Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Mood Board at TioT's

We have a MOOD BOARD to inspire us at
  Try it on Tuesdays

for our new challenge theme

Please pop over and see how we all interpreted this theme, we would love you to join us  there.

For me this board said Spring is on its way, pretty flowers ,
 blossom on the trees as well as  the birds singing in the trees

I decided that I would take my inspiration from the colours on the mood board and create a mixed media hybrid page.
Brusho powders sprayed with water for the green shades. I drew in the stalks and leaves then added  three patches of colour using a wax crayon that was easy to spread around using a baby wipe. .
A bit of random script stamping and a stamped sentiment.  Then it was off to the digital computer program I use to add some  flowers to the stalks.

In case you wondered how the page looks in my journal, here it is on the left., I had  tried printing out the flowers to fussy cut,  but I think my printer is on its last legs,  the colours looked muddy and nothing like the colour of my page.
So I stamped some flowers on to the page
  and coloured them in.
Not what I intended, but I thought I would share both versions with you today.

I will also join the folk at
 Art Journal Journey
for Rosie's theme of...... Spring

Thank you for stopping by, you are always welcome and  your comments are always appreciated.

Digital information can be
found in my sidebar.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Spring outings

I am starting my  post today with a large size  digital  tag for the theme over at 

and the theme of  Spring/Easter.
We are not seeing many rabbits in the fields here as yet, they don't seem to like the cold and who can blame theme. But I hope my Easter Bunny will out into some sunny days soon.

This past weekend we have been staying at Keswick in  the Lake District,  an outing for the family, a place where we all have many happy memories .
As its T day over at

 I thought I would share some photos with you all.
A weekend of no  driving for my OH and no cooking to be done by myself.
So how did we begin.... making up hot drinks to take in the car in case we got delayed on the journey.
There was a forecast of snow.

Saturday was a visit to the Slate mine at the top of Honister Pass.
It was blowing an icy gale, but I did manage to get a few photos to share.....
Yes....... the road was that narrow and it does  have a regular bus for     tourists.
It was not a person standing on the wall, it was a figure carved from slate.

Around the visitor center were lots of pieces made  with Slate,
 I loved the garden table and  stools beside the tree

Inside  there was an interesting selection of things for sale,
I cannot imagine either of the two wooden chairs being comfortable to sit on.

There were a lot of ceramic pieces for sale as well, I thought this sheep looked cute.

 We did have a snack in the cafe but it was quite full. We had a smile as well, the young waitress was obviously new and my son had to help with the amount of change he needed, as he paid in cash. It just shows how much we use our plastic cards these days, cash money seems to be going out of fashion.

So after a lovely  day out,  a few very short walks,
the weather looks better  in the photos
 than it was in reality.
It was so cold I could't feel my fingers to press the button on my camera.
It was back to the hotel for a welcome brew  before meeting up again with our sons for the evening meal.

I will share more photos next time as most were taken by the family and we haven't got them downloaded yet.

One last  crafty photo, I played around with the digital tag and made this page
for my digital journal,
which I will share over at Art Journal Journey
and Rosie's theme of... Spring

Thank you for calling in to see me today , I hope you all have a super day.

Friday, 16 March 2018


Friday is Diary Day...... week 11

This next spread in my Dylusions diary has had a complete make over.
I wasn't up to seeing this quirky lady facing me this week. So it was out with the white gesso and the brusho powders.

I did stamp the flowers on the page, but decided to stamp them again, before  fussy cutting, colouring and sticking. Water colours and brusho colliding make a terrible mess. Fortunately I had a clean space to stamp the cute bird.

I will add this page to Art Journal Journey
and Rosie's theme of Spring.

Thank you for calling in today, I hope you all have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Spring and a new look

This is an 8 x 8 inch  digital page I am sharing here  today.  My  purely  digital pages usually  get posted on my other blog but while I was 'playing',
 I thought some of the images I was using would make  a new blog header.
Mr Robin is off on his holidays, he is passing his place over to Mr Sparrow.

I will join the folk at
 Art Journal Journey

and Rosie's theme of Spring.

Thank you for calling in today, you are always very welcome here.

Digital information can
be found in my sidebar.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mr Rabbit

Today's journal page started life in a colouring book.

My first task was to make myself a brew, so I could join up with friends at
where we are always made welcome with a drinks related post

I made  an instant cappuccino  again today, they never get as frothy as the photo on the box, but they do taste  good and make a change to my preferred tea.

Fussy cutting this rabbit was not going to be easy and after much deliberation I  sketched around the shape and cut that out. Mr Rabbit was coloured with pencils
I also needed to cut out some flowers and leaves these were computer generated.. .
The base of the page is Kraft card, which I  roughly coloured with white gesso. Leaf stamps were added  using distress inks.

I will add my journal page over at
 Art Journal Journey
to Rosie's theme of Spring

However you spend this Tuesday, I hope you have a lovely day.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

You are............

Happy Mothers Day if you celebrate it today,
but most of all celebrate being  YOU.... 

This is a page in my mixed page journal that didn't start off this colour.
Messy play times, just don't mean paint etc to me.
The next photo shows the original colours,[left] with another version.

The background is  colour washed, then stencilled to add some texture and I used  napkins [Jane Davenport-woman] to add the images and flowers..
I stamped the words onto tissue sticking them in place with Bindex .
Thank you  to everyone who gave me tips a  while ago about stamping on to material bases. This page is, I think linen.

I am also adding this reminder for the current challenge them over at
 There is still more than a week for you to join us  for the theme
Mum's the word.

Thank you for calling in to see me today. 
Have a good Sunday everyone.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Don't just sit there.... ..

Friday is .Diary day.... week 10

A plain green base to start for this weeks diary pages, and after all the snow it had me hoping that spring is actually on its way and that maybe we could get out and about again. Hence the quote I added......
.go out and make things happen
I added as usual some stencils, to add interest to the plain side of the page. The duck and flowers were fussy cut from an old calendar.
 I also added a T H bird, we've heard a few birds chirping in the garden recently a sure sign that spring is on its way.

I will also add this page to Art Journal Journey

and Rosie's lovely theme for this time of the year.... Spring.

Have a good Friday and thank you for calling in to see me today