Sunday, 31 May 2015

Last day of the sea....

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of the 'Sea' challenge at Art Journal Journey. Tomorrow our new theme will be starting, so be sure to come back and read all about it!
I have once again made a collage of all the pages I made for this month:

And I have one more painting to show. It was the first one I made, and then I wasn't realy happy with it, and forgot it, so here it is - a simple mixed media sea-scene, using painting, stamping, collage and doodling etc. A mermaid is floating around under the water, and a naughty sea-sprite is popping out of the water by the lighthouse, she is surely up to mischief. The waves were stamped with one of Ryn Tanaka's wonderful stamps, and then embossed. I cut around some of the waves to make a space to push the little sea-sprite through. The rest was drawn and painted, and the fish were collaged.

I had lots of visitors at my balcony this morning, sometimes they were queuing up for a free slot.

Who ate my food?

I'm still hungry....

This is my balcony:

The baby Jays are growing very quickly:

The thrush was a new visitor today:

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

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Surfing the waves

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are enjoying you weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, I have another journal page. The background was doodled with Gelatos which I swiped over with a wet brush when it was done. The stencil of the surfer was cut using a magazine picture as inspiration. My black pen chose that moment to go on strike, so it looks a bit scratchy. Why do pens always decide to give up the ghost late at night or at the weekend?
Tomorrow will be the last day of our current challenge, so be sure to come by on Monday to learn about the new theme for June.

And with reversed colours:

The fields are all lush with greenery and flowers just now:

Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 29 May 2015

The sea, a box and some birds

Hi Everybody!
It's Friday already, enjoy your weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, and Paint Party Friday, I have made another sea themed piece. Our challenge at AJJ ends on Sunday evening, so you still have another 2 days to join in if you want to. I made another mixed media piece, using a water-coloured background. I added some scraps of vintage paper - just for fun- and painted a seagull down by the sea. The ships in the harbour have been stamped and colored with inks, as has the town in the background. As the stamp was smaller than my page, I linked it in by adding the hills and fencing along the water. The fish and shells were stamped and coloured. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz. I doodled some plants and birds to finish it off, and that was that.

I altered another Camembert box, this is the last of the three. I used torn, vintage paper to cover the box, and added tissue tape to the sides. Then I painted it with gesso, sprinkled it liberally with Frantage white and gold while it was still wet, and embossed it. Then I threw on a variety of seed pods, dried roses, some textile twigs and a chipboard heart, all painted with or dipped into gesso and embossed with Frantage and/or glitter.  I am linking to Anything but cute, vintage garden, and to Mixed media monthly, May flowers

And here are all three together, the other 2 I showed already in detail. They will be going to their new homes in June, to accompany little birthday vouchers.

And I have to show you some pics of the sweet and greedy Jay babies:

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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Feeling all Bottled up

Hi Everybody!

Another day has flown by, and I must ask the same question as so often -
where does the time go?

For Moo Mania and More if have made 'my' head as a bottle. Sometimes I think it might be good to have a glass head and be able to see what's going on inside it.
I used one of my stencils to draw the head, added the bottle neck on the top, and coloured it all in with pastel chalks. Also linking to 'Face Friday' over at Kim Dellow's Blog

I am really enjoying watching the young jays. When they want to fly, they tend to jump down with both feet together like a toddler trying to jump from a stair, and then start flapping. Okay, toddlers don't start flapping....Here are  some more photos of my visitors:

I love seeing the plants that grown in the crevices of the stones at the castle ruins:

And the paths and meadows are all full of wild flowers:

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