i think you are on the best way, haha!! esp love those from jane davenport, which i just ordered. happy t-day:))

  12. Sweet page. If only our pets could talk to us. Sometimes would make things easier. Your Alice invitation makes me smile. I love the White Rabbits in the tea cups calling all to tea. Happy T Day

  13. Beautiful pages you've created, and a fun collection of Washi tapes...do I see Jane Davenport faces in there? I didn't know about those... have a great week, and Happy T Day!

  14. I love your Alice in Wonderland page and that blue-flowered mug. Sweet! Happy T Tuesday

  15. I absolutely love your fantasy journal page, Yvonne! So many pretty things to looks at. And your washi tape has caught my eye. I love all those Jane Davenport tapes!
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. OOOOOooo Yvonne... love your stash of washi tape!!! The eyes have it!! How cool are they??!!
    Very pretty journal page this week.. Just love the kitties!!! Happy T day hugs! deb

  17. What a sweet page, Yvonne. I love the brick stencil effect and the kitties playing. You have the neatest napkins.

    Thank you for joining our "show your washi tape stash" challenge. You have some beautiful designs. The eyes and face designs are really unusual.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  18. First, that is a lovely journal page! I love the hint of brick on your background! It reminds me I have a brick stencil somewhere! :). Second, your Washi tape collection is small like mine! And lastly, thank you for stopping by and all your nice comments. Like you said the Washi tape challenge has also inspired me to use mine, as I did already today! Happy Tea Day!

  19. Wualaa Yvonne !!! Your Art journal page is so so GORGEOUS !! i LOVE it all, the background is wonderful, love the colours chosen, and these cats are so sweet and beautiful, adorable!! Wonderful too is the other digital page,, love your Art !!
    The washi tape are great, it´s a beautiful collection.
    i wish you a very nice wednesday, big hugss, Caty

  20. I think you are well on your to hoarding washi tape. Hee-hee. Loving the art today. I often wonder what my pets are thinking and how they think. Do they use words? Pictures? They obviously think and come up with ideas-like wanting to go out and wanting to go to bed-and get you to try to go with them. And nice mug this week. You've inspired me to change up my mugs a bit. Hope it was a great T day since when you read this it will be Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

  21. More wonderful projects and look at that stash of washi tape wow..x

  22. Such a nicely composed journal page. I know they'd surprise us with whatever they'd say. Really love that Alice page. Thought it was "real"/ hands on. You do beautiful digital work! Nice washi hoard - ha! I shouldn't tease, mine is ridiculous. xoxo

  23. Enjoyed your journal page with cats, thanks for telling us the process you used. I don't do digital art work but admire your Alice page.

  24. I love the wash of colour over the brick texture, and your fabulous felines look right at home. Part of what I love about cats is that they feel no need to fill the silence with conversation!
    Alison x

  25. A delightful kitty spread and I recognise some of your washi.....I just bought some JD tape a few days ago!

    Sally xx

  26. Cute little kitties Yvonne, loving its background and the wording. Had to search for this, think I may have missed a few during the chaos here. Great Washi haul btw..
    Thanks for the ToiT inspiration Hugs Tracey xx

  27. I feel so bad that I only just got here to see this! I love the kittens and those love layers of texture! I also love the Alice page! I guess I am too late for the washi tape confession!!! Hugs, Chrisx