Saturday, 27 August 2016

Flowers always.... for AJJ

Hello everyone hope you had a nice Saturday.
Here in the UK we have a longer weekend this time, with a holiday on Monday.
It's the last public holiday before Christmas, so hopefully the weather will be nice, but not too hot.

My time as guest host at A J J is coming to an end and there are only 4 more days left, but still time if you would like to join in with this months theme Nature's Wonders. Here's my piece for today.

For todays double page spread I have started with a background using Brusho crystal powder in Turquoise and lime - just shaking some of the powder on and spritzing it. 

Then on the left page I stamped the tree (not sure what that is, but maybe a Datura Tree) by La Blanche. Small stamps from 'The Works'. The small alphabets by Dove craft. Flower stickers by'papercraft4you'.
And I also printed part of one of my poems on to paper. It says 'Respect all life and the earth you're on, no going back, when its gone its gone'. 


 On the right page I printed one of my photos of a spiders web on to photo paper and stuck down with Galleria matte medium after coating it with white gesso on the back first. (the gesso seemed to stop the matte medium from seeping through the paper) 
I used the same stickers as on the left page. The main quote from a stamp set from PaperArtsy Electica3 ELB05 by Lin Brown which says 'there are always flowers for those who want to see them'. The small script stamp from 'The works' but the web stamp unknown.

 Both pages finished with dots and scribble using a black Pilot pigment pen and white posca pen.
 All for this time...
Thanks for stopping by today.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Gill x


  1. Gorgeous pages dear Gill for your super theme this month.
    Flowers are such a splendid part of nature and life.
    That quote says it all.
    Your spider web photo is WOW too.
    Hope you have a nice long weekend.
    It is very hot here in the Washington, DC area.
    Perfect for staying in where it's cool and playing with paper and paint.

  2. Your time as hostess is coming to an end, but you have given us so many wonderful pages and shared wonders galore with us. Beautiful pages again, thanks so much for all you have done this month! Hugs, Valerie

  3. A beautiful spread Gill. I do love this colour combination, it is so restful to the eye.
    The web photo looks fantastic and all the added details look great. It is another lovely poem piece you shared. It is great for these pages.
    Yvonne XX

  4. Absolutely AMAZIING Gill! Such beautiful pages! I am thrilled about them!
    Thanks for another fantastic entry to Art Journal Joureny! Enjoy your Sunday!
    oxo Susi

  5. That web is something else. beautiful page and I love how you added the photo to your spread. Its been a fantastic month Gill. Hugs-Erika

  6. Wonderful! I want to know how you keep the Brusho crystals from bleeding when you paste something on over the background. I know you have fun this month and so have all the participants using your theme . The wonders of nature never cease to amaze - from the awful to the awe-filled. This summer. Mother Nature has been mighty cruel to some while providing others with her magnificent beauty.
    I love your Brusho background - while both sides are really nice - the right hand side holds that awe-filled spider web!!
    Sandy xx

    1. Thank you :) .... as for the question about Brusho bleeding when pasting - I don't recall any problem and just blotted any excess medium when sticking that image down. I wonder if certain colours may be worse than others if that happens.

  7. Wonderful page. Good mix of stamps and photo :)


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