Friday, 29 April 2016


This page sure looks mad to me. I think I should have stopped myself adding images,
and layers after the quirky houses
 but the Song   'Our House', sung by Madness,
 just wanted me to add this odd, mad collection of images.
 Can you just picture  this bunch walking around  where you live.
 it would make the day interesting to say the least.
This is my last page for
  Art Journal Journey.... For the Record.
I have had fun this month remembering old songs and reading about the songs
 the folks at AJJ
 like to listen too as well.

The Cheeky Challenge over at
this week is Town or Country.
This mad lot will be visiting over there as well

This page was created in my Craft Studio, using layers of my own,  also 
 images from Mischief Circus and Dezinaworld 

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, your comments are always appreciated.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sisters in Silhouette.

A journal spread for Art journal Journey. where the theme is ' For the record '.
My song today is Sisters sung by the Beverley sisters, my mother used to love them back in the day.

You may have seen a glimpse of the pages in my last post, beside my cup of tea.
The background was sprayed  and mopped up and I used  a stencil  mask for the  the silhouette face..
I  added more shading, took a photo and then added some digital images and the wording. in my Craft Studio.
The main word 'sister's' was assembled  with some stick on letters I have had for years and not used.

Above is  my hands on  version.
with added random stamping and quote.
Sometimes pages work out, but these ones  I am not quite happy with-- too green
These pages I will share over at The Take a Word Challenge where the theme is  'Silhouette'

Thank you for calling in to see me, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tea anyone?

A second post from me, not often I have two on the same day,
if you called to see what I made for TioT's  its here,

This page I made using   my new set of Wild Flower die cuts that I managed to get when we were away in the caravan. So washing and ironing done, I just had to have a play.
For the cups die cut  I used a pretty paper.
There were a variety of stencils used for the background , with distress inks for shading.
I even used up some scraps of cut out parchment work I'd had saved in the bits box.
The flowers on the saucer were added digitally after I took the photos.

So pretty afternoon tea cups aside this is the more usual state of  my work desk.

Yes , I have cropped the photo a bit, but I wanted to share my cup of tea with the folk at
Bleubeard and Elizabeth

who all made me feel so welcome when I joined them last week.
 I may not get to visit every week, but I will certainly try.

Thank you for calling in to see me, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

Every photo tells a story

'Vintage Photo' is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
The girls have made some fantastic pieces, please pop over to see what they made.

This is how my journal page started off, it is a kraft card journal and soaks up the paint, I had no gesso so used watered down acrylics, which eventually worked.
The first stage was to add  a texture using paste and a stencil.

This is how it looked after added some book print and spray paint.  It slushed up so much ink on the print that  I ended up covering part  with some material and got out the trusty distress ink. Problem solved..
Back to  inky fingers, so sorry no photos of these stages.
It was finished off with touches of gilding wax.
Found relatives photos and a number of bits and pieces.

I don't often have a plan when I create a journal page but this time, I did.
My thinking  was. that we all grow older,
 yet,  friendships  that  span  those years, 
 become stronger as the years go by.

Thank you for calling to see me today and I  hope you will join us at TioT's.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

They pass in the night.

A page for Art Journal Journey where the theme for this month is..
For the Record .....chosen by Linda.
The song in my head for this page was 'Ship's ',   by Barry Manilow,
the lyrics are here,
Yes, I only have a ship in a bottle but I did enjoy assembling this digital page, and if you don't know the song have a quick look at the lyrics and it may explain why my page looks like this.
The page started with one of my own journal pages,
  created in my Craft Studio, using Mischief Circus kits.  When scheduling this post  I hadn't  been reunited with my stash.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A wonderful world

What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong
 is the song that inspired me to create this digital page.
Can you imagine peace, tranquillity, calm and  caring for all living things.
Then it would be truely a wonderful world. 
I am joining the folk at Art Journal Journey for this month theme of...
For the record.
All images used were from  Mischief Circus, my own and found images.

Thank you for calling to see me today, the comments you leave me are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Afternoon tea.

A few days ago I shared with you a digital  page using this base layer
 and  some of these images.
  after reading your comment, 
this page is to share with you at,,,,,

This is my first visit with you all, for tea today.
I hope you don't mind me joining you.
We are away in our caravan this week and all my crafting is being created on the trusty old Lap top,
Our afternoon tea was a sticky walnut bun and coffee.

Today,  I have Herbert and Harry,
 discussing the merits and quality of the tea and that's all before they get to taste the macaroons.

Thank you for calling to see me, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.