Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 Off to Paris this time for my theme of vintage on Art Journal Journey  I found three cards that fitted the theme and stamped the two gentlemen. The background is distress inked with some water splashed on and then stamped with a script stamp. The bottom strip is some fabric I rust dyed.




Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 Hats this time for my theme on Art Journal Journey. I don't like hats, and just can't get on with them at all. I suffer them for weddings if I have to, but other types of hats make me feel a hundred years old.  The background is distress inked with a few stampings. I then stamped the other images and added a bit of colour.




Monday, 20 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 Another sewing page for my theme of vintage on Art Journal Journey The background is an old sewing pattern and I have added some stamping, and some lace. I found an old card of buttons to finish it off. I am still using some machine thread of my Nan's who was a seamstress. It must be well over 100 years old, and still going strong.




Sunday, 19 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

A school themed one this time for my vintage theme on Art Journal Journey. I found this certificate in my scrap box and used one of Tim Holtz paper dolls to sit on top. I stamped  an alphabet and one numbers and added a rule at the bottom.


  Some flowers in my garden:











Friday, 17 September 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 27 Year 11

 On Paint Party Friday I have painted a reed bunting. Not a bird you see very often apart from in and near reed beds. but very distinctive with the strange black head and white bib for the male.



Some of my dahlias:









Spot the cat. Leo hardly fits in this pot, he's so big. Why do my cats sit on my favourite plants?


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 This week the words are "The only thing I ever have to add is judgement" Not an easy one this week and here I am at 10.30 pm trying to get it done. I had no idea where to start on this one, let alone make it fit with my theme of vintage on Art Journal Journey. I was looking through my limited range of magazines ( I only take a gardening one) and saw this one in a Boots chemists giveaway booklet. It looked sort of vintage to me with that very uncomfortable sofa so went with that as a starting point.  Edna has been having a go at Joe her husband for long enough about getting some jobs done around the house instead of dreaming about the cars he can't afford. As he goes out to work as well as her she thinks it only fair to share the household chores. Joe does not agree, and is more than happy to lie on the sofa looking at the three cars on his wish list. Edna on the other hand wants some help to rip off the tatty wallpaper on the wall and Joe keeps asking which car she would prefer. Her answer to that is " The only thing I ever have to add is judgement"                                                                                                       

 I am entering this in Art Journal Journal for the vintage theme.




Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 There just had to be at least one for my theme of vintage on  Art Journal Journey that had Paris on it. I have gone for a romantic one this time with the use of one of the Tim Holtz paper dolls, which are proving very useful for this theme. I have added some circles on this one to fit with the theme of ' Going round in circles'on Try it on Tuesday  The background is distress inked with torn paper on the two sides






Sunday, 12 September 2021

Tag Tuesday -- Recycle and re-use

 Anther tag for Valerie's theme on Tag Tuesday which is recycle and re-use. The background of he tag is a piece of scrap paper from my huge pike of paper bits. There are some pictures of stamps and some real ones.. The small brown tag was once a gift tag and there are a few stampings that didn't get used for anything else. 



Following Valerie's excellent example I have put it on a vintage page for my theme on Art Journal Journey. Two challenges in one post.





Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 Another page for my vintage theme on Art Journal Journey. I covered the page with walnut stain Distress ink and sprayed it with water. I stained a piece of an old ledger paper with vintage photo ink and added a Tim Holtz found relatives card. Lace and washi tape at the bottom and sides, a flower, and some pocketwatch stamps used on the background to finish it off.




Friday, 10 September 2021

Tag Tuesday -- Recycle and re-use.

 Valerie is hosting Tag Tuesday for this fortnight and her theme is Recycle and re-use. I have made a sea themed tag with some corrugated card with some of the top paper ripped off. There are some pieces of non slip material that you line drawers and shelves with (small squares), some plasterers scrim, a scrap of lace and some die cut seahorses from my scrap box.




