Sunday, 31 July 2011


July is very nearly over and done with and it's not been a bad month in this part of the UK. Weather has been good and I have done all sorts of good things. I am ahead of myself too as I have August already to go. For those of you who don't know this is the Art Calendar challenge set up by the lovely Kate of the Kathryn Wheel, so just nip over there and have a look at all the gorgeous calendar pages. August represents for me Sea and Sand hence the colours I have chosen and those gorgeous Stampotique mermaids and octopus.

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Last Sunday I went to AFTH to a workshop taught by the fabulous talented Kate Crane. It was a fantastic relaxed day spent with some lovely like-minded people. There was some fabulous art work produced and here are the 2 pages that I completed I hope you like them.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Three Wishes

This is my entry for Roc's July Journal Prompt which is "If you could have 3 wishes what would they be?". My friend Anne thinks I am being very altruistic because of my wishes being about others and not me. I really enjoyed doing this page apart from the writing as I don't like my hand writing. This was another page which I had done previously and didn't like the colours so I gessoed over it there were some hearts on the original and you may still be able to see them. I used Dylusion sprays, the borders are from Tumble Fish Studios and the flower faces and girl are from Octopode. I hope you like it.

Monday, 18 July 2011


A journal page at last, I am always moaning that I never get time to journal due to demands put on me from various corners but this weekend I was determined and I actually completed 2 double page spreads. This one didn't start life like it is now, the colours were a horrible, garish blue and purple with quite a lot of texture, I gessoed over the top, closed the book while wet quickly opened it again, et voila a lot more texture this is the result which I love. I did intend to journal on this page but it was impossible because of the raised effect of the texture. All the borders and image are from Tumble Fish Studio.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


I went with a friend to a Play Day at  Anne's (L'pool Lou) house recently. Anne is extremely good at Fabric crafts, she taught us how to make a "Slash Bag". I decided to make a large bag------big mistake as when you come to the slashing process it takes ages and you have to be very, very careful not to slash through all the layers. The bag is made with 4 layers of material sewn together diagonally and then very carefully slashed to show the underneath layers and it gives the appearance of chenille. I am going to use my bag to carry my journalling stuff when I go to Art Journal days at AFTH.


A few weeks ago the "Ladies who lunch" had a play day and we chose to decorate a Torso. Ann (flutterby crafter) put a photo of them on her blog, at the time mine was unfinished but now it is. I haven't been able to blog it before now as my grand-daughter Isabel liked it so much she took it home before I had time to take a photo. This week she brought it back for me to photograph so here it is. Not a very good photo.

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Blogger is playing tricks again and wouldn't allow me to post both photos at the same time so here is July in a seperate post.

Out with June in with July

The saying goes June is bursting out all over and some days it did and July has started well, nice warm, sunny days.My June pages are complete and are here for you to see and I did manage to prep my July pages on time but haven't had a moment to blog them till now. So here they are.