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

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Springtime Greens

I've gone green today for this page in my 8 x 8 inch journal.
How green it looked in my garden after the snow had melted away, signs of new beginnings and maybe...... Spring on its way at last.
The background  had been  splashed by accident  and I had already decided on  
 stencils  to create trees,
together with the silhouette  stamp for the foreground. 
There is actually some un-inked areas, very unusual for me.

On the right is the page in my journal, the 'Springtime' element
top left is a digital addition. I did stay with shades of green apart from the hand stencil I used  to represent a  tree trunk.

I will be adding this page to 
and Rosie's theme....Spring.
 I think it will fit the new theme at

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

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Mums the Word at TioT's

'Mum's the word ',
 is our new theme over  at
  Try it on Tuesdays

This is my interpretation of the theme,  in my 8 x 8 inch journal.
 I hope you will pop over and see what the DT have been making
 and  we hope you will join us over there.

Above are  a couple of photos of the early stages.
A watercolour wash and splashes of paint, some random stamping and stencils.
 The flowers are pieces torn  from  a  napkin.
I found  the silhouette after an internet search looking for free to use images.

The quote  and words were also computer generated.[notes in my sidebar]

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

If you called in for T Day, 
please scroll down to my earlier post