Paint Party Friday Week 26 Year 11

For Paint Party Friday I have painted an adult male woodpecker. The one I did earlier was a juvenile 


 




Thursday, 9 September 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 This week the words are "I'm starting to think I will never be old enough to know better"  I haven't made our life easy by choosing Vintage for my theme on Art Journal Journey as Neet and I always try to link with AJJ for our Dylusion Thursdays.                                                                                                          Amelia has been looking for Mr Right for a few years now and seems to manage to find some really nice steady men with good jobs and are smart and treat her well. The trouble is they never seem to last for very long, they either go abroad to work and don't write regularly, or they seem to drift off after a while and contact is lost. She was getting a bit concerned that there was something wrong with her and started to investigate their backgrounds, just in case it was them. It didn't take long to find out that some of them were married, and some all ready had lady friends. That was it, she would get a dog or cat for someone to talk to in the evenings, she was done with men. As she was eating her evening meal she said to herself "I'm starting to think I will never be old enough to know better"                                                                    I am linking this to my theme on Art Journal Journey for my Vintage theme.




Monday, 6 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 Another page for my theme on Art Journal Journey, this time with a travel theme. The photos are from Tim Holtz and the background is walnut stain distress ink with water sprayed on it. I have used some washing tape at the top and left hand side.




Friday, 3 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 A vintage sewing page for my theme on Art Journal Journey. I started off by covering the page with a piece of old sewing pattern paper. and adding a few stampings. Some I stamped on card and added them afterwards. I started sewing on a treadle sewing machine like that when I was a young teenager. It was my nan's and I wish I still had it. It must have disappeared in one of mum and dads moves. 




Paint Party Friday Week 25 Year 11

For Paint Party Friday this week a siskin, a beautiful little bird, that we saw a lot of in Scotland. I have yet to see one here.




Thursday, 2 September 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 I have apologised to Neet about the fact that I am hosting Art Journal Journey this month and the subject I have chosen which is Vintage doesn't really go with our Thursday journal. I might just have got away with this one by using one of Dyans collage figures and then stamping some vintage labels to go on the wall at the back. The words this week are "When I told you I was normal, I might have exaggerated slightly" I then added "I collect vintage labels and stick them on the wall'  I suppose the figure itself isn't very normal, and I don't think I know anyone who sticks vintage labels on the wall.                                             I am entering this on Art Journal Journey for my theme of Vintage.




Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

 I am hosting Art Journal Journey for this month with vintage as my theme. It's a while since I used my vintage type stamps so I have enjoyed doing these. This page started off with me writing all over the background and then covering it with a light coat of gesso. I then added some collage. I used an old envelope and made a little journal out of scraps of paper to put inside.  Muslin scrap was adhered to the front for some texture. I made a card with the wren on the front and put a couple of quotes inside. A leaf from the garden and a gelli print of one were added with a small pocket with two found feathers inside. I added the painted tree to connect it with the leaves and birds.


Double A4 page layout.
The inside of the card with the quotes.
The small journal inside the envelope.

This set of tags are hiding under the envelope which is hinged on the left.

Friday, 27 August 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 24

 On Paint Party Friday this week I have painted a waxwing.  A bit late this week, up to my eyes in too many jobs.




Thursday, 26 August 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 This week the words are " I thought I had social anxiety, turns out I just hate people" Sophia had always thought she was a bit of a recluse and wasn't keen on things like parties, big organised outings and concerts. Her friends had stopped asking her to join them in their various activities, as she never seemed to be keen to join them. In the end, thinking here was something wrong with her she visited a counsellor. When she arrived home she was talking to her dog and said to him "I thought I had social anxiety, turns out I just hate people" Now to decide what to do about it. Maybe she ought to get another dog or a kitten, but decided to think about it fo a few weeks before deciding.                                                                       

 I am linking this to Neet's theme of Type onArt Journal Journey 



Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Tag Tuesday -- Shells

 My turn to host Tag Tuesday for the next two weeks and I have chosen shells. Having been on the coast last week on holiday I have come back with a few shells. I'm a real beach treasure hunter, my husband never know what lurks in the poly bags in the back of the car. The top one is a bit of an abstract seascape with a quote and some shells added. The other two have beach huts on them, another memory from my childhood. The images are all stamped  and the shells added with strong glue. The shells make scanning difficult so they might be a little bit blurred.






Friday, 20 August 2021

Tag Tuesday - Blue and orange

 Tag Tuesdays theme set by Michele is a blue and orange colour challenge. I have been on holiday and am somewhat late doing these. The backgrounds are distress inked and the stamps used are from Lynne Perrella. I went on a course with her once and she a wonderful, funny lady.

   



Paint Party Friday Week 23 Year 11

 This time a reed bunting for Paint Party Friday and a watercolour I did on holiday in South Wales.




Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 Guess who left it to the last minute again !! I have a new computer that refuses to talk to my printers, so I am a bit frustrated with it.  " Nope, I checked my receipt, I didn't buy any of your bullsh*t" These are the not so friendly words this week. Amy on the left has been listening for at least an hour about the value of rethinking your life and embracing all the strange (to her) new sayings to improve things. These include phrases like wellness, embracing change, and special ways of eating that improve your life. Amy was very content with the life she has and didn't want to change anything about it.  Freda had gone for all of it and had even made a hat with some of the ideas she now had in her life. Trying to convince Amy was obviously a waste of time, especially as Amy suddenly said "Nope, I checked my receipt, I didn't buy any of your bullsh*t" She didn't like her stupid hat either.                                                                                    As the saying is in type and her hat in different types, I am entering this in Art Journal Journey where Neet's theme is Type.




Friday, 13 August 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 22 Year 11

 This week on Paint Party Friday I have painted a Hawfinch. One of our UK birds that I have never seen.


Thursday, 12 August 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 I'm on the South Wales coast this week with my son, daughter and the three Grandchildren. My son informs me it's the first family holiday he's been own since he 's been an adult. He doesn't count the two holidays we had every year in Scotland, as his grandparents had a cottage up there.

Anyway back to the quote which is "Hell yeah I've been naughty" Malcolm on the left is the one who has been naughty and is telling his friend Greg what he has been up to. For a start he had stood on the pretend fungi that the village had erected on the village green.  He had then  hung his mum's washing on the bunting that the village had put up for the yearly fair. This had included some very unflattering underwear, and his mum was furious. She had grounded him and he was not allowed to go to the fair. Greg had to try standing on the fungi as well, so Malcolm had been in trouble for that as well, as Greg was not very bright and could have fallen off and hurt himself.                                                                                                      I an entering his in Art Journal Journey where my friend Neet has chosen Type for her theme.




Friday, 6 August 2021

Paint Party Friday Wk 21 Year 11

 A nuthatch this week on Paint Party Friday. Fabulous little birds that my children and grandchildren call the upside down bird as it eats most of it's food with it's head downwards. We occasionally get them here but not as often as we did in Wales.


Thursday, 5 August 2021

Tag Tuesday - Flowers/floral

 Pinky has chosen Flowers/Floral for her theme on Tag Tuesday. This one is on a distress ink background with stamped images and paper flowers.



Thursday Journal with Neet

The words this week are " One day I will rule the world, until then I'm going to bed" I have used an already done page for this, and I am having to do it in a hurry as I will not have a computer for a few days and can't do it all on my iPad.  Sophie has had a promotion at work and is feeling on top of the world, it was only a tiny step up the ladder, but she was really pleased with herself. She had phoned her best friend up ago tell her. Her friend had tried to tell her not to expect too much to change but Sophie replied "One day I will rule the world, until then I am going to bed" I don't think she had really meant that but it sounded very positive to her.

The theme on Art Journal Journey, set by my friend Neet is Type so I have used different fonts for the saying.


 

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Tag Tuesday - Flowers/Floral

 The theme on Tag Tuesday chosen by Pinkie is Flowers/floral. The background id Distress oxides with some stamped dots and grasses. The flowers are Tim Holtz designs and coloured with watercolours.




Friday, 30 July 2021

Paint Party Friday Wk 20 Year 11

 A Wood Warbler this week for Paint Party Friday, We have had quite a few of these recently, flying quickly from one bush to the next and occasionally along the balcony collecting insects.

   

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

"I don't know what your problem is, but I know it's not mine" Well that's not a problem shared by the sound of it. Astrid on the left has been having big fall outs with her parents, about what time she should be in at night, the type of boy she shouldn't be going out with and to cap it all she was to start doing her own washing and ironing. Gosh they just have to be joking she thought. She had also been in a bad mood with her friend Jayne who was very laid back, nothing seems to bother her. Perhaps she had a better relationship with her parents than Astrid did. Astrid did wonder about telling her friend all about the problems, but realised Jayne would not see them the same as her so so didn't bother. Jayne knew something was wrong and decided to forestall the expected moans by saying " I don't know what your problem is, but I know it's not mine. In other words, don't tell me, I don't want tot know.

I am linking this to Art Journal Journey where Alison's theme is Summer Countryside.



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