Sunday 27 February 2022

What's your Style?

 'What's your style' has been the theme over at 
Art Journal Journey  for February.
Chosen for us by Bleubeard and Elizabeth.
This  subject in relation to crafting was something I hadn't thought about very much
 over the years.. Yes, I have tried many hands on craft projects and hobbies,
 they've  always played a big part in my life..... a good way to escape  from the real world,  have  some personal  time, recharge the batteries,  reflect a little, memories and plans all could  be thought about in those free  times. These days my crafting style seems to be digital  as well as creating journal pages.
Thank you Elizabeth and Bleubeard for making me think about style this past month and for the inspiration I've  seen from everyone this past month.
This journal page is relating to  fashion style,
  how we look and what we wear.
 I'm with the kids,  who  like to dress up and have fun , 
I don't think they have a care how they look, myself I prefer casual and comfortable.
Not so their elegant mothers who are dressed to impress. 
Thank you for calling in  here,
Stay safe.

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Add some texture

A new theme begins today over at 
Add some texture.

 This is how my journal page began
On the left is a  photo  showing a close up view of  some of the texture areas using modelling paste
around a stamped image that would eventually covered over.
On the right a photo of the hands on page with some added scraps and a few digital additions.

You will have guessed by now that the page was completed in the digital computer program I use
 [notes in my sidebar] A cleaner way of adding more texture and mistakes are more easier to manipulate.

Please pop over to see how the TioT gang interpreted the theme and get all the details
and we hope you will join us there.

I will also be linking with Bleubeard and Elizabeth's theme
over at Art Journal Journey... 'What's your Style'.

Tuesday 8 February 2022

All Loved Up at.... TioT's

 'All Loved Up'.......

is the new theme for the next two weeks over at

 Try it on Tuesdays

If you have a dog and a cat as pets in your home
 I hope my page will make you smile.
Bonzo and Mimi want to share their love with you all
[when they are not having a scrap about who sits closest to the the warm fire]

We hope you will join us  at TioT's for this theme,
please call over to get all the details .

This was is  the journal page I used  as the starting  base for my take on the latest  theme. Background stencils and mop ups with  two fussy cut out stamped images [sorry  I cannot tell you who the maker is]  I used distress inks for colouring.

The words and hearts  were computer generated in the digital program I use.


My style of crafting these days usually finishes off with added computer details.

With a starting point that could include a variety of hands on crafting styles. 

I will also link my page to the theme What's Your Style ... over at Art Journal Journey

Thank you for calling in today

Stay safe and keep well.

Tuesday 1 February 2022

What's your Style?...... at Art Journal Journey.

What's your Style?

Is the theme for February over at Art Journal Journey
Chosen for us by Bleubeard and Elizabeth
Please call over to see how they have introduced the theme to us all 
 and see the inspiration they have shared.

'My Style'......


Some of the photos of previous journal pages that I was thinking about when pondering  the subject of this months theme at Art Journal Journey, which I blended together to create the page.
There are pages with stamping, stencils, napkins. cut outs, material etc.

I used this quote  because
it seemed to tell me to be myself
creating this page, 
where I am today  on my 
crafting journey. 
How did my crafting begin........
Stamping came first, with inks, paints etc  and generally allowing myself to get messy, then stencils, even more fun  with sprays and textures.
 I tried die cutting but it wasn't for me although I am now enjoying using pop out die cut images.
Fussy cutting I find difficult with fingers that do not do as they are told.

Many years ago I Started making ATC's  joining an online group and swapping with folk who  I am still in touch with now. I also made cards  as I think most of us do.
Blogland introduced me to journaling and you could say I became hooked on this 
method of creating art.
Digital crafting using my own hands on work as well as computer generated images and programs,
has  allowed me to continue my crafting journey, especially though the difficult and sad  times that have occurred in my family  in the last couple of years.
If I feel like mess, out comes the paint, ink etc.. these days I am more likely to
  turn on the computer. 

We hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey this month and share 
 'Your Style' with us there.