Sunday, 25 June 2017

Recycling colouring pages.

As I said in an earlier  post I am on a mission to use  some of my ' colouring in', pages
and get them into a journal. .I think you may remember this,
it had a digital make over  last last September.

As you can see I fussy cut the main image and added her to an inked and stencilled background.
She still looks quite a gal, but I prefer her against the slightly  calmer background.


More fussy cutting for this page as well.

The original page on the left and the background I created for it in the journal on the right.

This also had a digital make over last year  here.

I think I got good value  with these pages, now they are finally settled and this is for sure their last outing.

Thank you for calling in today, your visit is very much appreciated.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Different is beautiful.

I have a mixed media page to share today.
While we are away in the caravan I spend some time colouring in and  have a number of pages that could be used up instead of sitting in a book
. So I have made a start and promised myself to create more.

On the left is the original page.
I fussy cut out the bird and branch.
The base was  water coloured and stenciled
I did add a bit more shading to the bird,  with blue oxide ink, once I had it stuck down onto the background I used. The soft greens just seemed to disappear into the page.

The words were computer generated, the little bird is a digital image.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are always welcome here.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Circles and an Ocean of Dreams

Going round in circles  again........ 
 for Rosie's theme.... 'Circles'  at 

On the left there are a couple of photos  of how the page evolved. The base in this book is watercolour paper, so after a coat of Gesso,  I scribbled on some Distress  Crayons and then blended them with a damp baby wipe. I had found a pot of micro beads when searching for something else, so on they went as well.
Not just to the glued parts, but my desk,  the floor and even into my shoes.

I had a few flower shapes to use up and added  the alphabet stickers as well. 
The words were computer generated.


I  saw on a  friends blog  that the current challenge theme at
is Under Water

I had a little digital play with my original page and came up with a Hybrid Page

It is her happy place and I think she looks relaxed and comfortable in her world.

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

Digital information and credits
 can be found in my side bar.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Letter and numbers for TioT's

Letters and numbers
 is the challenge theme for the next two weeks at Try it on Tuesdays.
We can use letters or numbers or both somewhere our  work.
The girls as always have added some fabulous samples,
 I hope you will pop over to see them and join the fun.

My journal page started out, with mopped up oxide colours as a base.
Next  I used a TH stencil and modeling paste to  add  some texture.
Then I stamped a few  wild flowers. This didn't work our so good as it was water colour paper in my journal and the stamps didn't contact with the page so well.
I added more shading using the oxide inks and finished  the page using my digital program.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome and I appreciate the comments you leave for me

Monday, 19 June 2017

Caravan living

Hello  everyone.
It's  Tuesday and T stands for Tuesday's over at
Where we are all made very welcome with a drinks related post

Today I am sharing a few photos taken at the National Land Rover Rally we were at a short while ago. The three in the photo above, had everyone's interest when they were on display. These grand old ladies are just about 70 years old. 

This was the view from our caravan, with views like this  everywhere you looked.

Our caravan is known to friends and family as the, ' travelling hotel,'    at these events.
Hot water for  showers,  a comfortable bed and plenty of wholesome food  to end the day.
Which takes me to the next couple of photos..

One of our evening meals, steak, salads and butternut squash spaghetti. Its a mish mash of crockery and bowls. Space is at a premium in the  van and even a pan  as in this photo gets taken to the table.

It was wine to drink with the meal.

For blog friends who have known me a while,
 the wellies were out and  did get worn on the last day, as we had a rather a lot of rain.

These events are usually held in the middle of nowhere and as I read a lot in the caravan, I was thrilled to find this book exchange  at the York site where we stayed at the beginning of the trip.
An old telephone box, the warden had added shelves for the books.
We could exchange books and leave a small contribution for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
It was a popular spot ,  most of my books are bought in Charity Shops,  I had a couple to change and was pleased to make my choices to take with me on my travels.

Thank you for calling in and I hope you have a Happy T day.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A day at the sea side.

A hybrid journal page today for Art Journal Journey
and Rosie's theme of..... Circles.
We have been having some super warm sunny weather here in the U.K. these past few days,
so I thought I would take a trip to the sea side.
I have some very happy memories of days at the beach when I was young and also with my own boys. My Gran always wore some sort of hat and never left home without her coat.
How times change.

The page started off with a piece of a napkin.
I do like using them as a starting point and they seem to create there own texture.

Some colouring came next using oxide inks.
I drew in some circles  so I could place my found relatives image  leaving space in  the circles free to add some words later.
The wording,  and a few extras were added using my digital program [notes in my side bar].

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

Friday, 16 June 2017

A Textured tag

A Textured Tag  for the new theme over at

I used a piece of a napkin as a base layer, which gave  the effects of a piece of woven material when looking closely at it.
There was a piece of a die cut, a small length of lace
and a butterfly printed on a piece of cotton.
Next some raised texture using a stencil and some modelling paste. The thread, rose and ribbon were the last additions before I added the words and dragon fly in my digital program.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome here.