Sunday, 29 March 2015

In dreams all things are possible....

Hi Everybody!

Today was a Sunday with no sun, but loads of rain and wind. In the evening it got really stormy, and we were treated to thunder and lightning, hailstones and extra torrents of rain.
Hope yours was better!

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings, I have another journal page to share. The challenge for this month has been a bumper one, and you still have 2 days to join in! On Wednesday there will be a new theme, so watch this spot to see what it is! Used a painted background and used lots of stencils from CWS, Dina Wakley, unknown  and Home-made. The elephants are dancing through the air with the birds, an owl is soaring about and the people in their houses are probably watching TV....or dreaming - in dreams all things are possible.







For those of you who love animals, especially dogs, this video is really heart warming - man's best friend indeed!


Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

A Sunday Angel

Hi Everybody!

Today started off with a wonderful sunrise, but the sun was driven away by black clouds, wind and rain after a couple of hours. And Sunday is going to be worse. Ah well, bad weather is always good for a pyjama day spent crafting and  reading.

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings,  and Mix it Monthly, angels and saints, I have made another journal page. The background was another mop up/brush wipe page on which I used a couple of background stamps to give some texture. The glitter angel with her cloud has been painted separately, fussy cut and glued onto the background. The houses along the bottom have been drawn with a stencil.







A nice sunrise:


A hungry pigeon:


Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Birds and eggs

Hi Everybody!

Just a quick post this evening, time has run away again.

For Art Journal Journey and for Moo Mania and More I have made another journal page. I used various images, coloured with Gelatos and Stickles. The nest has been made again from some plant stems and seed pods, and the eggs have been cut out and fixed on with foam squares.







The sun tried to come through the clouds this morning, and stayed with us for a few minutes before disappearing behind the clouds which got steadily greyer.




Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Friday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by, and it's Friday again.
This has been a sad week here with the dreadful plane crash, and it is awful to think how many lives have been adversely affected by it. The plane should have landed here at the airport which I can see from my windows. My heart goes out to all those who came to pick up their loved ones, and will never be able to see them again.

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings, and Paint Party Friday I have made a little semi-abstract piece, rather smaller than usual, as it was just a piece of waste paper, 21x19cms. I used it to mop up colour from a larger piece I made, and when I looked at it,  it reminded me of sunset over the Rhine meadows when they were flooded. I added more colours with Gelatos, a few strokes with a charcoal pencil, and some Dina Wakley birds.








This morning started out cold and wet, with the sun struggling to break through the clouds.


On my walk I looked for signs of spring, even if it doesn't feel like spring just now.



This chappie over one of the shop doorways was looking, too.










Have a good weekend you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

More things with wings

Hi Everybody!

We had a cold and misty day here, good weather for staying home, reading and crafting.

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings,  I have another journal page. The background was painted with acrylics over gesso, and stenciled with various CWS stencils when it was dry. I fussy cut the sad looking little girl (Gecko Galz) and fitted her into the butterflies. I added highlights with a white gel-pen. Her drab dress reminded me of the song 'Georgy Girl' from the Seekers (1967) so I added part of the text as quote.
I am also linking to Mix it Monthly, angels








Have a great day you all, take care,and thanks a lot for coming by!

New Theme 'Eggs' at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Today we have a new theme at Moo Mania and More - eggs, and you have 2 weeks to lay your eggs of creativity and join in with our challenge! We accept all art forms, it does not have to be a moo, so get (p)laying and  hope to see you there in the next days!

For this challenge, and for Art Journal Journey, things with wings,  I have made another journal page. The background has been painted and stamped rather randomly with my script and flourish stamps (LaBlanche). I stamped without ink into the wet paint and this removes paint and leaves a negative image. I sprinkled some embossing powder (Kitchen floor dirty mix) onto the wet paint and heat dried it for some texture. I then decided that I liked the colours better when it was turned round, so now the writing is upside down.... The lovely quote has been computer generated, and is from C.S Lewis, who wrote 'Narnia' and many other fantastic books. The bird is from a collage sheet from Gecko Galz and has been fussy cut, and given extra colour with Gelatos. The nest was made from paper strips and pieces of dried plants collected last Autumn, the eggs have been cut from paper, inked and glued onto foam squares.
I am also linking to the Mixed media monthly challenge blog, birds of a feather and to The mirror crack'd, wings







The day started off quite well with a mix of clouds and blue sky:


The beautiful willow tree is turning green again:



The Rhine raven was out for his morning walk;


The daffodils in the castle ruins are flowering:


And I saw my first blossoming tree in the park where the moat used to be:



And I am always happy when I see the daisies flowering:


Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!