Saturday, 25 April 2015

Jacks and their lady friends

Another 'Journal 52',  page to share with you which I have already posted on J52 .
 The prompt for Week 15  was 'Cards'.
I had a very ink  sprayed mop up page with  a bit of glass bead stenciling  in parts just ready to use.
We are away quite often in our caravan and  sometimes play card games   in the evenings. 
The ones I used here were rather old, frayed and tatty and we needed a new set.
They had a coat of gesso, a bit  swishing over with a green ink pad.  I stamped the Ladies on tissue  before pasting to the card and  fussy cut out a couple of my favourite birds.
All the stamps used were Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Life without Dreams for AJJ

Hello from a sunny Yorkshire,
 having a lazy time   away but still finding time to craft.
A page made from scraps of paper,  stencils, grunge paste  a variety  of green paints, new stamps [Crafters Companion] which were water coloured. A total mixture,  but fun to do.
 Not sure where the quote came from......
'A life without dreams is just a life'................
 but I think it matched the page.
Poems and Quotes.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Owl and the pussy Cat

Another journal page made with Art Journal Journey in mind,
the theme for April is favourite  Poems/Quotes.
So I chose The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear.
I think many folk will know this one.
The base colours were already there from mopping up, I tried  drawing  the boat then cut it out. Its an odd shape, but I am no artist. if it doesn't come on a rubber stamp,  a freebie from  net,  or magazine cutting I'm sunk. But I feel journaling is to enjoy, so hey this is my version of the 'pea-green boat'..
I did use  a sunburst stencil and a bit of freehand filling in.
The owl stamp from Stampendous and the Cat from Stampers Anonymous.
I may not be able to visit you all as often, as we are currently off in caravan-land,
enjoying some Yorkshire sunshine, but as you can see  my journal was packed with the craft goodies.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Look and you will see

Sharing another digital page today, made with Art Journal Journey in mind.
April's theme is favourite Poem or Quote.
Lots of the images used came from My Craft Studio programs, which as a beginner to digital I am finding easy to work with.The mice and parrot I found here.
I also have stored many images from various free sources over time, you know the kind I mean, Oh!  I like that, its free, and it might be useful in future, then it never  surfaces for ages.
I spent hours the other day assembling them into one place, I do wish I had noted where I found them so I could give credit, this will be done with all my future saves.
This is the first of a few scheduled posts, so I hope it publishes.
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

See beyond the imperfections for AJJ

Three sassy gals out for a stroll, I just wonder what they could be talking about.
The quote I added  is from  a Dylusions  stamp set

"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect
It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections"

Well don't look to close at the background it has had a bit of everything thrown at it. Brusho's, spray ink, stencils and grunge paste to name a few. The stamps are Stampers Anonymous.
Favourite Poems and Quotes, there are some fantastic inspirational pieces to see over there.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New Beginnings at TioT's

'New Beginnings'
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Now that doesn't just mean babies, new homes, weddings, jobs, etc. etc .etc.
and as always what you make is up to yourselves.
I hope you will pop over and see how the team all used this theme, the examples are all fantastic. 
My card was made with Graphics 45 papers and some trimmings from my stash.
The hardest bit was to get the needle threaded for the buttons.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015


Can you imaging being given a prompt of 'Artistic Restraint', 
well that was what happened in week 9 at Journal 52.  I am so pleased we can go at our own pace at J52  I am on catch up most weeks and blogging my pages  is also very late.
 I decided on one colour but using many shades, the same went for my chosen shape.  I did however add some quotes, this page looked so bare. The kind I would flick past when looking through my journal, but with  words, I would stop to read them.

This is another page that will fit the current months theme at Art Journal Journey
Favourite Poems and Quotes. 

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