Saturday, 25 February 2017


I am sharing another hybrid journal page with you today.
My last one I think for Linda's theme over at.....
Fifty Shades of Red.
I have really enjoyed this challenge.

This is how it all began with a painted page, a little stenciling  and a touch of gilding wax.
The words and girl   were added using my computer program. [information in my sidebar.]

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are very welcome and your comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Spring in a warmer climate.

Over at Tag Tuesday the new theme is ...'' Spring flowers''.

Today the wind is blowing itself into a frenzy and even though the sun has made an appearance
 its icy cold.  My flower stamps have gone into hiding. I must start labeling boxes.
So my tag today is to celebrate Spring in a much warmer, exotic climate,
 with humming birds and bright pink flowers.

I used  napkins for the base,  some extra shading with distress ink. a word stamp and some die cuts. The bright pink wasn't planned to begin with only the first paint layer looked washed out.
The shadows on the tag are from the layered die cuts and material. 

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, you are very welcome here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A red Journal and a stop at the Tea Junction

Another hybrid  and you can say 'Messy' journal spread from me today.
As you know I often use my own base layers and complete them in my digital program

On the left is a group  of  photos.
You can see the original messy pages,. It is a kraft paper journal so I started out with a layer of white acrylic paint then inks stamps and torn papers in my hands on journal..

Now the digital  additions...
far left the  main image I wanted to use. the base background from above,  many layers of colour, digital splashes etc.

On the right with additional red colours.
so I can join in at
 Art Journal Journey again for the 50 Shades of Red theme

These pages proved to me that digital can also be 'messy' when creating  them
 and a very enjoyable way to pass a cool dull afternoon.
THe bonus of these stages is that, I did have clean hands.
I will add a quick reminder that the
Try it onTuesdays  current challenge theme is
 Lets Get Messy.

Now a big Hello to friends from 

where every Tuesday we are made very welcome if we have a Tea related post.

This was the tidiest part of my craft desk today.
I am managing to add an entry into my diary/ journal each day,
 its only a few words, but for me its progress.
Do you like my Tea sign, a gift with the mug  at Christmas.

On the subject of mess, The craft room is a shared space and here is a peek, at the other side of the room and  some of my husbands mess.
 He has a model railway in our loft,
 out of bounds to me.

He brings the trains down to  tinker with them if they aren't running smoothly.
He calls this area his repair/shunning yard.
There is always work in progress, new buildings this time. I have to shut my eyes to the dust, when they come downstairs,  but he does have some very useful tools lying around, that  come in quite useful for me as well.

Thank you all for calling in today, you are very welcome
and I hope you have a Happy T Day.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Chirpy Birds for AJJ

Remember the page from my last post, that was waiting for a bit of inspiration.....
Well I came across  a few bits and pieces and  stamps
and this is how it ended up.
I think Mr Bird is chatting up Miss Feathers  and is asking her to go on a date.
Imagination is always a good thing.
. Especially when the local birds seem to be thinking its nearly spring
 and are  getting a little vocal in the garden and  countryside around us.
I am linking to
Art Journal Journey
and Linda K's theme of  50 shades of Red.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, you are very welcome here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

A little weird looking?

A little weird looking?
No not us, we are just having fun and saying that wearing glasses is ''COOL''.

Had some fun this afternoon creating this hybrid  journal page for  
where Linda  wants us to use this theme....'.50 Shades of Red.'

I also realised that if my   images were  to wear some
 I could join the folk at the 

On the left is how the base layer was coloured and stencilled.
I wasn't sure what to add next .
So it is waiting for more inspiration.

 In the meanwhile I added  digital elements after taking the photo. {see side bar for information].

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are very welcome and your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Lets get Messy at TioT's

Lets get Messy,
 is the new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
What a good excuse to have some fun.
Please pop over to see what the girls have all been making and come and join us.

 I started off with good intentions to take photos of the stages, but they flew out the window
Top row
 shows the first layers of white  and acrylic paints then smears of crackle medium.

Bottom row
The inside, plain white to start and some stamps and a few stencils  I added the gold gilding wax as I wasn't sure if I would add another stamped image.

The inside I would keep flat, to make closing easier

Time to think about the outside.
When closed, the width is  about 3 inches and the height  just over 4 inches.

This is the inside, after the gilding wax and extra colour was added.

Out side coloured, gilded and the die cuts added.

Thank you calling in to see what I have been making, you are very welcome here.

I am also going to link with  the challenges
 at Mixed Media World
where the theme is .....
Anything Mixed Media Goes

 where the theme is 
Texture, crackle and paint.

If you called in for tea today please scroll down to my earlier post

Monday, 13 February 2017

Dreams and Apple pies

As its Tuesday  first of all I am first popping over to

and share a cuppa with friends there.

I I did have a bit of a cheat for  this weekend and bought an apple pie when we were  shopping.
It did taste as delicious as it looks and a large slice was added very quickly to my plate  after the photo was taken. Most of the weekend was spent watching the Rugby matches on T.V. but I did fit in a bit of time  in my craft room as well. 

So back to my Dreamer

This is how the page began in my journal, lots of red brush powder and spray paints. 
An embossed heart shape and a canvas[ Dylusions] topper.
The words and flowers in the background  were added digitally.
Another hybrid page, when own pages have had a digital makeover.
Although this time I have to say it was a small addition.

I am linking up to 
and Linda K's theme of 50 shades of Red

Happy T day everyone and thank you for calling in to see me.