Saturday, 1 May 2021

Language ..... at Art Journal Journey

 May

and a new theme over at Art Journal Journey.

Our host this month is Elle from Empire of the Cat and the theme she has chosen is......

'Language.'

Please call over to AJJ to read the details and see Elle's inspiration for her theme.


Language 

 and words are  something I do not take for granted.

 It  can change how we feel,  communicate with other people,  how we interpret  what we see,

 instruct, educate, even escape to a private world  of fantasy and dreams



My journal page started out with torn book pages, lots of green mop up paint and a flower image.

Next came the flower fairies  you will have guessed I'm now using my computer digital program.


Next I added the words, the language that  could explain what I was thinking about as I created the page.

Was it a world of make believe with fairies at the bottom of the garden or was it going out into the garden to do a tidy up, or,  was it  to pick  up the book I am currently reading. Adding language to a page even just one word changes what we see.

As its a cold day

 I think the book will win.

Thank you for calling in today, stay safe and keep well.

 .


Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Inspired by a Song ..... at TioT's

 


Inspired by a Song...

is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

We hope you will join us there,

 please pop over to see which songs we all chose for inspiration.

The song I chose for my inspiration was....

We are family---- by Sister Sledge.

Families- sisters, brothers, cousins........

 have not been able to get together for many months but  imagine the joy 

and fun that  they will be able to have when  the restrictions

 we are all living with just now are raised.


My digital  journal page relates to a few of the cousins dancing with joy 

to the beat of the music, while maybe their parents are sitting  watching, talking,

 glad to be in each others company again. 

Happier, carefree days that hopefully  will return soon

.I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey

where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the song  I chose to use on the page.


Stay safe and keep well.



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Make a Rainbow..... at TioT's


 Make a Rainbow.....
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Please pop over to see how we all interpreted this theme  at TioT's.
We are looking forward to seeing all   the rainbow colours you use to create your art or project.






This was how the page looked before I added the computer generated images in the digital program I use. Some areas were covered up with lighter shades and even though the computer is a clean way of adding colour I did enjoy creating this page.
One of these days I hope to get out paints and get properly messy again, but its hard for me to  focus after all that has been going on in my family these past months.
I hope to get  calling in to visit everyone soon.


Thank you for stopping by, stay safe and keep well.




I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey
where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the bright colours  I chose to use on the page.


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Inspired by...... at Art Journal Journey.

 


Inspired by.....

 is the theme for April over at Art Journal Journey

This theme was chosen for us by Eileen from the Artful Crafter, sadly Eileen

didn't make it after  heart surgery and  passed away last month.. In her memory we are 

 using the theme she chose for us, with Erika and Chris hosting.

This has been a hard journal page for me  to complete. The theme wasn't the problem,  it was my thoughts going off  sideways. knowing how her family and friends must be feeling .


The inspiration for my page came from a   session in the garden.  My eldest son had fun with a  tree saw and cleared some large branches and I  got started in the greenhouse  tackling the vine that decided  it was taking over the whole space.  It was good to get out in the fresh air, I  had a few  smiles   as I remembered  my sons as youngsters going out and bringing me in bunches of flowers as well as weeds that had to be  given pride of place  in a pot on the window ledge.  

 Once again my journal page was completed in the digital program I use. It started off with paper scraps, paint and  embossed stencil layers.

I hope you will join us at AJJ we all look forward to seeing what inspired you.

Take care and stay safe.




Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Hello Spring.... at TioT's


 Hello Spring...
is the  theme for the next two weeks over at



The team have lots of inspiration to share with you for this theme, please pop over to TioT's for all the information and we do hope you will join us there.

Springtime has me thinking of    flowers   bringing colours to our gardens
 and in  the days before the pandemic 
 being able to walk freely  in the countryside, seeing the wild rabbits
 and the new born lambs in the fields.
The background journal page is made up of scraps of paper, thick splodges of gesso left to dry, creating texture and finished in the digital program I use on my computer.
I wonder if the little bunny is hoping one of the eggs will fall
 so he can hide it for the children to find on Easter morning.

This is a digital card I created using this  journal page....

Happy Easter
 to  everyone who celebrate this special time of the year.


Stay safe.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Stencils at TioT's

 



Use a stencil or two........
is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays for the next two weeks.
Of course you can use a many stencils as you would want to as long as you use more than one.
Please pop over to see what the team have all been creating and we hope you will join us there.

I used two stencils for my base layer, the completed page photo is closer to the actual colour shades. The cute guy bringing the flowers is a die cut from an Art by Marlene booklet.
Sorry I cannot name the stencils as I store mine 
 altogether in a drawer, all the good intentions to store by maker or by theme are long forgotten memories.


