Tuesday 21 July 2020

Summertime.... at TioT's

Our new theme at 
 Try it on Tuesdays is.....
Please pop over for all the details and see how we have all interpreted the theme.
We are sure you will have  fun with this topic and as always everything you create is up to yourselves, as long as you use the theme.

This is how my page began, with bookprint scraps left over from our last theme, second impressions  using a stencil and  an excess of yellow distress ink, which when spritzed with water   and finally smooshed around gave me the yellow base I was looking for.

The images were added digitally together with the words.

I will also link this journal page to Erika's theme 
When its hot  at

Thank you for calling in and however you spend your day,
 I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Tuesday musings

I will begin by asking myself where this last week has gone
 with an apology   for my lack of visits .
 Must try harder will be written on my school report  if  I were to be given one.
This page I wanted to look happy, colourful,  
so I could link to Erika's theme......When its Hot..... at Art Journal Journey

Tuesday is also T day over at
 where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post
Our hosts are celebrating a special day today, the 7th Birthday of the Tuesday T day gathering.

Not tea this week, a cup of frothy instant coffee,
out of a packet that had been lurking in my cupboard for a while.

I began with  one of my usual messy backgrounds  and some cup out pieces from a free store food magazine, they weren't stuck down at this stage and I wasn't sure I was happy with this version.......off to the computer and more play time

The version on the left came next, still not happy, I was having a real crafting block, which happens frequently these days.
But I think I prefer the  fun first one with the cake to share with friends  at the end of the rainbow.

Thank you for calling in to see me , however you spend the day I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Catching sunbeams and waiting for the kettle to boil

'Have fun in the sun'
a journal page for Erika's theme ...... When its Hot

This is how the base looked in my journal before I added the stamped  and  fussy cut little people.

The base was mop ups and stencils, I stamped the flowers into place then decided to fussy cut more  flower heads as my first efforts at painting them turned out a dirty grey colour as it reacted with the base colours.
The sun rays and sun faces were added in the digital program I use. 

Time for an afternoon  cuppa

The espresso is brewed and I am waiting for the kettle to boil for tea.
Then I will be off to join in at
 where each Tuesday we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.

However you are spending your day I hope it will be a good one for you.
Stay safe.

Using Book Pages at TioT's

Use Book Pages...
is our new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
Please pop over for all the information and see how  the
TioT's gang interpreted this theme.

For this journal page I used two  pages from an old French paperback book,
 it had no cover  and I got it for 10p  in a Charity shop. 
It was well aged, fragile  and tearing around the edges.
  next came the stencil for my base starting place.
I used  distress inks  through the stencil.
Then I water coloured the poppy image,
 adding the butterflies in the digital program I use...
[notes for this in my side bar.]

We hope you will join in  and have fun  with this theme.
stay safe
 and thank you for calling in to see me today.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

When its Hot at..... Art Journal Journey

The new theme for July begins today at .....

'When its Hot'

chosen for us by our Co-adminstrator
  Erika  [Bio Art Girl] 

I used  this journal page as my background, lots of water colour paint smooshed and splashed  all over to create a beach scene.  The vintage bathing belles are digital images. Quite a difference in the costumes women[and men] wore back  then 
 to the ones we are used to seeing
being worn  on our beaches today. 
Those bathing dresses look very hot to wear and I'm sure would be quite heavy when they got wet.

We hope you will join us at AJJ this month and share your  art there.

Thank you for calling by, stay safe everyone.