Thank you for calling in today.

Stay safe and keep well.



Monday, 15 March 2021

Single flowers



At   Art Journal Journey the theme for the month 
chosen by Sheila at Orange Esmerelda is.....
A single Flower.
I have created two digital journal pages using the same base layers as a  starting point ,
adding a single flower.
 I have noticed that a few friends have used this same quote,
  it goes so well with this theme.





I had lots of good intentions and ideas for this month, but, 
 with all that has happened here this past year, I  have learned  to 
cherish each day as it comes. I hope to get started with some hands on crafting
soon, but  just now,  if it gets me to escape the world for a while
 I will use   my digital computer programs..

However you spend your day
stay safe and keep well.



Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Say it with Flowers at TioT's

 



Say it with Flowers......
is the theme for the next two weeks over at Try it on Tuesdays
We think you will  have many ideas to share with us for this topic and the team look forward to 
seeing  and visiting you. Please pop over to TioT's  and see how we interpreted the  theme.
This journal page has a watercolour mop up base. The flowers were added in the digital program I use.

Thank you for calling in today.
I hope you stay safe and keep well

Monday, 1 March 2021

A single flower for AJJ

A single Flower

Sheila has set  our theme for March at Art Journal Journey.
Please pop over  to AJJ for all the information and see the art Sheila has shared to inspire us this month.
We look forward to seeing  your interpretations of this theme during March.
 



My background journal pages are layered scraps of paper 
 covered with water colour paints.
The single flower and the words were added  in the digital program I use [notes in my sidebar].

Thank you for calling in to see me
and however you spend your day stay safe.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A pile of metal bits..... at AJJ


Another  Steampunk style journal page 

for Valerie's theme..... Heavy Metal 

 over at Art Journal Journey 

I  created these pages in the digital program I use on my computer,

 I think this would be a rather uncomfortable cycle to ride,

 but I hope it would be a fun experience.

At least he has saved a pile of metal bits and pieces from the scrap pile

Maybe if he  secured the springs to the floor,

it could double up as an exercise bike.


However you spend your day, stay safe.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Oh so cute .......at TioT's.



The new challenge theme over at...

Try it on Tuesdays is....... 

Oh so Cute.

We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme, we hope you will have fun.

Please pop over to TioT's to see what we have been making.


I created this digital Birthday greeting,

we cannot spend time with friends in the current times,

but I hope the birds bringing some cakes will bring a smile.

  I'm sure we all look forward to when we can

gather safely  together.

Tea or coffee with  a piece of cake in the company of friends is something to look forward to.

Stay safe and keep well.


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Falling in love at TioT's

 


Falling in Love

 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

Please pop over to see  all the details and the inspiration for the theme from the  team.

I cannot remember the maker of these fun stamps, but I hope they bring  you a smile.

The background is painted, I used a heart stencil as well. 

I water coloured the animals and finished the card with a few digital additions.

I hope you will join us and share some love.

Stay safe and keep well.

 


Monday, 1 February 2021

Heavy Metal...... at Art Journal Journey.

 


Heavy Metal.....

is  the theme for February over at Art Journal Journey,

chosen for us by Valerie

You will find all the information HERE

My journal page was created in the digital program I use.

My first thoughts on this theme were... steampunk.... and crazy metal machines. 

We hope you will join us and are looking forward to seeing how you all interpret this topic.


Thank you for calling in today .

Stay safe and keep well.



Wednesday, 27 January 2021

favourite things

 


Favourite Things.......

 was the theme over at Art Journal Journey this month,

 chosen by Erika.

Here we are at the end of the month and  I have at last  a journal page to add.


The starting point was this page with stamping and stencils, I added the stamp with the watering can and flowers and coloured them with water colour paints.

My  crafting time has taken a back seat for many weeks/months.

 Now I  will be trying to do what my husband would have wanted me to .....

 get out the paint, stamps, stencils 

and get messy again..

Sadly he lost his struggle with cancer and other complications in mid December,

 we miss him so much but are content that he is at rest.

Thank you for calling in, I hope to get back to visiting with you all soon.

One day at a time

Take care and stay safe.





Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Winter Blues at TioT's

 


There is   a new challenge theme starting today over at.....

 Try it on Tuesdays.....

Winter Blues.

Please pop over for all the details and information.

This was  how the page I used for the background  began in my digital journal.

 A winter snowy scene, looking  like the  small wood close to my home will look  now. if I were to go for a walk there.

We have had snow , it looks so white and crisp with the first glace and then the colours   of the   sky show through the branches of the trees and you can see the winter  blue shades.


Its been a while since my last post, thank you for calling in  today,

Stay safe and well.